The World Academy of Art and Science has among its founders distinguished names such as Scottish pacifist Ritchie Calder; British embryologist who went into Chinese medicine, Joseph Needham; and other scientists who wrote history, including physicists Robert Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein.
The Academy's mission is to contribute to the progress of civilization, human well-being, the improvement of world order, peace, sustainable development of the planet and human dignity through transnational studies, operational projects, evaluations and recommendations made by in an objective manner and from a global point of view. In addition, it acts as a forum for the interdisciplinary discussion of art and science, its social consequences and political implications of knowledge.
The Academy is grounded in the faith of the power of original and creative ideas - real ideas, with effective power to change the world - and its motto is "Leadership in action-oriented thinking". The spirit of WAAS can be well expressed in the words of Albert Einstein: "The creations of the human mind must be a blessing and not a curse for humanity."
“I am proud to be able to represent CEEMAN at a world-class academy that seeks the good of humanity through education and research,” says Freitas. A CEEMAN Board member since 2018, Freitas is provost of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Member of the Higher Education Board of the National Education Council of Ministry of Education in Brazil and former President of CLADEA-Consejo Latinoamericano de Administración of Schools.