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11 June 2018 - 22 June 2018

The Mellon Summer School for Performance Research at Harvard University

IIASA Science and Arts project leader Gloria Benedikt gave two seminars at this intensive two-week workshop. More

4 June 2018

Dancing with the Future

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) of Harvard University, US, are collaborating on “Dancing with the Future”, a production that pushes the boundaries of art and science, fusing dance, evolutionary dynamics, and an interactive game. More

20 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

Green Culture

Based on the observation that artists and cultural workers have always been social leaders and are some of the most influential and strongest catalysts of change, the London-based International Centre for Sustainable Cultural Collaboration (KRUG) has organized Green Culture for the past seven years. The gathering takes place on a secluded island south of Montenegro, and brings together scientists, artists, social entrepreneurs, academics, politicians and writers to discuss how to best contribute to sustainability. More

14 February 2018

The Art of Systems Analysis - Spanish translation

IIASA report The Art of Systems Analysis has been translated into Spanish. More

23 November 2017

1989 YSSPer Martin Nowak at IIASA

Dr. Martin Nowak gave an institute seminar on Natural Cooperation. Currently, he is Professor of Mathematics and of Biology at Harvard University and Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. He works on the mathematical description of biology. More details on his seminar and current research below. More

17 October 2017 - 17 October 2017

IIASA at the Threshold of the Future Seminar at the Genshagen Castle

IIASA Science and Arts Research Associate Gloria Benedikt delivered the keynote at the two day seminar - On the Threshold of the Future 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

21 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

The Stockholm Act

Gloria Benedikt, IIASA Associate for Science and Arts, presented findings from the newly published IIASA brochure ‘How Artists Can Support Sustainability Transformations’ at The Stockholm Act festival in Sweden.  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

21 June 2017 - 21 June 2017

IIASA Gallery: A System Analyst’s Views of a Diverse American Ecosystem

New Mexico visualized: Dr. Roger Levien, the second Director of IIASA and founder of the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has been observing the state of New Mexico for over twenty years. More

4 September 2016 - 30 September 2016

Citizen Artist Incubator project

Thirteen selected performing artists came 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

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

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

19 August 2016 - 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

23 August 2013

IIASA at the European Forum Alpbach 2015 and Alpbach-Laxenburg Group Retreat

In August, IIASA leadership and researchers joined world leaders and academics in Alpbach, Austria to discuss the most pressing problems of our time, including implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, at a meeting of the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group.  More

21 October 2016

Courage in times of crisis: A bold attempt to integrate art and science

COURAGE is an interdisciplinary performance, combining dance, theatre, and science. In a time of uncertainty, it aims to address issues, and raise crucial questions: how can we tackle the pressing problems of our time? Is there a way out? COURAGE premiered as part of the Political Symposium at the European Forum Alpbach in August 2016. The summary of this session is available on the IIASA YouTube channel. More


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