A Conversation With Charles Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer and the Transformation of Science in World Affairs by Garry Jacobs, President & CEO of WAAS, and Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute, Trustee of WAAS | published in InDepthNews on March 27, 2024

The release of the highly acclaimed movie Oppenheimer brought into the limelight highly significant events that have shaped the course of history for the last 75 years. These events brought about revolutionary changes in the role of science in global society, in the social responsibility of scientists, and in efforts to establish global institutions for the governance of science and technology. They led directly to the founding of the World Academy of Art & Science in 1960 and have guided its program of activities over the last six decades. They continue to have profound implications on efforts to address global challenges such as AI, climate change and other threats to human security confronting the world today.

The first video is an overview of events from the Manhattan Project in 1945 up to the launching of the HS4A global campaign on human security by UNTFHS and WAAS early this year. The second is a conversation between Garry Jacobs, WAAS President, and Charles Oppenheimer, the grandson of WAAS co-founder Robert Oppenheimer, which brings to light important insights regarding the revolutionary impact of events in 1945 on the world we live in today and in the future that is unfolding. 

Oppenheimer: The Untold Story
A Conversation With Charles Oppenheimer
6th Annual Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit | Sep 18, 2023

This panel discussion is from the 6th Annual Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit which centered around the theme “Shared Planet, Shared Future, Shared Purpose” held as part of Climate Week in New York City. It brought together some of the world’s most accomplished thought leaders, visionary business leaders, multilateral figures, esteemed academics, and CEOs from around the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in purpose-driven leadership. To watch Full Event Video click here