Ivo Šlaus is Honorary President of the World Academy of Art and Science, Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations (Zagreb) and a former President of WAAS. He is a nuclear and particle physicist and director of the South East European Division of the Academy (SEED). He is also a member of the international advisory council of the Club of Rome and former president of the Croatian Association of the Club of Rome; a member of the Pugwash Council and former president of Croatian Pugwash; a founding Fellow of Academia Europaea; a member of the managing board of the Balkan Political Club; Chairman, International Network of Centres for Sustainable Development; founder and former Executive Committee member of the European Physical Society; Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, and a former member of the Parliament of Croatia. Professor Slaus has held academic teaching posts at Rudjer Bošković Institute, Croatia, UCLA, Georgetown University, Duke University, and the Jozef Stefan International postgraduate school in Ljubljana. He received national awards for research in 1962 and in 1969.