Patrons and Special Envoys


A Patron to the ISC is a prestigious title given to those who support science as a global public good, by dedicating their time to promote science and its potential to deliver knowledge which can inform transformative political and wider societal responses to contemporary global challenges.

New patrons will continue to be appointed in 2020 and beyond.

Special Envoy

The appointment of a Special Envoy aims to strengthen ISC’s vision to advance science as a global public good.  By building ISC’s identity and presence at the highest political levels, the Special Envoy will amplify the visibility and voice of the international scientific community within the UN and other global policy fora, such as the G20. One of Dr Schlegel’s key roles will be to build the ISC identity and presence within the UN family, including among Member State delegations.