As Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, Koen Vermeir strives for a more inclusive science ecosystem and aims to empower young scientists globally. He is active in the science-policy nexus, working as an expert or advisor with the European Commission, the USA National Academy of Sciences, the G7 Academies, the United Nations and other national and international organizations. As a Research Professor at the CNRS and the University of Paris, he studies science and technology in their cultural and social settings. A theoretical physicist turned historian and philosopher of science, he is currently interested in scientific modernity, epistemic values, the future of science in society and the science-policy nexus. Koen is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Centaurus: an international journal of the history of science and its cultural aspects, and he is on the on the Executive Council of the European Society for the History of Science.