WAAS@60 conference - A Planetary Moment

WAAS@60 -- A Planetary Moment -- a conference of the World Academy of Art & Science commemorating the founding of the Academy in 1960 was held on February 15-19, 2021. The conference reflected on the circumstances, events and motives which led to the founding of WAAS sixty years ago and shaped its unique mission and evolving program of work. Watch the documentary that visually captures the milestones of WAAS, intertwined in the social evolution of humanity. 
The conference included six plenary and 20 parallel sessions covering a wide range of issues concerning the complementary contributions of art and science to knowledge, human rights, human security and wellbeing. WAAS General Assembly on a wide ranging open discussion both of the future programming and activities of the Academy as well as its internal management and functioning was conducted. GOTO CONFERENCE PAGE to view video recordings of all sessions.




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Sep 20 2022 to Sep 22 2022
International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)
5th International Conference on Future Education
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The enormous challenges in education today can only be solved by including system wide action at...
16th SDEWES conference
Oct 10 2021 to Oct 15 2021
16th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. 
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WAAS Mentors: Five Big Ideas to Transform Outdated Thinking and Action
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Michael Marien, co-editor of the Global Guide to Security & Sustainability, presents on the ...
Science as a Social Good
May 24 2021
New organizational models for research, policy-making, regulation and implementation are needed...
Democratizing Global Governance
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The biggest challenges facing humanity such as pandemics, the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, ...
WAAS@60 - A Planetary Moment
Feb 15 2021 to Feb 19 2021
Conference and General Assembly on WAAS' 60th Anniversary
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Dec 15 2020 to Dec 16 2020
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Future Capital Initiative

Inauguration at UN Headquarters in NY on September 12-13, 2019  convened by the UN Office of Partnerships, UNCTAD, and WAAS. The world possesses all the financial resources needed to meet humanity's material needs and foster wellbeing. But the global monetary and financial system is underperforming and misperforming its intended role. A new financial paradigm is needed based on a fundamental change in consciousness and values. FC has established working groups to develop transformative strategies & projects. Read More

Security & Sustainability Guide

A 250-page “Interim Draft” PDF of The S&S Guide, a project of the World Academy of Art & Science, will be available for limited distribution free of charge to WAAS Fellows in June 2016. It reflects the critical fact that sustainability and security are both essential and can only be achieved in concert.


The journal for new perspectives that integrates knowledge from all fields of inquiry to address real-life issues & enhance our collective response to the issues facing the world today.


The vision of Eruditio complements and enhances the Academy's focus on global perspectives in the generation of knowledge from all fields of legitimate inquiry.

World University Consortium

The mission of World University Consortium is to evolve and promote development of higher education worldwide based on a human-centered approach within a trans-disciplinary conceptual framework.