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 specific session is the concluding one, and discuss the main reflections of key speakers and participants.
Paolo Cotta-Ramusino has been Secretary General of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs since August 2002. He is also Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Milano (Italy) and Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics.
As Secretary General of Pugwash he continued Pugwash's tradition of addressing the need of eliminating nuclear weapons and more generally all WMDs. Pugwash has dealt extensively with the situation in the Middle East, South Asia and North East Asia in particular.
For example Pugwash has been devoting much attention to the creation of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East, in addressing the issue of dialogue in and on Palestine, in facilitating dialogue around the issues raised by the Iranian nuclear programs. Pugwash is also dedicating a significant part of its activity to the situation in South Asia, to the risks associated to the presence of nuclear weapons in that area and to the contentious issue of Kashmir.
Susan P. Crawford
Susan Crawford is professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, fellow at Roosevelt Institute, and co-director of the Berkman Center. She is author of Captive Audience and contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired.
She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She is a member of New York Cit Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.
As an academic, she teaches internet law and communications law. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22.
Ph.d., Prorector of University of
Copenhagen. Former MP, Minister for Climate and
Energy (2009-2011) and Minister for Gender Equality
Rolf-Dieter Heuer has been CERN Director General since January 2009. From 1984 to 1998, Prof. Heuer was a staff member at CERN, working for the OPAL experiment at the electron-positron storage ring LEP. During his 15 years at CERN Prof. Heuer occupied the highest managerial positions in the OPAL experiment and was the OPAL's spokesperson in 1994-1998.
In 1998, Rolf-Dieter Heuer was appointed to a chair at the University of Hamburg. There, he set up a working group to prepare experiments at an electron-positron Linear Collider that quickly became one of the leading groups in this field worldwide. From 2004 to 2008, Prof. Heuer was research director for particle and astroparticle physics at the DESY laboratory.
Prof. Heuer has been a member of many scientific committees and advisory bodies where he has acquired a great deal of expertise in reviewing projects as well as in assessing and promoting people.
Dennis Meadows was a member of the faculty at: MIT (1969 - 1972); Dartmouth College (1972-1988); University of New Hampshire (1988 - 2004). In each institution he directed centers for policy on economic and environmental issues.
Director of the Club of Rome's project on the limits to growth. Co-author of the 'Limits to Growth' report and 9 other books on environment, systems, and energy. These have been translated into 35 languages.
Designer of management-training games that have been translated for use in 15 countries. The World Bank and the governments of Hungary, Russia, and Canada all created special training programs based on his games.
Member of the board of directors of numerous financial, software, and alternative energy firms in Europe and the US.