Nobel Prize Summit

OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE

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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