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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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Stefano Lami

FERMILAB / SQMS Center
Chief Operating Officer
Batavia, Illinois
Stefano Lami is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the new National Quantum Information Science SQMS Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, he coordinates the daily operations of the research center, oversees the workforce development including coordinating with human resources, meets with and reports to the Center's Director, and may stand in for the Director if she is out of the office or otherwise engaged. He was the Science Counselor at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. (2013-21), responsible for basic research, energy, and environment. A particle physicist by training, and with decades of experience in science diplomacy and policy, project management in international organizations, Dr. Lami’s interests are focused on facilitating international scientific and innovative research collaboration, increasing researcher mobility, and developing research coordination mechanism.
Dr. Lami has participated in numbers of international collaborative project, including at the Fermi Laboratory where the Top quark was discovered, the last foreseen quark particle still to be observed. In the past, he has served as the co-spokesperson at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and worked as researcher and faculty member in University of Heidelberg, Stony Brook University, and Rockefeller University. Dr. Lami has authored and co-authored 600+ scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals and have been a member of several international scientific committees.