technological capabilities

WAAS TALKS: Science as a Social Good

Science as a Social Good

Science as a Social Good
Webinar #2 on May 24, 2021

The accelerating pace of scientific development has generated a widening gap and mismatch between technological capabilities, fragmented public policies, ethical standards, social equity and our capacity for cultural adaptation. New organizational models for research, policy-making, regulation and implementation are needed to identify high potential scientific advances, coordinate research in all fields, and integrate science,ethical guidelines and social welfare. This panel will examine challenges and discuss opportunities for promoting socially beneficial technologies, and aligning scientific development with public policies to enhance human security.

Gérard Escher (Presenter)
Advisor to the Board,
Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA)

Anja Kaspersen
Senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Georgios Theodoropoulos
Chair Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, SUSTech

Ketan Patel
Co-founder and CEO of Greater Pacific Capital

Donato Kiniger Passigli (Moderator)
Vice President, World Academy of Art & Science

Garry Jacobs (Concluding remarks)
President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science