The first-ever Nobel Prize Summit brought together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and today’s youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity?
Xiye Bastida is an 18 year-old climate justice activist and the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth led organisation that focuses on highlighting the intersectionality of the climate crisis.
Elizabeth Blackburn is Professor Emerita in Biochemistry and Biophysics. She has been a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research and was awarded the Nobel Prize for her work in this area.
Martin Chalfie, the University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, shared the chemistry prize for his introduction of green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a biological marker.
Former United States Secretary of Energy and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, Steven Chu has devoted a significant part of his recent scientific career in search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.
Anthony S. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
Former Vice President Al Gore is the Co-Founder and the Chair of Generation Investment Management, and the Founder and Chair of The Climate Reality Project. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”
David J. Gross is the Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.”
Corey Hawkins made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in the 2013 revival of 'Romeo & Juliet' and received a Tony Award nomination as Leading Actor in a Play in 2017 for his performance in 'Six Degrees of Separation'.
A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of 'Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology'.
Klaus von Klitzing is the Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the quantum Hall effect.
Simon Levin is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His research interests are in understanding how macroscopic patterns and processes are maintained at the level of ecosystems and the biosphere.
Frances McDormand made her film debut in Ethan and Joel Coen’s 'Blood Simple' (1984). She received an Academy Award for her work in 'Fargo' (1996) and' Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017).
Anne Muthoni is a climate change enthusiast. Through her co-founded initiative, Youth Arts Mentorship Initiative, Muthoni hopes to use her acting skills to inform the Kenyan youth about climate change.
Saul Perlmutter shared the physics prize for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. He is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a professor in Earth system science at the University of Potsdam. He is an internationally recognised scientist on global sustainability issues.
Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a United Nations Women role model for innovation, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her “world first” album designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Rosina Bierbaum is a professor at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Her experience extends from climate science into foreign relations and international development.
Carl Folke is Director of the Beijer Institute, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Founder, Science Director and Chair of the Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Pamela Matson is an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, academic leader, and organisational strategist. She is Dean emerita of Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.
Tateo Arimoto is a visiting professor and the Deputy Director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, the Principal Fellow at the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and the Vice Director General at the International Institute for Advanced Studies.
Svanika Balasubramanian is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of rePurpose Global, the world’s first plastic credit platform dedicated to making planetary action delightfully simple for purposeful people and companies of any size, anywhere.
Sajitha Bashir is the adviser in the Office of the Global Director of the Education Practice in the World Bank. She currently leads the work on digital skills as part of the digital economy initiatives of the World Bank.
Vinton G. Cerf has served as the Vice President and the Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he contributes to global policy development and continued standardisation and spread of the Internet.
Ambassador Amanda Ellis leads Global Partnerships for the Arizona State University (ASU) Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and serves as the Co-Chair of the WE Empower United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Challenge and the ASU SDGs and Beyond Task Force.
Chris Greer is the Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, the Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and the National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Marilu Hastings is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, Texas. Hastings originated and leads the foundation’s grantmaking program that moves knowledge to action for sustainability.
Dan Higgins is the Global Technology Consulting Leader at Ernst & Young (EY) Global Ltd. and a member of its Global Consulting Executive where he is responsible for driving the business strategy and offerings for the practice.
Bobby Kia is the Co-Founder and the Head of investor relations of The Peace Department. Kia helms The Peace Department’s investment strategy and oversees its partnerships and relations with institutional investors.
Safiya Noble is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies where she serves as the Co-Founder and the Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.
Carlo Ratti is an architect and engineer by training and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati.
Maurizio Vecchione is the Co-Founder of AdAstral, the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Global Health Alliance, and the Chief Innovation Officer of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation.
Tawakkol Karman is a human rights activist, journalist and politician. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.
Martha Delgado Peralta is an environmentalist renowned nationally and internationally, with more than 29 years of professional experience in public service through the Public Federal Administration and nongovernmental organisations.
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