Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Chemistry International Blank Image Chemistry International Blank Image Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Current Issue
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Past Issues
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Officer's Columns
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Features
Chemistry International Blank Image
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Up for Discussion
Chemistry International Text Image Link to IUPAC Wire
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Project Place
Chemistry International Text Image Link to imPACt
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Bookworm
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Internet Connections
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Conference Call
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Where 2B and Y
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Symposia
Chemistry International Text Image Link to CI Indexes
Chemistry International Text Image Link to CI Editor
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Search Function
Chemistry International Text Image Link to Information

 

Chemistry International Text Image Link to Previous Issue Chemistry International Text Image Link to Previous Page Chemistry International Text Image Link to This TOC Chemistry International Text Image Link to Next Page Chemistry International Text Image Link to Next Issue

Vol. 33 No. 6
November-December 2011

The Homo Sapiens Report

Michael Wadleigh (left) and Fabienne Meyers.
Michael Wadleigh (left) and Fabienne Meyers.

One of the more compelling events at the 2011 IUPAC Congress was a special presentation of the Homo Sapiens Report: The Future of Humanity on 31 July. This highly visual lecture by Oscar-winning film director Michael Wadleigh takes a broad look at the complex issues mankind will be facing over the next century.

Michael Wadleigh is an Oscar winning film director and co-founder of The Homo Sapiens Foundation, which is part of an official project of UNESCO’s education for sustainable development.

Chemistry International Managing Editor Fabienne Meyers had the chance to sit down with Wadleigh before his lecture and talk about why he was interested in speaking at the IUPAC Congress.

Homo Sapiens Report

“Ever single millenium goal is failing,” said Wadleigh. “Political and business systems aren’t able to solve the problems facing humanity. Therefore, science has to play a leading role.” The question he wants IUPAC members to consider, he said, is “What should science academies and societies do?” According to Wadleigh, one of the most important things scientists could do is to become a stronger voice in the decisionmaking process.

www.chemistry2011.org/participate/activities/show?id=1420


Page last modified 15 November 2011.
Copyright © 2003-2011 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions regarding the website, please contact edit.ci@iupac.org
Link to CI Home Page Link to IUPAC E-News Link to IUPAC Home Page