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Volume 5 Issue 3 Part 1

Lloyd Etheredge
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This article discusses the potential of the Global Compact on Education, signed by Pope Francis and religious leaders from various denominations. It highlights the need for a catalyst to engage the human spirit and implement the Compact‘s goals of quality education, human potential, and belief-independent spiritual growth. It suggests that the Catholic Church, with... Read more
Asim Kurjak, Milan Stanojevic
Get Full Text in PDF Editors’ Note: The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Ultrasound serves as a model case study for global education initiatives. Its success in establishing over 140 international chapters across 70+ countries demonstrates the potential for replication worldwide. By pioneering distance learning programs and adapting to new technologies, the school showcases how to... Read more
Susan Clark
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Adequately responding to our deteriorating environmental and social situation is a matter of increasing urgency. An obstacle to achieving a concerted response is the way that we have normalized “convention,” or as some authors claim “thoughtless convention.” The author takes on this obstacle (i.e., convention, thoughtlessness) as the primary subject of this paper. We... Read more
Fadwa El Guindi
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This essay deems education and employment as the two separate but interrelated spheres of socioeconomic life which have consistently been the subject of observation and analysis in the fields of education, sociology, anthropology and development. The focus is on how education relates to employment, women’s status, and more recently on the sustainability of... Read more
Frank Dixon
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Interest in system change is rising, driven largely by growing awareness that flawed economic and political systems are the root causes of climate change and other major challenges. This paper summarizes a whole-system framework (Global System Change - GSC) and practical implementation strategy (System Change Investing - SCI) that can guide and accelerate system... Read more
Ismail Serageldin
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract In “Five by Five: Redefining Education for the 21st Century,” the author explores the necessary transformations in education to meet the demands of the evolving world. Reflecting on the outdated 20th-century model, he emphasizes the need for adaptability, creativity, and technological proficiency in the current era. The essay covers five key aspects. The author... Read more
Amine Jaouadi, Abderrahmane Maaradji
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The Hybrid Model, powered by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for future education, enriched with Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI), stands today as an advanced educational learning model. It ingeniously combines the strengths of ICT and generative AI to reshape the educational experience. Numerous academic institutions and organizations are... Read more
Savitri Chandrasekaran
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This article delves into the pivotal role of transformative leadership in shaping 21st century healthcare, advocating for a model that marries human security, global leadership, and collaborative innovation. It underscores the imperative for leaders to steer healthcare systems towards holistic approaches that address the multifaceted challenges of today, such as... Read more
Thomas Reuter
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This article discusses the issue of localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how this is critical for achieving human security globally. It notes that while the SDGs have been successful in generating consensus around sustainability, progress has been lacking and many targets may not be met. A key obstacle is that the SDGs have not been properly... Read more
Grant Schreiber
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This article discusses how the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in January 2024 highlighted the growing connection between technology and human security. CES, held annually in Las Vegas, is one of the largest technology conferences in the world. In recent years, the organizers recognized the role of technology in addressing major social challenges and partnered... Read more
Garry Jacobs, Janani Ramanathan, Amanda Ellis, Phoebe Koundouri, Nebojša Nešković, Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Ketan Patel, Ivo Šlaus, Walton Stinson, Ralph Wolff, Alberto Zucconi
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The purpose of this paper is to lay the foundation for development of a new strategic plan for the work of the Academy to 2030. Its aim is to invite suggestions from WAAS members and partners regarding priorities for future work. It traces the origins and historical development of the Academy leading up to the present and provides an overview of recent activities and... Read more
Part 1 of this issue underscores the critical themes of Human Security and Education. Both themes are inextricably linked to the World Academy of Art & Science’s overarching mission. The articles in the first part explore the role of human security as a unifying frame of reference and effective force for addressing a wide range of high priority social objectives. They highlight the validity... Read more