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World Summit 2020 - HJIFUS Schedule

HJIFUS was founded in 1972 as the International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (ICUS) with the goal to guide science toward greater internal oneness across disciplines, and toward working under the ideal of absolute values that would benefit humanity. In 2017, ICUS was reconvened as the HJ International Foundation for the Unity of the Sciences (HJIFUS) with an emphasis on ways to solve environmental problems.


February 3-5, 2020


Conference Theme:  Resolving Environmental Threats for the Benefit of Humanity

Joint Session: World Peace Conference and ICUS XXVI
Defining the Role of Policy Makers in Addressing Environmental Challenges: The Need for Global Interdependence and Cooperation

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Mario Molina, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA; President, Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and the Environment, Mexico; 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

ICUS XXVI Opening Plenary Session

Welcoming Remarks by Conference Chair: Dr. Douglas D.M. Joo, President, HJIFUS

Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Luc Montagnier, MD, Founder, Fondation Luc Montagnier, Geneva, Switzerland; Professor Emeritus, Pasteur Institut, Paris, France; 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Congratulatory Address

Session 1
Ending World Hunger while Preserving the Environment

Chair: Dr. Andrew Smith, Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA

Topic 1: Enhancing Food Quality and Quantity with Environmentally Sound Practices

Speaker: Prof. Rattan Lal, Distinguished Professor, Soil Science, School of Environment & Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, USA; Japan Prize (2019); Nobel Peace Prize certificate, IPCC (2007)

Topic 2: Key Issues in the Preservation and Distribution of Food

Speaker: Hon. Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Bank, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Session 2
Confronting the Hazards of Air Pollution

Chair: Prof. Michael Stenstrom, Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Topic 1: Identifying Air Pollutants and Their Effects on Human Health

Speaker: Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Topic 2: How Can We Deal with the Problem of Air Pollution Effectively?

Speaker: Prof. Cliff Davidson, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, New York, USA


Session 3
Educational Strategies to Address Environmental Concerns

Chair: Prof. David Zandvliet, Professor, Faculty of Education, and Director, Institute for Environmental Learning, Simon Fraser Univ., Vancouver, Canada

Topic 1: 
Integrating Environmental Education in Schools and Colleges

Speaker: Prof. Dilafruz Williams, Professor and Chair, Leadership for Sustainability Education, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

Topic 2: 
Educating the Public in Environmental Best Practices

Speaker: Hon. Mario Salomone, Secretary-General, World Environmental Education Congress Network, Torino, Italy

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