Nobel Prize Summit
OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE
Speakers and panellists
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.