Election of Conference Officers - Procedural matters
[Presented by Secretary-General of Conference]
Presentations of 30 minutes by prominent personalities aimed at setting the scene for the
events scheduled over the following days.
1. SCIENCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
The promises and perspectives of science in the coming decades. Demands for science. The
frontiers of science. Towards interdisciplinary research and the need for international
co-operation in research. Ethical issues associated with new developments.
Josť I. Vargas
President, Third World Academy of Sciences
2. SCIENCE IN RESPONSE TO BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
Scientific research as an essential means of meeting society's needs in food, water,
energy, health care, shelter, safety and the alleviation of poverty.
President, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
3. THE SCIENTIST AS GLOBAL CITIZEN
The responsibility of the scientist to digest the growing volume of knowledge, to share
the knowledge with the rest of the society understand where this new knowledge will lead.
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, USA
4. SCIENCE AND HUMAN VALUES
Ethical principles and values in science. Promotion of science for peaceful purposes.
Ethical challenges of modern scientific developments. Good practices and conduct in
scientific research. Education of scientists as conscientious and responsible citizens and
contributors to the culture of peace.
Sir Josef Rotblat
Founder and former President, Pugwash Conferences on science and world affairs.