International Science Day

The founding of the International Science Council will be celebrated with a Science Day featuring leading scientists showcasing the range of issues the new organization will be working on.

In the Maison des Océans, Paris.
Date
Jul 5 – Jul 6, 2018
Time
9.00 h to 18.00 h
Location
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The founding of the International Science Council will be celebrated with a Science Day at the Maison des Océans in Paris, 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.

Registrations are now closed, but you can follow the event via livestream.

Programme

9:00–10:00 Opening

  • Sébastien Candel, President of the French Academy of Sciences
  • Daya Reddy, President of the International Science Council
  • Xing Qu, UNESCO Deputy Director General
  • Thierry Coulhon, Adviser to the President of France – Education, Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Presenting the mission and vision of the International Science Council

Moderation by Nick Ishmael-Perkins, journalist and communications consultant

10:00–11:00 A voice for science in the contemporary world

Keynote by Craig Calhoun, Berggruen Institute

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

11:30–12:30 Science as a global public good – Freedom and responsibility in science

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

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:00 Science as a global public good – ‘Science for policy’

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

15:00–16:00 Science as a global public good – ‘Policy for science’

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

16:00–16:15 Coffee break

16:15–17:00 Advancing science as a global public good (cont.)

  • Keynote by Cédric Villani, Académie des sciences and Member of the French National Assembly

17:15–17:30 Closing

  • Daya Reddy, President of the International Science Council