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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Tuesday, September 26 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Anticipatory Science: Thinking Multilateral Solutions for the Future (261402)

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 Anticipatory Science: Thinking Multilateral Solutions for the Future 
Time: From 2pm to 4pm
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Our rapidly evolving world requires the ability to anticipate and adapt to emerging trends and challenges. Join us for a dynamic two-hour session that delves into the cutting-edge realms of anticipatory science, exploring five pivotal areas of focus as outlined in the Geneva Science Diplomacy Anticipator - GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar ®.  Our session will highlight the latest developments, trends, and challenges within these domains, paving the way for a future shaped by innovation, collaboration, and forward-thinking strategies.

The session will have science and diplomacy experts from each of the Radar's platforms, all members of the Geneva Science Diplomacy Week alumni community. You will have the possibility to interact and share your perspective about where science is taking us!


  • 2:00-2:15 pm Opening remarks: Marga Gual Soler, Head of Science Diplomacy Capacity Building, GESDA
  • 2:15-2:25 pm Quantum revolution & Advanced AI, by Winnie Nakiyingi (Research Assistant atQuantum Leap Africa (QLA) at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda).

  • 2:30-2:50 pm Human Augmentation, by Renaud Jolivet, Jolivet (Full Professor at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology, and Chair of Neural Engineering & Computational Maastricht University) and Giulia Bruno (Neuro-researcher working at MIT and at the Italian Institute of Technology).

  • 2:55-3:05 pm Eco-regeneration and Geoengineering, Munira Raji (Sustainable EnergyGeoscientist at the University of Plymouth,UK, and Certificated Science Diplomat from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and GESDA).

  • 3:10-3:30 pm Science & Diplomacy, Denis Naughten (Chairperson of the InterParliamentary Union Working Group on Science and Technology) and Rafael Mesquita de Souza Lima (Assistant Professor at the Political Science Department of UFPE, Brazil).

  • 3:35-3:50 pm Knowledge Foundations, Claudia Alarcón López (PhD student of the first Joint Doctoral Program of Learning Sciences at ETH and EPFL, Switzerland).

  • 3:50-4:00 pm Closing remarks: moderated by Claudia Alarcón, convenor of the session.


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Claudia Alarcón Lopez

PhD student / Founder, EPFL-ETH / Ciencia Sí

Tuesday September 26, 2023 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT