2016 Events

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20 December 2016
Czech Sustainable Development Forum 2016

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will attend the Czech Sustainable Development Forum as a keynote speaker. The event, organized by the Czech Government Council for Sustainable Development, is a platform to discuss and exchange knowledge on the topic of sustainable development. More

08 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
IIASA leadership at the Science Forum South Africa 2016

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will participate in the second Science Forum South Africa, taking place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The two-day event will enable a dynamic and robust public debate on the interface between science and society. More

02 December 2016
Joint IIASA-NERC Conference: Systems Analysis Applied to Environment and Health

On 2 December, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and IIASA co-hosted the conference Systems Analysis Applied to Environment and Health at the Royal Society in London. More

25 November 2016
President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology visits IIASA

Professor Academician Chau Van Minh, President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) met with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat to enhance collaborations between Vietnam and IIASA. More

23 November 2016 - 25 November 2016
Visit of a Delegation of Young Scientists from Universities of the Russian Federation

From 23-25 November 2016 a delegation of young scientists from universities of the Russian Federation visited IIASA. More

07 November 2016 - 18 November 2016
UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22)

One year after the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, this year's UN climate conference will focus on the way forward for implementation. IIASA experts bring the latest research on how to reach the ambitious targets set in 2015.  More

31 October 2016 - 02 November 2016
IIASA leadership at the Belmont Forum meeting 2016

IIASA research partner The Belmont Forum and the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) are hosting the 11th Belmont Forum meeting. At the event, IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will present the International School of Excellence for Systems Analysis and Systems Science (ISE), which brings together representatives from IIASA National Member Organizations, members of the Belmont Forum, and beyond. More

29 October 2016 - 31 October 2016
IIASA and Indonesia

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Jakarta on 29-31 October 2016, to strengthen current collaborations with research partners and stakeholders in Indonesia. More

18 October 2016 - 19 October 2016
International dialogue on integrating science and technology advice into foreign ministries

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in collaboration with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) and the Global Network of Science and Technology Advisors in Foreign Ministries, organized a high-level international dialogue on science diplomacy. More

11 October 2016 - 13 October 2016
GEF-IUCN International Dialogue on the Global Commons and Science Day

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted an International Dialogue on the Global Commons on 12 and 13 October. This meeting was preceded by a Science Day on 11 October. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat also used the visit to strengthen relations with a range of academic, government, and international organizations in the USA. More

10 October 2016 - 12 October 2016
IIASA-IHOPE workshop to formulate IHOPE science plan and establish research collaborations

The Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) Scientific Steering Committee visited IIASA for a three-day workshop to meet with IIASA researchers, and to get their input and guidance on the formulation of IHOPE’s new science plan. The workshop was also an opportunity to establish joint research collaborations. More

05 October 2016
Improving air quality in India’s cities

The latest findings from research into preventing air pollution in Delhi were presented at a workshop hosted by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 5 October.  More

05 October 2016 - 06 October 2016
Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF 2016)

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic takes part in the annual Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), which focuses on innovation to address climate change. More

01 October 2016 - 05 October 2016
IIASA leadership and researchers in Iran: Risk Management Conference and Workshop

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Simon Langan, director of the IIASA Water (WAT) Program, and research staff from the IIASA Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program attended the 7th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management. During their time in Iran, the IIASA delegation also held a Water-Risk workshop, and discussed research collaborations with the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF). More

29 September 2016 - 30 September 2016
The International Network for Government Science Advice Conference

The theme of this international conference, jointly organized by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), was Science and Policy Making: towards a new dialogue. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat attended as a speaker and participated in high-level meetings.  More

27 September 2016
Australia's Chief Scientist visits IIASA

Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, former Chancellor of Monash Univeristy and former President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) met with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat to discuss strengthening collaborations between Australia and IIASA. More

26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
Workshop: Paradigmatic Models in Social Sciences

IIASA researchers are co-organizing and speaking at a course on modeling in social sciences, organized by the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity. More

18 September 2016 - 21 September 2016
IIASA activities surrounding the UN General Assembly

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat participated in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Leadership Council Meeting on 18 and 19 September, and he attended the UN General Assembly on 20 September. Kabat also gave a guest lecture at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) on 19 September. The series of events and high-profile meetings in New York concluded with the second annual “Music for a Sustainable Planet” concert on 21 September. More

13 September 2016
Special Lecture: Extreme States of Matter on Earth and in Space

Academician Vladimir Fortov, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, provided a remarkable insight into the unusual forms and behavior of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. More

04 September 2016 - 30 September 2016
Citizen Artist Incubator project

Thirteen selected performing artists will come together at IIASA for a one-month program with the ambition to develop new ways of making art that has a fundamental impact on society. More

30 August 2016 - 02 September 2016
EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy Event

IIASA, in collaboration with the European and African Union Commissions, are organizing an evidence and policy event, aimed at policy officers and scientists.  More

28 August 2016 - 30 August 2016
IIASA at the European Forum Alpbach 2016 and Alpbach-Laxenburg Group Retreat

In August, IIASA leadership and researchers joined global business leaders, investors, and academics in Alpbach, Austria, to discuss the challenges of our time, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How can the public, private, and social sector contribute? At the Political Symposium, co-organized by IIASA, researchers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs were debating. More

22 August 2016
Lecture by Her Excellency Tarja Halonen: Equality – The Core of Sustainable Development

Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female head of state, gives a lecture at IIASA exploring how to build sustainable development on three essential pillars: social, economic and ecological.   More

19 August 2016
IIASA Gallery: Art Exhibition Anthropo/Sphere

Art meets science: the IIASA gallery opened a unique exhibition featuring American artist Dona Jalufka. More

19 August 2016
Dialogue session with Fischer, Halonen, and young scientists: World Leaders and future thought leaders

H.E. Heinz Fischer, former Federal Austrian President, and H.E. Tarja Halonen, Finland’s first female head of state, visited IIASA on 19 August to meet with Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) students and discuss sustainability. More

12 August 2016
Chinese Ambassador Visits IIASA

Ambassador Shi Zhongjun, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna met with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr Pavel Kabat to discuss strengthening collaborations between China and IIASA. More

08 August 2016 - 10 August 2016
Pakistan's National Member Organization Secretary visits IIASA

Dr. Syed Javaid Khurshid, Pakistan’s National Member Organization Secretary, visited IIASA and met with Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and research staff to discuss strengthening research collaborations between Pakistan and IIASA. More

18 July 2016 - 21 July 2016
Data Intensive Systems Analysis for Geohazard Studies

This international conference focuses on systems analysis and its application to geophysical observations, data mining and geo-informatics. One of the conference’s main topics is the on-going Arctic transformation – an issue that requires an applied systems analysis approach. More

13 July 2016 - 14 July 2016
Israeli Delegation Visits IIASA

On 13-14 July the IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and other IIASA senior officials met with a delegation from Israel to discuss enhancing research collaborations and Israel becoming a member of IIASA. More

04 July 2016
AllEnvi Science Meetings 2016 and IIASA-INRA Memorandum of Understanding

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat was the opening speaker at the Rencontres Scientifique 2016 (Science Meetings 2016) in Paris, organized by AllEnvi, the French National Alliance for Research on the Environment. During this event, Kabat also signed the Memorandum of Understanding with IIASA research partner INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research More

30 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
Cumulative Effects in Marine Ecosystems Symposium

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will give a keynote speech at the symposium on “Cumulative Effects in Marine Ecosystems”, hosted by the Waddenacademie and the NIOZ Wadden Systems Research Centre on the island of Texel, Netherlands, on 30 June and 1 July 2016. More

28 June 2016
Foreign Secretary of the US National Academies of Sciences visits IIASA

John Hildebrand, Foreign Secretary of the US National Academies of Sciences – one of the founding members of IIASA and National Member Organization – visited IIASA on 28 June. More

23 June 2016
20 June 2016
Launch event: Centre of Expertise on Migration and Demography

IIASA and the European Commission launched a new research partnership focused on migration and demography to support EU policy.  More

16 June 2016 - 18 June 2016
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum   

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is an annual international conference focusing on economic and business challenges. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat joined the event as a panelist and participant in various sessions. More

06 June 2016
Special joint event by IIASA and the Austrian Academy of Sciences: On Plants and Carbon

Christian Körner from the Institute of Botany at the University of Basel gave a keynote lecture in commemoration of Professor Kurt Komarek. More

30 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
Sustainable Development Solutions Network: Leadership Council meeting 2016

On 30-31 May IIASA leaders participated in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Leadership Council meeting in Brussels. More

23 May 2016 - 25 May 2016
The Royal Colloquium

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat participated in the Royal Colloquium 2016 at Rosersberg Palace, organized by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden More

23 May 2016
IIASA joins Complexity Science Hub Vienna

At the Visions for Complexity Conference, organized by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH), IIASA was officially announced as CSH’s newest member More

19 May 2016
Laxenburg Energy and Climate Day

IIASA co-hosted a public event focused on climate and energy choices, in cooperation with the Laxenburg community. More

16 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
2016 Bonn climate change conference

IIASA researchers take part in the annual conference of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More

08 May 2016 - 12 May 2016
International Society for Ecological Modelling global conference

IIASA researchers play key roles in the 2016 International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM)'s 20th biennial conference. More

04 May 2016 - 09 May 2016
IIASA and Vietnam

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat led a IIASA delegation to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from 4-9 May 2016, to enhance interactions between IIASA and Vietnam. More

25 April 2016 - 26 April 2016
Science Advisory Committee Meeting 2016

In the annual Science Advisory Committee Meeting, fifteen leaders of academia, and/or science to policy will visit IIASA to advise the Institute’s Governing Council and Director General. More

22 April 2016
Long night of research

Come meet IIASA researchers and try out the latest citizen science games from the institute at this public event in Klosterneuburg. More

21 April 2016
High-level thematic debate on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic addressed the UN General Assembly as part of the opening ceremony of a high-level debate on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nakicenovic was joined by IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow Jeffrey Sachs. More

17 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
IIASA at EGU 2016

IIASA researchers and staff will participate in the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2016, presenting new research and sharing information on IIASA opportunities, models, and science. More

17 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
IIASA and Egypt

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Cairo and Alexandria from 17-22 April 2016, to strengthen current collaborations with academia and policymakers in Egypt. More

03 April 2016 - 05 April 2016
IIASA and Israel: Towards a Mutually Beneficial Partnership

A IIASA delegation, led by the Institute’s Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, visited Israel last week to discuss substantially enhancing research collaborations and Israel becoming a member of IIASA. More

01 April 2016
INRA visit to IIASA

A delegation from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) visited IIASA on 1 April to further strengthen their research partnership and to discuss possible areas of collaboration. More

21 March 2016 - 25 March 2016
IIASA and China

A delegation from IIASA visited Beijing from 21 to 25 March 2016 to enhance current collaborations with academia and policymakers in China. More

09 March 2016
Public Event: Human Capital, Geopolitical Complexities, and our Sustainable Future

A public event to address and debate geopolitical complexities and tensions in many regions of the world, migration, refugees, education, and other issues among academia, politics, and governmental agencies. More

07 March 2016 - 09 March 2016
The World in 2050 project: Second workshop

On 7-9 March 2016 50 high level representatives from leading research institutes met for the second annual workshop of the World in 2050 (TWI2050) project and to participate in the kick-off of the technical phase of the project. More

22 February 2016
Panel Discussion: The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Can Europe Deliver?

IIASA leaders joined a distinguished set of panelists discussing Europe’s contributions and challenges on Sustainable Development on 22 February at the European Studies Centre in Oxford, UK. More

22 February 2016
How constraints make us grow. Society in transition

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will give a keynote speech at the 3rd international conference Growth in Transition at the Vienna University of Economics and Business on 22 February. More

11 February 2016 - 15 February 2016
Making connections at the AAAS Conference

A IIASA delegation attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington DC this February, strengthening ties with US scientists and paving the way for continued fruitful collaborations. More

11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
Bali Clean Energy Forum

IIASA researchers joined government and business leaders, experts, civil society, international organizations, and academia in the field of energy gather to discuss the acceleration of clean energy development. More

11 February 2016
International Scientific Cooperation for Global Sustainability

To generate ideas and share knowledge of sustainability solutions, IIASA, the National Academy of Sciences US Committee for IIASA, and the Austrian Embassy have co-sponsored a symposium: International Scientific Cooperation for Global Sustainability.    More

04 February 2016
Trade delegation visits IIASA

The Austrian Club for Trade Delegates (Club für Handelsräte) visited IIASA this month. The club is made up of not only accredited embassy diplomats and representatives of international organizations, but also Austrian companies and other economic, political and cultural organizations. More

19 January 2016 - 21 January 2016
The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

IIASA researchers will take part in the 16th conference and global forum on science, policy, and the environment, organized by the US National Council for Science and the Environment.  More


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