While each humanitarian visiting Charlotte speaks to the overall Echo themes of tolerance, justice and individual initiative, our speakers also highlight particular issues most relevant to their experience.  For more information on issues presented by Peter Agre, or to find opportunities to get involved, please visit the following.

Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau

Each year, since 1951, 20 to 25 Nobel Prize Winners accept the invitation to a unique meeting on Lake Constance. Some 500 young students come from all over the world to listen to the Laureates’ lectures and to engage in discussions with them.


Center for Science in the Public Interest

An advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

A multinational non-profit organization, that aspires to transform culture, making science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today.


The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is an international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and for peace. In 1968, the Bank of Sweden instituted the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.


Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.