Scientific Literacy and Cultural Tolerance

I. Name of the Forum:
Scientific Literacy and Cultural Tolerance

II. Introduction to the Forum:
As humanity has stepped into a new stage of increasing communication and exchanges between different states of civilization, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to build a "community of shared future" for mankind. The path of China’s peaceful development is one that advocates openness and inclusiveness and exchanges and mutual learning between different civilizations, enhances mutual respect and win-win cooperation between countries, and promotes peaceful development around the world. Humanity as a community of shared future must advocate cultural inclusiveness.
Enhancing scientific literacy is an important way to improve public cultural tolerance. Upgrading public scientific literacy is conducive to equalization of public cultural service for the popularization of science, the general public's  sharing of scientific and technological development, cultivation of an innovation-friendly culture, promotion of people's understanding of different cultures, and to facilitation of exchanges between different cultures.
For these reasons, the panel session “Scientific Literacy and Cultural Tolerance” of the WCSL, organized by GMW.cn (Guangming Daily's official website), will be held on the afternoon of August 18 at China National Convention Center. Top experts from home and aboard will be invited to attend discussions on such topics as how to improve public scientific literacy, how to promote exchanges between countries along the Belt and Road, and how to enhance cultural tolerance and boost cultural confidence. In so doing, we would like to make our own contribution to improving the Chinese model of public scientific literacy cultivation, building consensus and fostering global cooperation on establishing a shared platform for the promotion of public science literacy, and to the building of a community of shared future for mankind.

III. Schedule
Time: September 18,2018 13:50——16:30
Host: Lu Xiangao   Deputy Editor-in-Chief of GMW.cn
13:50-14:00  Introduction of the panel session by host
14:00-15:30  Topic Speeches
15:30-15:40  Tea Break
15:40-16:30  Roundtable Forum
16:30       End of the session

IV. Guest Speakers
1. Wang Yuming


Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor of Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanics, Tsinghua University. He has achieved many achievements with independent intellectual property rights by long-term research on non-contact fluid sealing devices for hazardous gas turbine machinery and development, application and industrialization of the measurement and control systems. He won the second class award of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and the second class award of the National Technology Invention Award as the first accomplished person and inventor. He has obtained 8 Chinese invention patents and 2 US invention patents. Academician Wang Yuming is one of the technical leaders and industry pioneers in the field of fluid sealing engineering in China. He is currently the vice chairman of the China Mechanical Engineering Society and a member of the American Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

2. Sun Xiaochun


Executive Vice President and Professor of the Humanities College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He served as deputy director of the Institute of Natural History of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and deputy secretary of the party committee and secretary of the Disciplinary Committee from December 2009 to June 2015. He won the third class award of the Natural Science Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. He mainly engaged in the study of astronomical history, with ‘The Chinese Sky During the Han” and many academic papers.

3. Duan Weiwen


Researcher and doctoral tutor of the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Executive Deputy Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Social Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a visiting scholar at Oxford University, and the chief expert of the National Social Science Fund’s major project “Philosophy Research on the Smart Revolution and the Prospects of Human Deep Science and Technology”, textbook experts of Marxist theoretical discipline construction and theoretical research project of Ministry of Education. His main research interests are philosophy of science, philosophy of information, science and technology, and social studies. He is currently research focusing on the philosophical, ethical, and social issues of big data and artificial intelligence.

V. Organizer:
GMW.cn