Honorary member of the IUC, Academician Ivo Šlaus received the Special Life-Time Achievement Award from the World Academy of Art and Science for a life-time of leadership in thought and actions dedicated to serving the Academy’s mission and objectives on the occasion of the Academy´s 60th anniversary. Academician Šlaus is a honorary president (since 2013, 2011-2013 president) and member of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy.
World Academy of Art and Science was established upon the initiative of Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Roberta Oppenheimer, Harold Urey, Pierre Auger, Harold Lasswell, Francis Perrin, Joseph Rotblat and John Boyd Orr, who became its first President in 1960. Today, it has more than 700 members from more than 80 countries of the world and from all continents. World Academy is a member of the IUC network, and its members are organizers of numerous programmes on themes such as new economic theory, human centered development, individuality and leadership, global rule of law and international security.
Ivo Šlaus was born in 1931 in Split, Croatia. He achieved his PhD degree at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. His research interests are nuclear and medical physics, particle physics and science of sciences. He is the member of the Croatian Academy of Art and Science, Roman Club, Academia Europaea, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea – Salzburg. Prof. Šlaus held academic teaching posts at Rudjer Boškovic Institute, Croatia, UCLA, Georgetown University, Duke University, and the International postgraduate school Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana . He received a Croatian state award for life achievements in 2008.
Ivo Šlaus has been supporting the IUC and contributing to the implementation of its programmes. He also was a member of many IUC governing bodies, former Deputy Director General, Acting Chair and Vice-Chair of IUC Council. For his dedicated work, he was awarded an Honorary member of the IUC in 2017.