Prof. Phoebe Koundouri has been elected Member of Board of the Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS).
The World Academy of Art and Science was founded in 1960 on the initiative of Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer. Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell, Joseph Needham (founder of UNESCO), and Brock Chisholm (inaugural Director-General of WHO) are amongst its prominent charter members. Today the Academy is composed of about 800 Fellows from 90 countries, including scientists, leading artists, politicians, statesmen, heads of research institutes and international organizations, Nobel Prize winners, and business leaders.
WAAS mission is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue generative of original ideas and integrated perspectives that comprehend the root causes and effective remedies for our common problems, while furthering those currents of thought and social movement that affirm the value of human dignity and equitable development. The Academy dedicates itself to the pursuit of creative, catalytic ideas that can provide to present and future generations enlightened leadership in thought that leads to effective action.
An election into WAAS is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a scientist.