IEEE Internation Conference on Universal Village 2016
Executive Session: Key science and stem technologies for SDGs and Universal Village
October 6, 2016, 3:30-5:00pm
Chair:Dr. Shuzaburo TAKEDA,
Advisor to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Speaker: Dr. William Colglazier
Former Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State
Dr. Sei’ichi MATSUO (President of Nagoya University)
Dr. Hiroto YASUURA (Vice President of Kyushu University)
In this executive session, the role of Science and Technology for the Universal Village will be discussed by policymakers and university presidents.
Dr. E. William Colglazier is Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy and Senior Scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He served as the Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State from 2011 to 2014. From 1994 to 2011, he was Executive Officer of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council where he helped to oversee the studies that provide independent, objective scientific advice on domestic and international public policy issues. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1971, and prior to 1994 worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Tennessee. He is past chair of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society (APS) and a Fellow of the AAAS and APS. In 2015 he received from the APS the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for “outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society,” and from the Japanese Government the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for “contributing to science and technology exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.” He co-chairs the 10-Member Group appointed by the U.N. Secretary General to advise on science, technology, and innovation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.