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Report to WAAS on The War in Ukraine 

Cadmus Journal is releasing a special report to WAAS on the War in Ukraine, including 25+ articles on the origins, root causes, impact on global society, future consequences and possible solutions.

This report contains a series of papers by Fellows of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and invited guests reflecting on the causes and significance of the Russian invasion and the anticipated consequences of the war from the perspective of global society as a whole.

World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development

The year 2022 was proclaimed the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, with the aim of mobilizing scientific institutions worldwide to demonstrate to political and business leaders and to the public how basic sciences help us establish inclusive, balanced, and sustainable development. The year will be marked by a series of 50 events, and the participation of 112 science academies, learned societies, and scientific associations. This conference, held on September 19–22, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia, was one of the flagship events in this series.

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6th International Conference on Future Education

Mar 07 2023

The 6th International Conference on Future Education is held online on March 7-9, 2023. Leading educators and policy-makers will discuss on the central importance of the United Nation’s Human Security Approach as an integrating framework for educational reform.

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Security, Science and Peace Conference 2022

Nov 23 2022

This conference was organized by WAAS and Pugwash Croatia, held on 23 -24 Nov 2022. It brought together scientists, researchers, politicians and experts from around the world to tackle the issues of global security, science, technology, peace policies, inter-sectoral collaborations, hybrid threats and contemporary leadership.

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Education for Human Security – Cooperation in the Black Sea and Balkan Regions

Oct 12 2022

This International Congress is held at Bucharest, Romania on October 12 – 14, 2022, organized by University of Bucharest, Black Sea Universities Network, Balkan Universities Association, the World Academy of Art & Science, and the World University Consortium.

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Trauma Informed Care

Sep 25 2022

The costs of emotional trauma were staggering well before the Covid 19 pandemia and the invasion of Ukraine, now the worldwide burden of trauma has doubled up.

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World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development

Sep 19 2022

IYBSSD 2022 conference will be conducted at Belgrade, Serbia from September 19–22, 2022. It will focus on the links between basic sciences and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Human Security & Multilateralism: Formula for Global Leadership

Jun 19 2022

This one-day conference forms part of the Global Campaign for Human Security of the World Academy of Art & Science in collaboration with the UN Human Security Unit and it builds on 25 years of work by the UN including the 2022 UNDP Report New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene.

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5th International Conference on Future Education

Dec 06 2021

It’s time to think globally about the future of education.

Building on insights from the UN-WAAS project on Global Leadership in the 21st Century, this conference examines advances in global higher education urgently needed to strengthen multilateralism, accelerate the implementation of the 17 SDGs, and promote Sustainable Human Security for all.

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The Jena Declaration on Sustainability

Sep 09 2021

The Jena Declaration (TJD) is a call to mobilize citizens around the world in  transformations to sustainable living, enabling  rapid implementation of the SDGs before 2030.  Prominent scientists, teachers, and artists were joined by next-generation spokespersons from around the world. They explained the urgent need for this action now, what needs to be done, pathways to success and next steps.

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WAAS Mentors: Five Big Ideas to Transform Outdated Thinking and Action

Jul 16 2021

WAAS Mentors: Five Big Ideas to Transform Outdated Thinking and Action Webinar #3 on July 16, 2021   We are in the 21st Century of Existential Risk, most immediately the COVID-19 pandemicThe tentative Big Five that youth can and should embrace: In addition to a VUCA world, we live in a world of infoglut – too many …

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Global Social Transformations and the Limits to Growth in the 21st century

Jun 15 2021

Global Social Transformations and the Limits to Growth in the 21st century June 15, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic and accelerated onset of Climate Change confirm that the need for coordinated global action has never been greater or more urgent. This global moment is without precedent. For the first time in history the understanding and aspirations …

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WAAS Mentors: TAO of finance

May 26 2021

WAAS Mentors: TAO of finance Webinar #2 on May 26, 2021 Stefan Brunnhuber is the Program Director of the WAAS Expert Group on Innovative Financial Strategies. Dr. Brunnhuber, Member of the WAAS Board of Trustees, is a socio-economist and psychiatrist who has been actively engaged in the activities for WAAS for the past five years. As an …

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Science as a Social Good

May 24 2021

Science as a Social Good Webinar #2 on May 24, 2021   The accelerating pace of scientific development has generated a widening gap and mismatch between technological capabilities, fragmented public policies, ethical standards, social equity and our capacity for cultural adaptation. New organizational models for research, policy-making, regulation and implementation are needed to identify high …

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Latin-American Meeting: Perspectives on Post Pandemic

May 12 2021

Latin-American Meeting Perspectives on Post Pandemic Online Meeting on May 12-14, 2021   The WAAS regional event “Perspectives on Post Pandemic” was organized to examine different perspectives on social, economic, political, educational and environmental matters, taking into account the plurality of realities in Latin America. Despite the sizable number of studies and analysis inspired by …

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