ESOF2020 Closing Ceremony

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Featured speaker: Ilaria Capua

World class expert Ilaria Capua for over thirty years worked on disease trasmission from animals to humans in Italy and abroad

Featured speaker: Jeffrey Sachs

Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.

Featured speaker: Fabiola Gianotti

Fabiola Gianotti is the current Director-General of CERN and the first person to be appointed for a full second term in CERN history...


Our common mission: a prosperous and sustainable world

By Sara Moraca

The Covid-19 pandemic cries out for public policies based on science, data, and sustainability. Yet actual science-based policy-making has proven to be extremely difficult and uneven. Countries that were supposedly well-prepared for pandemic emergencies proved to be incapable of dealing with them. In this interview we discuss with Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, some of the lessons of the pandemic to date, and some ideas of how we can rebuild the bridges from science to politics and sustainability.

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ESOF2020 hybrid format was huge hit

An innovative format gathered top-quality scientific discussion that achieved resounding success among on-site and online participants

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Trieste relaunches the Declaration of Human Duties

Trieste relaunches the Declaration of Human Duties

The announcement was released today at ESOF2020. The initiative is supported by esteemed scholars and Nobel Laureates, including Rita Levi Montalcini. The Trieste Declaration of Human Duties comes to life again through the rebirth of ICHD, the International Council of Human Duties



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