24 May 2017
Paris

IIASA leadership visits Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will lead an official delegation visit to Paris, to enhance research collaborations with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). During his visit, Kabat will attend high-level meetings with OECD stakeholders and the Austrian Ambassador in Paris, and also give a lecture on systems analysis to OECD staff.

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO ©IIASA

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO ©IIASA

The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world. The purpose of the meeting between the OECD and IIASA is to form a strategic partnership with the aim to look together at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, to draw on facts and real-life experience, and to jointly shape policies by applying systems thinking to improve the quality of people’s lives.

Joining Kabat on the visit are Jan Marco Müller, Head of the IIASA Directorate Office, and Chin-Min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO.

During his time in Paris, Kabat will give a lecture titled “The IIASA experience: Introducing systems thinking to policy” to OECD management and staff. The lecture will present how the unique capacities of IIASA in developing systemic solutions - both at the global level and at regional/national levels - could be used to the benefit of OECD and its member states.

High-Level Meetings

The visit will include high-level meetings with the following OECD stakeholders and leaders in policy and science in Paris, to enhance research collaborations and to build a strategic partnership in the field of systems analysis:

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
  • Catherine Mann, OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department
  • Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, Austria: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD
  • Noë Van Hulst, Netherlands: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD (TBC)
  • Douglas Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Dominique Guellec, Head of Science and Technology Policy Division, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), OECD
  • OECD Environment Directorate: Simon Buckle (Head of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water), Rob Dellink (Co-ordinator Modelling and Outlooks at the Environment and Economy Integration Division), Jean Château (Senior Economist / Principal Modeller), and Peter Borkey (Principal Administrator)

The IIASA delegation at the OECD headquarters in Paris, including (L-R) Jan Marco Müller, Head of the IIASA Directorate Office; Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO; with Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20; Simon Buckle, Head of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water, OECD; Martin Lees, former Secretary-General of the Club of Rome; Chin-Min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO; and Rob Dellink, Co-ordinator Modelling and Outlooks at the Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD © IIASA

OECD

The Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) was established in 1948 to run the US-financed Marshall Plan for reconstruction of a continent ravaged by war. By making individual governments recognise the interdependence of their economies, it paved the way for a new era of cooperation that was to change the face of Europe. Encouraged by its success and the prospect of carrying its work forward on a global stage, Canada and the US joined OEEC members in signing the new OECD Convention on 14 December 1960. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was officially born on 30 September 1961, when the Convention entered into force.





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Pavel Kabat

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer

Directorate

T +43(0) 2236 807 402

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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