Events Benno Werlen appointed as Fellow of the WAAS

July 20, 2020

Benno Werlen appointed as Fellow of the WAAS

On the basis of last gen­er­al assem­bly’s deci­sion, Prof. Ben­no Werlen was recent­ly appoint­ed as Fel­low of the World Acad­e­my of Art and Sci­ence (WAAS). Under the mot­to Lead­er­ship in thought that leads to action,” the acad­e­my brings togeth­er schol­ars and artists from all fields to address glob­al chal­lenges and serve the com­mon good of all human­i­ty.” Cur­rent­ly, the acad­e­my has more than 700 mem­bers from all over the globe, eleven of them from Ger­many. WAAS was found­ed in 1960 as an inde­pen­dent insti­tu­tion that facil­i­tates dia­logue and col­lab­o­ra­tion with­out vest­ed inter­ests or region­al attach­ments. The found­ing mem­bers includ­ed schol­ars like Albert Ein­stein, Robert Oppen­heimer, or Bertrand Rus­sell. In the past decades, the acad­e­my has emerged as an impor­tant voice of trans­dis­ci­pli­nary, social­ly respon­si­ble research. Among oth­ers, WAAS con­sults UNESCO and the UN Eco­nom­ic and Social Coun­cil (ECOSOC). For Prof. Werlen this appoint­ment allows the UNESCO-Chair a clos­er coop­er­a­tion with UN-orga­ni­za­tions in the fields of research, edu­ca­tion as well as for knowl­edge mobi­liza­tion for deep soci­etal transformations.”