News and Events: IIASA Director General and CEO

Information on selected events and activities involving the IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer.

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14 February 2019
IIASA bridges boundaries at the AAAS Annual Meeting

IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld will lead a delegation from IIASA to participate at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.  More

18 December 2018
Permanent Mission of Japan visits IIASA

Jun Yanagi, Minister at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, will visit IIASA on 18 December 2018.  More

17 December 2018
High Level Forum Africa-Europe – Taking cooperation to the digital age

Initiated by the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of Austria, this event brings together global stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by the African-European relationship in the digital age. IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld will attend and participate in a side event by special invitation of Heinz Fassmann, Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).  More

10 December 2018
IIASA at AGU 2018

IIASA researchers and alumni will participate in the 100th Anniversary American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting 2018, presenting new research on climate policies, water, air, and more. Yoshihide Wada will be presented with the 2018 Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award for his outstanding work in hydrologic science.  More

06 December 2018
100 Years of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Albert van Jaarsveld visited the Ukraine on 6-7 December 2018, to participate in celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine.  More

18 November 2018
Interview with Albert van Jaarsveld

Options Winter 2018/19: Meet Albert van Jaarsveld, the new IIASA Director General and CEO  More

30 October 2018
Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs H.E. Karin Kneissl visited IIASA

IIASA leadership and a selected group of IIASA Program Directors welcomed Austrian Federal Foreign Minister H.E. Karin Kneissl to explore ways to strengthen collaborations between IIASA and its host country Austria.  More

26 August 2018
IIASA at the European Forum Alpbach 2018

IIASA leadership and researchers joined global business leaders, investors, and academics in Alpbach, Austria, to discuss courses of action for sustainable change. At the political symposium, co-organized by IIASA, researchers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs examined the relationship between diversity and resilience and discussed the challenges and opportunities diversity offers to Europe, peace, security, and a sustainable future.  More

27 June 2018
South African University Vice Chancellor to lead global research institute

Vice Chancellor of South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Albert S. van Jaarsveld, has been appointed as Director General and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, starting on 1 October 2018.  More

26 June 2018
Pavel Kabat receives Austrian Cross of Honor

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat has been awarded Austria’s highest honor for services to science.  More

25 June 2018
Joint IIASA and Austrian Academy of Sciences Lecture: Why Evidence Matters by Dame Anne Glover of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Life is full of decisions and some of the most important of these are taken by governments on our behalf. This lecture will examine how evidence is generated which can inform policymaking and who has responsibility for ensuring that the evidence is credible, trusted and ultimately used.  More

14 May 2018
Vienna Energy Forum 2018 Special Session

The Vienna Energy Forum 2018 Special Session (VEF18), held at the Vienna International Centre on 14 May, concluded with the message that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is vital for the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.  More

27 April 2018
Director General of INEEL to visit IIASA

The Director General of the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (INEEL) and former IIASA Colosio Research Fellow, Diego Arjona Argüelles, will be visiting IIASA on Friday 27 April 2018.  More

15 April 2018
IIASA Director General visits China

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat is made an official visit to the People's Republic of China on 15-20 April 2018.  More

04 April 2018
Special Lecture: Meteorite impact and airbursts as a natural hazard

Professor Dr. Christian Köberl Director General of the Natural History Museum of Vienna and Deputy Head of the Department of Lithospheric Research at the University of Vienna will give a special lecture at IIASA highlighting why meteorite impact and airbursts need to be taken seriously as natural hazards.  More

22 March 2018
WMO appoints new chief scientist and research director

The World Meteorological Organization has appointed Pavel Kabat as its first chief scientist and research director. He will lead the overall strategic direction of the WMO science, and its underlying research activities, including the World Climate Research Programme, the World Weather Research Programme and WMO’s Global Atmosphere Watch, which monitors greenhouse gas concentrations, air quality and the ozone layer.  More

18 March 2018
IIASA at the 8th World Water Forum

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will lead a delegation of researchers to participate in the 8th World Water Forum, the world’s largest water related event, organized by the World Water Council.  More

06 March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary-General Angel Gurría visits IIASA

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurira led a high-level OECD delegation to visit IIASA, the Secretary-General gave a special lecture titled "Better Policies to meet the Systemic Challenges of the 21st Century" at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, which was followed by the signing of a new OECD-IIASA Memorandum of Understanding.  More

26 February 2018
Delegation from RIHN visit IIASA

A delegation from the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan visited IIASA on 26-27 February 2018.  More

18 February 2018
IIASA and Mexico

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat made an official visit to Mexico on 19-22 February 2018.  More

15 February 2018
IIASA promotes science diplomacy at AAAS Annual Meeting

An IIASA delegation will attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Austin, Texas in February, to strengthen ties with US scientists and develop continuing high-value collaborations.  More

07 February 2018
IIASA Director General at Russian Business Week

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat traveled to Moscow to participate in the Russian Business Week 2018.  More

31 January 2018
IIASA - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development taskforce meets in Paris

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).  More

18 January 2018
President of Peking University Visits IIASA

Jian-Hua Lin, President of Peking University led a delegation to visit IIASA on 18 January 2018.  More

18 January 2018
IIASA and Russia: Advancing science diplomacy

During his visit to Moscow to participate in the Gaidar Forum,IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat held his first meeting with the newly elected President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Alexander Sergeev.  More

07 January 2018
Israel and IIASA

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat made a visit to new member country Israel on 7-9 January 2018.  More

16 January 2017
IIASA and Russia: Gaidar Forum 2018

Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat led an IIASA delegation to participate in the Gaidar Forum in Moscow. The Forum is the major annual international scientific conference in the field of economics in Russia  More


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Albert van Jaarsveld

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer

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