20 June 2017 - 21 June 2017
Laxenburg Conference Center/IIASA
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program, and IIASA is celebrating with an event for YSSP alumni on June 20-21, 2017.
All YSSP alumni, from 1977-2017, are invited to Schloss Laxenburg to renew your ties to the Institute and each other, and consider the past and future of the YSSP. We also are compiling a commemorative ClassBook, featuring a page contributed by every YSSPer.
The program focus is exclusively on IIASA and YSSP and their impacts – past and future. On Day 1, YSSP Alumni speakers will explore 4 themes that have been central to IIASA's research throughout its history. The program will feature moderated panels of YSSP alumni on four global challenges, with time for discussion. Day 2 will be devoted to small group discussions and networking, with a focus on how the YSSP alumni network could be more effective both for its members and for IIASA. (The proposed topics are included in the preliminary agenda, below).
Preliminary Agenda (more details coming soon!)
Tuesday, 20 June
Registration – coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Panel 1 – Systemic risk to global economy
Panel 2 – Population and Education
Panel 3 – Energy, Climate, and Air
Panel 4 – Ecosystems, Land use, Water and Food
Discussion: Staying involved with IIASA
Wednesday, 21 June
Small group sessions -- Possible topics:
Opportunities for cooperation with IIASA; Mechanics of cooperation with IIASA; Intergenerational perspectives on the future of YSSP; Emerging global issues and the role of international cooperation; Setting up a YSSP alumni mentoring network; The institute's contribution to the science-policy interface; Science for the UN Sustainable Development Goals
ABOUT THE YSSP
Since 1977, the IIASA annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through the IIASA National Member Organizations.
Last edited: 27 March 2017
YSSP Stories and Memories
in dedication to the 40th Anniversary
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313