2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

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April
08
2019
to
April
12
2019
May 17, 2019 AT 06:48 AM
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  • Dr. Heide Hackmann
    International Science Council (ISC)

    Dr. Heide Hackmann is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council (ISC). She was the Executive Director of the two organisations that merged, in July 2018, to form the ISC: the International Council for Science, from 2015 to July 2018, and of the International Social Science Council for eight years before that. Heide holds a ...

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  • Professor Sheryl L Hendriks is a Professor and Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development and Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is a food security expert with extensive experience in policy analysis and programme design as well as food ...

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  • Tracey Elliott
    IAP for Policy
    Tracey Elliott is Project Director for two InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) projects (2016-2018) on global and regional policymaking, exploring the role of national science academies in particular. The IAP global policymaking project explores how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments and other stakeholders to help ...
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  • Professor Thierry Courvoisier
    European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

    Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier is astrophysicist. He was born in 1953 in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied theoretical physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) and obtained a PhD, also in theoretical physics, at the University of Zurich in 1980. He was a scientist in ESA’s X-ray astronomy project EXOSAT at the European Space ...

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  • Professor Luiz  Davidovich
    Brazilian Academy of Sciences

    Luiz Davidovich is Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He got his PhD at the University of Rochester in 1976, and has since worked in quantum optics and quantum information. His major contributions are in the fields of decoherence, entanglement, laser theory and quantum metrology. He has analyzed in detail the role of ...

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At-a-Glance

The upcoming IAP Conference and General Assembly will be hosted by IAP in collaboration with the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) in April 2019. 

Programme

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 9 April followed by the by the two-day conference on Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The role of academies ending on Wednesday 10 April 2019. 

The conference will explore how science is required to underpin and advance progress towards achieving the 17 goals of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and in particular, what role academies and – and should – play towards achieving these goals.

Among the specific sessions identified by the conference Scientific Committee, there will be discussions on the role of academies in the 21st Century and how academies have been, and should continue to evolve, to respond to today’s challenges. There will also be more specific sessions on artificial intelligence and   food and nutrition security and agriculture.

Participants include distinguished scholars, presidents and leadership of national academies of science, medicine, engineering, as well as experts and health advisors from both industrialized and low and middle income countries (LMIC).

The third day, Thursday 11 April 2019, will be dedicated to the General Assemblies of IAP for Science and IAP for Health, and the joint InterAcademy Partnership meeting, all of which are closed sessions for representatives of member academies only.

The scientific programme is currently under preparation by the Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Myung Chul Lee, pas-president of KAST, and Professor Volker ter Meulen, president of the InterAcademy Partnership and co-chair of IAP for Science. The full list of committee members is available in the Resources.

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