COMEST Members

ADEPARUSI Prof. (Ms) Eunice Oluwayemisi (Nigeria) - 2016-2019
Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquacultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
Member, National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS)
Member, African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE)
Member, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) /
Member, World Aquaculture Society (WAS)
Chairperson, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (Chapter for the Ondo State)

BRACANOVIĆ Prof. (Mr) Tomislav (Croatia) - 2014-2021
Research Associate, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb
Member, Editorial Board, philosophical journal Prolegomena /
Member, Ethics Committee, NewFelPro Fellowship Project, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Rapporteur of COMEST (2018-2019)

HAMZÉ Prof. (Mr) Mouïn (Lebanon) - 2018-2021
Professor of Plant Physiology and Soil-Water Sciences, Lebanese University
Secretary General, National Council for Scientific Research-Lebanon (CNRS-L)
Board Member, UN-ESCWA Technology Centre
Former President and Scientific Advisor, General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Former President and Board Member, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
National Contact Point and Member of the Steering Committee for the EU Programmes Partnership for Research & Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) and EU-Med
Jury President, L’OREAL Award For Women in Science (Levant and Middle East)
Vice-Chairperson, National Commission for UNESCO

HODSON DE JARAMILLO Prof. (Ms) Elizabeth (Colombia) - 2016-2019
Professor Emeritus, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Corresponding Member, Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
Former Director (1990-2010), Biotechnology Unit, Faculty of Science, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Member, Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

HOEGH-GULDBERG Prof. (Mr) Ove (Australia / Australie) - 2018-2021
Director and Founder, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Excellence for Reef Studies
Professor of Marine Studies, University of Queensland
Fellow, Australian Academy of Science / Membre
JUÁREZ MOJICA (Mr) Javier (Mexico) - 2018-2021
Commissioner, Board of the Federal Telecommunications Institute
Former Head, Regulatory Policy Unit, Federal Telecommunications Institute
Former Director General, Federal Commission on Telecommunications

KELBESSA GOLGA Prof. (Mr) Workineh (Ethiopia) - 2012-2019

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Former Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Ethics Journal

MESSER-YARON Prof. (Ms) Hagit (Israel) - 2016-2019
Professor of Electrical Engineering, and former Vice-President for Research and Development, Tel Aviv University
Former Vice-Chairperson, Council of Higher Education of Israel
Former President, Open University, Israel
Former Chief Scientist, Ministry of Science of Israel

OMLADIČ Dr (Mr) Luka (Slovenia) - 2012-2019
Lecturer, University of Ljubljana
President, Slovenian Philosophical Society

OUGHTON Prof. (Ms) Deborah H. (Norway) - 2014-2021
Professor and Research Director, Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Norwegian University of life Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo
Former Member and Vice-Chairperson, National Ethics Committee for Science and Technology
Former Member, Ethics Advisory Board for Patents
Former Member, Climate Panel, Norwegian Academy of Sciences

PARIZEAU Prof. (Ms) Marie-Hélène (Canada) - 2012-2019
Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Université Laval (Québec City)
Leader, Research Group on Medical and Environmental Ethics
Chairperson of COMEST (2016-2019)

SANTOSUOSSO Prof. (Mr) Amedeo (Italy) - 2018-2021
Founder and Scientific Director, European Center for Law, Science and new Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia
Professor of Law, Science and Emerging Technologies, University School for Advanced Studies Pavia
Professor of Law, Science and New Technologies, Department of Law, University of Pavia
President, First Chamber, Court of Appeal of Milan
Former President, European Association for Neuroscience and Law (EANL)

SENE Prof. (Mr) Abdoulaye (Senegal) - 2012-2019
Environmental sociologist
Coordinator for “Ethics, Governance, Environmental and Social Responsibility”, Environmental Sciences Institute, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar
Chairperson, Board of Directors, National Authority for Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Senegal
Vice-Chairperson of COMEST (2016-2019)

SHINWARI Prof. (Mr) Zabta K. (Pakistan) - 2016-2019
Laureate of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science (2015)
Recipient of Pakistan Civil Awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2018) and Tamghae-Imtiaz (2012)
Founder and Vice-Chancellor, Qarshi University, Lahore
Council Member Pakistan Academy of Sciences, of Sciences
President, National Council for Tibb / Président, Conseil national pour Tibb
Founder and Former Vice-Chancellor, Kohat University Science and Technology (KUST)
Founder and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Bannu

SIRJU-CHARRAN Prof. (Ms) Grace (Trinidad and Tobago) - 2014-2021
Retired Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and former Head, Department of Life Sciences and Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Guest Lecturer in Biotechnology and Bioethics, Université des West Indies, St Augustine
Member, National Commission for UNESCO (2007-2015)
Chairperson, Bioethics Committee, National Commission for UNESCO (2013-2015)
Vice-President, Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC)
Member, Advisory Committee for the Caribbean Research Ethics Training Institute
Vice-Chairperson of COMEST (2018-2019)

VERBEEK Prof. (Mr) Peter-Paul (Netherlands) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente
Scientific co-director, DesignLab, University of Twente
Honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology, Aalborg University
Member, Supervisory Board, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research (TNO)
Member, Council for the Humanities, Royal Academy of Sciences
Member, Programme Council for Responsible Innovation, NWO – Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Member, Board, Rathenau Institute, The Hague
Member, Center for Ethics and Health, Dutch Health Council

YI Prof. (Mr) Sang Wook (Republic of Korea) - 2018-2021
Professor of Philosophy, Hanyang University
Member, Board of Directors, Korean Society for the Philosophy of Science
Former Chairperson, Committee for the Science and Technology Assessment of Smart Network Technologies, Korean Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning, Ministry of Science and Technology
Chairperson, Committee for the Education of Philosophical Understanding of Science and Technology, Hanyang University

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Ex-officio Members of the Commission

Mr John Finney
Coordinator of the Working Group on Scientific Ethics - Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

Mr Didier Babin
Chairperson - Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB)

President - Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST)

Mr Hamet Babal Ly
Chairperson - Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP)

Mr Chao Gejin
Chairperson - International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICPHS)

Mr Peter Haugan
Chairperson - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC)

Mr Johannes Van Delden
Chairperson - International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IBC)

Mr Leiv K. Sydnes
Chairperson - Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, International Council for Science (ICSU)

Mr Guy Narbonne
Chairperson - International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

Mr Christian Byk
Chairperson - Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)

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