Speakers at the three World Science Fora

The speakers of the plenary and thematic sessions of the three Fora were world-wide known and respected representatives of their fields, including

Werner Arber, Nobel Laureate, University of Basel
Arden L. Bement, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, President, Club of Rome
Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for Environment, European Commission
Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria
Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institiute
Otto Habsburg, member of the European Parliament
Ichiro Kanazawa, President, Science Council of Japan
Peter Lax, Abel Laureate, Professor of Mathematics, New York University
Alexandre Lámfalussy, First President, European Monetary Institute
Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
Yongxiang Lu, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol, President, Chulabhorn Research Institute
Kati Marton, Chair, International Women's Health Coalition; Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director-General, World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Koichiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO
Goverdhan Mehta, President of ICSU
Stjepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia
Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic
Janez Potocnik, Commissioner for Science, European Commission
Roland Schenkel, Director General, Joint Research Center, EU
Savita Singh, Director, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, India
Vaire Vike-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia
Craig Venter, President of the Center for the Advancement of Genomics, USA
Torsten Wiesel, Nobel-Laureate, Wiesel Laboratory, The Rockefeller University
William Wulf, President, Academy of Engineering, the National Academies, USA
Hans Wigzell, Rector, The Karolinska Institute
Hiroyuki Yosikawa, President, Science and Technology in Society Forum


Programme of the World Conference on Science  
Outcome of the World Conference on Science    
Follow-up to the World Conference on Science  
The World Science Forum 
The first World Science Forum on Knowledge and Society (2003)
The second World Science Forum on Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility (2005)  
The third World Science Forum on Investing in knowledge: Investing in the Future (2007) 
Read a brief History of the World Conference on Science and World Science Forum
World Science Forum 2009
Speakers at the three World Science Fora
Tomorrow’s Davos of Science?


Useful links


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Go directly to the website of the World Science Forum

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