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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.

 

 

Upcoming Events

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WAAS and the UN are collaborating to launch a Global Campaign for Human Security

Oct 11 2022

Human Security is a person-centered, comprehensive, integrated approach to address the critical issues confronting the world today, including peace, human rights, inequality, health, food, education, jobs, communities and personal safety, energy, pollution, biodiversity and climate change. HS4A will engage a diverse network of supporting organizations.

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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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Recent Events

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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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WAAS Mentors: Mind, Thinking, Creativity

Apr 16 2021

WAAS Mentors: Mind, Thinking, Creativity Webinar #1 on Apr 16, 2021   Mind is humanity’s vital instrument for seeking knowledge. This webinar explored the nature of mind and its untapped potential, the ways of knowing, the limits to thinking and rationality, and the essence and achievements of creativity, which are essential for addressing the challenges confronting humanity …

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Democratizing Global Governance

Apr 12 2021

Democratizing Global Governance Webinar #1 on April 12, 2021   WAAS Fellow Andreas Bummel, Executive Director of Democracy Without Borders, presented three proposals which are now being advanced to the United Nations to help democratize the institutions of global governance: a UN World Citizens’ Initiative, a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), and a UN Civil Society …

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