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Thursday, September 15 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
(REF 15021) Knowledge for Society and Knowledge for Humanity: Towards an Agenda for Now and Beyond

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This session will discuss the complementarity of curiosity-driven research and mission-oriented research as strategies to deal with both present challenges faced by societies and future challenges concerning humanity as a whole and how research funders in middle-income and high-income countries are balancing and connecting those strategies.

Panellists, representing one private and four public research funders from Brazil, Canada, Chile and the Netherlands, will talk about how they pick their research agendas and how they listen to the input of their scientific communities, general public and even from beyond their borders. The session will also open for questions to debate what challenges remain to be tackled to ensure that knowledge generation enriches humanity as a whole while also addressing local issues.
  1. Opening, 5 min (Luiz Mello, Convener) 9am New York time
  2. Camilo Erazo, ANID – 20 min
  3. Luiz Mello, FAPESP – 20 min
  4. Ted Hewitt, SSHRC – 20 min
  5. Anita Hardon, NWO – 20 min
  6.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82207510336?pwd=YWlTOElBZWpoNTlzejlhSGFaRWluUT09
  7. Hugo Aguilaniu, Instituto Serrapilheira – 20 min
  8. Questions and Answers to the panel of speakers – 30 min
  9. Closing (Luiz Mello) – 5 min

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Luiz Mello

Scientific Director, The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP
Luiz Eugênio Araújo de Moraes Mello graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 1982. He has a master’s degree (1985) and a PhD in molecular biology (1988) from the same university. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in... Read More →

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Hugo Aguilaniu

Director President, The Serrapilheira Institute
Hugo Aguilaniu was trained as an agronomist in Bordeaux, France and pursued his studies in Sweden where he obtained his PhD in molecular genetics from Chalmers University in 2003. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA) between 2003 and 2006 where... Read More →
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Anita Hardon

Professor, Wageningen University Research
Anita Hardon is Professor of Knowledge, Technology and Innovation at Wageningen University & Research. She has a masters degree in Medical Biology and a PhD in Medical Anthropology (University of Amsterdam). She has also been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral... Read More →
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Camilo Erazo

Subdirector of of Centers and Associative Researc, Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo - ANID
Camilo Erazo is a Medical Doctor with a Diploma in Mental Health and Community Psychiatry from Universidad de Chile and an MBA in University of Melbourne. He has an extensive experience in mental and public health, combined with a robust postgraduate education in business and globalization... Read More →
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Ted Hewitt

President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. He served as the inaugural chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee from 2017 to 2019. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011, where he had been a professor of sociology since 1989. He was also a public policy scholar at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT