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Science, engineering, and medicine perform an important role in meeting sustainability challenges on global, regional and local scales. They advance the scientific understanding of the needs involved, and inform public understanding and policy decisions. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify a way to achieve a better and more sustainable future. The 3-part webinar series, Sustainability and the SDGs: Promoting a Dynamic Science-Policy Interface, cohosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), explores this theme from three perspectives.
Sustainability and The World in 2050 will be moderated by Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science at IIASA. The speakers are Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Emertius Research Scholar at IIASA, and Franklin Carrero-Martinez, Senior Director, Global Policy and Development & Science and Technology for Sustainability at the NASEM.
Moderator: Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, IIASA
Leena Srivastava assumed her role as Deputy Director General for Science at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) on the 15 November 2019. As Deputy Director General for Science Srivastava provides interdisciplinary scientific leadership to the institute to ensure that IIASA research stays at the forefront of scientific endeavor. Srivastava was the Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, an interdisciplinary higher education institution focused on sustainable development from 2012 to 2019. Prior to this, she worked for over three decades on research in the areas of energy, environment, and climate change policies at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), including almost nine years as Executive Director.
Speaker: Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Emeritus Research Scholar, IIASA
Nebojsa Nakicenovic is the former Deputy Director General/CEO of IIASA, and former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Among other positions, Prof. Nakicenovic is the Executive Director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050); Member Ad Hoc Informal Multi-stakeholder Technical Group of Advisors on Sustainable Development Goal 7, United Nations; Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute for Networked Energy Systems Analysis; Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute from Climate Impact Research (PIK); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); Member of the Panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments; Steering Committee Member of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21); Member of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences; Member of the International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme on Technology, and Member of OMV Advisory Group on Sustainability.
Speaker: Michael T. Clegg, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California–Irvine
Michael Clegg is the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California–Irvine. His research interests are in plant genetics, population genetics, and molecular evolution. Before that he was at the University of California–Riverside as professor of genetics and as dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He also was professor of botany and professor of genetics at the University of Georgia. He earned both his bachelor’s degree (agricultural genetics) and Ph.D. (genetics) at the University of California–Davis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, where he has been re-elected as foreign secretary. He was elected as president of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution and has received numerous awards and honors.
Speaker: Franklin Carrero-Martínez, Director of STS, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Franklin Carrero-Martínez is the Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA). Prior to joining the STS program, Dr. Carrero-Martínez was the Acting Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Before that, Dr. Carrero-Martínez held appointments as Associate Professor at the UPR Mayagüez, Adjunct Professor at the UPR Medical Science Campus, and as Visiting Scholar at Duke, MIT and Japan’s Institute of Genetics.
Dr. Carrero-Martínez started his career in science diplomacy and policy as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship. He served this prestigious fellowship with a joint appointment between the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) and the National Academy of Sciences. At the end of his fellowship, he served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation supporting the agency’s diplomatic and representational obligations, while managing a portfolio of international basic science collaboration grants before returning to STAS in 2016.
As the Department’s senior advisor on science, technology and innovation issues (STI), he directed the STAS Office. In this role he provided senior officials with analysis, guidance, recommendations and strategic planning to anticipate the foreign policy impacts of emerging STI issues, built STI capacity within the Department, and engaged the National Security Innovation Base to promote Department priorities.