Invitation to Attend a UN -Academic Event

Invitation to Attend a UN -Academic Event

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Digital Dialogue Series: 

Advancing the SDGs: The Role of Science 

10 November 2021

 1:50 minute read

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is holding a global conversation with scholars, educators, researchers, and students to discuss priorities for the future, obstacles to achieving them, and the role of global academic cooperation in addressing global issues. Please see below the details of the next webinar in the UNAI Digital Dialogue Series:


Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021 (within the framework of the World Science Day for Peace and Development)

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am [New York time]

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Objective: This webinar will consider the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what solutions science can provide to address such challenges, including those impacting the achievement or maintenance of peace. The webinar also aims to examine the critical relevance of scientific knowledge and information, its connections with international diplomacy, and the need to foster a more robust global academic and scientific cooperation.

Confirmed guest speakers:

  • HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, Special Envoy for Science for Peace, UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Ms. Susan Schneegans, Editor-in-Chief of the UNESCO Science Report, UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research 
  • Ms. Katsia Paulavets, Senior Science Officer and Manager of the program ‘Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa’, International Science Council
  • Dr. Argyro Kavvada, Program Lead of the Sustainable Development Goals Applied Sciences Program, Earth Science Division, NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
  • Dr. Christine Gieraths, Senior Officer Science System and Research Policy, Max Planck Society (Germany) 
  • Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Professorial Lecturer at the Physics Department of George Washington University (United States)
  • Prof. Edvard Hviding, Scientific Director of the SDG Bergen Science Advice Group and Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (Norway) / UNAI SDG Hub for Goal 14