2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly


  • Dr. Yoko Shimpuku
    Kyoto University, Japan.

    Yoko Shimpuku is an associate professor in the Department of Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine at Kyoto University, Japan. She is a midwifery researcher in global health, conducting evaluative research to improve maternal and child health in Africa for more than 11 years.

    She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing program ...

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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 Volker ter Meulen
    President, InterAcademy Partnership

    Volker ter Meulen qualified as MD in 1960 and received a training in virology in the USA. He specialised in paediatrics and in clinical virology. In 1975 he became a full professor and Chairman of the Institute of Virology and Immunobiology at the University of Wuerzburg. He retired in 2002, having twice been elected Dean of the Faculty of ...

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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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  • Jeongmin Seong
    McKinsey Global Institute

    Jeongmin Seong is Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as emerging market-focused themes. 

    Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on globalization, technology, innovation and economic ...

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