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)

ALENEZI Prof. (Mr) Raslan (Kuwait) - 2014-2017
Doctorate in Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Technological Studies, Shuwaikh, Kuwait
Vice-Chairperson of COMEST (2016-2017)

ALSWAILEM Prof. (Mr) Abdulaziz (Saudi Arabia) - 2014-2017
Vice-President, Scientific Research Support, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Chairperson, National Bioethics Committee
Former Chairperson, Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IGBC)

BRACANOVIĆ Prof. (Mr) Tomislav (Croatia) - 2014-2017
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy at the Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb
Member, Steering Committee, Society for the Advancement of Philosophy
Member, Editorial Board, philosophical journal Prolegomena
Member, Ethics Committee, NewFelPro Fellowship Project, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

HODSON DE JARAMILLO Prof. (Ms) Elizabeth (Colombia) - 2016-2019

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

IBANA Prof. (Mr) Rainier A. (Philippines) - 2010-2017
Professor of Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Social Philosophy and Philosophy of Education, Ateneo de Manila University
President, Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy
Vice-President, Philosophy with Children and Youth Network for Asia-Pacific
Vice-Chairperson of COMEST (2016-2017)

IRAJI ZAD Prof. (Ms) Azam (Islamic Republic of Iran) - 2014-2017
Doctorate in Physics
Professor, Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology
Chairperson, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

KELBESSA GOLGA Prof. (Mr) Workineh (Ethiopia) - 2012-2019
Associate 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
MITTELSTRAß Prof. (Mr) Jürgen (Germany) - 2010-2017
Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Constance /
Member, Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Former President, Academia Europaea (London) (2002-2008)
Former Chairperson, Austrian Science Council (2005-2015)

MONTALVO BATISTA Dr (Mr) Miguel A. (Dominican Republic) - 2014-2017
Doctor of Medicine
Executive Director, National Council for Bioethics and Health

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

OUGHTON Prof. (Ms) Deborah H. (Norway) - 2014-2017
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 (2016-2017)

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

SHINWARI Prof. (Mr) Zabta K. (Pakistan) - 2016-2019
Laureate of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science (2015)
Secretary-General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
Chairperson, Biotechnology Department, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
President, National Council for Tibb
Founder and Former Vice-Chancellor, Qarshi University, Lahore
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) - 2014-2017
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
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)
Rapporteur of COMEST (2016-2017)

VERBEEK Prof. (Mr) Peter-Paul (Netherlands) - 2016-2019
Professor of Philosophy and Technology, University of Twente
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
Member, Supervisory Board, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research (TNO)
Member, Council for the Humanities, Royal Academy of Sciences

Ex-officio Members of the Commission

Mr John Finney
Chairperson - Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

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

Mr Alberto Martinelli
President - International Social Science Council (ISSC)

H.E. Ms Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim
President - Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST)

Mr David Korenfeld Federman
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)

Ms Patricia Vickers-Rich
Chairperson - International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

Mr Eugenijus Gefenas
Chairperson - Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)

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