Programme

Day

  • All
  • DAY 0 / Tuesday / 19 Nov
  • DAY 1 / Wednesday / 20 Nov
  • DAY 2 / Thursday / 21 Nov
  • DAY 3 / Friday / 22 Nov
  • DAY 4 / Saturday / 23 Nov

Type of event

  • All
  • Plenary session
  • Thematic session
  • Social event
  • Break
  • Special session
  • Press point
  • Keynote lecture
  • Transfer

Venue

  • All
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Akademia Pier
  • Müpa Budapest
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • House of Parliament
19 NOV / Day 0 / programme

9:00 - 18:00

Special session

GYA-IAP Leadership Workshop Part I.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 0

Tuesday / 19 NOV

9:00 - 18:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

13:30 - 18:00

Special session

Responsible Education: A ‘Call for Action’

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 0

Tuesday / 19 NOV

13:30 - 18:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  When it comes to preparations that concern the future of education, it has become abundantly clear that more needs to be done to galvanise educators, policy-makers, students and socio-civic groups into action. The Digital Age is already upon us and we require a lot more tangible action to appropriately position ourselves for the future. We all have a role to play when it comes to ensuring responsible education. This much is true. It is also important that our learning environments always remain… (more)
20 NOV / Day 1 / programme

9:00 - 12:00

Special session

GYA-IAP Leadership Workshop Part II.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

9:00 - 12:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

9:00 - 10:30

Special session

MCAA Forum on Research and Democracy

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

9:00 - 10:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  The pursuit of truth and knowledge has helped shape modern human social and political history. Despite hundreds of years of progress towards a society where facts and evidence form the basis of our laws, customs and policies, we continue to face threats from political forces who rely on demagoguery, misinformation, and suppression of scientific findings to erode democratic institutions, consolidate power and secure financial and political supremacy.Scientists and researchers have always played a… (more)

9:00 - 10:30

Special session

Civic Duty and Responsibility of Scientists

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

9:00 - 10:30

Special session:
Organised by:  World Science Forum
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  Currently, one emphasis for science is towards professional responsibility within the narrow constraints of the subject including extensive, often technical discussions, on “correct” measurement and reporting standards. These “internal”, self-reflexive responsibilities are only one aspect. Scientific research goes much further influencing society, informing policy or building the basis for technology that requires a careful cost/benefit analysis. For example, genetic screening can lead… (more)

9:00 - 10:30

Special session

Evolution of Science Communication: Let’s Learn from African Experience

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

9:00 - 10:30

Special session:
Organised by:  Kenyatta University
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  Science plays a pivotal role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and affects human life aspect at all levels. Scientists have an ethical obligation to produce factual, intelligible and timely information to empower the populations to make decisions about important social, economic and political issues, especially those related to SDGs. Together with science education, science communication also aims to share with the general public, especially younger ones; the pleasure of… (more)

11:00 - 12:30

Special session

Eötvös 100: Novelties from the Roland Eötvös Commemorative Year

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:00 - 12:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract:  2019 is the 100th anniversary year of the death of Roland Eötvös (in Hungarian Eötvös Loránd, 1848-1919), a pioneer of high precision gravitational physics, founding father of applied geophysics and innovator of higher education. His results are still with us, both in capillarity (before 1880) and in various fields of gravity. The Eötvös rule, Eötvös constant, Eötvös number (all related to surface tension of liquids), as well as several gravity terms: the Eötvös torsion balance,… (more)

11:00 - 12:30

Special session

Merging Values across Science and Diplomacy: Interactions and counteractions between scientists and diplomats

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:00 - 12:30

Special session:
Organised by:  InsSciDE's Leonard Laborie (CNRS) , UNESCO
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  Science diplomacy emerges at the intersection of two worlds and through two main categories of actors: scientists and diplomats. These two groups have different values that may clash or complement each other. A smoothly functioning system of science diplomacy might benefit from mechanisms and systems that prevent clashing and encourage complementarity between scientists and diplomats in practice. Panelists will discuss how we may foster convergence of values between scientists and diplomats,… (more)

11:00 - 12:30

Special session

The European Research Council – Funding opportunities for brilliant minds

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:00 - 12:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  The European Research Council (ERC) was established by the European Commission in 2007 with the aim of encouraging the highest quality research in Europe. The concept is simple, competitive individual funding for researchers with a great idea, across all fields. … (more)

11:00 - 12:30

Special session

Implementation of the S20 recommendations: Scientific solution to keep a balance between promotion of industrial science and warning from environmental science?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Press Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:00 - 12:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Press Room
Abstract:  This year, the S20 was held in Japan, featuring the emerging issue of marine plastic waste. As a result, the G20 Academies of Sciences calls for 6 recommendations including use of evidence-based advice, capacity building for both essential research infrastructures and human capital, and establishment of an improved data storage and management system that ensures open access by scientists globally. … (more)

11:00 - 12:30

Special session

The ethical challenges of a global sustainable food system

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:00 - 12:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  All countries face the problem of tackling the burden of malnutrition and it is vital to increase efforts to ensure food and nutrition security for all. There are major challenges, but also great collective opportunities, for transformation of food systems to provide healthy, sustainable, diversified diets amidst climate and other environmental change. … (more)

11:30 - 12:30

Special session

Ethical challenges and governance responsibilities of do-it-yourself biology

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Small Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

11:30 - 12:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Small Room
Abstract:  The objective of this panel discussion is to show and confront different points of view on the rapidly growing movement of DIY Biology. Four experts and a moderator will discuss in front of the audience how open science movement of DIY Biology is shaping the economy worldwide and how it can be also applied globally to enhance innovation, entrepreneurship, and economy same ethical and regulatory challenges will be discussed by panelists in order to show both the positive and negative side of this… (more)
12:00 - 14:00 / Lunch

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

12:00 - 14:00

Break:

Registration closed

12:30 - 13:00

Special session

Launch of the Declaration on the Core Values of Young Academies

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kodály Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

12:30 - 13:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kodály Hall
Abstract:  Official launch of the Declaration on the Core Values of Young Academies, a document compiled by representatives of various Young Academies from around the globe, based on discussions held at the Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies in July 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam.   Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Young Academies November 2019   This session is open to the public. (more)

13:00 - 15:30

Special session

The responsibility of Water Science for Sustainability

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

13:00 - 15:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  Surface water and groundwater resources of Hungary are exceptionally rich and their conservation is an imperative responsibility for the society. This recognition lead to the development of the National Water Strategy (Kvassay Jenő Plan), the strategic framework and mid-term action plan of water management to avoid the world-threatening water crisis in Hungary and to preserve water for future generations by integrated and sustainable water management. … (more)

Registration closed

13:00 - 14:00

Special session

Young Scientists Networking Lunch

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vörösmarty Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Special session

Ethical Challenges in Engineering and Technology

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

Special session:
Organised by:  IEEE
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  This Workshop will address current issues and ethical challenges arising from the rapid advances in technology. Reporting on major initiatives taken by the IEEE, leading engineers from the IEEE, with their wealth of experience, will share their views and seek answers to current problems ranging from the rise of autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence to emerging issues related to the development of standards supporting ethical design. … (more)

14:00 - 15:30

Special session

Aren’t we wasting time? Creating a cooperative funding framework for more responsive Research for Development

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  In the twenty years since the “Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge” defined the new responsibilities of science as “science for peace, science for development and science in and for society”, we research funders have striven to keep these concepts central to our endeavors in science, technology and innovation (STI). Yet despite all our individual good intentions, can we say we are dealing with the problems that need most attention? As individual funders we continue… (more)

14:00 - 15:30

Special session

Decarbonisation of transport – policy options and ethical challenges

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

14:00 - 15:30

Special session

Science diplomacy: global cities take the lead

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

Special session:
Organised by:  SciTech DiploHub
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall
Abstract:  Just as it happened during the Renaissance, with autonomous cities like Ghent, Bruges, Florence, Venice and Antwerp, which redefined the international legal framework and set the stage for transnational credit and innovative trading networks, contemporary global cities are uniquely suited to translate their knowledge, resilience and productivity into global progress. The future of multilateralism is metropolitan. The global challenges that cities are dealing with, from climate change to health,… (more)

14:00 - 15:30

Special session

Championing Young Scientists in Southeast Asia: Opportunities for Inter-regional Harmonisation in Promoting Inclusivity, Excellence and Integrity

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Small Room

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Small Room
Abstract:  Southeast (SE) Asia is a rapidly developing region, home to biodiversity hotspots and multicultural societies. The region’s unique colonial past has created a strong desire to define its own narrative, particularly in science, technology and innovation (STI). Despite a relatively small global R&D footprint, SE Asia boasts a vibrant and diverse research community that is increasingly encouraged to contribute to societal progress, beyond pure knowledge generation. … (more)

14:00 - 16:00

Special session

Raising the Voice of Early Career Researchers in Global Science and Policy

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kodály Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:00 - 16:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kodály Hall
Abstract:  This session is aimed at sharing the current efforts by various Early Career Researcher (ECR) organisations to contribute to the  the Global Science and Policy enterprise, and to explore ways of joining forces so as to have even more impact as a collective. … (more)

14:30 - 16:00

Special session

Career Paths in Science Diplomacy

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vörösmarty Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

14:30 - 16:00

Special session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vörösmarty Hall
Abstract:  Nobel Prize winning Egyptian American CALTECH Scientist once said “The soft power of science has the potential to reshape global diplomacy".  In his article on Science in Diplomacy published in Cell (vol. 141, issue 2), he also pointed out how science maintained a stable impact on human lives when world was going through economic, political and religious turbulence. … (more)

15:45 - 16:30

Transfer

Boat trip / transfer to Müpa Budapest

Akademia Pier

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

15:45 - 16:30

Transfer:
Venue: Akademia Pier
Abstract:  The following transfers are available from the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to MÜPA Concert Hall: Boat trips with sightseeing: 15:50 Budapest boat leaving from the Akademia Pier at the Danube 16:20 Rákóczi boat leaving from the Akademia Pier at the Danube The maximum capacity of the two boats is 500 prs. in total. Bus transfer: buses are leaving from the parking lot in front of the building of the Academy from 15:45 to 16:40.Recommended alternative public transportation: (more)
16:00 - 17:30 / Registration and welcome at Müpa Budapest

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

16:00 - 17:30

Break:
Venue: Müpa Budapest
Abstract:   Transfers to MÜPA Palace Arts starts at 16:15 and 16:45 form the Palace of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (more)

17:30 - 18:00

Social event

Concert Part I.

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

17:30 - 18:00

Social event:
Venue: Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Abstract:  Orchestrated by: Edina Szirtes "Mókus" Perfomed by: Edina Szirtes "Mókus" (looper, violin, song), Mihály Dresch (wind and folk music instruments), Miklós Lukács (cimbalom), Modern Art Orchestra,  Lautitia Choir, Debrecen (conductor: József Nemes)   (more)

18:45 - 19:00

Plenary session

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science Handover Ceremony

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

18:45 - 19:00

19:00 - 19:15

Plenary session

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation Handover Ceremony

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

19:00 - 19:15

19:15 - 19:45 / Coffee Break

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

19:15 - 19:45

Break:
Venue: Müpa Budapest

19:45 - 20:15

Keynote lecture

Science, Ethics and Responsibility

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

19:45 - 20:15

Keynote lecture:
Venue: Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Abstract:  The Values of Science: Citizen Science and Responsible Design in Society 5.0 … (more)

20:15 - 20:30

Social event

Concert Part II.

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

20:15 - 20:30

Social event:
Venue: Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Abstract:  Performed by: Sibebe Cultural and Marimba Group (South Africa) Lautitia Choir, Debrecen (conductor: József Nemes) (more)

20:30 - 22:00

Social event

Opening Reception

Müpa Budapest

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

20:30 - 22:00

Social event:
Venue: Müpa Budapest

21:15 - 23:00

Transfer

Transfer from Müpa Budapest back to hotels

Müpa Budapest

Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

21:15 - 23:00

Transfer:
Venue: Müpa Budapest
Abstract:  Bus transfer back to hotels is available from the venue of the Opening Ceremony from 21:15. Recommended alternative public transportation: Those who would like to take the opportunity for some sightseeing along the river Danube, can take the Tram No. 2 back to the city centre, from stop "MÜPA-Nemzeti Színház". (more)
21 NOV / Day 2 / programme

9:00 - 9:30

Keynote lecture

Keynote Lecture I. Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 11:00

Plenary session

Plenary Session I. Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

9:30 - 11:00

Plenary session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract:  The plenary lecture focused on the moral principles imposed on today’s scientific research and asked whether moral principles should regulate scientific development. Some of the considerations involved issues related to scientific research itself (research methods, authorship, conflict of interest, reporting and responsibility), while others dealt with research practices carrying prevailing possibilities for the whole of society. Remarkable opportunities such as genome editing, artificial… (more)

Video: 

https://mta.videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/35582/plenary-session-i-are-there-ethical-limits-to-what-science-can-achieve-or-should-pursue

11:00 - 11:30 / Coffee Break

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:00 - 11:30

Break:

11:00 - 11:45

Press point

Speakers from Keynote lecture I. and Plenary Session I.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:00 - 11:45

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)
Abstract:      Peter-Paul Verbeek, Professor, University of Twente – Margaret A. Hamburg, Chair of the Board, AAAS – Alexander Kagansky, Director, Centre for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia – Dr Tyrone Grandison, Board Chairman, The Data-Driven Institute – Kjersti Lohne, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions I. a. Science for Peace: Successes and Future Responsibilities

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  The speakers from the session concentrated on the ethical responsibilities of scientists and science policy in the context of contemporary global challenges. In her opening speech Nurcan Meral Ozel, representing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), highlighted the key role of science diplomacy in managing global crises in the current unstable political environment, characterised by tension and mistrust between global powers. Ms Ozel argued for a science diplomacy which… (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions I. b. How Science Reinforces Democracy through a More Realistic Picture of Human Nature

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall
Abstract:  This thematic session focussed on the influence of human nature on democracy and on the question of how science can help us to understand this process. At the beginning Koen Vermeir, moderator of the session, introduced the topic and invited the audience to take part in an interactive talk. As a warm-up, he asked two questions: one about the role of facts and reasons in our complex environment; the other about how science and governments should handle them. The session became truly interactive,… (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions I. c. What Humans Will Be after Genome Editing of Human Embryonic Stem Cells?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  The discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 system and the multi-billion biotech industry that it has spawned serve as a cautionary tale for all policy makers who push for a strictly utilitarian view of science. Studying the function of an obscure genomic repeat in a few bacterial genomes was a quintessential basic science paradigm, yet it led to a scientific revolution that paved the way for new therapies, some of which are already in the clinical phase. In merely two decades “CRISPR” and “genome… (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions I. d. The urgent responsibiltiy of science to support SDGs

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  All presenters have agreed on the importance of science and technology in the fueling and actual implementation of SDGs. Although thus far implementation is lagging behind, and in many aspects the global situation is worse than before, there is still hope. The interlinked nature of targets requires a system’s approach to better understand the interactions, competitive agendas and various transformation methods. There are six entry points in the system that can trigger the whole net and boost… (more)

Video: 

https://mta.videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/35471/thematic-sessions-i-d-the-urgent-responsibiltiy-of-science-to-support-sdgs

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions I. e. Centenary of Organized International Science Cooperation and Science Diplomacy

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract:  The moderators of the session were Elisa Reis, Vice-President of the International Science Council (ISC), and Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Secretary of the ISC. Ismail-Zadeh summarised the foundation and history of organised international science cooperation. The preliminary form of the current organisation already existed in the 19th century. Following the economic destruction of the First World War, scientists met in Paris to decide on the future of science, and the International Research Council (IRC)… (more)
13:00 - 14:30 / Lunch Break

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

13:00 - 14:30

Break:

13:15 - 14:00

Press point

Speakers from Thematic Sessions I.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

13:15 - 14:00

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)
Abstract:      Her Royal Highness Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS) – Professor Indira Nath (Science for Peace) – David Mair, Head of Unit H1: Knowledge for Policy (Concepts and Methods), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission – Daya Reddy, President, International Science Council (ISC) – Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Professor of Social & Medical Anthropology, University of Sussex (more)

14:30 - 15:00

Keynote lecture

Keynote Lecture II. The Ethics of Science Funding

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30

Plenary session

Plenary Session II. The Ethics of Science Funding

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

15:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:00 / Coffee Break

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

16:30 - 17:00

Break:

16:45 - 17:15

Press point

Speakers from Keynote lecture II. and Plenary Session II.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

16:45 - 17:15

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)
Abstract:      France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) – József Pálinkás, Past President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, World Science Forum (2008-2014) – Michinari Hamaguchi, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency – Stephanie Annett, Honorary Lecturer and Post Doctorate Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Mohamed Hassan, President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (more)

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions II. a. Open Science - The Future of Science and Science for the Future

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions II. b. Responsible Research and Innovation and Research Integrity: Across the Globe and Across Society

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  Responsible Research and Innovation and Research Integrity: Across the Globe and Across Society … (more)

Video: 

https://mta.videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/35480/thematic-sessions-ii-b-responsible-research-and-innovation-and-research-integrity-across-the-globe-and-across-society

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions II. c. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence - Global Considerations and Potential for Africa

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Organised by:  UNESCO
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall
Abstract:  The session started with a short UNESCO video on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI). Biological anthropologist Lucilla Spini, the first speaker, pointed out the fact that most private sector initiatives that transfer technology to Africa do not consider ethics – and this has led to continent-wide cybersecurity problems. Cultural aspects are also brought in with the import of technology, but African cultural values need to be taken into account when defining a framework for AI on the… (more)

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions II. d. Gender Equality in STI: An Ethical Issue

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Organised by:  UNESCO, GenderInSITE, OWSD
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  The promotion of women in Science, Technology and Innovation has been in focus for years, although we are still far away from equality. A gender gap can be observed at all levels of education, from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their career, and in science management/leadership as well. Developing countries are now also undertaking efforts to improve opportunities, to lower gender inequality, and to decrease other, non-gender-related discrimination… (more)

Video: 

https://mta.videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/35459/thematic-sessions-ii-d-gender-equality-in-sti-an-ethical-issue

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions II. e. Sustainable Agriculture

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 2

Thursday / 21 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  Christiane Diehl (Executive Director of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, EASAC) opened the session by briefly introducing EASAC and its major aims along with InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). She then gave the floor to Ervin Balázs (member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and organiser of this event), who shared some facts, thoughts and questions about whether we can one day reach sustainable development goals in agriculture. The first speaker, Sheryl Hendriks (University of… (more)
22 NOV / Day 3 / programme

9:00 - 9:30

Keynote lecture

Keynote Lecture III. The Ethical Conduct of Science

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

9:00 - 9:30

Keynote lecture:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract:  Keynote speaker Professor Sheryl Hendriks, in her exceptional lecture, drew our attention to the following: … (more)

9:30 - 11:00

Plenary session

Plenary Session III. The Ethical Conduct of Science

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

11:00 - 11:30 / Coffee Break

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:00 - 11:30

Break:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences

11:15 - 11:45

Press point

Speakers from Keynote lecture III. and Plenary Session III.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:15 - 11:45

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)
Abstract:      Sheryl Hendriks, Head of Department, University of Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development – Milica Momcilovic, President, World Federation of Science Journalists – Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) – Chieko Asakawa, IBM Fellow, IBM Research Michael Saliba, Professor, Technical University of Darmstadt, Junge Akademie, Global Young Academy (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions III. a. Science engagement: redefining the uneasy relations with politics and policy? Some transatlantic dimensions

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Organised by:  European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA), Pew Research Center
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall
Abstract:  This is a crucial time for reflecting on the role of science in politics and policy-making. In scientific communities throughout Europe and in the U.S. there is a palpable concern over the degree to which the public trusts scientific experts and authorities. Many view the public health threats emerging as a result of people’s concerns about vaccine safety and effectiveness as a sign of decreasing trust in scientific authority. Another case in point is the ‘climate change denial’, which… (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions III. b. Basic Sciences Infrastructures for Ethical and Responsible Collaborative Development

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Organised by:  International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), International Union of Crystallography, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Royal Scientific Society, Jordan (RSS), CERN, International Science Council (ISC), ICISE, Dhofar University
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract:  Basic sciences infrastructures for ethical and responsible collaborative development was all about how large foundations such as CERN participate in diplomacy, help developing areas, countries, and people from this area in development and education, and change the direction of the brain drain flow. … (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions III. c. The Widespread Manifestations and Important Consequences of Gender Bias in Science

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Organised by:  Portia
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  The session’s organiser, Elizabeth Pollitzer, started with an introduction about the implicit, complicit or unconscious and explicit gender bias present in the scientific world. She mentioned that women generally are excluded from highly-paid, prestigious opportunities, for instance, in winning ERC grants. She called attention to the fact that innovation is also biased when a male sample as a norm is taken into consideration: medicines developed only with male samples can be less useful or… (more)

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions III. d. Climate Justice for Managing Climate Change Risks on Health

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions III. e. Hunting for Alien Worlds: Recent Advances in Exoplanet Research

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall
Abstract:  Exoplanet research is one of the most important drivers in modern astronomy. It is a quest for accuracy that motivates astronomers and engineers from all over the world to collaborate on more and more complex space missions. Professor László Kiss, Director General of the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Budapest, Hungary), opened the session by introducing four speakers, each of whom talked about space telescopes designed specifically for exoplanet science. … (more)
13:00 - 14:30 / Lunch break

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

13:00 - 14:30

Break:

13:30 - 14:00

Press point

Announcing the Launch of the Charter of Ethics of Science and Technology in the Arab Region

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

13:30 - 14:00

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)
Abstract:    … (more)

14:15 - 14:45

Press point

Speakers from Thematic Sessions III.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

14:15 - 14:45

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall (1st floor)
Abstract:      László Kiss, Director General, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences – Herwig Schopper, Former Director General, CERN – Michele Zema, Executive Outreach Officer, International Union of Crystallography – Michel Spiro, President Designate, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) – Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Acting Programme Director Risk and Resilience, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) – Volker ter Meulen, President, IAP (more)

14:30 - 15:00

Keynote lecture

Keynote Lecture IV. Ethics in Science Communication

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

14:30 - 15:00

16:30 - 17:00 / Coffee Break

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

16:30 - 17:00

Break:

16:45 - 17:30

Press point

Speakers from Keynote lecture IV. and Plenary Session IV.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

16:45 - 17:30

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)
Abstract:    … (more)

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions IV. a. When politics and science collide, should science journalists pick a side?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Organised by:  World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Library Conference Hall
Abstract:  Hearing ‘boo’ and ‘hear, hear’ loudly shouted out is rather unusual at scientific conferences. However, this is exactly what happened in the Library Conference Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences during the World Science Forum 2019. At a thematic session lead by Peter Vermij, a communications advisor based in Amsterdam, and Kai Kupferschmidt, a freelance science writer from Berlin, participants expressed their thoughts about the roles and responsibilities of science journalists.… (more)

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions IV. b. Beyond SDGs - Science for Well-Being

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions IV. c. Human Right to Science

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Organised by:  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Lecture Hall
Abstract:  The human right to science is recognised in two international documents: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR, 1966, Article 15). The right to science should encompass freedom to do research, the right to share knowledge, the right to benefit from science and open access to science. While the ICESCR has been ratified by about 170 countries worldwide, there is a lack of agreement regarding what exactly the… (more)

Video: 

https://mta.videotorium.hu/hu/recordings/35474/thematic-sessions-iv-c-human-right-to-science

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions IV. d. The Ethics of Regenerative Medicine

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Reading Room
Abstract:  Regenerative medicine is an emerging medical endeavor aimed at restoring tissue function via approaches ranging from small molecular drugs, biological therapies and tissue engineering devices to cell and gene therapies. While it holds great potential and offers the promise of curing intractable diseases, as Volker ter Meulen summarised in his opening thoughts, we have to think about how far we can go and what we can do with these new tools. Two main approaches of stem cell therapy and genome… (more)

17:00 - 18:30

Thematic session

Thematic Sessions IV. e. Science Diplomacy for Global Challenges: International Frames, Norms and Ethical Principles

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Large Lecture Hall

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

17:00 - 18:30

18:30 - 19:00

Transfer

Transfer to the Museum of Fine Arts

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

18:30 - 19:00

Transfer:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Abstract:  Bus transfer is available from the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Museum of Fine Arts. Buses are leaving from the parking lot in front of the Academy from 18:30 to 19:00. (more)

18:45 - 19:15

Press point

Speakers from Thematic Sessions IV.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

18:45 - 19:15

Press point:
Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Concert Hall (within the Tudós Café)
Abstract:      Peter Vermij, Strategic Advisor, Bird's Eye Communications – Kai Kupferschmidt, Freelance science writer, contributing correspondent for Science magazine, WFSJ – Julia MacKenzie, Senior Director of International Affairs and Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science – Margaret Vitullo, Deputy Director, American Sociological Association – Ghaith Fariz, Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Science in the Arab States (more)

19:45 - 20:00

Social event

Welcome to the Gala Dinner

Museum of Fine Arts

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

19:45 - 20:00

Social event:
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts

Registration closed

20:00 - 21:30

Social event

Guided Tours - Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting

Museum of Fine Arts

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

20:00 - 21:30

Social event:
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts
Abstract:  The exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts running from late October showcases the Golden Age of Flemish painting through the art of the foremost Baroque master of European art, Peter Paul Rubens, and that of his contemporaries. The 120 or so displayed works have been loaned from forty prominent public collections, including the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the National Gallery in Washington DC and the National Gallery in London. In addition to almost… (more)

Registration closed

20:00 - 20:45

Special session

UnEarthing - The responsibility of science in creating a coherent vision for a sustainable world

Museum of Fine Arts

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

20:00 - 20:45

Special session:
Organised by:  World Science Forum
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts
Abstract:  Resource depletion, climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse – a rapidly accumulating list of crises may evoke fear of a pending apocalypse. But the original meaning of this ancient greek word is ‘when things reveal themselves’. We are living in an interesting time where a revelation has occurred and we must change course... … (more)

20:45 - 22:30

Social event

Gala Dinner - reception

Museum of Fine Arts

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

20:45 - 22:30

Social event:
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts

21:30 - 22:30

Transfer

Transfer from the Museum of Fine Arts back to hotels

Museum of Fine Arts

Day 3

Friday / 22 NOV

21:30 - 22:30

Transfer:
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts
Abstract:  Bus transfer is available from the Museum of Fine Arts back to hotels. Buses are leaving from the "drop-off point" from 21:30 to 22:30. Recommended alternative public transportation: Those who would like to take the opportunity, can take the Millennium Underground Railway "M1" (the first underground metro line on European mainland, in constant operation since 1896) from stop "Hősök tere" back to the city centre. (more)
23 NOV / Day 4 / programme

Registration closed

8:00 - 9:30

Transfer

Entry and transfer to the House of Parliament

House of Parliament

Day 4

Saturday / 23 NOV

8:00 - 9:30

Transfer:
Venue: House of Parliament
Abstract:  Please note that all participants must pass through a security control at the entrance of the Parliament. To gain admission in due time  we recommend to join the groups that walk from the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Parliament (~10 min.). The first group will leave at 8:00. … (more)

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote lecture

20 years of Science Diplomacy

11:00 - 11:30 / Coffee break

Day 4

Saturday / 23 NOV

11:00 - 11:30

Break:

11:30 - 13:00

Plenary session

Plenary session V. | Parliamentary Plenary Session | 20 years of Science Diplomacy

Day 4

Saturday / 23 NOV

11:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Plenary session

Endorsement of the Declaration and Handover Ceremony

14:00 - 15:30

Social event

Farewell reception

Day 4

Saturday / 23 NOV

14:00 - 15:30

Social event: