15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015
Alpbach, Tirol, Austria

Council Retreat and the 86th Meeting of the
IIASA Council

The IIASA Council is the governing body of the Institute and is composed of one permanent representative from each member institution. It meets twice a year to discuss IIASA's ongoing activities and strategic direction.

Alpbach (C) IIASA

Alpbach (C) IIASA

The 86th meeting of the IIASA Council is unique in a number of ways.  Rather than being held in Laxenburg, it is taking place at Alpbach, in the Austrian Alps.  The business meeting is coupled with a first-ever Council Retreat, where Council members and IIASA research leaders will consider the new challenges and opportunities facing the Institute, and develop new strategies that will keep IIASA in the forefront of science and policy in the 21st Century.  This meeting will also witness the return of one of the founding member nations of IIASA, when the United Kingdom is represented for the first time since 1982.

The inspiring Alpbach setting brings the Council to the location where, in recent years, IIASA has spearheaded the development of a new generation think tank, the Alpbach Laxenburg Group, which twice a year brings together leaders from academia, government, business, and civil society to consider integrated, systemic approaches to the complex challenges facing a rapidly changing world.

The Council comprises one member from each of IIASA's (NMO) countries, and the membership includes leaders from global academic and governmental bodies from around the world.  Professor Donald Saari, serving his first full meeting as Council Chair, is a leading applied mathematician from the University of California, Irvine, representing the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which serves as the U.S. NMO.

Each of the NMO countries has a complex and unique relationship with IIASA, developed through years of collaboration, and reflecting the research interests and policy priorities of the Institute's partners in government and academia.  The highlights of IIASA's activities with each of its NMO countries are reflected in the IIASA info sheets.


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