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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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David Ewing Duncan

Journalist, Author, Researcher, Curator, and Advisor
David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning journalist covering life science, technology, AI, politics, and culture in print, television, and radio—and a best-selling author of 12 books published in 21 languages. David writes for Vanity Fair, Scientific American, Atlantic, The New York Times, Wired, and many others. He is a former producer and correspondent for ABC Nightline and 20/20, and for NPR’s Morning Edition. He was the longtime Chief Correspondent of NPR Talk’s Tech Nation. David is the Creative Director of Cure Experience in New York City, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Arc Fusion, which holds unique events around the world on major life science topics for top leaders. His latest book is The Voyage of Sorcerer II: The Expedition that Unlocked the Secrets of the Ocean Microbiome—which in part is about how climate change and human activity is altering the microbiome of Earth that connects all life. Other books include Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures (Dutton) and the bestsellers Experimental Man and Calendar. He gives frequent talks on health, biotech, bio-business, and AI, and often appears in major media. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in personal and molecular health data and has co-founded three companies. David was the founding director of the Center for Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. He has won the AAAS Magazine Story of the Year and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award three times. Website: www.davidewingduncan.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 18

9:00am EDT

Tuesday, September 26

4:00pm EDT