Nobel Prize Summit


Speakers and panellists

The first-ever Nobel Prize Summit will bring together around 20 Nobel 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?


Our speakers include:


Audrey Azoulay
Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


Xiye Bastida  
Climate Justice Activist and Co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative


Martin Chalfie
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry 2008, NAS/NAM, University Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University


Steven Chu
Nobel Prize laureate in physics 1997, NAS, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University


E. William Colglazier     
Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy and Senior Scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for Advancement of Science


Pedro Conceição

Director of the Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme


Sandra Díaz
NAS, Professor of Ecology, National University of Cordoba


Peter Doherty
Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine 1996, NAS/NAM, Laureate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne


Jennifer Doudna

Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry 2020, NAS/NAM, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley


Anthony Fauci

NAS/NAM, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Laurie Garrett    
Science Journalist and Author


Al Gore      
Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2007, Former Vice President of the United States of America, Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project


David Gross

Nobel Prize laureate in physics 2004, NAS, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara


Vidar Helgesen

Executive director, Nobel Foundation


Gary Hoover

Executive director, Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics, Tulane University


Natalia Kanem
Executive director, United Nations Population Fund


Klaus von Klitzing
Nobel Prize laureate in physics 1985, NAS, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research


Theresa Kotanchek

Chief Executive Officer of Evolved Analytics


His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1989, Buddhist Monk and Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan people


Simon Levin

NAS, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for BioComplexity, Princeton University


Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission


James Liao       
NAS/NAE, President, Academia Sinica


Thomas Lovejoy
Professor of Science and Policy, George Mason University


Ramesh Mashelkar
NAS/NAE, Former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Former President of Indian National Science Academy


Marcia McNutt
NAS, President, National Academy of Sciences


Shamila Nair-Bedouelle
Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


Carlos Nobre
NAS, Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Director, Center for Earth System Science, National Institute for Space Research of Brazil


Bill Nordhaus
Economic sciences laureate 2018, NAS, Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Yale University


Connie Nshemereirwe
Science and Policy Facilitator and Former Co-Chair, Global Young Academy


David Panuelo            
President, Federated States of Micronesia


Saul Perlmutter 
Nobel Prize laureate in physics 2011, NAS, Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Scientist, Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Adam Riess
Nobel Prize laureate in physics 2011, NAS, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University


Sir Richard Roberts
Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine 1993, Chief Scientific Officer, New England BioLabs, Inc.


Johan Rockström
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Professor, University of Potsdam


Achim Steiner            
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme


Frans Timmermans
European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal


Maurizio Vecchione
Co-founder of AdAstral and President and CEO of Washington Global Health Alliance


Al Watkins
Chairman, Global Solutions Summit


Stanley Whittingham
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry 2019, NAE, Director, NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Binghamton University, State University of New York


Ada Yonath
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry 2009, NAS, Professor and Director, Kimmelman Center for Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science


Akira Yoshino
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry 2019, Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation

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