The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, in partnership with The Kavli Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, has announced the establishment of the Kavli Prize Science Forum – a new biennial international forum meeting to facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy - at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Diego.
John P. Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, will give one of two keynote speeches at the inaugural forum, which will convene in Oslo, Norway this fall and focus on the topic: “International Cooperation in the Advancement of Science.”
The second keynote speech will be given by Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, the first Secretary General of the European Research Council and now the Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program. Holdren and Winnacker will also join a panel discussion that includes seven global leaders who are critical in shaping science policy in the US, Europe and China:
- Ralph J. Cicerone, President, US National Academy of Sciences
- Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, University of Maryland; Former Director, United States National Science Foundation
- Herbert Jaeckle, Vice President, Max Planck Society
- Yongxiang Lu, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Martin Rees, President, The Royal Society, United Kingdom
- Nils Christian Stenseth, President, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
- Charles Vest, President, US National Academy of Engineering (moderator)
The Kavli Prize Science Forum will be part of the events program in connection with the awarding of the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience on September 6, 2010.