2nd International Conference on Future Education

Rome Conference 2017

2nd Intl. Conference on Future Education

Effective Learning in an Age of Increasing Speed, Complexity and Uncertainty

Rome, Italy | November 16-18, 2017

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Building on a break-through conference at University of the California at Berkeley in 2013, the World University Consortium, the World Academy of Art & Science and Roma Tre University are collaborating to conduct an international conference on Future Education to identify practical measures to meet the needs and aspirations of major stakeholders — youth, students, teachers, employers, workers, research institutions, governments and civil society.

The Challenge

Society is changing more rapidly than ever before, generating unprecedented opportunities and challenges in its wake. Anticipating and addressing the consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, environmental pressures, rising levels of youth unemployment and inequality, globalization and virtualization of business models, the explosive growth of online communications and education, the globalization of education, increasing intercultural contacts and migration will place enormous pressure on educational institutions, students, teachers and researchers.

The Solution

Education is humanity’s most effective instrument for consciously steering social evolution to maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption and trauma associated with it. There is an urgent need for expanding the reach, accessibility, affordability and quality of education at all levels. But multiplying the existing model is not sufficient. Indeed it is likely to aggravate rather than alleviate many problems due to the time warp and gap between the education offered today and that which is so urgently needed. We need not only much more education but education that is qualitatively different — a new paradigm. Updating course content is not enough. We need an education that equips youth to adapt to future innovations and challenges that cannot be anticipated now.

THE OBJECTIVES:

  • Implement student-centered, person-centered, active, participative learning pedagogies;
  • Harness the potential of emerging learning technologies and delivery systems;
  • Foster synthetic, integrated modes of thinking;
  • Make conscious and explicit the central role of values in human development;
  • Shift toward multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches to knowledge;
  • Develop mental capacities for independent thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship & leadership;
  • Extend the scope of learning outcomes from information and mental skills to encompass development of social capabilities, personality, values and individuality.

The Format

This conference is designed to serve as an open, active platform for participants to share, collaborate and co-create new ideas, approaches, methodologies and best practices. The multi-stakeholder approach and structure of the conference will make it possible for participants to organize or participate in special sessions dedicated to in-depth exploration of specific topics ranging from subject content, pedagogy and learning technologies to social and economic impact on issues such as employment, skills development, business development, innovation, social power, citizenship, cultural diversity, personal development and individuality.


Conference Details:

When: November 16-18, 2017
Where: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Register: www.worldacademy.org/rome

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Rome Conference 2017

2nd Intl. Conference on Future Education

Effective Learning in an Age of Increasing Speed, Complexity and Uncertainty

Rome, Italy | November 16-18, 2017

Day 1 - 16.11.2017

VENUE: Rome Tre University, Aula Magna del Rettorato, Via Ostiense 159, Rome, Italy

Simultaneous English-Italian translation will be available for the entire day's program in the main conference hall of the Rectorate of Roma Tre University, Aula Magna del Rettorato, Via Ostiense, 159, Rome, Italy

08:00-09:00:  Registration

09:00-10:00 : Inaugural Welcome

Speakers:

  • Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University, Italy (Italy)
  • Luca Pietromarchi, Rector, Roma Tre University, Italy (Italy)
  • Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, President, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (Brazil)
  • Kakha Shengelia, President, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) (Georgia)
  • Valeria Fedeli, Italian Minister of Education (tbc)

10:00-11:00: Keynote Address

  • Edgar Morin, Knowledge theorist, Philosopher and Sociologist; UNESCO Chair in Complex Thought (France)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 Panel on critical issues for the future of higher education

Chair: Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science Director, World University Consortium (Croatia)

Speakers:

  • Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Romania)
  • David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA)
  • Winston Nagan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida (USA)

12:00-13:00 Call for a New Paradigm in education

Chair: Sigmund Gronmo, Chair of Inter-University Center Council; Fellow, WAAS (Norway)

Speakers:

  • Federico Mayor, Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Former Director General, UNESCO; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (India)
  • Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS (Italy)

13:00-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-16:15: Special Plenary Session on Higher Learning for Tomorrow: Challenges Ahead Organized by Kyung Hee University, Korea (Main Hall of Rectorate)

Chair: Federico Mayor, Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Former Director General, UNESCO; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)

Welcome: Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Dean, Office of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University (South Korea)

Speakers:

  • Lorenzo Leuzzi, Bishop, Director of Campus Ministry, the Vicariate of Rome (Italy)
  • Guglielmo Loy, National Confederal Secretary of the Italian Labour Union (UIL) (Italy)
  • Minwoong Kim, Professor of History of Civilizations and World System Theories, Kyung Hee University (South Korea)
  • Prof. Walter Lorenz, Former Rector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

16:30-17:30 Parallel Sessions - Educational Needs Assessment for Sustainable Futures

Students' Perspective of Need for a New Paradigm in Education (Main Hall of Rectorate with simultaneous translation)

Chair: Marta Neskovic

Rapporteur: Ivana Lazarovski

Speakers: Sara Isakovic

Student representatives

Panel on Education and Societal Needs – Corporations, Unions and Government Perspectives (Hall 2 of Rectorate in English)

Chair: George Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroup Understanding, (USA)

Rapporteur: Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Head of the Crisis Unit, ILO (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Luigi Perissich Direttore Generale Confindustria Servizi Innovativi e Tecnologici (Italy)
  • Silvana Cappuccio CGIL (Italy)
  • Giuseppe Iuliano CISL (Italy)
  • Rossella Benedetti UIL (Italy)
  • Stefania Tamburello, Journalist, Corriere della Sera (Italy)

Universities' Perspective of Effective Future Learning(Hall 3 of Rectorate in English)

Chair: Kakha Shengelia, President, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) (Georgia)

Rapporteur: Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Sigmund Gronmo, Chair of Inter University Center Council; Fellow, WAAS (Norway)
  • Kathryn Skelton, Director of Strategy, FutureLearn (UK)
  • Adrian Curaj, Former Romanian Minister of National Education and Scientific Research; General Director, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation; Fellow, WAAS (Romania)

17:30-18:00 Break

18:00 Short video presentation

18:05-19:00  Reconciling vision of the Future (Main Hall of Rectorate with simultaneous translation)

Chair: Remus Pricopie, Former Romanian Minister of Education; Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania; Fellow, WAAS, (Romania)

Reports and Panel Discussion from the three sessions

Students' rapporteur

Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Head of the Crisis Unit, ILO (Italy)

Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

19:00 Close of Day 1

Day 2 - 17.11.2017

VENUE: Roma Tre University, Dipartimento Scienze della Formazione, Via Principe Amedeo, 184

The program will take place at Roma Tre University, Dipartimento Scienza della Formazione, Via Principe Amedeo, 184, Rome, Italy. Simultaneous English-Italian translation will be available for the entire day's program in the main conference hall on the first floor.

9:00-10:45 PARALLEL SESSIONS – 1A TO 1F

1A - Mind, Thinking, Creativity No 1 -- Dubrovnik report (Main conference hall)

Chair: David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA)

Rapporteur: MSR Dev, Former Director & Scientist, ISRO; Chief Patron, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)

Speakers:

  • Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (India)
  • Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS (Italy)
  • Ralph Wolff (online), President Emeritus, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Panelists:

  • Carlos Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain; Associate Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam (Germany)
  • Vani Senthil, Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)

1B - Roundtable on Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution (Classroom 1)

Chair: Momir Djurovic, Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Montenegro)

Rapporteur: Piero Dominici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia (Italy)

Speaker-Panelists:

  • Katy Cook, CEO, Centre for Technology Awareness (UK)
  • Martin Ramirez, Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Raoul Weiler, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; Fellow, WAAS (Belgium)
  • Carlos Pereira, President, The INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Elif Cepni, Head, Nisantasi International, Nisantasi University; Partner, Foresight Consult (Turkey)

1C - Value-based Education (Classroom 2)

Chair: Winston Nagan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida (USA)

Rapporteur: Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAAS

Speakers:

  • Francesco Mattei, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Lennart Levi, Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Fellow, WAAS (Sweden)
  • Fatrizia Abbate, Professor of Moral Philosophy and Ethics, University of Molise (Italy)

Panelists:

  • Kadie Ward, Economic Developer and Communications Executive, Build Strong Cities (Ukraine)
  • S. S. Sreejith, CEO, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)

1D - Online & Hybrid Learning (Classroom 3)

Chair: Lloyd Etheredge, Political scientist, psychologist, and teacher; Director, Policy Sciences Center, USA; Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Rapporteur: Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)

Speakers:

  • Kathryn Skelton, Director of Strategy, FutureLearn (UK)
  • Umberto Margiotta, Professor in General Pedagogy (Italy)
  • Dave Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International (USA)

Panelist:

  • Dhoya Snijders, Researcher/Project Manager, STT—Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (Netherlands)

1E - Education, Economy and Society (Classroom 4)

Chair: Erich Hoedl, Vice-President, European Academy of Sciences; Fellow, WAAS (Austria)

Rapporteur: Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS (USA)

Speakers:

  • Davor Bernardic, President, Social Democratic Party (Croatia)
  • Jamie Morgan, Leeds Beckett University, UK; Editor, Real World Economics Review (UK)
  • Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS (Finland)

Panelists:

  • Yehuda Kahane, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel; Chairman & Founder, YK Center; Fellow, WAAS (Israel)
  • Grazyna Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • Daniele Bigi, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna; Member, Rethinking Economics Bologna (Italy)

1F - Multiculturalism & Education (Classroom 5)

Chair: Walter Lorenz, Professor of Social Work, Former Rector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Rapporteur: Marta Neskovic, Junior Fellow, WAAS (Serbia)

Speakers:

  • Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Romania)
  • Milena Santerini, Member of Italian Parliament; Professor in Pedagogy, Catholic University (Italy)

Panelists:

  • Min Yang, Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • Katy Cook, CEO, Centre for Technology Awareness (UK)

10:45-11:15 Refreshment Break

11:15-13:00 Parallel Sessions: 2A to 2F

2A – Person-Centered Education (Main Hall)

Moderator: Renzo Cianfanelli, New York Correspondent, Corriere della Sera (UK)

Rapporteur: Maddalena Vagnarelli, Faculty, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)

Speakers:

  • IACP speaker
  • Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Head of the Crisis Unit of the International Labor Organization, specialized agency of the United Nations; Fellow, WAAS (Switzerland)

Panelists:

  • Emanuela Tardioli, Psychologist; Trainer; Director, Post-graduate program in Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)
  • Danijela Serbic, Lecturer in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)
  • Sara Isakovic. Olympic Silver Medalist (Slovenia) ; Performance Director, Fitsmind (Norway)

2B - Active, Collaborative learning -- teaching methods (Classroom 1)

Chair: David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA)

Rapporteur: Sara Isakovic, Olympic Silver Medalist (Slovenia) ; Performance Director, Fitsmind (Norway)

Speakers:

  • Annie Aarup Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Birthe Lund, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Marianne Holbert, Associate Director, Senior Instructor, Program in Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

Panelists:

  • Lone Krogh Kjær-Rasmussen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Kristy Evers, Graduate Student, University College London; Researcher, Pearson UK (UK)
  • Nontsikelelo Makhanya, Deputy Director, Academic Literacy and Language Unit, Mangosuthu University of Technology (South Africa)

2C - Education for entrepreneurship (Classroom 2)

Chair: Giorgio Berloffa, President, National Confederation of Handicrafts and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA) (Italy)

Rapporteur: Davor Bernardic, President, Social Democratic Party (Croatia)

Speakers:

  • Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS (USA)
  • Giuditta Alessandrini, Professor in General, Social and Work Pedagogy (Italy)
  • Matthias Straub-Fischer, Headmaster, KaosPilots Switzerland (Switzerland)

Panelists:

  • Grazyna Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Dean, Office of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University (South Korea)
  • MSR Dev, Former Director & Scientist, ISRO; Chief Patron, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)

2D - Early Childhood Learning (Classroom 3)

Chair: Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Rapporteur: Vani Senthil, Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)

Speaker:

  • George Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroup Understanding (USA)
  • Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University (Italy)
  • Liora Weinbach, Head, Unit for Ethics in Thought, Language and Action, Interdisciplinary Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Haifa University (Israel)

Panelists:

  • Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)
  • Julie O’Donohue, ELC Coordinator, European Azerbaijan School (Azerbaijan)
  • Marion Voillot, Student, Paris Descartes University (France)

2E - Human Rights, Social Power & Education (Classroom 4)

Chair: Joao Caraca, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, WAAS (Portugal)

Rapporteur: Martin Ramirez, Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)

Speakers:

  • Sigmund Gronmo, Chair of Inter-University Center Council; Fellow, WAAS (Norway)
  • Winston Nagan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida (USA)

Panelists:

  • Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS (Finland)
  • Erich Hoedl, Vice-President, European Academy of Sciences; Fellow, WAAS (Austria)

2F – Learning to Think Creatively (Classroom 5)

Chair: Carlos Pereira, President, The INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)

Rapporteur: Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam (Germany)

Speakers:

  • Piero Dominici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Academic Scientist, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)
  • Ullica Segerstrale, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Panelists:

  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAASWAAS
  • Tatjana Mitrovic, Hawaii LTD Director, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (USA)
  • Gerald Gutenschwager, Emeritus Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Thessaly, Greece; Emeritus Fellow, WAAS (Greece)

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Press Conference

15:00-16:30 Parallel Sessions: 3A to 3F

3A - Education, Health & Sustainability – Sustainable Development Goals (Main Hall)

Chair: George Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroup Understanding (USA)

Rapporteur: Roma Tre

Speakers:

  • Elizabet Paunovic, Head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization (Germany) -- on line presentation
  • Yehuda Kahane, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel; Chairman & Founder, YK Center; Fellow, WAAS (Israel)
  • Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Panelist:

  • Donato Kiniger-Passigili, Head of the Crisis Unit of the International Labor Organization, specialized agency of the United Nations; Fellow, WAAS (Switzerland)
  • Kadie Ward, Economic Developer and Communications Executive, Build Strong Cities (Ukraine)

3B – Innovation, Creativity and Technology

Chair: Ullica Segestrale, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Rapporteur: Elif Cepni, Head, Nisantasi International, Nisantası University, Turkey; Partner, Foresight Consult (Turkey)

Speakers:

  • Joao Caraca, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, WAAS (Portugal)
  • Dhoya Snijders, Researcher/Project Manager, STT—Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (Netherlands)
  • Giovanni Corazza, Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy)

Panelist:

  • Dino Karabeg, Associate Professor, Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Marianne Holbert, Associate Director, Senior Instructor, Program in Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

3C - Education for Full Employment

Chair: Emanuela Benini, Agency for Development Cooperation (Italy)

Rapporteur: S.S. Sreejith, CEO, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)

Panelists:

  • Claudio Franchi, Head of International Affairs, FLC CGIL (Italy)
  • Guglielmo Loy, National Confederal Secretary of the Italian Labour Union (UIL) (Italy)
  • Naomi Ranieri, Organizational secretary of UIL Scuola, (Italy)
  • Massimiliano Fiorucci, Professor in Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University (Italy)
  • Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (India)
  • Lone Krogh Kjær-Rasmussen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Denmark)

3D - Complexity, Unity & Uncertainty (Classroom 3)

Chair: Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

Rapporteur: Carlos Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain; Associate Fellow, WAAS (Spain)

Speakers:

  • Nora Bateson, President, International Bateson Institute, Sweden; Award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator (Sweden)
  • Juri Engelbrecht, Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Estonia)

Panelist:

  • Giovanni Corazza, Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Piero Dominici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia (Italy)

3E - La creazione di comunita’ di apprendimento autoregolanti Creating Self-regulating Learning Communities (Italian) (Classroom 4)

Chair: Emanuela Tardioli, Psychologist; Trainer; Director, Post-graduate programs in Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)

Rapporteur: Marta Borrelli, Psychologist (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS (Italy)
  • Gianni Belgrano, Psychologist; Consultant; Director, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)
  • Fabio Olivieri, Lecturer in Education Science (training placements) (Italy)

Panelist: Fabrizio Bracco, Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Genova, Italy; Trainer, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)

3F - Individuality & Transformational Leadership (Classroom 5)

Chair: Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (India)

Rapporteur: Matthias Straub-Fischer, Headmaster, KaosPilots Switzerland (Switzerland)

Speakers:

  • Ruben Nelson, Executive Director of Foresight Canada; Vice Chair, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science; Fellow, WAAS (USA)
  • Tatjana Mitrovic, Hawaii LTD Director, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (USA)

Panelists:

  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAAS
  • Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-18:30 Parallel Sessions: 4A to 4F

4A - Education, Science & Innovation (Main Hall)

Chair: Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy (Croatia)

Rapporteur: Juri Engelbrecht, Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Estonia)

Speakers:

  • Marcel Van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft, Netherlands; Executive Advisor to Minister for Education and Research, Serbia; Fellow, WAAS (Belgium)
  • Carlos Pereira, President, The INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Adrian Curaj, Former Romanian Minister of National Education and Scientific Research; General Director, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation; Fellow, WAAS (Romania)

Panelist:

  • Lloyd Etheredge, Political scientist, psychologist, and teacher; Director, Policy Sciences Center; Fellow, WAAS (USA)
  • Momir Djurovic, Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Montenegro)
  • Gerald Gutenschwager, Emeritus Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Thessaly, Greece; Emeritus Fellow, WAAS (Greece)

4B - Education, Democracy & Peace (Classroom 1)

Chair: Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Romania)

Rapporteur: Ivana Lazarovski, Master Student, Sapienza University, Rome (Serbia)

Speakers:

  • Federico Mayor, Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Former Director General, UNESCO; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Juan Cayon-Pena, Rector, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)

Panelists:

  • Remus Pricopie, former Minister of Education of Romania; Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest; Fellow, WAAS (Romania)
  • Siro Padolecchia, Founding President, The Marco Polo Society, Monaco; Managing Director-Operations, EURO-CHINA Strategy Development Advisors; Fellow, WAAS (Monaco)

4C – Theoretical Experiential Workshop on Gregory Bateson & System Thinking (Classroom 2)

Rapporteur: Rome Tre?

Speaker: Nora Bateson, President, International Bateson Institute, Sweden; Award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator (with movie on Gregory Bateson ) +Film

4D - Transdisciplinary Education (Classroom 3)

Chair:

Rapporteur: Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS (Finland)

Speakers:

  • Edgar Morin, Knowledge theorist, Philosopher and Sociologist; UNESCO Chair in Complex Thought (France)
  • M. Van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft, Netherlands; Executive Advisor to Minister for Education and Research, Serbia; Fellow, WAAS (Belgium)
  • Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam (Germany)

Panelists:

  • Eleanora Masini, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian University, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)
  • Katy Cook, CEO, Centre for Technology Awareness (UK)
  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Academic Scientist, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

4E - Transition to a new paradigm in education (Classroom 4)

Chair: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, President, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (Brazil)

Rapporteur: Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS (USA)

Speakers:

  • Pavel Luksha, Director, Global Education Futures; Professor, Moscow School of Management (Russia)
  • Giulio Verdini, Senior Lecturer in Planning, BA Designing Cities Course Leader, University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment (UK)
  • Dino Karabeg, Associate Professor, Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo (Norway)

Panelists:

  • Raoul Weiler, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; Fellow, WAAS (Belgium)

4F - Global and Local Education (Classroom 5) Chair: Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University (Italy)

Rapporteur: Anna deve darci il nome del rapporteur

Speaker:

  • Emanuela Proietti, PhD of Theory of Educational Research, Sociologist (Italy)
  • Giovanna Scatena, Handler of Municipal Library of Rome “Casa dei bimbi” (Italy)
  • Matteo Botto, Pedagogist – Network of Caffè pedagogico Torino (Italy)
  • Alfredo Graziani, Rete del Caffè pedagogico (Italy)
  • Siro Padolecchia, Founding President, The Marco Polo Society, Monaco; Managing Director-Operations, EURO-CHINA Strategy Development Advisors; Fellow, WAAS (Monaco)

Panelists:

  • Fabio Oliveri, Lecturer in Education Science (training placements) (Italy)

4G – Anticipation in Education (Classroom ?)

Chair: Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

Rapporteur:

Speakers:

  • Piero Dominici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • Elif Cepni, Head, Nisantasi International, Nisantası University, Turkey; Partner, Foresight Consult (Turkey)

Panelist:

  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Academic Scientist, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Fellow, WAAS (Italy)

20:30 Social Dinner open for all (please register in advance)

Day 3 - 18.11.2017

VENUE: Roma Tre University, Dipartimento Scienze della Formazione, Via Principe Amedeo, 184

The program will take place in the main conference hall on the first floor of Roma Tre University, Dipartimento Scienza della Formazione, Via Principe Amedeo, 184, Rome, Italy. Simultaneous English-Italian translation will be available for the whole day.

Reports of the sessions on November 17th & discussion

09:00-09:10 Introduction to the panel reports

09:10-09:50 Education, Democracy, Culture & Human Values

Chair: Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Romania)

Speakers:

  • Ivana Lazarovski, Master Student, Sapienza University, Rome (Serbia)
  • Martin Ramirez, Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAAS
  • Marta Neskovic, Junior Fellow, WAAS (Serbia)
  • Roma Tre rapporteur for Health, Education & Sustainability

9:50-10:30 Education, Economy, Science & Technology

Chair: Momir Djurovic, Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Montenegro)

Speakers:

  • Juri Engelbrecht, Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees (Estonia)
  • Piero Dominici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • Marta Borrelli, Psychologist (Italy)
  • Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS (USA)
  • Davor Bernardic, President, Social Democratic Party (Croatia)
  • S.S. Sreejith, CEO, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)

10:30-11:10 Mind, Thinking, Creativity and Innovation

Chair: Joao Caraca, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, WAAS (Portugal)

Speakers:

  • MSR Dev, Former Director & Scientist, ISRO; Chief Patron, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies (India)
  • Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam (Germany)
  • Elif Cepni, Head, Nisantasi International, Nisantasi University, Turkey; Partner, Foresight Consult (Turkey)
  • Carlos Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain; Associate Fellow, WAAS (Spain)
  • Global and Local Education (Italian session 4F)

11:10-11:40 Break

11:40-12:20 New Paradigm in Pedagogy

Chair: Walter Lorenz, Professor of Social work; Former Rector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Magdalena Vagnarelli, Faculty, Person-Centered Approach Institute (Italy)
  • Marta Borrelli, Psychologist (Italy)
  • Vani Senthil, Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)
  • Sara Isakovic, Olympic Silver Medalist (Slovenia) ; Performance Director, Fitsmind (Norway)
  • Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society (India)

12:20-13: 00 Transition to a New Paradigm

Chair: Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy (Croatia)

Speakers:

  • Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS (Finland)
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  • Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS (USA)
  • Matthias Straub-Fischer, Headmaster, KaosPilots Switzerland (Switzerland)

13:00-15:00 Lunch Break

Premier of Enseignez à vivre ! - Edgar Morin et l'éducation innovate by Abraham Ségal in French (main conference hall)

15:00-15:30 Student Presentations

15:30-16:30 Keynote

Chairman: Milena Santerini

Speaker: David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA)

Title: Educating for the Unknown

16:30-17:00 Special address (online)

Chairman: Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS (USA)

Speaker: Peter Senge, Systems Scientist; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of management; Founder, Society for Organizational Learning (USA)

17:00-17:45 Dialogue of Morin & Mayor and Q&A

Chair: Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University (Italy)

17:45-18:00 Concluding Session

Chair: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, President, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium (Brazil)

18:00 End of conference and departures

19:00-22:00 WAAS General Assembly and Dinner (For WAAS Fellows only)

  1. Byong Jin Ahn, Chief of Staff to the President, Kyung Hee University; Rector, Global Academy of Future, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  2. Giuditta Alessandrini, Professor in General, Social and Work Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  3. Pooja Asokan, Student, Primrose School, Pondicherry, India
  4. Saulo Bahia, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  5. Nora Bateson, President, International Bateson Institute, Sweden; Award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator
  6. Gianni Belgrano, Psychologist; Consultant; Director, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  7. Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS
  8. Giorgio Berloffa, President, National Confederation of Handicrafts and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA), Italy
  9. Davor Bernardic, President, Social Democratic Party, Croatia
  10. Gianluca Bioffini, Mayor of Prato, Italy
  11. Carlos Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad PontificiaComillas, Spain; Associate Fellow, WAAS
  12. Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, KozminskiUniversity, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS
  13. Marta Borrelli , Psychologist, Italy
  14. Matteo Botto, Pedagogist– Network of Caffè pedagogico Torino
  15. Fabrizio Bracco, Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Genova, Italy; Trainer, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  16. Chiappetta Cajola, Professor in Didactics and Special Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  17. Joao Caraca, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, WAAS
  18. Juan Cayon-Pena, Rector, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  19. Elif Cepni, Head, NisantasiInternational, Nisantası University, Turkey; Partner, Foresight Consult
  20. Inwon Choue, President, Kyung Hee University, South Korea; Fellow, WAAS
  21. Renzo Cianfanelli,New York Correspondent, Corriere della Sera  
  22. Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  23. Katy Cook, CEO, Centre for Technology Awareness, UK
  24. Giovanni Corazza, Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, Alma Mater StudiorumUniversity of Bologna, Italy
  25. Luigi Perissich
  26. Momir Djurovic,Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees 
  27. Piero Domenici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia, Italy
  28. Juri Engelbrecht, Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  29. Lloyd Etheregde,Political scientist, psychologist, and teacher; Director, Policy Sciences Center; Fellow, WAAS
  30. Kristy Evers, Graduate Student, University College London; Researcher, Pearson UK
  31. Rodolfo Fiorini, Academic Scientist, Politecnicodi Milano, Italy, Fellow, WAAS
  32. Massimiliano Fiorucci, Professor in Intercultural Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  33. Claudio Franchi , Head of International Affairs, FLC CGIL, Italy
  34. Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS
  35. Alfredo Graziani
  36. Sigmund Gronomo, Chair of Inter-University Center Council; Fellow, WAAS
  37. Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, President, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium
  38. Gerald Gutenschwager, Emeritus Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Thessaly, Greece; Emeritus Fellow, WAAS
  39. George Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroupUnderstanding, USA 
  40. Erich Hodel, Vice-President, European Academy of Sciences; Fellow, WAAS
  41. Marriane Holbert, Associate Director & Senior Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
  42. Sara Isakovic, Performance Director, Fitsmind; Retired Slovenian swimmer
  43. Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium
  44. Annie Aarup Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  45. Dino Karabeg, Associate Professor, Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
  46. Mina Kashfi, Masters Student, South Azad University, Iran
  47. Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam.
  48. Minwoong Kim, Professor of History of Civilizations and World System Theories, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  49. Donato Kiniger-Passigili, Head of the Crisis Unit of the International Labor Organization, specialized agency of the United Nations; Fellow, WAAS
  50. Lone Krogh Kjaer-Rasmussen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  51. Dave Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International, USA
  52. Alexander Laszlo, GEF Global Collaborator; Director of Doctoral program on Leadership & Systemic Innovation, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina
  53. Ivana Lazarovski, Master Student, University "La Sapienza", Rome
  54. Grazyna Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  55. Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Fellow, WAAS
  56. Walter Lorenz, Professor of Social Work, Former Rector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
  57. Guglielmo Loy, National Confederal Secretary of the Italian LabourUnion (UIL), Italy
  58. Pavel Luksha, Director, Global Education Futures; Professor, Moscow School of Management, Russia
  59. Birthe Lund, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  60. Nontsikelelo Makhanya, Deputy Director, Academic Literacy and Language Unit, Mangosuthu University of Technology (South Africa)
  61. Umberto Margiotta, Professor in General Pedagogy
  62. Eleonora Masini, Former President, European division of WAAS; Professor Emeritus of Futures Studies and Human Ecology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian. University, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  63. Francesco Mattei,
  64. Federic Mayor, Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Former Director General, UNESCO; Fellow, WAAS
  65. Tatjana Mitovic, Hawaii LTD Director, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
  66. Jami Morgan, Leeds Beckett University, UK; Editor, Real World Economics Review
  67. Edgar Morin, Knowledge theorist, Philosopher and Sociologist; UNESCO Chair in Complex Thought
  68. Winston Nagan, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, USA
  69. Ruben Nelson, Executive Director of Foresight Canada; Vice Chair, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science; Fellow, WAAS
  70. Marta Neskovic, Junior Fellow, WAAS
  71. Lorenzo Newman, Education Manager, Ashoka, Italy
  72. Julie O'Donohue, ELC Coordinator, European Azerbaijan School, Azerbaijan
  73. Fabio Olivieri, Lecturer in Education Science (training placements), University of Roma Tre
  74. Siro Polo Padolecchia, Founding President, The Marco Polo Society, Monaco; Managing Director-Operations, EURO-CHINA Strategy Development Advisors; Fellow, WAAS
  75. Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Dean, Office of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  76. Elizabet Paunovic, Head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization
  77. Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  78. Carlos Pereira, President, The INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  79. David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
  80. Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  81. Mila Popovich, Chair, Membership Communications Committee, WAAS
  82. Remus Pricopie, Former Minister of Education of Romania; Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest; Fellow, WAAS
  83. Emanuela Proietti, PhD of Theory of Educational Research, Sociologist, University of Roma Tre
  84. Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  85. Martin Ramirez, Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  86. Noemi Ranieri, Secretary of National UIL School, Italy
  87. Gianni Rosas, Director, ILO Office for Italy and San Marino
  88. Milena Santerini, Member of Italian Parliament; Professor in Pedagogy, Catholic University
  89. Giovanna Scatena, Handler of Municipal Library of Rome “Casa deibimbi”
  90. Jason Scorza, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA; Secretary-General Emeritus, International Association of University Presidents
  91. Ullica Segestrale, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Fellow, WAAS
  92. Peter Senge , Systems Scientist; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
  93. Vani Senthil, Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  94. Danijela Serbic, Lecturer in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  95. Kakha Shengalia, President-elect, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  96. Kathryn Skelton, Director of Strategy, FutureLearn
  97. Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Croatia
  98. Dhoya Snijders, Researcher/Project Manager, STT—Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends, Netherlands
  99. S. Sreejith, CEO, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies, India
  100. Mattihas Straub-Fischer, Headmaster, KaosPilots Switzerland
  101. Emanuela Tardioli, Psychologist; Trainer; Director, Post-graduate program in Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  102. Magdalena Vagnarelli
  103. Marcel Van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft, Netherlands; Executive Advisor to Minister for Education and Research, Serbia; Fellow, WAAS
  104. Giulio Verdini, Senior Lecturer in Planning, BA Designing Cities Course Leader, University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment, UK
  105. Raoul Weiler, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; Fellow, WAAS
  106. Ralph Wolff, President Emeritus, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Fellow, WAAS
  107. Min Yang, Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
  108. Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS