Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership

Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership
e-Conference -- June 15-19, 2020

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There is an urgent need to fill the global leadership vacuum in order to address the complex, pressing challenges confronting humanity today. Leadership is needed at all levels in all fields. Leadership is a catalytic process that can accomplish what leaders cannot. The leadership needed must be inspired by universal values and visionary ideas, energized by high goals and awareness of untapped opportunities, given expression by courageous individuals, implemented by innovative organizations, and fulfilled by awakening and unleashing the aspirations of the whole society.

The World Academy of Art & Science, in partnership with the United Nations at Geneva, conducted a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral project highlighting innovative strategies and effective principles to accelerate the emergence of dynamic leadership for successful implementation of the SDGs. The project involved consultations with IGOs, nation states, business, scientific research and educational institutions, civil society and youth organizations. It will culminate in a major two-day conference at UNOG in October 2020, followed by a report to the UN, educational and other outreach strategies. The overarching objective of the project is to become a catalyst to accelerate the emergence of dynamic leadership for global development. Its strategy is to consciously apply at the global level essential principles of effective leadership that have previously served as catalysts for rapid transformation at the level of organizations, nation states and international organizations.

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Global Leadership in the 21st Century

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  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (Video Message)
  • Grethel Aguilar, IUCN Acting Director General
  • Esther Ajayi, Founder & President Esther Ajayi Foundation
  • Olga Algayerova, Exec. Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Carlos Álvarez Pereira, ExCom member of the Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow
  • Vanessa Anahí Hernández Vázquez, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Gabriela Arenas, Executive Director, Taap Foundation & Director, Art & Wellbeing
  • Jessica Artiles, Founder and Chief Design Officer at DARTE Design
  • Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net
  • Luc Bas, Director IUCN European Regional Office
  • Shoshana Bekerman, Director IPCGE
  • Summer Benjamin, Co-founder, Eco Eaters; POP Movement
  • Azita Berar-Awad, Director, Employment Policy Department, ILO (2006-2017)
  • Olivia Bina, Principal Researcher, University of Lisbon; WAAS Fellow
  • Lotta Björklund Larsen, Independent Researcher; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Univ. Of Exeter Busi. School
  • Jonathan Blackwood, MD and global entrepreneur with work in China and other countries
  • Nadine Bloch, Training Director, Beautiful Trouble
  • Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, Poland; WAAS Trustee
  • Jennifer Bonine, Co-founder & CEO, PinkLion.AI; Leader, GlobalMindED
  • Laszlo Borbely, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca; State Counselor, Dept. of Sustainable Dev., Romania
  • Mariana Bozesan, Co-founder and President, AQAL Capital, Germany; WAAS Fellow
  • Oana Brânda, Titu Maiorescu University, Expert at ISACCL
  • Olivier Brechard, Director Learning Planet & CRI Leadership Team, France
  • Kevin Brown, Founder & CTO, Great Ball of Light, USA
  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; WAAS Trustee
  • Tatjana Buzeti, Senior Policy Officer, WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development
  • Carol Carter, President & CEO, GlobalMindED
  • Sheba Chhachhi, Artist, India
  • David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet of the Director-General of UNOG at Geneva
  • Jon-Hans Coetzer, Coordinator, Online Learning & Education Pillar, UNITAR
  • Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996 - 2000), President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization; WAAS Trustee
  • John Crowley, Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight, UNESCO
  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • Jodi Cullity, Libreum Research Institute (NY)
  • Robert D. Cavey, Partner, Praxis Inc., Washington DC, USA
  • Antonio de Araujo Freitas, Provost, FGV for Research and Graduate Studies
  • Frank Dixon, Founder, Global System Change; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Dragan Djuricin, Professor of Economics, University of Belgrade, WAAS Fellow
  • Dina Dragija, UCL – (London)
  • Yannick du Pont, CEO, SPARK (Netherlands)
  • Neven Duić, President, SWEDES, Croatia; WAAS Fellow
  • Ian Dunlop, Independent advisor on climate change & energy governance; Member, Club of Rome
  • Amanda Ellis, Ambassador; Dir., Global Partnerships ASU, Global Futures Laboratory; Prof. of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Mgmt.
  • Maria Espinosa, Member, World Future Council; President, 73rd UN General Assembly, Ecuador
  • Azadeh Farajpour, Scientific associate, FAW/n (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing), Germany
  • Robin Fears, Biosciences Programme Director, EASAC
  • Alexey Fedoseev, CEO, Kruzhok movement, Russia
  • Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Vice-President, Geneva Press Club
  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Emeritus Prof., Politecnico di Milano Univ.; WAAS Trustee
  • Lawrence Ford, Founder and CEO, Conscious Capital Wealth Management, USA; WAAS Fellow
  • Téa Garcia-Huidobro, IUCN Special Advisor to the Acting Director General
  • Faris Gavrankapetanović, Professor, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; WAAS Fellow
  • Mihai Gîrţu, Vice-rector, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
  • Camila González Colistrp, Youth Leader, Fridays For Future Movement
  • Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute; WAAS Fellow
  • Lily Gray, UNESCO Liaison officer
  • Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director, ISACCL, Romania
  • Neha Grover, South Asia Regional Head, Private Equity, IFC
  • Antonio Gutierrez Limones, Chairman, Spanish Senate Committee of Foreign Affairs
  • Tageldin Hamad, Sec. Gen., WANGO & Vice President of UPF International
  • Ana Hanhausen-Doménech, Plastic Oceans, Mexico
  • Valerie Hannon, Co-founder, Global Education Leaders Partnership
  • Christian Hansmeyer, Lead Research and Risk, Greater Pacific Capital
  • David Harries, Principal Investigator, S&S Guide; WAAS Fellow
  • Elena Helerea, University Transylvania Brasov
  • Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media, USA; WAAS Fellow
  • Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University, USA
  • Sheryl Hendriks, Head of Department & Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Bernard Hoekman, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Dean, External Relations European University Institute
  • Robert Hoffman, President, whatIf? Technologies Inc; WAAS Fellow
  • Rebecca Hueting, Activist, Extinction Rebellion, dissemination specialist, Deep Blue
  • Obiora Ike, Executive Director, Globethics.net, WAAS Fellow
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, WAAS
  • Amanda Janoo, Knowledge & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist & Director, Div. of Market Development, ITC
  • Peter Joseph, American Musician; Filmmaker; Author & Social Activist
  • Christine Kaddous, Director, MEIG, University of Geneva
  • Yehuda Kahane, Chairman & Cofounder, YKCenter; WAAS Trustee
  • Prakash Kannan, Chief Economist, GIC
  • Zhibek Karamanova, Young lawyers and businessmen association (Kazakhstan)
  • Şiir Kılkış, Advisor to the President of TÜBİTAK
  • Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Vice President, WAAS; Adviser to UNITAR
  • Witold Kinsner, Vice President, Educational Activities, Life Member, IEEE
  • Khalid Koser, Exe. Dir., Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Prof. of Economics, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business; Pres., European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Radha Kulkarni, Resource Mobilization Manager, Generation Unlimited, USA
  • Asim Kurjak, Prof., Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
  • Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, IPBES Senior Programme Officer
  • Grazyna Łebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Margaret Ledwith, Emeritus Professor, University of Cumbria
  • Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor, Karolinska Inst., Sweden; WAAS Fellow
  • Adam Levinson, Co-Founder of Gama
  • Hong-Mei Li, International Association for Human Values, Art of Living Foundation; UNMGCY; University of Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Likhotal, Prof., Geneva School of Diplomacy & Int. Rel.; WAAS Fellow
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, UN Conference on Trade & Development, New York
  • Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Founding Director, Phoensight; Founding Board Member, Open Data Australia
  • Marisa Lopez, Ocean Advocate, POP Movement
  • Patricia Lopez, Senior Platform Applications Engineer, INTEL
  • Ekaterina Loshkareva, Russian Federation Official Delegate to WorldSkills and WorldSkills Europe
  • Hunter Lovins, Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute; CoR Member
  • Carlo Luciani, Youth Leadership Network
  • Pavel Luksha, Founder & Director, Global Education Futures initiative
  • Pavel Luksha, Founder and Director, Global Education Futures initiative
  • M. Chandrasekaran, Senior Project Manager, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  • Philo Magdalene, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Cathy Malchiodi, Dir., Trauma Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Inst. (USA)
  • Eden Mamut, President, Black Sea Universities Network
  • Rama Mani, Convenor, Enacting Global Transformation, University of Oxford and Councilor, World Future Council
  • Karin Markides, President, American University in Armenia
  • Natasa Markovska, Senior Researcher, Research Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, MANU
  • Toi Massey, Founder & Executive Director, JEKL Foundation, Inc, USA
  • Federico Mayor, Director General UNESCO (1987-1999); WAAS Fellow
  • Peter McGrath, Coordinator, Inter Academy Partnership
  • Peta Milan, Director, Transcendent Media Capital; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Perikles Mitkas, President, Black Sea Universities Network
  • Komal Mittal, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Dele Momodu, Publisher, Ovation International Magazine
  • Atiya Mosam, IAP Young Physician Leader
  • Zineb Mouhyi, co-founder, Weaving Lab, and Policy Partnerships Development Officer at World Innovation Summit for Education
  • Matt Mullican, Artist, Berlin, Germany
  • Winston Nagan, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida Levin College of Law, WAAS Fellow
  • Nebojša Nešković, Theoretical Physicist; Secretary General, WAAS
  • Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Full Member, Club of Rome; Founder, Rising Tide Africa, Nigeria
  • Jacqueline Olang Kado, Executive Director, Network of African Science Academies
  • Sergey Ordzhonikidze, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva (2002-2011)
  • Ash Pachauri, POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement, New York, USA
  • Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital
  • Ketan Patel, CEO and the founder of Greater Pacific Capital
  • Drishya Pathak, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, President, Climate Change Council, Mexico
  • Pascal Petit, Director of research Emeritus, CEPN Centre d'économie de Paris Nord, WAAS Fellow
  • Lisa Petrides, Founder & CEO, ISKME
  • Gitta Peyn, Co-founder, FormWelt
  • Magalena Platis, Vice Rector University of Bucharest
  • Mila Popovich, Chair, WAAS Nominations & Evaluations Committee; WAAS Fellow
  • Gareth Presch, Founder & CEO, World Health Innovation Summit
  • Remus Pricopie, Rector, SNSPA; Chair, ISACCL Advisory Committee; WAAS Fellow
  • Janani Ramanathan, Sr. Research Analyst, Mother’s Service Society, India; WAAS Fellow
  • Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow
  • Mike Rann, Premier, South Australia (2002-2011)
  • Thomas Reuter, Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia; WAAS Trustee
  • Cyril Ritchie, First Vice-President, CoNGO
  • Douglas Roche, Former Canadian Senator, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative
  • Norman Roesch, Former MD, Goldman Sachs and Ambassador, Credit Suisse
  • Tiahoga Ruge, Film Maker; WAAS Fellow
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia Univ.
  • Mustapha Sadni-Jallab, Head of Training and Research Division, UNECA
  • Bogdan Salii, Youth Leadership Network
  • Caroline Sandberg, USA
  • Lauren Sandberg, USA
  • Jason Scorse, Associate Professor; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Director, Center for the Blue Economy
  • Sandeep Sengupta, Global Coordinator IUCN Climate Change Portfolio
  • Ismail Serageldin, Vice-President, World Bank (1992-2000); Co-Chair NGIC; WAAS Fellow
  • Julene Siddique, Socio-Systemic Impact Specialist, Laszlo Institute; Composer & CEO, Nada Brahma Ltd
  • Faye Simanjuntak, Ruma Faye (Indonesia)
  • Robert Singer, Chair & Board of Trustees of World ORT
  • Ivo Šlaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science
  • Michael Smith, Chair Furaxa, Inc., Sr. Advisor, IEEE Brain Initiative; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Carol Spalding, President, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, USA
  • Jessica Spencer-Keyse, Facilitator, Weaving Lab
  • Luiza Spiru, President, Ana Aslan International Foundation
  • S.S. Sreejith, Founder & CEO, GIIMS, India; Director, World University Consortium
  • Dorota Stanczyk, Transformational Artist; Founder, S.T.A.R.T. Transformational Art org., Colombia
  • Teresa Stoepler, Executive Director, IAP Policy; Member, Global Young Academy
  • Samantha Suppiah, Sustainability strategist, Urban Doughnut, Philippines
  • Raileanu Szeles Monica, Director, Institute of Research-dev., University Transylvania Brasov
  • Vishal Talreja, Co-founder Dream a Dream
  • Anjalee Tarapore, General Manager, HDFC
  • Dorothy Tembo, Acting Executive Director, International Trade Center
  • Volker ter Meulen, President, Inter Academy Partnership
  • Mariana Todorova, Assistant Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; WAAS Fellow
  • Tibor Tóth, Ambassador, Exec. Secretary Emeritus, CTBTO; WAAS Trustee
  • Ljiljana Trajkovic, Professor, Simon Fraser University; PP IEEE SMC, IEEE Fellow
  • Tatiana Valovaya, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Henk van Arkel, CEO, Social Trade Organization (STRO)
  • Marcel van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft; WAAS Trustee (just elected)
  • Sesh Velamoor, Director of Programs, Foundation for the Future; WAAS Fellow
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007), Co-Chair NGIC; WAAS Fellow
  • Marco Vitiello, Youth Leadership Network – WAAS (Rome)
  • Adelina von Fürstenberg, President & Founder, ART for The World
  • Ernst von Weizsäcker, Honorary President of Club of Rome
  • Dusan Vujović, World Bank Expert; Minister of Finance, Serbia (2014-18); Professor of Economics, FEFA, Belgrade
  • Isabelle Wachsmuth, Project manager, WHO; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Veta Wade, Ocean Advocate & Founder of Fish 'N Fins Inc.
  • Alyn Ware, World Future Council Member, WAAS Fellow, Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)
  • Lilac Wasserman, Co-founder, Mifras & Global Collaborations
  • Ding Wei, CEO, CICC Capital
  • Benno Werlen, UNESCO Chair, Global Understanding for Sustainability, WAAS Fellow
  • Jerry White, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Randall Wray, Professor of Economics, Bard College
  • Lourdes Xitumul Piox, Former Secretary of Peace Guatemala (Translated by Shay Salomon)
  • Osamu Yamamoto, Partner, Unison Capital
  • Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Prof., Kyung Hee University, Associate Fellow of WAAS
  • Denys Zacharopoulos, Art Historian and Art Critic, Greece
  • Alberto Zucconi, President, IACP, Italy; Chair of the Board of Trustees, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC

 

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Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership
e-Conference -- June 15-19, 2020
Videos

Plenary

Inaugural ceremony of the conference

Closing Plenary

Redefining Multilateralism

Global Governance

Human Security

The Future of Full employment

New Growth Model and
Economic Policy Platform

Financing System Change

Role of Finance in
Addressing Global Challenges

COVID-19, Trade and Leadership

Business and Finance

Education for Employment
and Entrepreneurship

Transformation of Global Education

Education for Societal Transformation

Master Degree Program for
Global Transformative Leadership

Climate Change and Energy Transition

Climate Change and
Nature-based Solutions

Impacts of Climate Change and
COVID-19 on Coastal Areas

Youth Leadership Development for
SDGs and Climate Action
in the context of COVID-19

Science, Education, Youth

A Science, Engineering, Technology
Integrated and Strategic Perspective

Intelligence and Innovation

Role of Academia in
Regional Sustainable Development

Role of Academia in
Addressing Global Social Challenges

Role of Academia in Elaborating Vision
and Strategy for Global Governance

Blueprint to Promote Health,
Wellbeing and Welfare

Emerging New Civilization(s)

Civil Society and Youth

Civil Society and Youth

Youth Strategy in 21st Century

Trust, Media and Global Leadership

Arts, Impact and Transformation

Art for the World

Culture and Socio-Systemic Strategies

National Legislatures and Administrations

PlenaryGovernance & Human Security | Economy, Employment, Finance and Business | EducationEnergy and Ecology | Science and TechnologyAcademiaHealth and WellbeingCivil Society and YouthArt & CultureCultural Diplomacy

Inaugural ceremony of the conference

Closing Plenary

Redefining Multilateralism

Global Governance

Human Security

The Future of Full employment

New Growth Model and
Economic Policy Platform

Financing System Change

Role of Finance in
Addressing Global Challenges

COVID-19, Trade and Leadership

Business and Finance

Education for Employment
and Entrepreneurship

Transformation of Global Education

Education for Societal Transformation

Master Degree Program for
Global Transformative Leadership

Climate Change and Energy Transition

Climate Change and
Nature-based Solutions

Impacts of Climate Change and
COVID-19 on Coastal Areas

Youth Leadership Development for
SDGs and Climate Action
in the context of COVID-19

Science, Education, Youth

A Science, Engineering, Technology
Integrated and Strategic Perspective

Intelligence and Innovation

Role of Academia in
Regional Sustainable Development

Role of Academia in
Addressing Global Social Challenges

Role of Academia in Elaborating Vision
and Strategy for Global Governance

Trust, Media and Global Leadership

Arts, Impact and Transformation

Art for the World

Blueprint to Promote Health,
Wellbeing and Welfare

Emerging New Civilization(s)

Civil Society and Youth

Civil Society and Youth

Youth Strategy in 21st Century

Culture and Socio-Systemic Strategies

National Legislatures and Administrations

Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Concept

There is urgent need to fill the global leadership vacuum in order to address the complex, pressing challenges confronting humanity today. Leadership is needed at all levels in all fields. Leadership is a catalytic process that can accomplish what leaders cannot. The leadership needed must be inspired by universal values and visionary ideas, energized by high goals and awareness of untapped opportunities, given expression by courageous individuals, implemented by innovative organizations, and fulfilled by awakening and unleashing the aspirations of the whole society.

The World Academy of Art & Science, in partnership with the United Nations at Geneva, is conducting a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral project highlighting innovative strategies and effective principles to accelerate the emergence of dynamic leadership for successful implementation of the SDGs. The project will involve consultations with IGOs, nation states, business, scientific research and educational institutions, civil society and youth organizations. It will culminate in a major two-day conference at UNOG in October 2020, followed by a report to the UN, educational and other outreach strategies. The overarching objective of the project is to become a catalyst to accelerate the emergence of dynamic leadership for global development. Its strategy is to consciously apply at the global level essential principles of effective leadership that have previously served as catalysts for rapid transformation at the level of organizations, nation states and international organizations.

The unanimous adoption of the SDGs by 193 countries is an unprecedented achievement affirming a global consensus regarding a comprehensive set of universal values and practical goals all nations commit to achieve. But the affirmation of these shared values and common goals represent only one essential element of what is required to realize them in practice. Other essential requirements for effective leadership need urgently to be addressed. Governments alone cannot provide the leadership required to achieve these goals. Global institutions are not sufficiently equipped, funded or empowered to be held accountable for realizing them. Development is a social process, not a government program. Realization of these goals will require unprecedented levels of commitment and coordination by all stakeholders in all sectors of society at the local, national and global level. Effective leadership is required to generate, unleash, align and integrate a vast multitude of initiatives. Inspiring ideas, individuals, innovative organizations and dynamic initiatives all have essential roles to play. A powerfully motivating vision of the world the SGDs cab bring about is also needed to generate the energy and momentum required to overcome the resistance of vested interests, obstacles and inertia. A broad-based global social movement will be needed to fill the vacuum and achieve the goals in a timely manner.

In 2013 the World Academy of Art & Science was invited by the UN Office in Geneva to co-organize and conduct a highly successful conference of 200 political leaders, diplomats, scientists, educators and civil society leaders on the nexus of global challenges confronting humanity today. Since then WAAS has conducted over 30 conferences and roundtables around the world and published more than 100 papers examining different dimensions of these challenges. This new project represents the next step in a process designed to evolve a comprehensive effective strategy to address these challenges.

The current project will involve consultations and contributions from a cross-section of organizations and individuals to draw insights from successful leadership initiatives of different types, at different levels and in different fields that have served as effective catalysts for rapid social progress up to now. It will seek to make more conscious the deep drivers of social evolution to meet the urgent demands of the world today. The consultations will involve dialog with leaders of international organizations, government, business, academia, civil society, youth and the media. The research findings, conference conclusions and practical recommendations for implementation will then be presented in a final report. Perspectives and insights draw from the project will then be widely disseminated through creation of university level courses and the media.

Scope: The project will consist of six phases:

  1. Launch Phase – to identify and forge partnerships with a cross-section of representative organizations and groups of individuals able to collaborate on the project;
  2. Consultation and Research Phase – 14 working groups have been set up to examine selected themes and prepare position papers drawing insights from research papers, on-line consultations, workshops and e-conferences with representatives of international organizations, national governments, academic and research institutions, business, youth, media and NGOs;
  3. e-Conference Phase – experts and participating partner organizations will be invited to present their research findings and recommendations during a multi-day, multi-session e-conference during the first half of June 2020 to serve as inputs to the project and consideration for inclusion in the final conference and report to the UN;
  4. Conference Phase – to hold a two-day conference at the UN in Geneva on 27-28 October 2020 at the time of the UN 75th Anniversary celebrations;
  5. Report Phase –  to prepare a final report presenting insights, strategies, examples and practical guidelines for fostering global leadership; and
  6. Out-reach Phase –  to set in place educational and training courses on global leadership for delivery through universities and training programs and for dissemination through partners and academia with the support of the media.

Timeline: The first 5 phases will be completed by the end of 2020.

World Academy of Art & Science: WAAS is a non-governmental organization founded in 1960 by eminent intellectuals from around the world to develop new perspectives and innovative approaches to meet the global challenges confronting humanity. It presently has nearly 800 Fellows elected for distinction in their fields of work combined with distinguished service addressing global social challenges from a multi-disciplinary, integrated, value-based perspective. The Academy is incorporated as a tax-exempt organization in California and has been accorded special consultative status with ECOSOC and consultative status with UNESCO. It works in concert with and through a network of centers, partners, universities, national academies and other collaborating institutions.

 

Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership
e-Conference -- June 15-19, 2020

 

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Working papers for the UNOG-WAAS Project on Global Leadership in the 21st century Published in CADMUS Volume 4 Issue 2

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Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership
e-Conference -- June 15-19, 2020

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AGENDA

OPENING PLENARY - (2:30-3 PM CET), June 15, 2020

  • Tatiana Valovaya, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (Video Message)
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007), Co-Chair NGIC; WAAS Fellow
  • Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996-2000); WAAS Fellow
  • Federico Mayor, Director General UNESCO (1987-1999); WAAS Fellow

CLOSING PLENARY - (6-7 pm CET), June 19, 2020

Moderator:
David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet of the Director-General of UNOG at Geneva

Speakers:

  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • Amanda Ellis, Ambassador; Dir., Global Partnerships ASU, Global Futures Laboratory; Prof. of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Mgmt.
  • Ismail Serageldin, Vice-President, World Bank (1992-2000); Co-Chair NGIC; WAAS Fellow
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science

GG 1 – REDEFINING MULTILATERALISM - (3-5 PM CET), JUNE 15, 2020
Panel Description: The Panel will focus on the fundamental world transformation trends and their influence on the global governance evolution. The discussion is expected to be forward looking and showcase that, given the depth and breadth of the change, a new international order formation is inevitable and its governance will require adequate new instruments.

Moderator: 
Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Vice President, WAAS; Adviser to UNITAR

Panelists:

  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007), Co-Chair NGIC; WAAS Fellow
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Tibor Tóth, Ambassador, Exec. Secretary Emeritus, CTBTO; WAAS Trustee 
  • Alexander Likhotal, Prof., Geneva School of Diplomacy & Int. Rel.; WAAS Fellow
  • David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet of the Director-General of UNOG at Geneva
  • Alyn Ware, World Future Council Member, WAAS Fellow, Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)

GG 2 – GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - (12.30-2 PM CET), JUNE 18, 2020

Moderator: 
Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Vice President, WAAS; Adviser to UNITAR

Presenters: 

  • Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, Wold Academy of Art & Science “Global governance and global leadership facing COVID-19
  • Alexander Likhotal, Prof., Geneva School of Diplomacy & Int. Rel.; WAAS Fellow, “Global Leadership in the 21st century
  • Pascal Petit, Director of research Emeritus, CEPN Centre d'économie de Paris Nord, WAAS Fellow, “The midst of successive crises: the lessons of the 2020 health crisis
  • Rama Mani, Convenor, Enacting Global Transformation, University of Oxford and Councilor, World Future Council, "Enacting Global Transformation to Create A World that’s a Home for Humanity
  • Winston Nagan, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida Levin College of Law, WAAS Fellow, “Leadership In The United Nations System; Global Constitutionalism; Climate Change; Human Needs And Values
  • Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary Emeritus, Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization PC, “IGO - Leadership requirements in the midst of beggar-thy-neighbor crisis policies
  • Robert Cavey, Partner, Praxis, “Global Leadership in the 21st Century: A Micro” Perspective"

HS 1 – HUMAN SECURITY (4-6 PM CET), JUNE 19, 2020

Moderators:

  • Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute; WAAS Fellow
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Prof. of Economics, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business; Pres., European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Panelists: 

  • Maria Espinosa, Member, World Future Council; President, 73rd UN General Assembly, Ecuador
  • Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, UN Conference on Trade & Development, New York 
  • Douglas Roche, Former Canadian Senator, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative
  • Ketan Patel, CEO and the founder of Greater Pacific Capital
  • Lawrence Ford, Founder and CEO, Conscious Capital Wealth Management, USA; WAAS Fellow
  • Sergey Ordzhonikidze, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva (2002-2011)
  • Rama Mani, Convenor, Enacting Global Transformation, University of Oxford and Councilor, World Future Council 

EC 1 – THE FUTURE OF FULL EMPLOYMENT: TOWARDS A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT - (5-6.30 PM CET) JUNE 15, 2020
Panel Description:  Job losses and rising levels of socio-economic insecurity and inequality due to the impact of the COVID-19 are of growing concern across the world, adding to the uncertainties about the Future of Human Work in the era of AI, Robotics and Digital Platforms. The crisis is at the same time an opportunity to think about a New Social Contract in response to the destabilizing impact of financialization, neoliberalism and rising inequality. This panel will examine ideas and proposals that have the potential to shape the future course of employment and the new social order. 
Moderator: 
Azita Berar-Awad, Director, Employment Policy Department, ILO (2006-2017)
Panelists:

  • Randall Wray, Professor of Economics, Bard College
  • Henk van Arkel, CEO, Social Trade Organization (STRO)
  • M. Chandrasekaran, Senior Project Manager, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO of World Academy of Art & Science

EC 3 – NEW GROWTH MODEL AND ECONOMIC POLICY PLATFORM (5-7 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Panel Description: Examine the justification for challenging fundamental premises in prevailing neoliberal economic thought and policy relating to the role of the financial markets, the efficacy and alternatives to quantitative easing, income inequality, employment, etc.  Consider alternative models which can more effectively address the pressing economic challenges confronting humanity today.
Moderators: 

  • Dragan Djuricin, Professor of Economics, University of Belgrade, WAAS Fellow
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO of World Academy of Art & Science

Panelists:

  • Olga Algayerova, Exec. Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Prof. of Economics, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business; Pres., European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Dusan Vujović, World Bank Expert; Minister of Finance, Serbia (2014-18); Professor of Economics, FEFA, Belgrade
  • Frank Dixon, Founder, Global System Change; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Hunter Lovins, Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute; CoR Member
  • Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital
  • Robert Hoffman, President, whatIf? Technologies Inc; WAAS Fellow

FIN 1 – FINANCING SYSTEM CHANGE - (3-5 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: This panel will examine ways to finance the huge investments needed to achieve the SDGs and full employment while reversing climate change, rising levels of inequality and other challenges to nature, social stability and human security. The discussion will explore ways to redirect financial resources from speculative investments to the real economy and from business practices with high negative externalities. It will also consider innovative financial mechanisms; concepts such as quantitative easing and green new deal programs; complementary currencies; and modifications in investor priorities and choices.
Moderators: 

  • Frank Dixon, Founder, Global System Change; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, WAAS

Panelists:

  • Randall Wray, Professor of Economics, Bard College, USA
  • Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital, England 
  • Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media, USA; WAAS Fellow
  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; WAAS Trustee
  • Henk van Arkel, CEO, Social Trade Organization (STRO)
  • Mariana Bozesan, Co-founder and President, AQAL Capital, Germany; WAAS Fellow
  • Lotta Björklund Larsen, Independent Researcher; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Univ. Of Exeter Busi. School
  • Dragan Djuricin, Professor of Economics, University of Belgrade, WAAS Fellow

FIN 3 – ROLE OF FINANCE IN ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES (10 AM-12 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Moderator: 

  • Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital
  • Christian Hansmeyer, Lead Research and Risk, Greater Pacific Capital

Panelists:

  • Osamu Yamamoto, Partner, Unison Capital
  • Ding Wei, CEO, CICC Capital
  • Adam Levinson, Co-Founder of Gama
  • Anjalee Tarapore, General Manager, HDFC
  • Norman Roesch, Former MD, Goldman Sachs and Ambassador, Credit Suisse
  • Prakash Kannan, Chief Economist, GIC
  • Neha Grover, South Asia Regional Head, Private Equity, IFC

EC 2 – COVID-19, TRADE AND LEADERSHIP - (11 AM-12 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: ITC session on strategies for supporting internationally-minded small businesses through the crisis and towards recovery. Small businesses hit by supply chain disruptions and drop in demand lack the resources to navigate the crisis. Which targeted measures help them become more resilient for the future?  
Organizer: International Trade Center (ITC)
Moderator: 
Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Vice-President, Geneva Press Club
Panelists:

  • Opening Remarks: Dorothy Tembo, Acting Executive Director, International Trade Center
  • Bernard Hoekman, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Dean, External Relations European University Institute 
  • Mustapha Sadni-Jallab, Head of Training and Research Division, UNECA
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist & Director, Div. of Market Development, ITC

FIN 2 – BUSINESS AND FINANCE - (2-3 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Moderator: 
Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University; WAAS Trustee
Presenters: 

  • Yehuda Kahane, Chairman & Cofounder, YKCenter; WAAS Trustee, “A Financial Climate for Climate Finance" - presented by Tal Ronen, President & Cofounder, YKCenter 
  • Sesh Velamoor, Director of Programs, Foundation for the Future; WAAS Fellow, “Management studies and Changing the World”
  • Khalid Koser, Exe. Dir., Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund “Smarter investment for global leadership in preventing violent extremism”
  • Frank Dixon, Founder, Global System Change; WAAS Associate Fellow, “System Change Investing”
  • Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Prof., Kyung Hee University, Associate Fellow of WAAS “Business for Peace (B4P) and B4P as an agenda of Responsible Management Education” 
  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; WAAS Trustee “Innovative Financial Engineering to Fund the SDGs (Tao of Finance)”

ED 1 – EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP - (6-8 PM CET) JUNE 15, 2020
Panel Description: Changes in the global system of education needed to promote employment and entrepreneurship.
Organizers: WAAS, GlobalMindED, World Skills, Global Education Futures, WUC
Moderators: 

  • Carol Carter, President & CEO, GlobalMindED 
  • Pavel Luksha, Founder & Director, Global Education Futures initiative

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Bonine, Co-founder & CEO, PinkLion.AI; Leader, GlobalMindED
  • Kevin Brown, Founder & CTO, Great Ball of Light, USA
  • Jessica Artiles, Founder and Chief Design Officer at DARTE Design
  • Carol Spalding, President, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, USA
  • Ekaterina Loshkareva, Russian Federation Official Delegate to WorldSkills and WorldSkills Europe
  • S.S. Sreejith, Founder & CEO, GIIMS, India; Director, World University Consortium
  • Yannick du Pont, CEO, SPARK (Netherlands) 

ED 2 – TRANSFORMATION OF GLOBAL EDUCATION - (6-8.00 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Addressing the question "If you wanted to create a world class, affordable, accessible system of higher education open to all, how would you do it? Addressing issues of content, pedagogy, certification, delivery system, role of non-conventional sources and institutions, etc.
Moderators: 

  • Remus Pricopie, Rector, SNSPA, Romania; Chair, ISACCL Advisory Committee; WAAS Fellow
  • Witold Kinsner, Vice President, Educational Activities, Life Member, IEEE 

Panelists:

  • Pavel Luksha, Founder and Director, Global Education Futures initiative
  • Marcel van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft; WAAS Trustee (just elected)
  • Alberto Zucconi, President, IACP, Italy; Chair of the Board of Trustees, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC 
  • Carol Carter, President & CEO, GlobalMindED
  • Lisa Petrides, Founder & CEO, ISKME
  • Robert Singer, Chair & Board of Trustees of World ORT
  • Janani Ramanathan, Sr. Research Analyst, Mother’s Service Society, India; WAAS Fellow
  • Valerie Hannon, Co-founder, Global Education Leaders Partnership
  • Lilac Wasserman, Co-founder, Mifras & Global Collaborations
  • Alexander Schieffer, Co-Founder, TRANS4M Center for Integral Development and Home for Humanity

ED 3 – EDUCATION FOR SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION - (9-11 AM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Mobilizing global education as a powerful instrument for addressing global social challenges.
Moderators: 

  • Pavel Luksha, Founder & Director, Global Education Futures initiative
  • Alberto Zucconi, President, IACP, Italy; Chair of the Board of Trustees, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC

Panelists:

  • John Crowley, Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight, UNESCO 
  • Remus Pricopie, Rector, SNSPA, Romania; Chair, ISACCL Advisory Committee; WAAS Fellow
  • Olivier Brechard, Director Learning Planet & CRI Leadership Team, France
  • Alexey Fedoseev, CEO, Kruzhok movement, Russia
  • Vishal Talreja, Co-founder Dream a Dream
  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Emeritus Prof., Politecnico di Milano Univ.; WAAS Trustee
  • Carlos Álvarez-Pereira, ExCom member, Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, WAAS

ED 4 – MASTER DEGREE PROGRAM FOR GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP - (2.30-4 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Conceptualizing how the findings and recommendations of the UNOG-WAAS Global Leadership Project can be utilized as the basis for development and dissemination of transdisciplinary educational programs and other courses to equip diplomats, UN staff, business and civil society leaders with a broader and deeper understanding of the stages and process of global social evolution, ways in which it can be consciously accelerated, successful catalytic strategies and practical examples.
Moderators: 

  • Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, Poland; WAAS Trustee
  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, WAAS

Panelists:

  • Alberto Zucconi, President, IACP, Italy; WAAS Trustee Chair of the Board of Trustees, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC 
  • Remus Pricopie, Rector, SNSPA; Chair, ISACCL Advisory Committee; WAAS Fellow 
  • Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University, USA 
  • Antonio de Araujo Freitas, Provost, FGV for Research and Graduate Studies
  • Christine Kaddous, Director, MEIG, University of Geneva
  • Thomas Reuter, Professor, University of Melbourne; WAAS Trustee
  • Olivia Bina, Principal Researcher, University of Lisbon; WAAS Fellow
  • Jon-Hans Coetzer, Coordinator, Online Learning & Education Pillar, UNITAR
  • Janani Ramanathan, Sr. Research Analyst, Mother’s Service Society, India; WAAS Fellow
  • Grazyna Łebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Benno Werlen, UNESCO Chair, Global Understanding for Sustainability, WAAS Fellow
  • Pavel Luksha, Founder & Director, Global Education Futures Initiative

ED 5 – YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION (5-7 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Organizers: Weaving Lab, YLN (WAAS), Hatch, IEEE
Moderators: 

  • Zineb Mouhyi, co-founder, Weaving Lab, and Policy Partnerships Development Officer at World Innovation Summit for Education
  • Jessica Spencer-Keyse, Facilitator, Weaving Lab

Panelists:

  • Young Leaders Network (YLN) of World Academy of Art & Science
  • Hatch
  • IEEE

ECO 1 – CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY TRANSITION - (3.30-4.30 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Climate change is mainly caused by use of fossil fuels, and transition to energy efficiency and renewable energy
Moderator: 
Neven Duić, President, SWEDES, Croatia; WAAS Fellow
Panelist:

  • Ernst von Weizsäcker, Honorary President of Club of Rome
  • Natasa Markovska, Senior Researcher, Research Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, MANU
  • Ian Dunlop, Independent advisor on climate change & energy governance; Member, Club of Rome
  • Şiir Kılkış, Advisor to the President of TÜBİTAK

ECO 2 – CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS (3.30-4.30 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Climate change is a growing global concern that requires bold solutions. Nature can be one of our best allies in addressing this challenge.

Organizer: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Moderator:
Téa Garcia-Huidobro, IUCN Special Advisor to the Acting Director General
Panelists:

  • Opening Remarks: Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Vice President, WAAS; Adviser to UNITAR
  • Grethel Aguilar, IUCN Acting Director General
  • Sandeep Sengupta, Global Coordinator IUCN Climate Change Portfolio
  • Luc Bas, Director IUCN European Regional Office
  • Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, IPBES Senior Programme Officer

POP 2 – IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COVID-19 ON COASTAL AREAS - (7-8 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Covid-19 global challenges for the coastal zone. A discussion panel with 6 speakers, plus 6 young people to analyze the problem with the following outcomes: causes, solutions, and proposal actions and strategies. 
Organizer: Protect Our Planet (POP Movement)
Moderator: 
Marisa Lopez, Ocean Advocate, POP Movement
Panelists:

  • Jason Scorse, Associate Professor; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Director, Center for the Blue Economy
  • Veta Wade, Ocean Advocate & Founder of Fish 'N Fins Inc.
  • Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, President, Climate Change Council, Mexico
  • Youth activists from POP: 
  • Caroline Sandberg, USA
  • Lauren Sandberg, USA
  • Ana Hanhaussen, Mexico
  • Summer Benjamin, USA

POP 1 –  YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR SDGS AND CLIMATE ACTION IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 - (5.30-7 AM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Panel where youth identify fundamental principles of social transformation, develop new strategies to accelerate progress on addressing global climate challenges alongside global leaders during COVID-19.
Organizer: Protect Our Planet (PoP Movement)
Moderators: 

  • Komal Mittal, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Drishya Pathak, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Philo Magdalene, Youth Mentor, POP Movement
  • Ana Hanhausen-Doménech, Plastic Oceans, Mexico
  • Camila González Colistrp, Youth Leader, Fridays For Future Movement
  • Summer Benjamin, Co-founder, Eco Eaters; POP Movement
  • Vanessa Anahí Hernández Vázquez, Youth Mentor, POP Movement

Speakers: 

  • Ash Pachauri, POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement, New York, USA
  • Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, President, Climate Change Council, Mexico

SET 1 – SCIENCE, EDUCATION, YOUTH - (9-10 AM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Moderator: 
Mila Popovich, Chair, WAAS Nominations & Evaluations Committee; WAAS Fellow 
Presenters: 

  • Nebojša Neškovic, Secretary General, WAAS, “On the necessary unity of global and national approaches to science and technology”
  • Faris Gavrankapetanovic, Prof., University of Sarajevo, WAAS Fellow, “Strategies for Transformative Global leadership”
  • Alexander Schieffer, Co-Founder, TRANS4M Center for Integral Development and Home for Humanity, “Transformative Integral Education for Transformative Global Leadership”
  • Asim Kurjak, Prof., Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, “Modern requirements for scientific leaders – how do we respond?” 

SET 2 – GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED AND STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE - (5-6 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Focusing on present system limitations and proposing catalytic solutions to overcome them, by a science, engineering and technology (SET) integrated and strategic perspective.
Moderator: 
Rodolfo Fiorini, Emeritus Prof., Politecnico di Milano Univ., Italy; WAAS Trustee
Panelists: 

  • Nebojša Nešković, Theoretical Physicist; Secretary General, WAAS
  • Witold Kinsner, Vice President, Educational Activities, Life Member, IEEE
  • Carol Carter, President & CEO, GlobalMindED
  • Ljiljana Trajkovic, Professor, Simon Fraser University; PP IEEE SMC, IEEE Fellow
  • Robert D. Cavey, Partner, Praxis Inc., Washington DC, USA

SET 3 – COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION TO OVERCOME INDIVIDUAL LIMITATIONS TO COMMON WELLBEING - (6-7 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Focusing on present system limitations and proposing catalytic solutions to overcome them, by a science, engineering and technology (SET) integrated, and strategic perspective.
Moderator: 
Rodolfo Fiorini, Emeritus Prof., Politecnico di Milano Univ. Italy; WAAS Trustee
Panelists: 

  • Carlos Álvarez Pereira, ExCom member of the Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow 
  • Michael Smith, Chair Furaxa, Inc., Sr. Advisor, IEEE Brain Initiative; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Toi Massey, Founder & Executive Director, JEKL Foundation, Inc, USA
  • Jonathan Blackwood, MD and global entrepreneur with work in China and other countries
  • Patricia Lopez, Senior Platform Applications Engineer, INTEL

AC 1 – ROLE OF ACADEMIA IN REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - (2-3 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description:  The panel will reunite university experts in leading regional development based on cooperation among academia: professors, students, researchers and local authorities in reciprocal beneficial projects. How do we know the needs of the university own region needs which require academic involvement? Which might be the regional benefits from the university- region cooperation? How the university- region cooperation might improve the higher education? Steps in establishing and developing university- region partnership?
Organizer: The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture & Civilization (ISACCL) 
Moderator: 
Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director, ISACCL, Romania
Panelists: 

  • Oana Brânda, Titu Maiorescu University, Expert at ISACCL 
  • Karin Markides, President, American University in Armenia
  • Perikles Mitkas, President, Black Sea Universities Network
  • Mihai Gîrţu, Vice-rector, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
  • Eden Mamut, President, Black Sea Universities Network
  • Elena Helerea, University Transylvania Brasov
  • Raileanu Szeles Monica, Director, Institute of Research-dev., University Transylvania Brasov
  • Magalena Platis, Vice Rector University of Bucharest

AC 3 – ROLE OF ACADEMIES: ADDRESSING GLOBAL SOCIAL CHALLENGES - (3-4.30 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Panel Description: Academy experiences in offering diverse perspectives to inform policymaking. Panelists will provide case studies and lessons learned from recent and ongoing IAP initiatives related to the SDGs, climate change and health, agriculture and COVID-19.
Organizer: The Inter Academy Partnership (IAP) 
Moderator: 
Peter McGrath, Coordinator, Inter Academy Partnership 
Panelists:  

  • Volker ter Meulen, President, Inter Academy Partnership 
  • Sheryl Hendriks, Head of Department & Professor, University of Pretoria 
  • Robin Fears, Biosciences Programme Director, EASAC
  • Jacqueline Olang Kado, Executive Director, Network of African Science Academies   
  • Teresa Stoepler, Executive Director, IAP Policy; Member, Global Young Academy  
  • Atiya Mosam, IAP Young Physician Leader 

AC 2 – ROLE OF ACADEMIA: ELABORATING VISION AND STRATEGY FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - (5-7 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Strategies, initiatives and tools for global governance policies after COVID-19.
Organizer: The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture & Civilization (ISACCL)
Moderator: 
Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996 - 2000), President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization; WAAS Trustee
Panelists: 

  • Oana Brânda, Titu Maiorescu University, Expert at ISACCL
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia Univ. 
  • Luiza Spiru, President, Ana Aslan International Foundation
  • Winston Nagan, University of Florida, WAAS Fellow
  • Remus Pricopie, Rector, SNSPA, Romania; Chair, ISACCL Advisory Committee; WAAS Fellow
  • Laszlo Borbely, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca; State Counselor, Dept. of Sustainable Dev., Romania
  • Ismail Serageldin, Vice-President, World Bank (1992-2000); Co-Chair, NGIC; WAAS Fellow

WW 1 – BLUEPRINT TO PROMOTE HEALTH, WELLBEING AND WELFARE - (12-1.30 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: Bio-psycho-social Ideas that can be put into actions to protect and promote Health, Wellbeing and Welfare in the various aspects of the social construction of reality
Moderators:

  • Alberto Zucconi, President, IACP, Italy; Chair of the Board of Trustees, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC
  • Janani Ramanathan, Sr. Research Analyst, Mother’s Service Society, India; WAAS Fellow

Panelists:                         

  • Isabelle Wachsmuth, Project manager, WHO; WAAS Associate Fellow
  • Stefan Brunnhuber, Medical Director, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; WAAS Trustee
  • Tatjana Buzeti, Senior Policy Officer, WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development
  • Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor, Karolinska Inst., Sweden; WAAS Fellow
  • Rodolfo Fiorini, Emeritus Prof., Politecnico di Milano Univ., Italy; WAAS Trustee
  • Faris Gavrankapetanović, Professor, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; WAAS Fellow

ENC – EMERGING NEW CIVILIZATION(S) - (12-1.30 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Civilization(s) for equitable human wellbeing within a healthy biosphere. Since our thinking produced self-inflicted existential threats, the main challenge is to find a practical way to reconcile our thinking with the logic of life.
Moderator: 
Carlos Álvarez Pereira, ExCom member of the Club of Rome; WAAS Fellow
Panelist: 

  • Amanda Janoo, Knowledge & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  • Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Founding Director, Phoensight; Founding Board Member, Open Data Australia
  • Azadeh Farajpour, Scientific associate, FAW/n (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing), Germany
  • Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President of the Club of Rome, cofounder, Reimagine South Africa
  • Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Full Member, Club of Rome; Founder, Rising Tide Africa, Nigeria  
  • Rebecca Hueting, Activist, Extinction Rebellion, dissemination specialist, Deep Blue 
  • Samantha Suppiah, Sustainability strategist, Urban Doughnut, Philippines

CSY 1 – CIVIL SOCIETY AND YOUTH: NEW STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT -  (11 AM-12 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: New strategies are identified and discussed that will enhance the impact of CSO actions for systemic change toward more just and sustainable societies
Moderators: 

  • Obiora Ike, Executive Director, Globethics.net, WAAS Fellow
  • Thomas Reuter, Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia; WAAS Trustee

Panelists: 

  • David Harries, Principal Investigator, S&S Guide; WAAS Fellow
  • Mariana Todorova, Assistant Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; WAAS Fellow
  • Ash Pachauri, POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement, New York, USA
  • Hong-Mei Li, International Association for Human Values, Art of Living Foundation; UNMGCY; University of Pennsylvania

CSY 2 – CIVIL SOCIETY AND YOUTH: NEW STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT - (1-2.30 PM CET) JUNE 16, 2020
Panel Description: New strategies are identified and discussed that will enhance the impact of CSO actions for systemic change toward more just and sustainable societies
Moderators: 

  • Obiora Ike, Executive Director, Globethics.net, WAAS Fellow
  • Thomas Reuter, Professor, University of Melbourne; WAAS Trustee

Panelists: 

  • Gareth Presch, Founder & CEO, World Health Innovation Summit
  • Benno Werlen, UNESCO Chair, Global Understanding for Sustainability, WAAS Fellow
  • Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net
  • Cyril Ritchie, First Vice-President, CoNGO
  • Tageldin Hamad, Sec. Gen., WANGO & Vice President of UPF International

YOUTH 1 – YOUTH STRATEGY IN 21ST CENTURY - (1-2.30 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: Discussion of strategies for solving global problems by youth organizations. The panel will analyze the described strategies and how they can be implemented to solve concrete issues in multiple dimensions. Main mission of the panel is to improve each strategy by generating qualified feedback.
Moderators:

  • Carlo Luciani, Youth Leadership Network
  • Bogdan Salii, Youth Leadership Network

Panelists:

  • Marco Vitiello, Youth Leadership Network – WAAS (Rome)
  • Radha Kulkarni, Resource Mobilization Manager, Generation Unlimited, USA
  • Dina Dragija, UCL – (London)
  • Jodi Cullity,  Libreum Research Institute (NY)
  • Zhibek Karamanova, Young lawyers and businessmen association (Kazakhstan) 
  • Faye Simanjuntak, Ruma Faye (Indonesia)

MED 1 – TRUST, MEDIA AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP - (3-4 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: The decline of public trust and the need for restitution in global media. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer 2020, the global institution of media rates is both unethical and incompetent. What has led to the global decline in trust and what transformations are required to restore trust, and have media contribute positively to a new model of global leadership? 
Moderator: 
Peta Milan, Director, Transcendent Media Capital; WAAS Associate Fellow
Panelists:

  • Mike Rann, Premier, South Australia (2002-2011)
  • Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Vice-President, Geneva Press Club
  • Jerry White, Professor, University of Virginia

ARTS 1 –  ARTS, IMPACT, TRANSFORMATION - (4-5 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description:  Arts have played a tremendous role in human history. Forms of music therapy from ancient times to modern day still continue to play an unparalleled role to 'heal what medicine can't'. Arts as a social phenomenon embody some of the deepest characteristics of social groups and when their social power understood, have enabled powerful societal transformations. This panel on 'Arts, Impact and Transformation' brings together a showcase of arts-based methodologies to discuss and strategise the roles the arts can play to catalyse the social transformation needed to achieve the SDGs and address our global crisis from the inside out.
Moderators: 

  • Julene Siddique, Socio-Systemic Impact Specialist, Laszlo Institute; Composer & CEO, Nada Brahma Ltd
  • Mila Popovich, Chair, WAAS Nominations & Evaluations Committee; WAAS Fellow

Panelists: 

  • Cathy Malchiodi, Dir., Trauma Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Inst. (USA)
  • Dorota Stanczyk, Transformational Artist; Founder, S.T.A.R.T. Transformational Art org., Colombia
  • Gaby Arenas, Executive Director, Taap Foundation & Director, Art & Wellbeing
  • Nadine Bloch, Training Director, Beautiful Trouble
  • Tiahoga Ruge, Film Maker; WAAS Fellow

ARTS 2 – ART FOR THE WORLD: IF A PROSPECT IS NOT A PROPHECY, IT IS A VIEW - (5-6 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description: The panel will bring contribution through statements, images, discussion emphasizing the responsibility of the artists and the critical importance of the arts in social advancement
Organizer: Art for the World

Moderator:
Adelina von Fürstenberg, President & Founder, ART for The World
Panelists:

  • Denys Zacharopoulos, Art Historian and Art Critic, Greece
  • Sheba Chhachhi, Artist, India
  • Matt Mullican, Artist, Berlin, Germany

CD 1 –  CULTURE AND SOCIO-SYSTEMIC STRATEGIES - (7-8 PM CET) JUNE 17, 2020
Panel Description:  The lack of engagement with structural analysis and disengagement from cultural methods are at the heart of ineffective aid. This panel puts forward structural solutions, cultural methods and socio-systemic strategies to impact global issues on a causal level for societal transformation.
Moderators:

  • Julene Siddique, Socio-Systemic Impact Specialist, Laszlo Institute; Composer & CEO, Nada Brahma Ltd
  • Mila Popovich, Chair, WAAS Nominations & Evaluations Committee; WAAS Fellow

Panelists:

  • Peter Joseph, American Musician; Filmmaker; Author & Social Activist
  • Gitta Peyn, Co-founder, FormWelt
  • Margaret Ledwith, Emeritus Professor, University of Cumbria

CD 2 – ROLE OF NATIONAL LEGISLATURES AND ADMINISTRATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND SDG'S (6-7 PM CET) JUNE 18, 2020
Panel Description: Strategies for 1) parliamentary mandates to educate for a culture of peace and SDG's 2) creation a Ministry of Peace in all UN member states, 3) initiating a Global Day of Giving in civil society
Moderators:

  • Shoshana Bekerman, Director IPCGE
  • Lily Gray, UNESCO Liaison officer

Panelists:

  • Lourdes Xitumul Piox, Former Secretary of Peace Guatemala (Translated by Shay Salomon)
  • Dele Momodu, Publisher, Ovation International Magazine
  • Antonio Gutierrez Limones, Chairman, Spanish Senate Committee of Foreign Affairs
  • Esther Ajayi, Founder & President Esther Ajayi Foundation

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