Collaborating Organizations

  • World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) – founded in 1960 as a transnational, transdisciplinary forum dedicated to addressing the pressing global challenges confronting humanity today. Based in California, Special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), consultative status by UNESCO, and partner with UNTFHS on HS4A, a global campaign on human security.
  • World University Consortium (WUC) – a 501 (c)(3) California non-profit corporation established by WAAS and partner organizations including the International Association of University Presidents, Library of Alexandria, The Mother’s Service Society, Person-Centered Approach Institute, and others. 
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) – a public university of Romania founded in 1991.
  • SDSN Europe – is comprised of 15 national and regional networks of universities and knowledge institutions across Europe. It supports and advocates for the alignment of European policies with the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) – cooperation framework of 120 universities from the 12 member countries from the Black Sea Region.
  • The Jena Declaration establishes guidelines and practices to accelerate progress to attain the UN SDGs. It calls for enabling fundamental change in the everyday actions of people all over the world.
  • BRIDGES is an international coalition for action in sustainability science. It is committed to a critical understanding of sustainability that emphasizes the diversity of its subjects, objects and timelines.
  • The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University is dedicated to creating a sustainable, equitable and vibrant future for everyone.
  • Force for Good is a non-profit initiative based on the idea that capital can be a force for good in the world, in allocating material capital to make an impact on the issues facing humanity, in supporting the world’s transition away from a carbon economy and in stepping up as leaders beyond finance.
  • LSE IDEAS is LSE’s foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.
  • The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international intergovernmental organization that teaches government officials and professionals about anti-corruption measures. Its principal mission is to deliver and facilitate anti-corruption education and training for professionals and practitioners from all sectors.

Program Committee

  1. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) New York office of the Secretary-General; Trustee, WAAS
  2. Steven Hartman, Executive Director, BRIDGES Coalition
  3. Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science; Chair & CEO, World University Consortium; President, The Mother’s Service Society, India.
  4. Ketan Patel, Co Founder and CEO, Greater Pacific Capital; Trustee, WAAS
  5. Remus Pricopie, President, World University Consortium; Trustee, WAAS; Rector, SNSPA; Vice-President and Treasurer, International Association of Universities; Romanian Minister of National Education (2012-14)
  6. Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Vice President, WAAS; Senior Advisor for Peace and Security at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR
  7. Phoebe Koundouri, Chair SDSN Global Climate Hub and Co-Chair SDSN Europe, Prof. School of Economics and Director of ReSEES, Athens University Of Economics and Business, Trustee WAAS.
  8. Eden Mamut, General Secretary, BSUN; Director, Institute for Nanotechnologies & Alternative Energy Sources, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania
  9. Nebojsa Nešković, Vice President, WAAS; Member of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Serbia.
  10. Marta Nešković, WAAS Conference Coordinator; AF-WAAS
  11. Janani Ramanathan, Secretary General, WAAS; Director, WUC; Sr. Research Associate, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  12. Walton Stinson, Founder and CEO of ListenUp, USA; FWAAS
  13. Benno Werlen, UNESCO-Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability, Friedrich Schiller Univ.; Initiator and Chair, The Jena Declaration
  14. Ralph Wolff, Director, WUC; Founder and former President, The Quality Assurance Commons; former President, Western Association of Schools & Colleges, USA
  15. Alberto Zucconi, Chair, WAAS; Secretary General, WUC; President, Person-Centered Approach Institute