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FORUM I – Science: Achievements, Shortcomings and Challenges

FORUM II - Science and Society

 

Opening Session

Science for the twenty-first century, José I. Vargas
Science in response to basic human needs,
M.S. Swaminathan
The scientist as global citizen,
Neal Lane
Science and human values,
Sir Joseph Rotblat

 

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FORUM I – Science: Achievements, Shortcomings and Challenges

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The nature of science, Paul Hoyningen-Huene
The universal value of fundamental science, Miguel Virasoro
The scientific approach to complex systems, Sir Robert May
International cooperation in science, Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Science education, Guy Ourisson
Reformation of scientific disciplines, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa

  1. The Nature of Science    Back to top
    What makes science unique in the experience of mankind ? The specificities of the scientific approach, Maria Carla Galavotti
    How modern science was born and developed, Claude Debru
    About non-science, para-science and anti-science : a typology of ideas, attitudes and practices, Robert Halleux
    Western and non-Western science: history and perspectives, Juan José Saldaña
    The invention of classical scientific modernity, Roshdi Rashed
    A new survey of the Needham Question, Liu Dun
  2. The Universal Value of Fundamental Science    Back to top
Science as a production force, Mohammad A. Hamdan
Forging an alliance of formal and folk ecological knowledge, Madhav Gadgil
The universal value of fundamental science: a view from the South
, Manuel Peimbert
  1. Science in Response to Basic Human Needs    Back to top
Scientific capabilities in the research on basic needs for development, Eduardo Moacyr Krieger
Essential national health research: a powerful instrument in the response to human basic health need,
Essmat Ezzat
Development of biotechnology applied to food and health to face basic human needs in developing countries, M. de Jesús Limonta-Vidal
Science in response to basic human needs with special reference to water, Riyad Al-Dabbagh
The ZERI approach towards responding to basic human needs, with special reference to poverty alleviation, energy and shelter, Keto Elitabu Mshigeni
The responsibility of science in the alleviation of poverty in the world, Thomas R. Odhiambo
  1. The Scientific Approach to Complex Systems    Back to top
The predictability of climate, Tim Palmer
Disturbed carbon cycle, Berrien Moore III
Modeling of policy-making and policy-implementation, Arild Underdal
Towards an integrative biology and GaiaList 21:new Programmes for better Understand of Living Beings, Motohori Hoshi
Uncertainty and complexity: a mathematician’s point of view, Jacob Palis
  1. Science Across Borders    Back to top
The need for international cooperation in science and technology, Enric Banda
The new commitment for science across borders: a viewpoint of a developing country, Hu Qiheng
International collaboration in science: lessons from CERN, C. Llewellyn-Smith Provost
Scientific cooperation in Latin America, Oscar Grau
International collaboration in the fields of life/brain science, Masao Ito Riken
  1. Sharing Scientific Knowledge    Back to top
Scientific data in the Internet era, John Rumble
Worldwide access to scientific information in the electronic age: an Asian view, Xuan Wang
Sharing scientific knowledge through publications: what do developing countries have to offer? Ana María Cetto
Copyrights vs. freedom of scientific communication, P. Bernt Hugenholtz
Access to electronic information now and in the future, David Russon
  1. Science Education    Back to top
Science education for development, Sam Bajah
Science education in schools, Colin Power
Science education for future scientists, Wei Yu
  1. Science and the Environment    Back to top
Global problems related to biodiversity science, especially the effects of invasive species, José Sarukhan
The environmental consequences of tropical deforestation, Carlos Cerri
Water resources for human use: a perspective in view of the climate variability impacts, María Concepción Donoso
Global climate change and cycling of toxic metals, Jerome Nriagu
The role of the oceans in global climate change, John C. Field
Natural hazards of geological origin and their environmental impacts, R. Punongbayan
Human-induced changes in the global nitrogen cycle: implications for coastal ecosystems, Donald Boesch
  1. The Biological Revolution and its Implications for Health    Back to top
The biological revolution and its implications for health: an overview, Jorge Allende
Genetics and health, Maxine Singer President
Vaccines for the future, Paul-Henri Lambert
The biological revolution: what’s in it for Africa? Mireille David-Prince
New perspectives on ageing, Edit Beregi Semmelweis
Application and implication of the cloning of a disease gene: cystic fibrosis as an example, Lap-Chee Tsui
Prospects for AIDS research, Luc Montagnier
  1. Science Agriculture and Food Security    Back to top
Achievements and shortcomings of agriculture research: what to expect from biotechnology, Marc Van Montagu
Scientific challenges in feeding the world through sustainable agriculture, Bruce Alberts
Mobilising society for food security and related issues, Mervat Badawi
  1. Science, Ethics and Responsibilty    Back to top
The increasing gap between North and South: a globalization paradox, José M. Cantú
Human cloning: the ethics of replicating us, Margaret Somerville
Science, ethics and responsibility in a globalized economy, Shem O. Wandiga
The precautionary principle, Biserka Belicza
Scientific power, economic power, political power, Rynichi Ida
  1. Science and Energy    Back to top
Energy policy: strategy and challenges for the future, Chihiro Watanabe
Distributed power: a challenge for the 21st century, John Loughhead
The role of science in the development of fission and fusion energy, Douglas Muir
Energy: science, economics and environment, Jyoti Parikh
Challenges for research and development in renewable and solar energy technology, Gernot Oswald
Energy and Sustainable Development in Africa, Abdoussalam Ba
The provision of science and technology development for sustainable energy in developing countries with the case study on Indonesia, Harijono Djojodohardjo
  1. Science and New Materials    Back to top
Challenges for polymer sciences in the 21st Century, Alexei Khokhlov
The importance of interfaces, Roger Horn
Small-scale materials science with large scale facilities, Bruce D. Gaulin
Poroussolids, environment and strategic developments, Gérard Ferey
Computer modelling of materials at the atomic scale, Richard Catlow
New materials: their contribution to our futures, John Corish

FORUM II - Science and Society

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Public perception of science: between acceptance and rejection, John Durant
Science and development, Shem O. Wandiga
Setting priorities in a new socio-economic context, Partha Dasgupta
Science: the gender issues, Lydia Makhubu
A new social contract for science, Jane Lubchenco
Science for future generations, Lu Yongxiang

  1. Public Perception of Science: Between Acceptance and Rejection    Back to top
Public perceptions of the connection between scientific research and social progress, Bruce Lewenstein
Public perception of science and anti-science: science and counter culture, Sergei Kapitza
Perception of science: essentials and its practice in China - Perception of science in a country in transition, Zhang Kaixun
Science centres: a motivational asset, Pelle Persson
Third World science: a paradox of prestige and neglect, Martín Yriart
L'Afrique refuse-t-elle la science? Gervais Mbarga
  1. Science for Development    Back to top
Science and survival in the coming decades, C.N.R. Rao
Science, development and globalization, Ahmad Jalali
Addressing the socio-economic developmental needs society: contribution of the geosciences,
Godwin O.P. Obasi
Science for development: the approach of a small island state, Gerald Lalor
Science for development, Adnan Badran
European Union research programmes with linkages to development, Jorma Routti
  1. Setting Priorities in a New Socio-Economic Context    Back to top
Feasibility of science prospective: what priorities ? Thierry Gaudin
Science and priority setting in open societies, John de la Mothe
Setting priorities in a new socio-economic context: an industrialist's view, Jens Rostrup-Nielsen
Science and technology priorities and policy issues: the Latin-American experience, Hebe Vessuri
Central Asia: science in transition, Kadyr G. Gulamov
Setting priorities for science and technology in Saudi Arabia and its impediments, Saleh Al-Athel
  1. Gender Mainstreaming in Science and Technology    Back to top
Science: the gender issues, Sjamsiah Achmad
A new declaration of intent on gender, science and technology, and development, Geoffrey Oldham
Research and informal education by women scientists for sustainable development, Grace Alele Williams
Gender equity as a structural component of the new paradigm and commitment of science and technology, Gloria Bonder
The role of women in science for sustainable human development,
Aleksandra Kornhauser
Promoting science learning for girls and women: policies for human resources development, Shirley Malcom
Science and technology for development: the gender dimension, Farkhonda Hassan
  1. A new Social Contract for Science    Back to top
Basic science and society, Herwig Schopper
What does it mean, a social contract for science? Evandro Agazzi
The social contract with science in developing countries, Yoginder Alagh
New social contract for science: a need for capacity building in Africa, Francis K.A. Allotey
The responsibility of companies to society to provide access to healthy water and an efficient waste water treatment system, Marie-Marguerite Bourbigot
Prospects for science in Latin American countries, Luis Masperi
Dubna: an island of stability, Alexei Sissakian
Keeping the basic principles of knowledge openness and research for the long term, Dominique Foray
  1. Science, Industry and Knowledge as a Public Good    Back to top
Government funding, M.G.K. Menon
The pharmaceutical industry and rapidly expanding molecular-genetic knowledge,
Albert Fischli
The revolution in biology: prospects for the future,
Paul Berg
The electronics industry,
Bernt Ericson
The mechanical and steel industry,
Eckhard Rohkamm
Research and development, innovation and the knowledge-based economy,
Arthur J. Carty
  1. New Mechanisms for Funding Science    Back to top
Adding value to national research: a need for glue money and development of new partnerships, John Marks
Co-operation in science and technology and Asia's role,
Koichiro Matsuura
Management of new mechanisms for funding science,
Jaime Lavados
Financier la science en Afrique dans le contexte de la globalisation: perspectives et défis, Charles Binam
  1. Scientific Expertise and Public Decision Making    Back to top
Role of scientific knowledge and international assessments in national and international environmental policy formulation, Robert Watson
Scientific research and the convention on biodiversity,
Anthony Janetos
Scientists in the service of decision making,
Uri Shamir
Some observations on the role of science in public policy,
Tom Brzustowski
Science and disaster management,
Barbara Carby
  1. Joining Forces for a Sustainable World    Back to top
Sustainable consumption: visionary or illusory? Brian Heap
World population growth: issues and policy implications of demographic change,
P. Tandon
Science, a learning model for development, Yves Quéré
Feeding the world: production and distribution issues - Food in sustainability transition,
Lee Yee Cheong
International health: changing patterns and policy implications,
Erding Norrby
  1. Science and Democracy: a Social Perspective    Back to top
Science in totalitarian and post-totalitarian regimes, Rainer Eisfeld
The idea of the university in a democratic society,
Piotr Sztompka
A socio-political rejoinder, from a contemporary perspective, Alberto Martinelli
International co-operation on climate change,
James Dooge
Africa and the Third World,
L. Adele Jinadu
Reason, discernment and democracy,
Lourdes Arizpe
Science and democracy: public attitudes to science and scientists,
Robert Worcester
  1. Communicating and Popularizing Science    Back to top
Science communication, a duty of scientists, Paola Catapano
Training scientists to understand and love the media,
Toss Gascoigne
Audiences: the missing variable in science communication,
Carol Rogers
Popularising science in an emerging century: necessity or luxury?
Nohora E. Hoyos
Science festivals and weeks: adaptable vehicles for science communication,
Peter Briggs
Science in the media – science in competition,
Aart C. Gisolf
  1. Science and Other Systems of Knowledge    Back to top
Systems of knowledge: dialogue, relationship and process, Kenneth Ruddle
Integrating indigenous knowledge into conservation policy: aboriginal fire regimes and the challenge of reproducing acient fire management in protected areas,
Marcia Langton
Les savoirs agricoles traditionnels dans la production vivière en Afrique subsaharienne,
Lazare Séhouéto
Improving health care by coupling  indigenous and modern medical knowledge: the scientific bases of Highland Maya herbal medicine,
Brent Berlin
Pulse of the sea: integrating local knowledge in community-based coastal resource management,
Elmer Ferrer
Educating today’s youth in indigenous ecological knowledge: new paths for traditional ways,
Robbie Mathew

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