2017 News and Events: IIASA Director General and CEO

Information on selected events and activities involving IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat in 2017.

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2017

18 December 2017
IIASA and the Netherlands

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make a visit to the Netherlands on 18-21 December 2017, in order to enhance collaborations between the Netherlands and IIASA.  More

14 December 2017
Israel joins IIASA

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) announced today that Israel has become its newest member country. Israel joins 24 other countries whose National Member Organization’s representatives constitute the IIASA Governing Council.  More

14 November 2017
Science Diplomacy – Looking Towards 2030 by Sir Peter Gluckman

Chief Science Advisor to the Government of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), Sir Peter Gluckman is to deliver a IIASA 45th Anniversary Lecture.  More

07 November 2017
IIASA Leadership at the World Science Forum 2017

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, will visit Jordan to participate in the World Science Forum 2017, which will take place in Amman on 7-11 November 2017.  More

06 November 2017
IIASA Leadership at the 11th Belmont Forum Plenary

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, will visit Brazil to participate in the 11th Belmont Forum Plenary.  More

01 November 2017
IIASA leadership at the 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, visited Canada to participate in the 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) which took place in Ottawa on 1-3 November 2017.  More

25 October 2017
IIASA and India

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat made an official visit to India on 25-27 October 2017.  More

13 October 2017
AFI at the Fifth Arctic Circle Assembly

The IIASA-led Arctic Futures Initiative at the Arctic Circle Assembly, 13-15 October 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland  More

05 October 2017
IIASA Governing Council elects new Chair

Professor Michael Clegg of the USA has been elected as Council Chair by the IIASA Governing Council, the institute’s governing body.  More

02 October 2017
IIASA celebrates 45 years

Since its early days as an East-West institute crossing the Cold War divide, IIASA has developed into a leading international institute addressing global challenges of the 21st century.  More

17 September 2017
IIASA activities surrounding the UN General Assembly

As the United Nations meets for its annual general assembly in New York, IIASA leaders and staff members will take part in a number of related events, bringing the institute's expertise in sustainable development pathways to one of the most important meetings of international policymakers.  More

08 September 2017
German Aerospace Center visits IIASA

The visit brought together IIASA experts withleaders in German aerospace research, to discuss areas of common research interest and possible future collaborations.  More

27 August 2017
IIASA at the European Forum Alpbach 2017 and Alpbach-Laxenburg Group Retreat

In August, IIASA leadership and researchers joined global business leaders, investors, and academics in Alpbach, Austria, to discuss the most pressing challenges of our time, including the development of pathways to sustainable change. At the Political Symposium, co-organized by IIASA, researchers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs discussed key challenges to Europe, multilateralism, peace, security, and a sustainable future.  More

25 August 2017
IIASA strengthens its partnership with Ferrero

A delegation from Ferrero, the third largest chocolate and confectionary company in the world, visited IIASA to further their innovative industry-research partnership and sign a new Memorandum of Understanding.  More

25 July 2017
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific 2017

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat was among the keynote speakers during the 9th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) that was held in Yokohama, Japan.  More

02 July 2017
IIASA and China

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, made an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from 2-7 July 2017 to participate in the international symposium "Funding Science and People Cooperation for a Prosperous Belt and Road" which was organized by IIASA National Member Organization the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).  More

29 June 2017
Second place for IIASA in think tank rankings

The International Center for Climate Governance has ranked IIASA second place in their annual global listing of top think tanks for climate change economics and policy.  More

27 June 2017
HRH Princess Sumaya of Jordan visits IIASA

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat welcomed HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan to IIASA for a variety of meetings. Princess Sumaya attended a series of sessions in the afternoon with IIASA senior management, researchers, and Young Scientists Summer Program participants, to discuss potential research collaborations.  More

20 June 2017
Memorandum from the IIASA Council and the IIASA Director General

IIASA Council welcomes the report of the independent Institutional Review of IIASA, and its recommendations to further strengthen IIASA's unique strengths and global reach.  More

08 June 2017
IIASA Director General meets Austrian President

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat met with Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen at the Hofburg today.  More

01 June 2017
IIASA and Canada

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, visited Canada on 1-2 June 2017 to discuss enhancing collaborations with Canadian research partners.  More

24 May 2017
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.  More

23 May 2017
Finnish Research Directors visit IIASA

On 23-24 May 2017 the IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and other IIASA researchers will meet with a Government Working Group from the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office to discuss current IIASA-Finland research collaborations and how these can be enhanced further.  More

11 May 2017
Vienna Energy Forum to contribute to successful implementation of SDGs and Paris Agreement

The discussion at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum served as an important contribution to the debate and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement and their successful implementation, said participants at the event taking place in the capital of Austria.  More

09 May 2017
Vienna Energy Forum 2017

The biennal Vienna Energy Forum brings together researchers, policymakers, and civil society for a high-level summit on energy and its linkages to sustainable development and climate change.  More

28 April 2017
Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan visits IIASA

H.E. Bakyt Dzhusupov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the International Organizations in Vienna, met with Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO, to discuss potential research collaborations between Kyrgyzstan and IIASA.  More

27 April 2017
The former President of Iceland visits IIASA

Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, the former President of Iceland and Professor Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland, Finland, met with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and gave presentations on “The Arctic: The last modern frontier - The first future frontier” and”Arctic geopolitics - high stability as an asset to reformulate world politics”in symposium in the Wodak room on 27 April 2017.  More

19 April 2017
IIASA and Brazil

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat led an official delegation visit to Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil from the 19-25 April 2017 to attend a number of high-level meetings and enhance research collaborations with Brazil.  More

28 March 2017
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan visits IIASA

H.E. Kairat Sarybay, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Austria and to the International Organizations in Vienna met with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat to discuss IIASA research and potential ways of enhancing collaborations.  More

15 March 2017
IIASA leadership in Russia

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat participated in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) congress, and the Russian Business Week, a key annual event of the RSPP. During his time in Moscow, Kabat attended a number of high-level meetings to further enhance research collaborations with Russia. He also gave a lecture at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).  More

08 February 2017
IIASA and USA

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will travel to Colorado to hold a number of high-level meetings and strengthen research collaborations with the USA. Kabat will also give lectures at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and at the Colorado State University to the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) group.  More

30 January 2017
IIASA and Japan

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat led an official delegation visit to Tokyo, to attend a number of high-level meetings and enhance research collaborations with Japan. The delegation also participated in a symposium titled “IIASA and Japan: Future Prospects for Closer Collaboration Centering around The World in 2050 (TWI2050) Project”, co-organized with the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (IAS) of the United Nations University (UNU).  More

26 January 2017
IIASA Director General at Alexander Van der Bellen inauguration reception

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat was invited to attend President-elect of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen’s inauguration reception on 26 January. Kabat also had the opportunity to meet with Van der Bellen at a special reception prior to the Vienna Ball of Sciences on 28 January.  More

23 January 2017
IIASA leadership at the Earth League Symposium 2017

The Earth League, an IIASA research partner, is an international network of leading scientists working on pressing issues facing humankind today. This year’s annual symposium focused on the ambitions and challenges set out in the Paris climate agreement in 2015.  More

12 January 2017
Russia and IIASA: Setting priorities

An IIASA delegation led by Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat visited Moscow to participate in the Gaidar Forum - the major annual international scientific conference in the field of economy in Russia. At the forum, Kabat strengthened cooperation between Russia and IIASA through meetings with leading experts in government and academia, including Prime Minister of the Russian FederationDmitry Medvedev. While IIASA's demographers presented their latest research findings about Russia.  More


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