World Complexity Science Academy

WCSA Medal Awards

7th WCSA Medal Edition

Prof. Dr. Alfredo L. Spilzinger is the recipient of the 2023 7th Edition WCSA Medal for the Distinguished and Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

The WCSA Scientific Board is delighted and privileged to assign the esteemed award to Prof. Dr. Alfredo L. Spilzinger, in recognition of a “remarkable career in academia, politics and economics and for his kindness and great commitment to the social field”.

In addition to important scientific publications and lectures at some of the world’s most important universities, such as, for example, the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Miami and the Catholic University in Santiago de Chile, Dr. Alfredo L. Spilzinger has obtained various high-ranking governmental posts in Argentina.

He was nominated: Under Secretary of the Treasure from 1962 to 1966, Chairman of a state-owned bank, Banco de la Rioja, from 1977 to 1979 and, by appointment of President Raul Alfonsín in 1983, Special negotiator with the British Government on the Falkland Islands situation.

In 2007 he was awarded with the Lordship of Brownsel in recognition for his investigations on how the Knights Templar started to build up what today we know as the international financial market, while, from the Major of the City of Miami, he received the Key to the City for his efforts in bringing the US and Mercosur together.

For all these reasons, and many more, Prof. Dr. Alfredo L. Spilzinger will be awarded by WCSA President, Prof. Dr. Andrea Pitasi, during the next Worldwide Hybrid Global Conference in Brussels (11-14 September 2023).

2023 – WCSA Life Time Achievement Award

Jozef Lernout
Born: Belgium, Zwevegem, 27 april 1948
Nationality: Belgian
Education: Latin-Greek at St. Aloysius College, Menen, Belgium Bachelor Teaching Sciences at St. Jozef, Torhout, Belgium Junior MBA, at University Gent

Founder and Director of ARIOLAS BV (Belgium & Philippines): developing and distribution of online avatar guided 3D immersive language courses and personal AI chatbots

2023: WCSA Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the field of AI and Language Technologies

6th WCSA Medal Edition

EDGAR MORIN is the recipient of the 2022 6th Edition WCSA Medal for the Distinguished and Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

WCSA awards its prestigious Scientific Prize to Edgar Morin

The World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA), its President Prof. Andrea Pitasi and the WCSA Committee, composed of Alfredo Spilzinger, PhD, Lord of Brownsel, President Andrè Folloni, PUCPR Dean of Law, Member Emilia Ferone, PhD, WCSA Deputy President, Secretary are pleased and honoured to announce that they have conferred the prestigious scientific award “6th Medal Committee for the Distinguished and Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award”, to the philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin, with the following motivation, unanimously approved: “for his fundamental contribution, scientific and intellectual, over a period of forty years, to the theorisation, to the development of the connection between knowledge and of a thought on and of complexity.” The international scientific community of the WCSA stands by Edgar Morin and thanks him once again for his extraordinary contribution, not only scientific, and generosity. It was Professor Piero Dominici, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), University of Perugia, as “nominor” who formulated the request for this important nomination. The Prize will be awarded to Edgar Morin during the next Worldwide Congress in Lisbon (20-22 April 2022).

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