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
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
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
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
16:45–17:45: Advancing science as a global public good (cont.)
Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director and Emeritus Librarian of the Library of Alexandria
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].