Milan hosts the ninth Science for Peace forum

 

17 Nov. Milan conference addresses science after the digital revolution.

The ninth Science for Peace forum in Milan’s Bocconi University on 17 November will see highly qualified speakers address the role of science and scientific knowledge within our societies impacted by the digital revolution.

Launched in 2009 by the late Umberto Veronesi, Milanese oncologist and politician, the annual conferences aim to demonstrate that science can and must contribute with ideas and actions to long-standing and sustainable peace.

The main objectives of the project are to disseminate a culture of peace and generate ideas to overcome tensions and conflicts within and among states, and to reduce military spending in favour of increased investments in research and development.

To date, 21 Nobel laureates have attended and supported the programme. This year, speakers will include the speaker of the chamber of deputies, Laura Boldrini, former foreign minister Emma Bonino, Senior Director of European Affairs at The Aspen Institute Marta Dassù, Liberian Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, Bocconi rector Gianmario Verona, and many more.

Participating in the conference is free of charge and is subject to registration on the conference website, which also contains the full programme of the day’s debates.

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