2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

Agenda 2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

TIME SESSION SPEAKER
9 APRIL 2019  
OPENING CEREMONY  
9.00-9.10 Welcome Professor Min-Koo Han, President of KAST
Professor Volker ter Meulen, Co-President, IAP
9.10-9.15 Opening  Remarks Representative of Korean Govt
9.15-9.30 Group Photo  
OPENING PLENARY  
Moderators: Professor Liu Depei, Co-President IAP & KAST representative
9.30-10.00 KEYNOTE 1: Progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the imperative for the global science community to support them (TBC)
SESSION 1: PUTTING SCIENCE AND THE SDGs IN PERSPECTIVE
Moderators:  Professor Detlev Ganten, Co-chair IAP (Health) & guest science journalist  
10.00-10.20 KEYNOTE 2; The changing paradigm of sciencerequired to meet the SDGs (TBC)
10.20-10.40 Taking stock of STI for the SDGs: a critical analysis Dr. Bill Colglazier, Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy
10.40-11.00 IAP project "Improving scientific input to global policymaking" Professor Eva Alisic, IAP Project Co-Chair
11.00-11.15 Discussion  
11.15-11.30 COFFEE BREAK  
SESSION 2: Round table discussion: THE ROLE OF ACADEMIES IN SUPPORTING THE SDGs: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER ?
11.30-13.00     Moderators: Professor Rajae El Aouad, Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco & guest science jounalist
  National case studies in the Americas

Professor Roberto Williams, President National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina
Professor Luiz Davidovich,President Brazilian Academy of Sciences

  National case studies in Africa Professor Himla Soodyall, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (TBC)
  National case studies in Asia

Professor Ranjith Mahindapla, President, National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka
HRH Princess Sumaya, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
Professor Soon Chang Yoon,  Vice-President, KAST (TBC)

  EASAC; a regional case study Professor Thierry Courvoisier, President, EASAC (TBC)
  Engaging with SDGs: a Global Young Academy perspective Dr. Yoko Shimpuku, Associate Professor, Kyoto University
13.00-14.00 LUNCH  
SESSION 3: OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT IN THE UN SYSTEM
14.00-15.30  Moderators: Himla Soodyall, Executive Officer, Academy of Science of South Africa & TBC
14.00-14.20 Bringing rigour to international development programmes Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Professor in Environment, University College London and former UNEP Chief Scientist
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 expctations 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?
16.00-17.30  Moderators:  TBC & guest science journalist
16.00-16.20 How can academies continue to be relevant in a fast-changing world? Professor Michael Barber, 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 & Dr. Peter McGrath, IAP Executive Directors
17.00-17.30 Discussion  
  Reception and Dinner (Banquet Hall)  
10 APRIL 2019  
SESSION 5: THEMATIC CASE STUDY 1: IAP FOOD &NUTRITION SECURITY & AGRICULTURE
9.30-12.30  Moderators: Professor Mohamed Hassan, President Sudanese National Academy of Sciences & guest science journalist
9.30-9.50 European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

Dr. Robin Fears, Director, Biosciences Programme, EASAC

9.50-10.10 Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) Professor Sheryl Hendriks, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
10.10-10.40 COFFEE BREAK  
10.40-11.00 Association of Academies & Societies of Science in Asia (AASSA) Professor Paul Moughan, Riddet Institute, Massey University
11.00-11.20   Professor Hyun Jin Park,  KAST representative
11.20-11.40 InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) Professor Jeremy McNeil, Co-chair  (IANAS)
11.40-12.00 Discussion  
12.00-13.30 LUNCH  
SESSION 6: THEMATIC CASE STUDY 2: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
13.30-15.00  Moderators: Dr. Peggy Hamburg, National Academy of Medicine & guest science journalist
13.30-13.45 Opening Presentation - setting the scene Professor O. K. Baek, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institutes
13.45-14.00 AI and Smart Cities Dr. Jeonming Seong, Senior Fellow, McKinsey & Company
14.00-14.15 AI and Health Dr. Ann Aerts, Head Novartis Foundation
14.15-14.30 AI and Poverty (TBC)
14.30-15.00 Panel discussion  
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK  
CONCLUDING SESSION: DISCUSSION  PANEL: FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR ACADEMIES IN A CHANGING WORLD
15.30-17.00  Moderators: guest science jounalists
 

This session will attempt to pull together the main conclusions of the previous two days. Based on conference discussions, it will attempt to identify how academies could adapt to changing national and international science systems (What will an 'academy of the future' look like?); and how IAP, its regional networks and member academies can enhance their relevance at global, regional and national levels.

Discussants: (TBC)

 
17.00 CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY  
   

 

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