Detailed Program


December 5, 2008 (Friday) Arrival
18:30~ Welcome Dinner in Grand Hotel (hosted by AS)

December 6, 2008 (Saturday)
3F, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei
08:00~
Registration starts
09:00-09:30
Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks
Chi-Huey Wong
President, Academia Sinica

Ying-jeou Ma
President, ROC

Opening Performance
Nantou Bunun Tribe-Sound of Lona (南投布農族八部合音)

09:30-09:40
Group Photo
09:40-10:00
Coffee Break
10:00-12:00
Keynote Speech (1)
Introduction

Chi-Huey Wong
President, Academia Sinica

Keynote Speech (2)
Introduced by Yuan T. Lee, President Emeritus, Academia Sinica


Global Climate Change; Challenges for Scientists and Scientific Institutions

Ralph J. Cicerone
President, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), USA

Keynote Speech (3)
Introduced by Frank Hsia-San Shu
Academician, Academia Sinica
Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Diego

The World's Energy Problem and What We Can Do About It

Steven Chu
Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Professor of Physics and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California,
Berkeley

12:00-13:30
Lunch Break
13:30-15:10
Topic(1)
How should Modern Science Academies be Structured to Best Drive Knowledge-based Development?

Moderated by Henry T. Yang
Academician, Academia Sinica
Chancellor, University of California, Santa Barbara

National Science Academies as One Driver in Knowledge-Based Development
Kurt Lambeck
President, Australian Academy of Science

Structure in Relation to The Mission of Science Academies
M. Vijayan
President, Indian National Science Academy

Science, Technology and Innovation for Building an "Inclusive Society"
R. A. Mashelkar
Former President , Indian National Science Academy

The Role of Academies in a Period of Globalization
Lamberto Maffei
Vice President, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italian National Academy of Sciences)

Discussion

15:10-15:40
Coffee Break
15:40-16:00
Move to Center of Academic Activities
16:00-17:30
Art Performance
Introductory Remarks by Yuan T. Lee, President Emeritus, Academia Sinica

Cloud Gate 2
(1F, Auditorium, Center of Academic Activities, Academia Sinica )
17:30-18:30
Move to Banquet Venue
18:30~
Banquet (hosted by Taipei City Mayor Dr. Lung-bin Hau at the Grand Hyatt Hotel)
After-dinner Speech by Fan-sen Wang, Academician, Academia Sinica

December 7, 2008 (Sunday)
3F, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei
09:00-10:20
Topic(2)
How can Academies of Different Types Best Contribute to this Effort?

Moderated by Shu Chien
Academician, Academia Sinica; Director of Engineering in Medicine, University of California, San Diego

The Example of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities within the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Günter Stock
President, The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Transforming the RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Improving the World by Investing in Our Youth. A Canadian Perspective
Yvan Guindon
President, RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada

Role of the Academies in Creating a Better World
Jozsef Palinkas
President, Hungarian Academy of Science

Discussion

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-12:20
Topic(3)
How can the Scientific Community Contribute to Solutions to Environmental Problems?

Moderated by Guy Laval
Foreign Secretary, French Academy of Sciences

Climate Change – Beyond Science And Technology

Menahem E.Yaari
President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Airs, Waters, and Places - The Ancient Theme Resumed
Masaaki Kubo
President, The Japan Academy

Climate Change, the Environment and the Role of Science in Harnessing and Producing Energy
David Fegan
Senior Vice President, Royal Irish Academy

Influencing Change and Promoting Solutions- New Paradigms and Old Verities–the Role of a National Academy in Combating Environmental Problems

Tariq S.Durrani
Vice President, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Discussion

12:20-12:40
Overall Conclusion
Chao-Han Liu
Vice President, Academia Sinica
12:40-14:10 Lunch Break
14:15-15:00 Move to National Palace Museum
15:00-18:00 National Palace Museum Tour
18:00~ Banquet(hosted by Academia Sinica President Dr. Chi-Huey Wong at the Silks Palace, National Palace Museum)

December 8, 2008 (Monday)
08:00-17:30 One Day Tour in Taroko National Park

December 9, 2008 (Tuesday) Departure


Profile of Invited Guests
Dr. Steven Chu
Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone
President, US National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Tariq S. Durrani
Vice President, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. David Fegan
Senior Vice President, Royal Irish Academy

Dr. Yvan Guindon
President, RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada

Dr. Mohamed Tarek Hussein
President, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt

Dr. Masaaki Kubo
President, The Japan Academy

Dr. Kurt Lambeck
President, Australian Academy of Science

Dr. Guy Laval
Foreign Secretary, French Academy of Sciences

Dr. Yuan T. Lee
President Emeritus, Academia Sinica
Dr. Lamberto Maffei
Vice-President, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
(Italian National Academy of Sciences)
Dr. R. A. Mashelkar
Former President, Indian National Science Academy

Dr. József Pálinkás
President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Young-sik Park
Vice-president, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea

Dr. Günter Stock
President, Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. M. Vijayan
President, Indian National Science Academy

Dr. Menahem E.Yaari
President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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