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Dr Robert Klapisch

President, Sharing Knowledge Foundation

Robert KlapischRobert Klapisch (PhD), a French physicist, was Director of Research at CERN (1981-1987) and adviser to the Director General in charge of Communication Policy (1989 to1993).

As President of the French Association for the Advancement of Science (2000 to 2003), he advocated a North-South Scientific Dialogue as a privileged means to avoid the infamous "Clash of Civilisations". This led him to set up in 2006 a dedicated "Sharing Knowledge Foundation" which he chairs. Fighting against the Digital Divide is one of the principal goals of the Foundation.

President Sarkozy promoted him Officier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2007.