April 12, 2024

Book launch and Lecure: Exploring the Legacy of Nikola Tesla through UNESCO Networks


The Harvard College South Slavic Society is hosting an introductory lecture and book launch for The Essential Nikola Tesla: Peace Building Endeavor on Feb. 11.

“Nikola Tesla, best known for his inventions of modern electro-energetic system of production, long distance transmission and usage of electrical currents, was also dedicated to peacebuilding and sustainability. United Nations agency for education, science, and culture (UNESCO), had inscribed Nikola Tesla‚Äôs archive in the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2003. UNESCO describes Tesla as “inventor and scientist, a pioneer in electrification, (who) significantly influenced the technological development of our civilization by his polyphase system inventions,” as well as “one of the first to become aware of the emerging energy problem.” Tesla Memory Project and UNESCO Center for Peace, together with following discussants, are exploring the uncharted legacy of Nikola Tesla, as well as its potential impact on education.”

The introductory lecture, titled “Exploring the Legacy of Nikola Tesla through UNESCO Networks,” will be delivered by Aleksandar Protic, Director, Tesla Memory Project; Federal Counselor, UNESCO Federation of France; Honorary President, Sorbonne University UNESCO Club; Scientific Director, Tesla Global Forum.

Panelists include :

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic: Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Columbia University; Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Guy Djoken: Chairman, U.S. National Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations; Executive Director, UNESCO Center for Peace

Mirjana Prljevic: President, Energy Innovation Center TESLIANUM; Executive Director, Peace and Crises Management
Foundation; Worldwide adviser for Strategic Positioning; Columnist, Forbes China magazine

Srdjan Pavlovic: Associate Director Tesla Memory Project; President, Tesla cross-cultural Forum, Frankfurt

Zorica Civric: Senior Curator and Chief of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade Museum of Science
and Technology; Former Curator, Nikola Tesla Museum

Rave Mehta: Author of a bestselling nonfiction graphic novel The Inventor: The Story of Tesla; Award-winning
engineer, Tech entrepreneur; CEO, Helios Entertainment; Former Member of the Board of Directors, Space Florida

Panel moderator: Tijana Bzenic, Harvard College South Slavic Society

For registration and more information, contact info@tesla-memory.org.