This theme also addresses the lack of balance between developed and developing countries. An initial presentation on the physics of Dark Matter aptly illustrated the need for new thinking in the social sciences.This theme addresses the broad issue of how to make available to industrial applications the existing large amount of scientific knowledge and technical innovations. Bogyay, Katalin: President of the General Conference of UNESCO; Ambassador of Hungary to UNESCO; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Burton, Ian: Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science; Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto, Canada. Chiellini, Emo: Laboratory of Bioactive Polymeric Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications (BIOLab), Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy. Chikvaidze, David: Director, UNOG Library; Chairman, Cultural Activities Committee of UNOG. Constantinescu, Emil: Former President of Romania (1996-2000); Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science; President, Romanian Academic Forum. Djurovic, Momir: President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA); Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science. Dobrowolski, Jan: AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Duić, Neven: Head of Chair of Power Engineering and Energy Management at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb, Croatia; Head of the Steering Committee for Mobility of Researchers; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Duraiappah, Anantha: Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme, United Nations University, Germany. Ećimović, Timi: Chairman, SEM Institute for Climate Change; Chairman of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences (Ansted University, British Virgin Islands and Penang, Malaysia). Engelbrecht, Jüri: Vice-President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science. Fassina, Giorgio: CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Xeptagen; Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Bologna, Italy. Giacca, Mauro: Director of the Trieste Component, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy; Full Professor, University of Trieste. Giarini, Orio: Director, The Risk Institute, Italy; Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science. Gutenschwager, Gerald: Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Washington University in St. Güvenen, Orhan: Professor of Strategic Decision Systems, Econometrics and International Economics, Bilkent University, Turkey; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Hassan, Mohamed: Former Executive Director, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS); President of the African Academy of Sciences; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. If the most mathematically rigorous of physical sciences is compelled to postulate the existence of an unknown, invisible substance and energy representing 96% of the total matter and energy in the universe, how much more true is it that the fundamental factors responsible for the development of society are subtle, imperceptible by the senses and beyond comprehension by the present concepts of social science.It also focuses on the catalytic role of the individual in social change, exemplified in economy by the role of entrepreneurs.
This theme also addresses the lack of balance between developed and developing countries. An initial presentation on the physics of Dark Matter aptly illustrated the need for new thinking in the social sciences.
This theme combines the focus on new economic theory and human capital with the role of entrepreneurship and innovation, placing them in a wider theoretical context.
Human Capital is a central unifying theme of the Academy’s work and also a central strategy for breaking out of the narrow conceptions and stifling economic policies that prevail now.
Organization plays a creative role in social development.
The session will examine opportunities to utilize innovative organizational models and delivery systems to accelerate social progress in business, education, scientific research and governance.
It also has an essential role to play in vocational training to close the gap between the need and availability of skilled individuals in the workforce. Jacobs, Garry: Chair of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science; Vice President, The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry, India. Johnson, Ian: Secretary General, Club of Rome; Former Vice President, The World Bank; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Johnston, Peter: Founder Vice-President of the Brussels-EU Chapter, Club of Rome; Senior Adviser to European Policy Center on Information and Knowledge Society; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Krištof, Marko: Minister’s Assistant, Ministry of Labour and Retirement System; Economic Advisor, Association for promotion of the right to access to public information; Member, Zagreb City Council; Co-founder, Editor and Webmaster, Vrijemeje. Lažnjak, Jasminka : Associated Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb; Junior Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Lipsett, Morley: Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science; University Research Associate, School of Communications, Simon Fraser University. Matić, Božidar: President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBi H); Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Maxton, Graeme: Fellow of the International Centre of the Club of Rome; Former Regional Director, Economist Intelligence Unit, Hong Kong. Mc Grath, Peter: Programme Officer, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). Miertus, Stanislav: Director General, International Centre for Applied Research and Sustainable Technology (ICARST); Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Murray, Sheila: Director, Canadian Association of the Club of Rome. Nešković, Nebojša: Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science; Principal Research Fellow, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia. Pangher, Nicola: Director, Research and Business Development of TBS Group; Vice President, Association of Industrialists of Trieste. Panza, Giuliano: Professor of Seismology, University of Trieste; Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China. Poloni, Carlo: President of ESTECO; Professor, University of Trieste. Radović-Marković, Mirjana: Head of the Scientific Centre for Economic Researches, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Ramírez, Martín: Head, UCM Research Group on Sociopsychobiology of Aggression, Psychobiology Department & Institute for Biofunctional Studies, Universidad Complutense Madrid; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Rakar, Marko: President, Croatian NGO Vjetrenjača; Member, Board of European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC); Member, Board of International Association of Political Consultants (IPAC). Ripandelli, Decio: Director for Administration and External Relations of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB). Romeo, Domenico: Former Rector of the University of Trieste; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Scandolo, Sandro: Coordinator, Diploma Programme in Condensed Matter Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); Research Scientist, ICTP. Sefić, Mustafa: Fellow and President of Ophthalmological Society, Bosnia/Herzegovina; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Segerstrale, Ullica: Professor of Sociology and Director, Camras Scholars Program, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT); Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Sfiligoj, Antonio: Senior Advisor, Corporate Finance, Advicorp; Technology Park advisor. Siagri, Roberto: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Eurotech Sp A; Outside Director of Advanet Inc.; Former Independent Director of Nice Sp A. Šlaus, Ivo: President, World Academy of Art and Science; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College for International Relations and Diplomacy, Croatia; Member of Club of Rome, ELN and Pugwash Council. Stavljenić-Rukavina, Ana: President, Croatian Association of the Club of Rome; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Suggi Liverani, Furio: Director of Research, Illycaffè; Member of illycaffè strategic board and past President of Biosensor Technologies. Tongiorgi, Enrico: Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Neurocitology, BRAIN Centre for Neuroscience; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Turk, Vito: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology, Jožef Stefan Institute; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Vacchi, Andrea: Research Director, National Institute for Nuclear Research (INFN). Verbanac, Donatella: Assistant Professor, School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb; Center for Translational and Clinical Research. Vlavianos Arvanitis, Agni: President and Founder, Biopolitics International Organization; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Vukadinovic, Radovan: Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Weiler, Raoul: Founder-President of the EU-Chapter of the Club of Rome (Co R-EU); Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science. Zidanšek, Aleksander: Professor of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Maribor; Secretary General of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Zimmerli, Walther: President of Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus; Member of the EC, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Zucconi, Alberto: President of the Person-Centred Approach Institute (IACP); Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art and Science.
Impact Essays On Ignorance And The Decline Of American Civilization
One of the challenges will be to prepare youth for entrepreneurship and self-employment. Overview and Summary Session I: Human Capital Session II: Full Employment Session III: Paradigm Shift in Economics Session IV: Re-Valuing Nature Session V: The Network Society Session VI: Recognizing Talents & Genius Education for 21 Century Session VII: Sharing Knowledge, Innovation & Creativity for Human Welfare Report on Castle Duino Discussion Overview and Summary Need for a New Paradigm for Human Development The Trieste Forum in March 2013 marked a significant milestone in the effort of the World Academy to evolve a comprehensive, integrated, trans-disciplinary perspective for addressing global challenges.While never having the will to attempt to read the entirety of Ezra Pound's Cantos, for the past 50 years I have kept a copy of a collection of his non-fiction prose, Impact: Essays on Ignorance and the Decline of American Civilization, which was edited by Noel Stock and published by Regnery at Chicago in 1960. And this strikes some people as absurd, or at least impossible" ( Impact, p. Pound then proceeds to argue that a national dividend is not inflationary.Impact presents the Pound who was a spokesman on issues of public policy, not the poet. The great problem in the economy, according to Pound, is usury. Pound has long been anathema to the left because, while he recognized one of capitalism's flaws, he rejected Marxism. Distributism defends as ideal an economy in which the maximum number of heads of households own the means with which they earn their livings. Social Credit, originated by the British engineer C. Douglas, is an attempt to resolve one of the fundamental contradictions of capitalism; i.e., the problem of overproduction. Present social science theory and public policy are no longer adequate to meet the multi-dimensional challenges posed by rising social aspirations, unemployment and inequality, wasteful patterns of production and consumption, globalization of markets, technological advances, demographic changes, and ecological constraints.A solution can be found to every one of these problems, if only we are willing to think outside conventional boundaries. The concept of efficient market theory to maximize return to investors has to be replaced by a theoretical framework that maximizes the efficiency of society as a whole by the full utilization of all available social resources to improve human welfare and well-being.This Forum seeks to formulate a comprehensive package of solutions to mobilize the enormous untapped potentials of human and social capital based on far-sighted, ecologically sustainable economic policies; advanced delivery systems for higher education and vocational training; innovations in the application of science and technology; and new types of social networks and industrial clusters; together with strategies to release and direct social aspirations and energies into new fields of creativity.The Session will address the following questions: Like climate change, the employment challenge has become global and requires a wider understanding of the multiple factors affecting job creation and retention, including trade, demography, aging, migration, technological development, tax policies, Internet, global sourcing, production strategies, outsourcing, resource depletion, etc.The notion of regional and global economies raised here has direct relevance to the Euro zone and EU.This session will examine the following issues: The classical, traditional view of economics, in particular, and social science in general ignores critical aspects of contemporary economic reality.This theme explores a wide range of issues related to the boundaries of economy and its interdependence with other aspects of society, the concept of economic value, the role of money and financial markets, and the overall role of economy in human affairs.