The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the New Zealand High Commission in South Africa cordially invite you to a public lecture on Science, Policy and Society – Accelerating Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals by Sir Peter Gluckman, Science Envoy for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Date:   Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Time:   13:30 for 14:00 (followed by light refreshments)

Venue:   Milkplum Restaurant, Pretoria Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Ave, Pretoria (please note that the venue is inside the Botanical Gardens and access will be through the main gate)

RSVP:  Click here to confirm your attendance by 8 August 2018


Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ FRS is chair of the International Network of Government   Science Advice (INGSA) and President-Elect of the International Science Council   (ISC). He co-chairs the newly formed Commonwealth Science Advice Network.   From 2009-2018 he was first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New   Zealand. He is also Science Envoy for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and   Trade. He is the coordinator of the secretariat of Small Advanced Economies   Initiative. He trained as a pediatric and biomedical scientist and holds a Distinguished University Professorship at the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland. He also holds honorary chairs in University College London, University of Southampton and National University of Singapore. He has published over 700 scientific papers in perinatal and developmental physiology, neuroscience and endocrinology, evolutionary biology and medicine. He has authored both technical and popular science books. He chaired the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (2014-2017). He has written and spoken extensively on science-policy and science-diplomacy and science-society interactions. He has received the highest scientific and civilian honours in New Zealand and numerous international scientific awards. In 2016 he received the AAAS award in Science Diplomacy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London The Royal Society of New Zealand, a member of the National Academy of Medicine (USA) and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK).


13:30  Arrival and Registration

14:00  Welcome and Introduction – High Commissioner Mike Burrell, New Zealand High   Commission

14:05  Lecture – Sir Peter Gluckman

14:50  Questions and Discussions

15:20  Closure and Word of Thanks – Prof Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer: ASSAf

15:25  Refreshments and Networking