Previous Fora / 2005 / Presentations


Marian Ewurama Addy
The Knowledge Divide as a Challenge to Sustainable Development [doc] [ppt]

Alexander Balankin
Winner of UNESCO Science Prize
[ppt (10 MB)]

Jeter Jorge Bertoletti
Pontific Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Winner of The Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science
The biggest discovery is the one we make [pdf (13 MB)] [ppt (90 MB)]

Carol Corillon
Director, International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies
Science for Peace: Summary and Conclusions, Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization

Jon Day
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority of Australia
Winner of The Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
Rezoning Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park [pdf (6 MB)] [ppt (55 MB)]

Philippe de Woot de Trixhe
University of Louvain
Knowledge, Ethics and Responsability

Fidel Castro Díaz - Balart
Scientific Advisor, State Council, Republic of Cuba
Knowledge and Innovation: Challenges and uncertainties for the South

Pieter J.D. Drenth
President, All European Academies (ALLEA)
Scientific Integrity and Social Responsibility: the role of academies of sciences and humanities

Mireille Dosso
Institut Pasteur of Cote d'Ivoire
Winner of The Institute Pasteur-UNESCO Medal

Sir Roger Elliott
Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, All European Academies (ALLEA)
The Production and Consumption of Knowledge in Business and Academia

Sir Brian Fender
Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry
Universities and Knowledge Transfer Successes and challenges

István Hargittai
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Science Goes to War (12 MB)

Ferenc Gyurcsány
Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary
Closing speech

László Kovács
European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs
Tax actions to boost competitiveness in Europe

Alexandre Lamfalussy
First President, European Monetary Institute
Social Responsibility versus Economic Efficiency?

William Lanouette
Writer and Public Policy Analyst, Leo Szilárd Biographer
Szilardian Science and Politics: Evolution, Revolution, or Subversion?

Alain I. Leshner
President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Changing Climate for Science, Society and Public Policy (7 MB)
AAAS Efforts Toward Educating Future Generations (3 MB)

Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol
President, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand
Science and Technology for the Improvement of the Quality of Life (3 MB)

Koichiro Matsuura
Director General, UNESCO
Opening address

Goverdhan Mehta
President, International Council for Science (ICSU)
Realizing the Promise of Science for a Better Future for All: Centrality of Partnerships for Capacity building in Developing Counties
Strengthening International Science for the Benefit of Society (2 MB)

Peter Nijkamp
President, EuroHORCs
Science: A race without a finish

Greg Perry
Director General, EGA
Patents and Medicines: How the system has discouraged innovation and reduced patient access to benefits of knowledge

Danny Quah
Economics Department, LSE
Producing and consuming knowledge: Business and academy in a diverse and divided world

Janez Potocnik
Commissioner for Science, European Commission
Truth, progress and responsibility: The key values that anchor science in European societies

Lieke Riadi
The University of Surabaya
The Responsibility of education

Martha Richter
The Natural History Museum, LEAD Fellow
The LEAD Programme's contribution to educating future generations (3 MB)

Thomas Rosswall
Executive Director, ICSU
Capacity Building through International Research Collaboration

László Sólyom
President of the Republic of Hungary
Opening address to the World Science Forum

Joseph Straus
Director, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
Intellectual Property - Complex Link Between Science and Business - A Eurocentric View

Katalin Sulyok
President of the Hungarian Research Student Associaton
The Voice of the Next Generation - The Hungarian Research Student Movement (5 MB)

Anupam Varma
Chair, ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific
S-S and S-N Collaboration in a Regional Perspective

Hebe Vessuri
IVIC, Venezuela
Dilemmas of science in developing countries on the road to the Knowledge Society

E. Sylvester Vizi
President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Opening greetings
Farewell address

Torsten Wiesel
Nobel Laureate, Wiesel Laboratory, The Rockefeller University
Responsibility of Scientists in a Changing World

Prof. Dr. Ing. Lu Yongxiang
President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Value and ethics of science

Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Science & Technology in Society (3 MB)