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President Hamaguchi speaks at the Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2020

President Hamaguchi gave a speech at the following two sessions of the Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2020 held in Trieste, Italy, from September 2nd to September 6th. He spoke online about the role of science and the scientific community in a crisis, referencing Japan’s experience of COVID-19. Some of the speeches are available to watch online.

1.If COVID-19 is the 9/11 moment for global public health, what needs to happen next? (September 4, 2020)

The session description is available below.

※The recording of the session is available below.

2.The role of science in global response to crisis: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic (September 4, 2020)

The session description is available below.

●About the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)

ESOF is organized by Euroscience, a non-profit organization that brings together individual European researchers and experts in science and society. It is a place for open dialogue and exchange between researchers, policy makers, industry, communicators, journalists, and citizens with an interest in science. Hosted by different European cities every other year, this year's event was held in Trieste, Italy, in a hybrid of real and virtual. Approximately 4,500 people from more than 90 countries participate every year.