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Monday, November 22 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
929: Science Priorities and Collaborations for Global Recovery: An International Perspective

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Organized by: Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada 

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of science in tackling crises and societal challenges. For many governments, the pandemic was also a reminder of the central role that science and technology should have in realizing a sustainable recovery, defining and leveraging strategic advantages, and forging critical alliances in a rapidly changing global landscape.

This panel brings together leaders from economies who have put science and technology at the heart of their post pandemic recovery plans and strategically positioned themselves for a greener, safer and more prosperous future.

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Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor, Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer is the Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Cabinet. Her mandate is to provide advice on issues related to science and government policies that support it. Before becoming the Chief Science Advisor, Dr... Read More →
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Sir Patrick Vallance

Government Chief Scientific Adviser, and Head of Government Science and Engineering
Patrick was President, R&D at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from 2012 until 2017. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Medicines Discovery and Development. He joined the company in May 2006 as Head of Drug Discovery. He was a member of the GSK Board and the Corporate Executive Team... Read More →
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Michinari Hamaguchi

President, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Michinari Hamaguchi earned his PhD in medicine from Nagoya University. He was appointed Research Associate at the Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1980, and from then worked at Nagoya University except for the period 1985-1988 when he pursued his research at Rockefeller University... Read More →
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Kei Koizumi

Principal Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kei is the Principal Deputy Director for Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff in OSTP and Senior Advisor for Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has also... Read More →
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Signe Ratso

Deputy Director-General, Research and Innovation, European Commission
Signe Ratso is Deputy Director-General and a member of the Management Board of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. She is Chief negotiator, responsible for negotiations of association agreements with third countries associated and future... Read More →

Monday November 22, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST