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Featured Speakers

avatar for Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova

UNESCO
Director General
avatar for Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

MC & Opening Ceremony Featured Speaker
avatar for Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

United Nations General Assembly
United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
avatar for Majd Shweikeh

Majd Shweikeh

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Jordan
avatar for Omar Al Razzaz

Omar Al Razzaz

Ministry of Education, Jordan
Minister
avatar for Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin

Stanford Spogli Institute
Payne Distinguished Lecturer
avatar for Peter Gluckman

Peter Gluckman

Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Chief Science Adviser
avatar for Lassina Zerbo

Lassina Zerbo

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Executive Secretary
avatar for Flavia Schlegel

Flavia Schlegel

UNESCO
Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences
avatar for Abdallah Al Dardari

Abdallah Al Dardari

World Bank
Senior Adviser on Reconstruction, Office of the Vice President,...
avatar for Wilfred Madius Tangau

Wilfred Madius Tangau

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
Minister
avatar for Tateo Arimoto

Tateo Arimoto

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and...
avatar for Marcia C. Barbosa

Marcia C. Barbosa

Instituto de Física da UFRGS
Professor of Physics
avatar for Gloria Bonder

Gloria Bonder

UNESCO
Regional Chair
avatar for Joachim von Braun

Joachim von Braun

Centre for Development Research
Professor for Economic and Technological Change
avatar for Mihail Dimovski

Mihail Dimovski

Regional Environmental Center
Executive Director
avatar for Roseanne Denise Diab

Roseanne Denise Diab

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Executive Officer
avatar for Jauad ElKharraz

Jauad ElKharraz

MEDRC Water Research
Head of Research - General Secretary
avatar for Ruth Francis

Ruth Francis

F1000
Communications Director
avatar for Tassos Haniotis

Tassos Haniotis

European Commission
Director
avatar for Haruo Hayashi

Haruo Hayashi

Kyoto University
Professor Emeritus of Disaster Prevention Research Institute
avatar for Carthage Smith

Carthage Smith

Global Science Forum OECD
Lead Coordinator
avatar for Pavel Kabat

Pavel Kabat

International Institute for Applied System Analysis
Director General and Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Gihan Kamel

Gihan Kamel

SESAME
Infrared Beamline Scientist
avatar for Mark William James Ferguson

Mark William James Ferguson

Science Foundation Ireland
Director General SFI and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government...
avatar for Dominique Leglu

Dominique Leglu

Sciences et Avenir
Editorial Director
avatar for Jacqueline McGlade

Jacqueline McGlade

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Chief Scientist
avatar for Gordon McBean

Gordon McBean

International Council for Science, ICSU
President
avatar for Michinari Hamaguchi

Michinari Hamaguchi

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
President
avatar for Carlos Moedas

Carlos Moedas

European Commission
European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation
avatar for Virginia Murray

Virginia Murray

Public Health England
Public Health Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction
avatar for Orakanoke Phanraksa

Orakanoke Phanraksa

Global Young Academy
Ph.D., Intellectual Property Consultant, National Science and...
avatar for Paulo Eduardo Eduardo Artaxo Netto

Paulo Eduardo Eduardo Artaxo Netto

Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Professor of Physics
avatar for Elizabeth Pollitzer

Elizabeth Pollitzer

Portia Ltd
Co-Founder and Director
avatar for Daya Reddy

Daya Reddy

International Council for Science (ICSU)
President-Elect
avatar for Sabina Leonelli

Sabina Leonelli

University of Exeter
Professor of Philosophy and History of Science
avatar for Venkatramanan Subrahmanian

Venkatramanan Subrahmanian

University of Maryland
Director / Professor
avatar for Vladimir Šucha

Vladimir Šucha

European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Director-General
avatar for András Szöllősi-Nagy

András Szöllősi-Nagy

World Water Council
Secretary
avatar for Vaughan Charles Turekian

Vaughan Charles Turekian

US National Academy of Sciences
Senior Board Director
avatar for Tim Willcox

Tim Willcox

BBC News
Journalist
avatar for Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole

Institute of Diplomacy & Business
Chairman
avatar for Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga

Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga

UNESCO
Assisstant Programme Specialist
avatar for Said Abousahl

Said Abousahl

European Commission
Head of the Euratom Coordination Unit of the Joint Research Centre
avatar for Layla Al-Musawi

Layla Al-Musawi

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
Program Manager
avatar for Eva Alisic

Eva Alisic

Monash University Accident Research Centre
Past Co-Chair
avatar for Abier Amarin

Abier Amarin

CRDF Global-MENA Office
Director
avatar for Christine Stabell Benn

Christine Stabell Benn

Statens Serum Institut
Professor in Global Health
avatar for Eduardo Bianchi

Eduardo Bianchi

Escuela Argentina de Negocios - Instituto Universitario
Professor and Researcher
avatar for Katalin Annamária Bogyay

Katalin Annamária Bogyay

Permenant Mission of Hungary to the United Nations
Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations
avatar for Richard Irvine Bourgeois-Doyle

Richard Irvine Bourgeois-Doyle

National Research Council of Canada
Secretary General
avatar for Cathleen Campbell

Cathleen Campbell

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Visiting Scholar
avatar for Philip Carter

Philip Carter

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR)
Chief Scientist
avatar for Michael Byers

Michael Byers

University of British Columbia
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and...
avatar for Giorgia Cesaro

Giorgia Cesaro

UNESCO Amman Office
Associate Project officer
avatar for Sok Ching Cheong

Sok Ching Cheong

Third World Academy for Sciences (TWAS)
Senior Group Leader, Head and Neck Cancer Research, Cancer Research...
avatar for Sierd Cloetingh

Sierd Cloetingh

European Cooperation in Science &Technology (COST)
President
avatar for Simon Connell

Simon Connell

University of Johannesburg
Professor of Physics
avatar for Thierry Courvoisier

Thierry Courvoisier

European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
President
avatar for Rush D. Holt

Rush D. Holt

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
CEO
avatar for Gordon Dalton

Gordon Dalton

International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA)
Chair
avatar for Roberta D'Alessandro

Roberta D'Alessandro

ICSU/CFRS
Member of the CFRS
avatar for Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry

Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry

Euro-Mediterranean University of Slovenia (EMUNI)
President
avatar for Robin Bradshaw Fears

Robin Bradshaw Fears

EASAC
Director Bioscience Programme
avatar for Michael Gilmont

Michael Gilmont

University of Oxford
Research Fellow in Water Security
avatar for Rolf-Dieter Heuer

Rolf-Dieter Heuer

SAM, European Commission
President of Council
avatar for Mandë Holford

Mandë Holford

Chemical Biology, Hunter College, CUNY and American Museum of Natural History
Associate Professor
avatar for Mustapha Jazar

Mustapha Jazar

Lebanese Association for Scientific Research (LASeR)
Founder and President
avatar for Éva Kondorosi

Éva Kondorosi

European Research Council
Vice President
avatar for Joëlle Jenny

Joëlle Jenny

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Fellow
avatar for Naresh Kumar

Naresh Kumar

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Director, Human Factors Directorate concurrent Director, Office of...
avatar for Isil Kurnaz

Isil Kurnaz

Gebze Technical University
WG Leader
avatar for Keisuke Hanaki

Keisuke Hanaki

Science Council of Japan
Vice president for International Affairs
avatar for Rohit Jigyasu

Rohit Jigyasu

ICOM
President
avatar for Manfred Lange

Manfred Lange

MENA Regional Center, Future Earth MENA Regional Center
Director
avatar for Marc Lecuit

Marc Lecuit

Institut Pasteur
avatar for Nicole Leghissa

Nicole Leghissa

Documentary Filmmaker
avatar for Edward Lempinen

Edward Lempinen

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Public Information Officer
avatar for László Lovász

László Lovász

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, World Science Forum
President
avatar for Neta Lipman

Neta Lipman

Mimshak Science Policy Fellowships program at Director of the Israel Society of Ecology & Environmental Sciences (ISEES). Israel Society of Ecology & Environmental Sciences (ISEES)
Founding Director
avatar for Julia MacKenzie

Julia MacKenzie

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Director of International Relations
avatar for Maciej Nalecz

Maciej Nalecz

UNESCO
Director & Executive Secretary of the International Basic Sciences...
avatar for Fook Kay Lee

Fook Kay Lee

Ministry of Home Affairs
Chief Science & Technology Officer
avatar for Sekazi Kauze Mtingwa

Sekazi Kauze Mtingwa

TriSEED Consultants, LLC
Principal Partner
avatar for Paul Moughan

Paul Moughan

AASSA
Representative
avatar for Mukundan Champadi Raman

Mukundan Champadi Raman

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Neuroscientist, former Professor and Head of Clinical Psychology at...
avatar for Nasser Bin Nasser

Nasser Bin Nasser

Middle East Scientific Institute for Security (MESIS)
Managing Director
avatar for Yousef Najajreh

Yousef Najajreh

Al-Quds University, Anticancer Drugs Research Lab-Faculty of Pharmacy
Dean Faculty of Pharmacy
CM

Claire Mc Nulty

National Geographic Society
Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development, Europe,
avatar for Ong Bee Leng May

Ong Bee Leng May

Singapore, OCSTO
Director Unconventional Threats
avatar for Balázs Papp

Balázs Papp

Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Principal Investigator
avatar for Makram Al Queisi

Makram Al Queisi

Jordan Embassy / Paris
Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to France, Portugal and...
avatar for Baron Peter Piot

Baron Peter Piot

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Director and Professor of Global Health
avatar for Paul Rübig

Paul Rübig

European Parliament
Vice Chairman Science and Technology Options Assessment
avatar for Jozef Ritzen

Jozef Ritzen

United Nations University-MERIT Maastricht
professorial fellow
avatar for Ahmad Sadiddin

Ahmad Sadiddin

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Agricultural Economist, Syrian Refugee
avatar for Muhammad Saidam

Muhammad Saidam

Royal Scientific Society
Chief Scientist
avatar for Patrick Schroeder

Patrick Schroeder

Institute of Development Studies, UK
Research Fellow
DS

Daniel Stephan Korbel

British Council
Global Head of Science (acting)
avatar for Marga Gual Soler

Marga Gual Soler

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Senior Project Director
avatar for William Sutherland

William Sutherland

University of Cambridge
Miriam Rothschild Professor in Conservation Biology
avatar for Celine Taminian

Celine Taminian

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
Special Adviser for MENA Region
avatar for Leiv Kristen Sydnes

Leiv Kristen Sydnes

University of Bergen
Professor
avatar for Tracey Elliott

Tracey Elliott

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)
Project Director
avatar for Tibor Tóth

Tibor Tóth

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Executive Secretary Emeritus
avatar for Miyoko O. Watanabe

Miyoko O. Watanabe

Japan Science and Technology Agency
Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos

Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos

Evandro Chagas Institute
Director and Professor of Global Health
avatar for Mohammed Yahia

Mohammed Yahia

Nature Publishing Group in the Middle East
Executive Director
avatar for Ola El Zein

Ola El Zein

World Association of Young Scientists, Arab Region
avatar for Endashaw Bekele Wordoffa

Endashaw Bekele Wordoffa

Addis Ababa University, Department of Microbial, Cellular & Molecular Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Professor
SA

Sarah Agbor

African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology
avatar for Hakam Al Alami

Hakam Al Alami

Majlis El Hassan
Advisor to HRH Prince El Hassan bin Tala
avatar for Sonia Al-Zoghoul

Sonia Al-Zoghoul

IEEE
Chair IEEE WIE Affinity Group - Jordan Section
avatar for Bassem Al-Maythalony

Bassem Al-Maythalony

King Fahd University of petroleum and minerals
Research Scientist
MA

Maryam Althani

IEEE
Member IEEE UAE Section
SA

Scott Atran

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Research Director in Anthropology
avatar for Meshgan Al Awar

Meshgan Al Awar

Director, Research & Studies Center
Dubai Police Academy
avatar for Amal Amin

Amal Amin

Egyptian Young Academy
Advisory Board Member
avatar for Yazan Alsmadi

Yazan Alsmadi

American Electric Power (AEP)
Senior Lead Engineer, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technology
RA

Ramia Al Bakain

The University of Jordan
Associate Professor in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
AB

Aicha Bammoun

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
Director, Science & Technology Directorate
avatar for Nesreen Barakat

Nesreen Barakat

To Excel Consulting
Former Minister of Social Development
JL

José Lino Barañao

Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Minister
FG

Felipe Gándara Barragán

Materials Science Institute of Madrid - Spanish National Research Council
Researcher
avatar for Issa Batarseh

Issa Batarseh

University of Central Florida
Director
avatar for Alessandro Bello

Alessandro Bello

UNESCO
Project Officer
avatar for Youmna El Bitar

Youmna El Bitar

IEEE
Region 8 Women in Engineering Coordinator
AB

Annie Black

L'Oréal Corporate Foundation
Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Amy Bogaard

Amy Bogaard

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Professor of Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology
LB

Lidia Brito

UNESCO Office in Montevideo
Director of UNESCO Office in Montevideo, Regional Bureau for Science...
avatar for Reem Bsaiso

Reem Bsaiso

Global Outreach - Bahrain
Founder and Managing Partner
NB

Neven Bondokji

WANA Institute
Team Leader, CVE
LB

Laura Bocarro

UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Senior Policy Advisor
AA

Abeer Al Bawab

Scientific Research Support Fund ( SRF)
Director
FC

Fadi Comair

Hydraulic and Electrical Resources of Lebanon
Director General
avatar for Kyle Cordova

Kyle Cordova

Berkeley Global Science Institute
Associate Director
avatar for Anne Cambon-Thomsen, MD

Anne Cambon-Thomsen, MD

ESOF 2018
Emeritus Research Director at CNRS, Champion
WC

William Colglazier

AAAS Journal of Science & Diplomacy Journal
Editor-in-Chief
RD

Rana Dajani

Hashemite University
Faculty
TD

Tariq Durrani

University of strathclyde and IEEE
ETP Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University...
GD

Ganmaa Davaasambuu

Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor
HD

Hasan Dweik

Al-Quds university
Executive Vice President
avatar for Ghaith Fariz

Ghaith Fariz

UNESCO Regional Office for Science in the Arab States
Director
avatar for Eltayeb Elsadig

Eltayeb Elsadig

UNESCO Chair in Water Resources
Chair-holder of UNESCO Chair in Water Resources
avatar for Wejdan Abu Elhaija

Wejdan Abu Elhaija

Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Professor of Engineering
avatar for Bahaa Darwish

Bahaa Darwish

Faculty of Arts, Minia University, Egypt
Professor, Head, Department of Philosophy
avatar for Khaled Elshuraydeh

Khaled Elshuraydeh

The Higher Council for Science and Technology / WSF National Task Force
Secretary General
avatar for Alejandro Fracaroli

Alejandro Fracaroli

Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC), INFIQC-CONICET
Assistant Professor and Researcher
DG

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Carnegie Middle East Center
avatar for Eva Grosman

Eva Grosman

Centre for Democracy & Peace Building, TEDxStormont Organiser
CEO
SH

Sawsan Hakooz

Zarqa University
Assistant Professor Islamic Jurisprudence
avatar for Nancy Hakooz

Nancy Hakooz

University of Jordan
Professor of Pharmacy
MG

Marysa Guimond

UNESCO
Men and Women for Gender Equality, Arab States Regional Office
avatar for Yuval Golan

Yuval Golan

Sesame and Ben Gurion University
Prospective Scientific User
MH

Mouïn HAMZE

National Council for Scientific Research CNRS-L
Secretary General
NG

Noor Gammoh

University of Edinburgh
Principle Investigator
avatar for Dominik Fleitmann

Dominik Fleitmann

University of Reading
Professor in Palaeoclimatology and Archaeology
MD

Maryam Dajani

MBA Pharm D, Entepreneuer and Business Women
MH

Mike Hardy

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
Professor and Executive Director
avatar for Thomas Hartung

Thomas Hartung

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor
NM

Nazar Mohamed Hassan

UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab State
UNESCO NECTAR Director and Science Unit Chief
MH

Mohamed Hassan

Sudanese National Academy of Sciences
President
BI

Bisher Imam

UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Technology in the Arab States
Senior Program Sepecialist of Water Sciences
avatar for Ahmad Jadallah

Ahmad Jadallah

Phi Science Institute
Founder and CEO
avatar for Hassan Janabi

Hassan Janabi

Ministry of Water Resources
Minister of Water Resources in the Republic of Iraq
MJ

Monther Jamhawi

Department of Antiquities of Jordan
Director General
avatar for Sally Jordan

Sally Jordan

The Open University
Head of School of Physical Sciences
avatar for Yousry Khafagy

Yousry Khafagy

Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI)
Under-Secretary
NK

Niveen Khashab

L’Oréal UNESCO Award For Women In Science
Laureate
EK

Essam Khamis

Higher Education and Scientific Research
Deputy Minister
MY

Mohamed yasser Khalil

SESAME
Director of Administration
LK

Lena Karlsson

UN women
Program Manager
AK

Alexandar Kagansky

Global Young Academy
Executive Committee
MJ

Mohammad Jaber

Founder of mawdoo3.com
HK

Hala Khyami-Horani

University of Jordan
Faculty member, Microbial Biotechnolgy
avatar for Osamu Kobayashi

Osamu Kobayashi

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Director, Department of International Affairs
avatar for Michiel Kolman

Michiel Kolman

Elsevier B.V.
Senior Vice President
OL

Ophelie Lebrasseur

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Researcher)
avatar for Abdullah Al Khataibeh

Abdullah Al Khataibeh

Yarmouk Univesity
Professor in Science Education
avatar for Zafra Lerman

Zafra Lerman

Malta Conferences Foundation
President
AM

Anjum Malik

Alhambra U.S. Chamber
CO Founder & Managing Partner
ML

Mohamed Louzir

Institut Pasteur de Tunis
Director General
AM

Ali Malkawi

Harvard University
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities and a Professor of...
avatar for Isabel Ruiz Mallen

Isabel Ruiz Mallen

Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Senior Researcher
avatar for Adhra Al Mawali

Adhra Al Mawali

Ministry of Health
Director of Studies and Research Centre
avatar for Hanan Malkawi

Hanan Malkawi

Royal Scientific Society - WSF 17 National Task Force & Speaker
Vice President for Science Engagement - Jordan
DM

Daniel Martinez

Major of Montevideo
VT

Volker ter Meulen

The InterAcademy Partnership - IAP
President
JM

Jan Marco Müller

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Head of Directorate Office, Coordinator for Science to Policy and...
MA

Marwan Al Muasher

Carnegie Endowment, former Deputy Prime Minter and Minister of...
AN

Amin Nehme

Lebanese Development Network
President
avatar for Romain Murenzi

Romain Murenzi

TWAS
Executive Director
avatar for Özgül Öztürk

Özgül Öztürk

University of Siegen
Scientific User
avatar for Grace Naledi Pando

Grace Naledi Pando

Ministry for Science and Technology, South Africa
Minister
BP

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

IEEE WIE & University of Kansas (KU)
2017 Global Chair of IEEE WIE & Professor of Mathematics & Engineering


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