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
21 NOV / Day 2 / programme

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)

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

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)

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