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

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2017

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

2016

20 December 2016
Czech Sustainable Development Forum 2016

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

08 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

28 November 2016
Budapest Water Summit 2016

IIASA scientists to attend the Budapest Water Summit 2016 to help shape the Budapest Statement 2016. The Summit, with the motto "Water connects”, seeks to promote water as a source of cooperation, peace and development.  More

04 November 2016
Informing action on a historic climate agreement

The Paris Agreement on climate change goes into effect today, but while the agreement set ambitious targets for tackling climate change, scientists say there is a long way to go to achieve it. Research suggests pathways to get the world on track.  More

31 October 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
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

20 October 2016
Science and technology advice is a vital element for foreign ministries

As the world becomes increasingly globalized and interconnected, the need is greater than ever for science to become a more important component of diplomacy and foreign relations.  More

18 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
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
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

01 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
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), wasScience 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

18 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

05 September 2016
The future of the Arctic, IIASA, and Finland

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat presented the institute's Arctic Futures Initiative to leaders in the Finnish government at a high-level seminar on the Arctic, organized by the Prime Minister’s Office in Finland.  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
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

13 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
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

24 June 2016
IIASA maintains rank among top climate think tanks

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

20 June 2016
A new partnership for migration research

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) have launched a new research partnership to provide science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy.  More

16 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

08 June 2016
Strengthening Collaborations with Pakistan

On 8 June 2016, IIASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organizations of Islamic Cooperation (COMSTECH) to enhance scientific collaboration with Pakistan.  More

02 June 2016
Nebojsa Nakicenovic awarded Austrian honor

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic has been awarded one of the top honors in Austria.  More

30 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
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

04 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

17 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

04 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
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

14 March 2016
IIASA and Korea

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Seoul from 15-20 March 2016 to strengthen current collaborations with academia and policymakers in the Republic of Korea.  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

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

12 February 2016
IIASA research supports clean energy center for Indonesia

IIASA researchers have contributed specially tailored analysis tools to the new Indonesian Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, launched today at the Bali Clean Energy Forum.  More

12 February 2016
IIASA Director General leads delegation to the United States

A IIASA delegation visited the United States to strengthen relationships with leading academics, the US Committee for IIASA, and government officials as well as raise the profile of the Institute’s international systems science and science diplomacy.  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

02 February 2016
IIASA Director General meets with Austrian President

H.E. Federal Austrian President Heinz Fischer met with IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat to discuss preparations for a high level Heads of Governments session of the IIASA 45th Anniversary Conference.  More

12 January 2016
IIASA deputy director general named to UN sustainable development advisory group

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic and other members of the IIASA network will serve on a scientific advisory group to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  More

01 January 1970
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



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