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Moneef Zou'bi

InterAction Council
Science Advisor
Dr Moneef R. Zou’bi has been active in global Sustainable Development particularly through Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for around 30 years. Born in Amman, Jordan, he studied for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and Management at Brighton and Loughborough Universities in the United Kingdom, 1980 - 1987. After becoming involved in global development issues, he successfully pursued further post-graduate research at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Malaya.
Dr Zou’bi currently serves as the Science Advisor to the Interaction Council (IAC) which is an independent international organization that mobilizes the experience of a group of former heads of state and statesmen from all over the world. Formerly, he worked at the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) (an international scientific NGO based in Jordan and affiliated to the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC)) firmly positioning the IAS on the international scientific and technological collaboration landscape. He served as Director General IAS (May 1998 – September 2019), and then as Emeritus Director General since October 2019.
 
Over the last three decades, he has devoted all his energies to humanitarian causes, to sustainable development, to science diplomacy at all levels, and to bridging scientific and technological, development, and political divides between countries, cultures, and civilizations.
Moneef has given lectures in over 30 countries, including the USA and Canada, on science and technology issues, science education, and sustainable development, as well as on water issues from a Middle Eastern perspective. He has published over 60 papers and edited and co-edited 20 books on topics such as higher education, the environment as well as transformational technologies. In 2010, he co-authored the landmark Arab States Chapter of the 2010 UNESCO Science Report that foresaw the advent of the Arab Spring and the associated turmoil in the Middle East. In 2015 and 2020, he was commissioned again to be an author of the Arab States Chapter of the 2015 and 2020 editions of the prestigious UNESCO Science Reports.
Apart from his work-related activities, he is interested in international affairs, the history of science, science diplomacy as well as sustainable development and water issues.
Moneef has visited more than 60 countries and enjoys high-level contact in most; he speaks Arabic, English and some French, and is a member of many international organizations including the UNESCO International Centre for South-South Co-operation in Science, Technology, and Innovation (ISTIC), Malaysia, and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). He was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in July 2021, a member of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST); and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Engineering and Technology for the Developing World (AETDEW), based in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). He is also a member of the University of California International Water Forum, USA, since 2007; a former member (Ex-Officio) of the Council of the IAS, 2009-2019; and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2013; member - Board of Judges for the Templeton Prize for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and a member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF). He is also a Founding Director of the World Sustainability Forum, Santa Fe, NM, USA since October 2020.
Tuesday, September 13
 

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, September 14
 

2:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

 
Thursday, September 15
 

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

3:00pm EDT

 
Friday, September 16
 

8:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

 
Monday, September 19
 

8:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

4:00pm EDT

 
Tuesday, September 20
 

9:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, September 21
 

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

12:20pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

 
Thursday, September 22
 

6:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

 
Friday, September 23
 

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

 
Monday, September 26
 

9:00am EDT

1:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

 
Tuesday, September 27
 

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

12:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, September 28
 

7:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

 
Thursday, September 29
 

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

 
Friday, September 30
 

9:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, October 5
 

9:00am EDT