International Sakharov Festival


Edited by Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis

International Sakharov Festival
Athens, July 28-31, 1994



Table of Contents




Honorary Committee

Gala Concert

Opening Session

His All Holiness the Ecumenical
Patriarch, Mr. Vartholomeos

Carolos Papoulias
Foreign Affairs Minister, Greece
Address Delivered by Ambassador George Georgiou

George Papandreou
Minister of National Education, Greece

Valery Nikolayenko
Ambassador of the Russian Federation

Professor Jiro Kondo
Director General, Reassert Institute of Innovative
Technology for the Earth, Japan

Elisabeth A. Papazoi
Deputy Minister of Physical Planning,
Environment and Public Works, Greece

Professor Pavel J. Sarkisov
Rector, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia

Professor Leonid Goldin
GOSCO Cultural Organisation, Russia

Bios Theory

Biopolitics – The Bio-Environment Bio-Culture in the Next Millennium
Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis


The Presence and Essence of Bio-Diplomacy
Kai Falkman

Biopolitics as a Tool for Sustainable Solidarity
Rusen Keles

Bio-Diplomacy as a Dimension of Bio-Culture
Panayotis Economou

Revival of the European Soul: Post-Socialist Europeans – Neglected but not Negligible
Jiri Marvan

The European Parliament Sakharov Prize
George E. Saridakis

New Pathways for International Co-operation
Ahmed Nabil El Salawy

International Environmental Co-operation: Retrospect and Prospect
Ayse Gulgun Tuna


International and European Union Action Against Climate Change
George Strongylis

Proposals for Environmental Preservation
Yuri A. Korolev

Bio-Legislation as a Solution to Environmental Problems in South America
L.E. Ruelas Lierena

Diplomacy and International Law in the Service of Biopolitics
Juraj Cuth

Human Rights and the Environment: a Common Future
Panayotis Karafotias


How to Compete in the 21st Century? The Importance of an Ethical and Environmental Corporate Commitment
Gunter Pauli

Building a Sustainable Future
Nicholas Ashford

How to Escape from the Cycle of Environmental Degradation
Assimakis Fotilas

Systems Analysis of Bio-Economy: Entropy and Negentropy in Biopolitics
Lászlo Kapolyi

The Bio-Environment as a Managerial Challenge
Peter Kalantzis

Environmental Leadership: a New Business and Marketing Era
Panayotis Vongas

Exploring Links Between Business and the Environment
Julia Panourgia-Clones

The Role of Economics in the Process of Sustainable Development
Gyula Bora

Technological Progress and the Future of Bios
Nikos Katsaros

Resource Conservation and Utilisation – A Magnificent Opportunity
J. Patrick Nicholson


From Zero Defect, through Zero Inventory, to Zero Emissions
Gunter Pauli

Biopolitics: a New Approach to the Politics of Sustainable Development
A. Henry Karunaratne

Global Environmental Change: a Vision for a Better World
Hunay Evliya

The Environment and National Minorities
Reguina A. Yavchunovskaya

Bio-Architecture as a Policy for Urban Planning
Ali Ozbilen

Bio-Policy: Itinerary for Future Social Developments
Natalia Grigorieva

Bio-Policy: a Quantitative Analysis of the Bio-Environment
Ivana S. Djujic

The Second Industrial Revolution: a Summary
Eero Paloheimo

Forestry: Reconciling Poverty and Equity Concerns
Kamla Chowdhry

Regional Policy

Co-operation for Survival
Faysal Tageldim Abushama

The Environmental Situation in Central and Eastern Europe: the Czechoslovak Example
Jaroslav Stoklasa

Human Values, Modern Technology and Bio-Environmental Preservation
S. Budhisantoso

Environmental Protection and Scientific Research in Romania
Mariana Constantinescu

A Developing Region’s Investment in Natural Capital
M. Dino Fortes

Biopolitics Goals: Lithuania’s Obligations
Leonidas Kairiukstis

New Approaches to Environmental Management in Northwest Russia
Alexander I. Shishkin

The Environmental Situation in Cambodia: Policy and Instructions
Ung Phyrun

Water Management

Marine Biology, Pollution and the Protection of Nature
Wilfried Gunkel

The Conservation of Wetlands
Meral Kence

Reservoir Development and Exploitation for a Normal Trophic State
Emil Rus

Do We Need Protected Areas in the Baltic?
Anna Szaniawska and K.E. Skora

Equilibria in Aquatic Environments
Gabriella Ivancea

Enclosed Coastal Seas – A Case Study: the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Baruch Kimor

The Baltic Sea as a Great Potential Area for Biopolitics
Eugeniusz Andrulewicz


Shaping the Future: Education for a Global Responsibility
Paulo C. Moura

Bio-Education for All: Achieving Environmentally Literate Global Citizens
Liduvina R. Senora

How to Improve Bio-Education
Leszek Kuznicki

Biocentric Education and Development
Kumaran Fernando

The Bio-Environment in Primary Education
Georges Martin

Problems of Biopolitics in Teaching Chemical Technology
Pavel Sarkisov and Michael Manakov

Humanitarian Education in Russian Technical Universities
Lidia Masalkowa

Bio-Education and its Contribution to Bio-Culture in the Next Millennium
Inna Parkhomenko

Democratisation and Bio-Education: Action for a Better Quality of Life
Jan W. Dobrowolski

Educational Challenges in the Post Chernobyl Years
Alexander M. Lutsko

Bio-Education: an Avenue Toward Sustainable Development in the Third Millennium
Sergey A. Ushakov

Bio-Environmental Education: The Lithuanian Experience
Vitalij Denisov and Sergej Olenin

Biopolitics and the Problems of Professional Education in Russia
Natalia Kuznetsova

Bio-Education: the Realisation of Biocentric Values
Nadezhda Shulenina

Biopolitics and Creative Thinking: the Search for Alternatives
Edna Aphek

Distance Learning for the Environment
Jan Morovic

Bio-Educational Reforms in Academic Curricula
Albert Th. Ten Houten

An Environmental Approach to the Educational Process
Gordana Brun

Raising Environmental Awareness through Education
Jan Cerovsky

Literature and the Arts in the Biopolitics Curriculum
Richard Witt


Bio-Energy Perspectives versus Bio-Environmental Concerns
Basil C. Papadias

Bios and the Physics of Light
Andrei Rubin

Global Balances
Vlassios Sotiropoulos

Biotechnology and Agriculture

Biotechnology and Agriculture
Frederic A. Lints

A Biotechnology Strategy for African Food and Agriculture
Ali Haribou

Ecology and Agriculture
Thomas Alifakiotis

Decreasing Industrial Pollution and Improving Agriculture in Israel
J. Stefan Rokem


Russia and Siberia: Health Problems in Environmentally Damaged Territories
Sergei I. Kolesnikov

Bio-Environment and Research on Health
Gustav V.R. Born

Environmental Co-operation and Children’s Health
Sirje Loot

Biometeorology and Quality of Life
Doina Popescu

The Rhythm of Bios
Hossein S. Mehraban

An Extravagant Promise for the Future: Clean Air Over Central and Eastern Europe
George J. Kollmann

New Technology and the Professional Healthy Man
Yuri I. Voronkov

Bio-Environmental Quality, Health and Peace
Lev Fishelson


Defining Bio-Ethics
Yaman Ors

A Bio-Ethical Assessment of Biotechnology
Christos Yapijakis

Bio-Philosophy – Bio-Culture

Buddhism and Environmental Activism
Kamla Chowdhry

Faith and Bios
Norman Solomon

Love Versus Greed: a Key to the Prolongation of Life
Gloria Castro-Gatchalian

Aristotle and the Bio-Environment
Efstathia Valiantza

Inspiration From Nature and Culture for a Joint Attitude Towards the 21st Century
Nur Sozen

Protecting Bios in the Next Millennium: What Does it Mean?
M. Lapka and V. Mejstrik

Biopolitics as a Renewed Expression of Classical Humanism
Mario Calderon Rivera

A Flight of Fancy: Music in the Next Millennium
John Papaioannou

Bio-Activism: Toward a Culture of Peace
Terence M. Duffy

Rationality and Cultural Capital in Improving International Understanding
Sanjin Dragojevic



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