Science For Peace 2016

More for Peace, Less for War

International Conference on Science For Peace 2016

More for Peace, Less for War

15 – 16 August 2016

The ROyale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Keynote Address by

His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Sultan of Perak

09.00 am – 10.00 am REGISTRATION

Opening Ceremony of the International Conference on Science for Peace
& Announcement of the 2016 Top Research Scientists Malaysia


10.00 am – 10.10 am Negaraku, National Anthem of Malaysia
10.10 am – 10.20 am Welcome Address by Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali FASc
President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia
10.20 am – 10.30 am Speech by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
10.30 am – 11.00 am Official Opening and Keynote Address by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
Sultan of Perak
11.00 am – 11.05 am Video on Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2016
11.05 am – 11.20 am Announcement of Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2016 and Presentation of Certifications
11.05 am – 11.20 am Morning Tea
11.35 am – 12.55 am PANEL SESSION 1 – Mitigating Climate Change Risk
11.05 am – 12.25 pm Moderator:

Academician Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia


1) Academician Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor FASc
Senior Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Former Director General of Forest Research Institute Malaysia
2) Mr Gurmit Singh
Chairman of Centre for Environment, Technology & Development, Malaysia
3) Professor Shahbaz Khan
Director, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science for Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia
4) Representative from
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand TBC*
*TBC (to be informed)
12:55 pm – 01:55 pm Dialogue Session
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Lunch & Networking
03:00 pm – 04:20 pm PANEL SESSION 2 – Addressing Ideology, Geopolitics and Security
03:00 pm – 04:20 pm Moderator:

General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Rtd)
Chairman, CyberSecurity Malaysia


1) Tan Sri Razali Ismail
Chairman, Global Movement of Moderates Foundation
2) Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood
Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent  Societies (IFRC), Switzerland
3) Dr Noeleen Heyzer
Social Scientist and Former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Singapore
4) Dr Daniel Stauffacher
President of the ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland
*TBC (to be informed)
04:20 pm – 05:20 pm Dialogue Session
05:20 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
End of Day 1
09.00 am – 10.00 am REGISTRATION
10.00 am – 11.20 am PANEL SESSION 3 – Forging Peace Through Economics, Proverty Alleviation and Inclusivity

1) ProfessorEmerita Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin FASc
Senior Consultant, Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia


1) Mr Abdulgani Macatoman
Vice Chairman, Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines
2) Mr Vishnu Swaminathan
Director, Ashoka India, US *TBC
3) Datin Hajah Hartini Osman
CEO of Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan, Malaysia
4) Professor Martin Ravallion
Professor of Economics, Georgetown University, US *TBC
*TBC (to be confirmed)
11:20 am – 12:20 am Dialogue Session
12:20 am – 02:00 pm Lunch & Networking
02:00 pm – 03:20 pm PANEL SESSION 4 – Building Awareness and Consensus Through Conventions, Policies, Education and Communication
02:00 pm – 03:20 pm Moderator:

1) Academician Tan Sri Datuk Ir (Dr) Hj AHmad Zaidee Laidin FASc 
Senior Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Chairman of Universiti Teknologi MARA


1) Dato Freida Pilus
Founder, Cempaka Group of Schools, Malaysia
2) Professor Dr Kamarulzaman Askandar
Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (FKSW-UMS) & Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN), Malaysia
3) His Excellency Luc Vandebon
Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia *TBC 
4) Representative from UNESCO *TBC
*TBC (To be confirmed)
03:20 pm – 04:20 pm Dialogue Session
04:20 pm – 04.35 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
04.35 pm – 05.05 pm Closing Remarks & Summing Up by Chairman of ASM Steering Committee of International Conference on Science for Peace
End of Day 2


The world today has progressed rapidly in terms of technology, communication and human rights compared to our ancestors’ time. Despite this progress, we still face the same challenges that have existed for the past decades such as climate change, poverty and food security.
The increasing gap between the haves and have-nots may lead to dissatisfaction and conflicts. This would have an impact on our environmental, economic as well as social being.
Instead of pointing fingers and accusing who is the responsible party, we need to join forces to navigate, mitigate and overcome these challenges. Science has been in the forefront of our development, but how can science play a role in addressing these problems?