Nobel Prize Summit

OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE

Programme

The Nobel Prize Summit is a meeting for Nobel Laureates, experts, policymakers, teachers, students – with many opportunities for anyone who is interested in questions about how humankind’s future on Earth will be achieved and shaped.

 

All times are cited in Eastern Standard Time.

 

Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: 26 April

08:30 - 09:45 EST

8:30             Networking open

9:45             Doors open

SESSION 1: OUR PLANET

10:00 - 12:20 EST

10:00         WELCOME

 

10:30        OUR PLANET

Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former vice president of the United States

 

10:45         THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

A conversation between
Sandra Diaz, Professor of Ecosystems, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Tom Lovejoy, Professor of Ecosystems, George Mason University, DC, United States

 

11:00        LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

11:05        BREAKOUTS: FOUR DYNAMIC DIALOGUES

Human rights
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Biology, Columbia University

Economics of inequality
Gary Hoover, Professor of Economics and Director of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University

Technology
Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Chemistry, Binghampton University, State University of New York

TBC

 

12:00         Q&A

 

12:20         CLOSE OF FIRST SESSION

12:20 - 15:00 EST

Break

SESSION 2: BREAKTHROUGHS

15:30 - 16:30 EST

15:00          LIVE PERFORMANCE

 

15:05           WELCOME

Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

 

15:15           PAY IT FORWARD

Xiye Bastida, climate activist and youth leader

 

15:25          MISSION DRIVEN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

 

15:45          BREAKTHROUGH PANEL

 

16:10          ACCELERATING SOLUTIONS

In conversation with
Steve Chu, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of physics, Stanford University
Natalia Kanem, Executive director of the United Nations Population Fund

 

16:25          CLOSING REMARKS

Johan Rockström, director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

 

16:30        CLOSE OF DAY 1

Day 2: 27 April

SESSION 3: OUR FUTURE

13:00 - 17:30 EST

13:00           Liquid Lab - Coffee or Cocktails

 

13:30          OPENING REMARKS

Vidar Helgesen, Executive director of the Nobel Foundation

 

13:50          OUR FUTURE – GLOBAL RISKS

Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the President of the United States.
Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Prize Laureate, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California
Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize Laureate, patron of the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne

 

14:15           HARD PROBLEMS: SCIENCE SOLUTIONS

James Liao, President of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

14:20         TOGETHER WE WRITE THE FUTURE

Interview with the Dalai Lama

 

14:30          NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

 

14:50          TOOLBOX OF TRUTH

Conversation with Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Prize laureate, professor of physics at the University of California

 

15:10          THE OEDIPUS PROJECT

A unique performance of an ancient play, Oedipus the King, by Greek playwrite Sophocles. Written 2500 years ago as a plague swept the Greek city of Thebes killing one-third of the population, it is a timeless story of leadership and unheeded warnings.

 

17:30      CLOSE OF DAY 2

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