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WSF 2015 - Budapest

Wednesday, 04 Nov Thursday, 05 Nov Friday, 06 Nov Saturday, 07 Nov

H.E. Antonio Correia e Silva, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Government of the Republic of Capo Verde
Dr. Basilio Valladares Hernández, Co-director of CampusAFRICA, Director of the Canarian Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
Dr. José S. Gómez Soliño, Co-director of CampusAFRICA, Centre for African Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
Dr. Emma Carmelo Pascual, Senior scientist, Canarian Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health, University of La Laguna, Tenerife

09:00 UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS
09:00 JRC SIDE EVENT ON SCIENCE IN FLUX: HOW SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE MANAGEMENT OF TRANS-NATIONAL RIVER BASINS
09:30 ERC SIDE EVENT ON WIDENING PARTICIPATION

Moderated by: Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for BBC (confirmed)

Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme (confirmed)
Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nation’s Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning (confirmed)
Bjørn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Centre (confirmed)
Hernán Chaimovich, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil (confirmed)
H.E. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand (confirmed)

Moderated by: Clive Cookson, Financial Times Science Editor (confirmed)

Anette Kolmos, Professor, Aalborg Centre of Problem-based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (confirmed)
H.E. Judi Wakhungu, First Cabinet Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya, member of the Advisory Board of UN Secretary-General (confirmed)
Axel Flaig, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus, France (confirmed)
Hiroshi Amano, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor, Nagoya University (Japan) (confirmed)
Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO of i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity, member of the Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for science education in the Middle East, Member of the consultative assembly of Saudi Arabia (confirmed)

H.E. János Áder, President of Hungary
H.E. Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO (confirmed)

Moderated by: Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (confirmed)

H.E. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa (confirmed)
Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (confirmed)
Ene Ergma, former President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) (confirmed)
Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (confirmed)
Rush D Holt, CEO, AAAS
Jorge Almeida Guimarães, Immediate Past President of the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (confirmed)
Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Chair, IPBES (confirmed)

11:00 GLOBAL REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE SIDE EVENT ON SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE
COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK

Moderated by: Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature and the Nature-branded publications (confirmed)

Dame Julia Higgins, former Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society (confirmed)
Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman of Governing Board, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) (confirmed)
Günter M. Ziegler, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin (confirmed)
Alexander Kellner, Professor, National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (confirmed)

Moderated by: Alan l. Leshner, former CEO, AAAS (confirmed)

H.E. Sorena Sattari, Vice-President for Science and Technology, Islamic Republic of Iran (confirmed)
Gordon McBean, President, ICSU (confirmed)

11:45 PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 2)
12:45 PRESENTATION OF THE UNESCO SCIENCE REPORT
13:00 IAP/WAYS/ICORSA/GYA JOINT SIDE EVENT ON SCOPING THE FUTURE: VIEWS AND IDEAS OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES
LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK

László Lovász, President, MTA, World Science Forum
Presentation and endorsement of the Declaration

H.R.H. Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan

14:00 MTA/IPBES SIDE EVENT ON IMPROVING HARMONY BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NATURE THROUGH LINKING SCIENCE AND POLICY

Moderated by: Ismael Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria (confirmed)

Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute (confirmed)
Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University, non-executive director of NHS England (confirmed)
Snežana Krstić, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (confirmed)
Geoffrey Boulton, Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), former Chair of Science Policy Centre (confirmed)
Miguel Seabra, President, Science Europe (confirmed)

14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - EMERGING DISEASES, GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES
14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
14:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT
COFFEE BREAK
COFFEE BREAK
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - SPECIAL SESSION ON PARLIAMENTARIANS
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
16:30 PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

László Lovász, President, MTA; President, WSF (confirmed)
H.E. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,Youth and Sport (confirmed)
Gordon McBean, President, ICSU (confirmed)
Rush D. Holt, CEO, AAAS (confirmed)
Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO (confirmed)

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Budapest Gallery in Bálna
Year of Light event

Várkert Bazár
Innovation in Hungary

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
UNESCO Kalinga Prize

20:00 OPENING RECEPTION

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:00 - 10:30UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON CAMPUSAFRICA: CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE SERVICE OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    H.E. Antonio Correia e Silva, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Government of the Republic of Capo Verde
    Dr. Basilio Valladares Hernández, Co-director of CampusAFRICA, Director of the Canarian Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
    Dr. José S. Gómez Soliño, Co-director of CampusAFRICA, Centre for African Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
    Dr. Emma Carmelo Pascual, Senior scientist, Canarian Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
  • 09:00 - 10:30UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 09:00 - 10:30JRC SIDE EVENT ON SCIENCE IN FLUX: HOW SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE MANAGEMENT OF TRANS-NATIONAL RIVER BASINS

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 09:30 - 10:30ERC SIDE EVENT ON WIDENING PARTICIPATION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:00 - 12:30GLOBAL REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE SIDE EVENT ON SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:30 - 13:00UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON APPLYING NEW HUMAN GENOMICS TECHNIQUES AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Mr Casimiro Vizzini, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • 11:30 - 13:00UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Mr Philippe Pypaert, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • 13:00 - 17:00IAP/WAYS/ICORSA/GYA JOINT SIDE EVENT ON SCOPING THE FUTURE: VIEWS AND IDEAS OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 13:30 - 16:30UNESCO/AAS/ACADEMIA EUROPAEA/ISTIC JOINT SIDE EVENT ON GALVANIZING SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR FOSTERING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN THE ARAB REGION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Mr Nazar Hassan, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • 14:00 - 18:00MTA/IPBES SIDE EVENT ON IMPROVING HARMONY BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NATURE THROUGH LINKING SCIENCE AND POLICY

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 18:00 - 19:00OPENING CEREMONY

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    László Lovász, President, MTA; President, WSF (confirmed)
    H.E. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
    Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,Youth and Sport (confirmed)
    Gordon McBean, President, ICSU (confirmed)
    Rush D. Holt, CEO, AAAS (confirmed)
    Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO (confirmed)

  • 19:00 - 19:30KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 19:30 - 20:00UNESCO PRIZE CEREMONY

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
    UNESCO Kalinga Prize
  • 20:00 - 22:00OPENING RECEPTION

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 11:00PLENARY SESSION I. “SUSTAINABILITY CHECK 2015"

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for BBC (confirmed)

    Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme (confirmed)
    Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nation’s Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning (confirmed)
    Bjørn Lomborg, Director, Copenhagen Consensus Centre (confirmed)
    Hernán Chaimovich, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil (confirmed)
    H.E. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand (confirmed)
  • 11:00 - 11:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:30 - 13:00PLENARY SESSION II. “SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT: COMMUNCATING WITH SOCIETY”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature and the Nature-branded publications (confirmed)

    Dame Julia Higgins, former Vice President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society (confirmed)
    Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman of Governing Board, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) (confirmed)
    Günter M. Ziegler, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin (confirmed)
    Alexander Kellner, Professor, National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (confirmed)
  • 13:00 - 14:30LUNCH BREAK

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PLENARY SESSION III. “CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Ismael Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria (confirmed)

    Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute (confirmed)
    Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University, non-executive director of NHS England (confirmed)
    Snežana Krstić, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (confirmed)
    Geoffrey Boulton, Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), former Chair of Science Policy Centre (confirmed)
    Miguel Seabra, President, Science Europe (confirmed)
  • 16:00 - 16:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - SPECIAL SESSION ON PARLIAMENTARIANS

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 19:00 - 22:00RECEPTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Budapest Gallery in Bálna
    Year of Light event

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 11:00PLENARY SESSION IV. “SCIENCE IN THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM”

    Venue: Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Clive Cookson, Financial Times Science Editor (confirmed)

    Anette Kolmos, Professor, Aalborg Centre of Problem-based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (confirmed)
    H.E. Judi Wakhungu, First Cabinet Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya, member of the Advisory Board of UN Secretary-General (confirmed)
    Axel Flaig, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus, France (confirmed)
    Hiroshi Amano, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor, Nagoya University (Japan) (confirmed)
    Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO of i2 Institute for imagination and ingenuity, member of the Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for science education in the Middle East, Member of the consultative assembly of Saudi Arabia (confirmed)
  • 11:00 - 11:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 11:30 - 13:00PLENARY SESSION V. “CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL COOPERATION: PRACTICES AND PITFALLS”

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Moderated by: Alan l. Leshner, former CEO, AAAS (confirmed)

    H.E. Sorena Sattari, Vice-President for Science and Technology, Islamic Republic of Iran (confirmed)
    Gordon McBean, President, ICSU (confirmed)
  • 13:00 - 14:30LUNCH BREAK

    Venue: Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - EMERGING DISEASES, GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 14:30 - 16:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:00 - 16:30COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 16:30 - 18:00PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 19:00 - 22:00RECEPTION

    Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Várkert Bazár
    Innovation in Hungary

WSF 2015 - Budapest

  • 09:30 - 10:15OPENING ADDRESSES

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    H.E. János Áder, President of Hungary
    H.E. Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO (confirmed)
  • 10:15 - 11:15PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 1)

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    Moderated by: Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (confirmed)

    H.E. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa (confirmed)
    Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (confirmed)
    Ene Ergma, former President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) (confirmed)
    Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (confirmed)
    Rush D Holt, CEO, AAAS
    Jorge Almeida Guimarães, Immediate Past President of the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) (confirmed)
    Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Chair, IPBES (confirmed)

  • 11:15 - 11:45COFFEE BREAK

    Venue: The House of Parliament
  • 11:45 - 12:45PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 2)

    Venue: The House of Parliament
  • 12:45 - 13:15PRESENTATION OF THE UNESCO SCIENCE REPORT

    Venue: The House of Parliament
  • 13:15 - 14:00CLOSING CEREMONY

    Venue: The House of Parliament
    László Lovász, President, MTA, World Science Forum
    Presentation and endorsement of the Declaration

    H.R.H. Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
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