2013 . The best is yet to come

SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2013

This fifth Earth university took place on Saturday April 27, 2013 at UNESCO. It featured some 20 discussions and debates aimed at young people, heads of companies and the general public.
Some 50 experts and dignitaries were invited to contribute.
In all, 8,000 people participated in the debates.

Ecology and the questions it raises are issues that are both long-standing and recent at the same time. Long-standing, because the pioneering texts on the subject first began appearing a hundred years ago; yet recent, because after all, over the course of human history, what is a mere century?

The world – our world – is currently experiencing a period of exceptional change. By wanting to consume too much, innovate too much, build too much and harvest too much, we have put ourselves in the midst of a cataclysm – a cataclysm that we have created. Fortunately, ecologists, scientists and politicians have all sounded the alarm. But while it is urgent to change the way we live in the world, it is not yet too late to do so. Quite the contrary. The growing awareness and reactions can already be felt both at the individual and group level. Yes, we can counter this excessive movement and the disorder it causes. Across the globe, initiatives are being launched to help our society to evolve in its behaviour and ambitions. People are already changing their mentality. Determined to invent a sustainable and bright future for mankind, scientists are innovating in new ways every day, companies are making progress, citizens are adapting to ecological necessities, and governments are lending each other a helping hand. Individual and group awareness of the role we have to play is already proof of our capacity to think differently about our relationship with the world.

Since the first edition in 2005, The Earth university has adhered to this innovative movement. At a time when the world is mired in a crisis so severe that it raises doubts about the future, the 2013 edition wants to demonstrate that the best is yet to come. The world of tomorrow will be an exciting place, filled with opportunities for the advancement of mankind. Without seeming utopian, let’s count on the fact that a new, more socially responsible society is currently emerging.

The speakers

  • Olivier AIZAC
    Managing director of the website Leboncoin.fr
  • Jean-Claude AMEISEN
    Doctor, professor of immunology, president of the National Consultative Committee of Ethics
  • Guy AMSELLEM
    President, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
  • Thomas d' ANSEMBOURG
    Author, psychotherapist
  • Cyril AOUIZERATE
    Philosopher, town planner, co-founder of Mama Shelter and M.O.B
  • Jacques ATTALI
    Writer, president of PlaNet Finance
  • Jean AUDOUZE
    President of the French National Committee for the UNESCO
  • Jean-Louis BANCEL
    Chairman, Crédit Coopératif Group
  • Fabrice BARDECHE
    Vice-president Ionis Education Group
  • Laurent BAYLE
    Managing director, Cité de la musique
  • Laurent BECCARIA
    Founder and director Les Arènes editions
  • Jérôme BEDIER
    General Secretary, Carrefour Group
  • François BEGAUDEAU
    Writer
  • Laurent BERGER
    General secretary of the French Labour Union CFDT
  • Vincent BERGER
    Dean, Paris Diderot University
  • Uwe BERGMANN
    Head of Sustainability Management, Henkel
  • Stéphane BITTOUN
    Managing director My Major Company
  • André BRAHIC
    Astrophysicist, professor at the Paris Diderot University and at CEA Saclay
  • Jean-Paul CAPITANI
    Director Actes Sud editions
  • Roland CASTRO
    Architect and town planner
  • Christian COURTIN-CLARINS
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Group Clarins
  • Cyril DION
    Co-founder and spokesperson of the movement Colibris, managing editor of Kaizen
  • Geneviève FERONE
    Director of Sustainable Development of the Veolia Environment Group, vice-president of The Shift Project
  • Eric FOTTORINO
    Journalist, writer
  • René FRYDMAN
    Head of the gynaecology-obstetrics service at the Foch Hospital
  • Jacques GENEREUX
    Professor at Sciences Po, economist
  • Philippe GERMA
    Managing director WWF in France
  • Georges HADDAD
    Director of UNESCO’s Division of Higher Education
  • Serge HEFEZ
    Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, in charge of the family therapy’s unit in the psychiatric department for children and teenagers at the hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière of Paris
  • Françoise HERITIER
    Anthropologist, professor emeritus at the Collège de France
  • Luc JACQUET
    Film director
  • JONONE
  • JUL
    Author of comic strip, cartoonist
  • Jean-Claude KAUFMANN
    Sociologist, Research director, French Centre for Scientific Research
  • David KEN
    Photographer, president LOL Project Foundation
  • Rachid KORAICHI
    Artist, painter
  • Yannick LEJEUNE
    Internet director, IONIS Education Group
  • Antoine LEMARCHAND
  • François LEMARCHAND
  • Michèle LESIEUR
  • Jean-Hervé LORENZI
    Chairman Cercle des économistes
  • Bertin NAHUM
    CEO Medtech
  • Sylvie NICOL
    Managing director, Beauty Care, Henkel
  • Natalie RASTOIN
    Managing director Ogilvy France
  • Matthieu RICARD
    Writer, Buddhist monk
  • François ROUILLAY
    Coordinator of the Incredible Edible movement in France
  • Geoffroy ROUX DE BEZIEUX
  • Muriel de SAINT SAUVEUR
    Mazars Goup Diversity director
  • Arnaud de SAINT SIMON
    President, Groupe Psychologies
  • Eric SCHERER
    Director of the prospective, the digital strategy and the international relations linked to the new media of France Télévisions
  • Michaël STORA
    Psychologist, president of the Observatory of the digital worlds in human sciences (OMNSH)
  • Hapsatou SY
    Founder of beauty salons Ethnicia, business manager and TV columnist
  • Denis TERRIEN
    Managing director 3 Suisses International
  • Matthieu VILLIERS
    Managing editor of Science et vie
  • Patrick VIVERET
    Philosopher
  • Muhammad YUNUS
    Economist, theorist of the microcredit, Nobel Peace Prize 2006

Saturday, 27th April

  • 0. Encounter with Prof. Muhammad Yunus.

    • Muhammad YUNUS - Economist, theorist of the microcredit, Nobel Peace Prize 2006

    Moderated by: Christine OCKRENT

    Saturday, 27th April from 10h00 to 11h00 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 18. Meeting with the editorial staff of Science & Vie on the theme : the best is yet to come.

    • Matthieu VILLIERS - Managing editor of Science et vie

    Saturday, 27th April from 10h00 to 10h45 - UNESCO - Salle 9

  • 1. How to re-enchant the world?

    • Françoise HERITIER - Anthropologist, professor emeritus at the Collège de France
    • Patrick VIVERET - Philosopher

    Moderated by: Patrice VAN EERSEL

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 2. How R&D and science participate in the development of a responsible company?

    • Christian COURTIN-CLARINS - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Group Clarins
    • Matthieu VILLIERS - Managing editor of Science et vie

    Moderated by: Louis-Albert de BROGLIE

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 11

  • 3. Education as key of change.

    • Thomas d' ANSEMBOURG - Author, psychotherapist
    • Fabrice BARDECHE - Vice-president Ionis Education Group
    • Vincent BERGER - Dean, Paris Diderot University
    • Jean-Paul CAPITANI - Director Actes Sud editions

    Moderated by: Jean-Pierre GUENO

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 4

  • 4. L'entreprise moteur de la nouvelle société.

    • Laurent BERGER - General secretary of the French Labour Union CFDT
    • Michèle LESIEUR
    • Geoffroy ROUX DE BEZIEUX
    • Denis TERRIEN - Managing director 3 Suisses International

    Moderated by: Nicolas ROSSIGNOL

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 12

  • 5. How to build, today, a society which reconciles economy and ecology?

    • Uwe BERGMANN - Head of Sustainability Management, Henkel
    • Geneviève FERONE - Director of Sustainable Development of the Veolia Environment Group, vice-president of The Shift Project
    • Philippe GERMA - Managing director WWF in France

    Moderated by: Jean-Marc VITTORI

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • 6. The speakers will have a dialog with an international panel of students on the theme: what will be the world of tomorrow?

    • Jean-Louis BANCEL - Chairman, Crédit Coopératif Group
    • Georges HADDAD - Director of UNESCO’s Division of Higher Education
    • Serge HEFEZ - Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, in charge of the family therapy’s unit in the psychiatric department for children and teenagers at the hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière of Paris

    Moderated by: Walter BOUVAIS

    Saturday, 27th April from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 9

  • 7. Ideas, dreams and commitment: the best is yet to build.

    • Jacques ATTALI - Writer, president of PlaNet Finance
    • Matthieu RICARD - Writer, Buddhist monk

    Moderated by: Yves THREARD

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 8. Artists : pathfinders of tomorrow ?

    • Luc JACQUET - Film director
    • JONONE
    • JUL - Author of comic strip, cartoonist
    • Rachid KORAICHI - Artist, painter

    Moderated by: Blaise MAO

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 11

  • 9. The accessible information to all, and now?

    • Laurent BECCARIA - Founder and director Les Arènes editions
    • Eric FOTTORINO - Journalist, writer
    • Eric SCHERER - Director of the prospective, the digital strategy and the international relations linked to the new media of France Télévisions

    Moderated by: David GUIRAUD

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 4

  • 10. Towards a better balance between cooperation and competition.

    • Roland CASTRO - Architect and town planner
    • Jacques GENEREUX - Professor at Sciences Po, economist
    • Jean-Hervé LORENZI - Chairman Cercle des économistes
    • Hapsatou SY - Founder of beauty salons Ethnicia, business manager and TV columnist

    Moderated by: Nicolas ROSSIGNOL

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 12

  • 11. A new harmony male-feminine.

    • Jean-Claude KAUFMANN - Sociologist, Research director, French Centre for Scientific Research
    • Sylvie NICOL - Managing director, Beauty Care, Henkel
    • Muriel de SAINT SAUVEUR - Mazars Goup Diversity director

    Moderated by: Laurence FOLLEA

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • 12. Cultural democracy: the best is yet to come.

    • Guy AMSELLEM - President, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
    • Laurent BAYLE - Managing director, Cité de la musique

    Moderated by: Jean-Pierre GUENO

    Saturday, 27th April from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 9

  • 13. What science has to promise us.

    • Jean-Claude AMEISEN - Doctor, professor of immunology, president of the National Consultative Committee of Ethics
    • André BRAHIC - Astrophysicist, professor at the Paris Diderot University and at CEA Saclay
    • René FRYDMAN - Head of the gynaecology-obstetrics service at the Foch Hospital

    Moderated by: Eric JOUAN

    Saturday, 27th April from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 14. Trade and consumption: the big transformations.

    • Olivier AIZAC - Managing director of the website Leboncoin.fr
    • Stéphane BITTOUN - Managing director My Major Company
    • Antoine LEMARCHAND

    Moderated by: Pascal MADRY

    Saturday, 27th April from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • 15. Digital technology: essential vector of change.

    • Yannick LEJEUNE - Internet director, IONIS Education Group
    • Bertin NAHUM - CEO Medtech
    • Natalie RASTOIN - Managing director Ogilvy France
    • Arnaud de SAINT SIMON - President, Groupe Psychologies

    Moderated by: Nicolas ARPAGIAN

    Saturday, 27th April from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 11

  • 16. The power of images in the evolution of the consciousnesses.

    • François BEGAUDEAU - Writer
    • David KEN - Photographer, president LOL Project Foundation
    • Michaël STORA - Psychologist, president of the Observatory of the digital worlds in human sciences (OMNSH)

    Moderated by: Thierry KELLER

    Saturday, 27th April from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 12

  • 17. New generation, network: towards a new shape of democracy.

    • Cyril AOUIZERATE - Philosopher, town planner, co-founder of Mama Shelter and M.O.B
    • Cyril DION - Co-founder and spokesperson of the movement Colibris, managing editor of Kaizen
    • François ROUILLAY - Coordinator of the Incredible Edible movement in France

    Moderated by: Laurence LEMOINE

    Saturday, 27th April from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 4

  • François Lemarchand opens the 5th edition of the Earth university
  • Debate « Encounter with Prof. Muhammad Yunus » - Salle I Unesco
  • Eric Falt
  • Prof. Muhammad Yunus and  Christine Ockrent
  • The audience...
  • Françoise Héritier
  • Christian Courtin-Clarins
  • Patrick Viveret, Patrice Van Eersel, Françoise Héritier
  • Matthieu Ricard
  • Matthieu Ricard, Yves Thréard, Jacques Attali
  • Hapsatou Sy
  • Sylvie Nicol, Laurence Folléa, Muriel de Saint-Sauveur, Jean-Claude Kaufmann
  • Jean-Claude Ameisen, André Brahic, René Frydman, Eric Jouan
  • François Bégaudeau
  • International students came to share their vision of the world
  • François Rouillay