This is part of the international conference An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohrs Thoughts (2013). You can access all the talks at this link:
This plenary examines how transformations in domains like climate change, energy, health, and biotechnology challenge existing institutional structures, and how scholarly insight into the nature of new sciences and technologies should inform discussions of new principles of organization and governance.
Professor of Physics and Director of Center for Fluid Dynamics at the Technical University of Denmark.
Abdallah S. Daar
Dr. Abdallah Daar is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Surgery.
He is Senior Scientist at University Health/Toronto General Research Institute, and is Director of Ethics and Commercialization at the Sandra Rotman Centre, University Health Network and University of Toronto.
Professor Daar's academic career has spanned biomedical sciences, organ transplantation, surgery, global health and bioethics. He works in various advisory or consulting capacities with the UN, the World Health Organization and UNESCO.
He holds the official world record for performing the youngest cadaver kidney transplant. His major research focus is on the use of life sciences to ameliorate global health inequities, with a particular focus on building scientific capacity and increasing innovation in developing countries.
Member of the UN Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board.
Jørgen Villy Fenhann
Senior Scientist at the UNEP
Risoe Centre. Lead Author in the IPCC Special Report on
Emission Scenarios and Lead Author of the energy
supply chapter in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.
David and Lyn Silfen Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches in the Departments of Medical Ethics and History of Science.
His book, "The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America," was named a Best Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. Among his other books are "Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century," and "Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans."
Moreno is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is a National Associate of the National Research Council. He is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee and has served as a senior staff member for three presidential advisory commissions, including the current commission. In 2008-09 he served as a member of President Obama's transition team.
A Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., Moreno has served as an adviser to many governmental and non-governmental organizations.