Abstracts and session proposals due by January 20, 2023 on this form.

Online Conference | March 7-9, 2023

Radical changes in education are urgently needed to achieve human security and sustainable development for all. This conference is in support of HS4A global campaign on Human Security for All, an initiative of the UN Trust Fund on Human Security and the World Academy of Art & Science. It is being organized by WAAS, SNSPA Romania, SDSN Europe, BSUN, and World University Consortium.
The purpose of the conference is to identify practical steps that can be taken to reorient educational content, pedagogy and delivery systems to accelerate progress on the 7 dimensions of human security and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Economics

Food

Health

Peace

Environment

Personal

Community

EDUCATION TO PROMOTE HUMAN SECURITY
Education that fosters a new way of thinking about human security which is comprehensive, integrated, and person-centered.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TO ENHANCE HUMAN SECURITY
Education that highlights how Technological innovation can serve as a most powerful agent for meeting the whole spectrum of human security needs.
HUMAN SECURITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Education for human security must include the whole biosphere since our security depends on the security of not just individuals and nations but of all life on the planet.
HUMAN SECURITY THREATS & OPPORTUNITIES
Human security is a perspective that should be introduced into every field of education and activity. Relevance to your field?
ECONOMIC SECURITY THROUGH EDUCATION
Reorienting Economics education to support the full range of human security and sustainable development needs.
HUMAN SECURITY IN BUSINESS EDUCATION
Education that highlights the ways in which businesses can promote business success, human security, sustainable development as complementary goals.
PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH EDUCATION
Innovations in education that promote organizational, policy and other catalytic strategies to eradicate hunger and nutritional deprivation.
PROMOTING HEALTH SECURITY THROUGH EDUCATION
Education that fosters a positive state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, in addition to the absence of disease and infirmity.
EDUCATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN DIGNITY
Reorienting educational content, pedagogy and delivery systems to promote human rights, dignity and human security for all.
HUMAN SECURITY IN POLITICAL EDUCATION
Reorienting political science education to place greater priority on laws, institutions, and policies that promote multilateralism and human security for all
PEACE, HUMAN SECURITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Human security and common security are complementary concepts. Reorienting education for a balanced perspective of national and individual security.
HUMAN SECURITY THEMES IN LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
Liberal arts education to advance social awareness and commitment to human security for all in the minds and hearts of humanity.

Participating Organizations

  • World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) – founded in 1960 as a transnational, transdisciplinary forum dedicated to addressing the pressing global challenges confronting humanity today. Based in California, Special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), consultative status by UNESCO, and partner with UNTFHS on HS4A, a global campaign on human security.
  • World University Consortium (WUC) – a 501 (c)(3) California non-profit corporation established by WAAS and partner organizations including the International Association of University Presidents, Library of Alexandria, The Mother’s Service Society, Person-Centered Approach Institute, and others. 
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) – a public university of Romania founded in 1991.
  • SDSN Europe – SDSN Europe is comprised of 15 national and regional networks of universities and knowledge institutions across Europe. It supports and advocates for the alignment of European policies with the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) – cooperation framework of 120 universities from the 12 member countries from the Black Sea Region.

Organizing Committee

  • Garry Jacobs, President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science; Chair & CEO, World University Consortium; President, The Mother’s Service Society, India.
  • Remus Pricopie, President, World University Consortium; Trustee, WAAS; Rector, SNSPA; Vice-President and Treasurer, International Association of Universities; Romanian Minister of National Education (2012-14) 
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Chair, SDSN Global Climate Hub and Co-Chair, SDSN Europe, Prof. School of Economics and Director of ReSEES, Athens University Of Economics and Business, Trustee WAAS. 
  • Eden Mamut, General Secretary, BSUN; Director, Institute for Nanotechnologies & Alternative Energy Sources, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania

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