2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

Agenda 2019 IAP Conference

     
TIME SESSION SPEAKER
9 APRIL 2019  
OPENING CEREMONY  
09:00-09:15 Opening Ceremony

Professor Min Koo Han, President KAST,  Professor Volker ter Meulen and Professor Liu Depei, Co-Presidents IAP, Representative of Korean government (TBC)

SESSION 1: PUTTING SCIENCE AND THE SDGs IN PERSPECTIVE  

Moderators: Professor Ryan (Seryeon) Song, Kyun Hee University  and Dr. Ed Gerstner (Director of Journal Policy and Strategy, Springer Nature)
Objective: to understand the role of science in supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the imperative for the global science community to support them, and the transformation in science required to realize them.

09:15-10.00 KEYNOTE: The UN Sustainable Development Goals: the changing paradigm of science required to meet them and the imperative for the global science community to support them.  Incl. progress on implementation of the SDGs to-date [working title] Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Professor in Environment, University College London and former UNEP Chief Scientist
10:00-10:15 Taking stock of STI-for-the-SDGs: A critical analysis Dr. Bill Colglazier, Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy
10:15-10:30 The IAP project "Improving scientific input to global policymaking" Professor Eva Alisic, IAP Project Co-Chair, the IAP SDGs project
10:30-11:00 Discussion  
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK & PHOTOGRAPH  
SESSION 2: THE ROLE OF ACADEMIES IN SUPPORTING THE SDGs: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER?

Moderators: Professor Ryan (Seryeon) Song and Dr. Ed Gerstner
Objective: to explore how national science academies are supporting the implementation of the SDGs, what they can learn from this process and from each other.

11:30-13:00

 

National case studies in the Americas

National case studies in Africa

National case studies in Asia

EASAC: A regional case study

Engaging with the SDGs: A Global Young Academy perspective

Professor Roberto Williams, President National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina
Professor Luiz Davidovich,President Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Professor Himla Soodyall, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa
Professor Ranjith Mahindapla, President, National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka
HRH Princess Sumaya, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
Professor Hye-Yeong Chun, KAST
Professor Thierry Courvoisier, President, EASAC
Dr. Yoko Shimpuku, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

  Discussion  
13:00-14:00 LUNCH  
SESSION 3: OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT IN THE UN SYSTEM

Moderators: Professor Ryan (Seryeon) Song and Dr. Ed Gerstner
Objective: to explore opportunities for engagement in the UN system.

14:00-14:20 Engaging with international science assessment programmes Professor Changmo Sung, Past Member, Technology Executive Committee, UNFCCC
14:20-14:40 Working with UN Regional Commissions Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Chief, Environment and Development Policy, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
14:40-15:00 Supporting the S&T Community Major Group: New and increasing demands and expectations of the science community Dr. Heide Hackmann,CEO, International Science Council
15:00-15:30 Discussion  
15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK  
SESSION 4: HOW CAN ACADEMIES BETTER RESPOND TO THESE  OPPORTUNITIES?

Moderators: Professor Ryan (Seryeon) Song and Dr. Ed Gerstner
Objective: to consider how academies can respond to increasing demands and expectations placed on the science community.

16:00-16:20 How can academies continue to be relevant in a fast-changing world? Professor Rajae El Aouad, Working Group member, IAP SDGs project
16:20-16:40 The philosophy and practices of the young academies Professor Tolu Oni, Co-chair, Global Young Academy
16:40-17:00 Preparing for IAP's next Strategic Plan: A road map to 2030? Dr Teresa Stoepler, Executive Director, IAP for Research  and Dr Peter McGrath, Coordinator IAP
17:00-17:30 Discussion  
  Reception and Conference Dinner (Banquet Hall)  
10 APRIL 2019  
SESSION 5: THEMATIC CASE STUDY 1: IAP FOOD & NUTRITION SECURITY & AGRICULTURE

Moderators: Professor Mohamed Hassan (President, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Ed Gerstner
Objective: to explore the IAP’s FNSA interregional project as a learning tool for engaging with the SDGs.

09:00-09:10 Introduction Professor Mohamed Hassan (President, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences)
09:10-09:30 European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Dr. Robin Fears, Director, Biosciences Programme, EASAC
09:30-09:50 Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) Professor Sheryl Hendriks, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
09:50-10:10 Association of Academies & Societies of Science in Asia (AASSA) Professor Paul Moughan, Riddet Institute, Massey University
10:10-10:40 COFFEE BREAK  
10:40-11:00 FNSA in Korea: a national perspective Professor Hyun Jin Park, KAST
11:00-11:20 InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) Professor Jeremy McNeil, Co-chair, IANAS
11:20-12:00 Discussion  
12:00-13:15 LUNCH  
SESSION 6: THEMATIC CASE STUDY 2: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

Moderators: Professor Peggy Hamburg (Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Medicine) and Prof. Ryan Song
Objective: to explore what is known about AI and its potential as a learning tool for engaging with the SDGs.

13:15-13:35 An introduction to AI: challenges and opportunities Professor O. K. Baek, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institutes
13:35-13:55 AI and Smart Cities Dr. Jeongmin Seong, Senior Fellow, McKinsey & Company
13:55-14:15 AI and Health Dr. Ann Aerts, Head Novartis Foundation
14:15-14:40 Discussion  
SPECIAL THEME moderator by Dr. Ed Gerstner
14.40-15.10 The World Health organisation (WHO) and science Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General Programmes, WHO
15:10-15:40 COFFEE BREAK  
CONCLUDING SESSION: RESPONDING TO CHALLENGES FOR ACADEMIES IN A CHANGING WORLD

15.40-17.00  Moderator : Professor Ryan (Seryeon) Song and Dr. Ed Gerstner
Objective: to agree a set of actions that academies can implement in their own national and regional contexts

Panellists:
Professor Volker ter Meulen, IAP President
Professor Jacqueline McGlade, University College London (UK) (TBC)
Dr Heide Hackmann, International Science Council
Professor Tolu Oni, Global Young Academy
Professor Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco
Professor Luiz Davidovich, Brazilian Academy of Science

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