International Science Day

The official launch of the International Science Council will be celebrated on 5th July 2018 with a Science Day featuring leading scientists showcasing the range of issues the new organization will be working on.

The programme will include addresses by high-level representatives of the French government and the United Nations, as well as by the first President of the International Science Council.

The event will be livestreamed here - tune in from 9:00 CEST


9:00–10:45: Opening

Sébastien Candel, President of the French Academy of Sciences

President of the International Science Council (will be elected on 4 July)

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General

Thierry Coulhon, Adviser to the President of France – Education, Higher Education, Research and Innovation

10:45–11:15 Break

11:15–12:30: A voice for science in the contemporary world

Moderator: Craig Calhoun, Berggruen Institute

Cédric Villani, French Academy of Sciences and member of parliament

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–16:15: Advancing science as a global public good

Moderator: Nick Ishmael-Perkins, Journalist and communications consultant

Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Panel discussion: Carolina Adler, Mountain Research Initiative; Grégoire Borst, Université Paris Descartes; Herbert Docena, University of the Philippines Diliman; Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge

16:15–16:45 Break

16:45–17:45: Advancing science as a global public good (cont.)

Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director and Emeritus Librarian of the Library of Alexandria

17:45–18:00 Closing

The meeting will take place at the “Maison des Océans”, 195 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005, Paris, France. Please note that space for this event is limited. All participants of the Founding General Assembly of ISC are automatically registered. All others please RSVP by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected].

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