04 September 2014 - 05 September 2014
IIASA, Laxenburg

Evaluation committee meeting

Members of IIASA's external evaluation committee will visit the Institute to begin their evaluation of three IIASA research programs: World Population, Evolution and Ecology, and Ecosystems Service and Management.

As part of IIASA's strategic plan for 2011-2020, the Institute and its governing council established new procedures to evaluate the progress and quality of IIASA’s current research. As part of this process, periodic external reviews are being undertaken of each research program within the Institute. 

In 2013, the first round of evaluations took place for the Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases, Energy, and Transitions to New Technologies programs. The second round of program evaluations now begins with World Population, Evolution and Ecology, and Ecosystems Service and Management programs.

The evaluation committee  consists of leaders in their fields of expertise, with internationally recognized intellectual standing, drawn from an international and interdisciplinary cross-section of top academics. They will assess each program's goals and achievements, with respect to the IIASA strategic plan, and policy impact. Finally they will assess the program's research plans and strategy for the next five years. 

2014 IIASA Program Evaluation Committee

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Cramer, Chair
Scientific Director of the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE)
Aix-Marseille University & University of Avignon

Professor Dr. Roy Brouwer
Head, Department of Environmental Economics
Institute for Environmental Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Netherlands  

Professor David Coleman
Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
United Kingdom  

Professor Dr. Yoh Iwasa
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences
Kyushu University

Professor Dr. Eric Lambin
Department of Geography, University of Louvain, 

Professor Dr. Hiroyuki Matsuda
Department of Risk Management and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences
Yokohama National University

Professor Dr. Xizhe Peng 
Professor of Population and Development and Director of the State Innovative Institute for Public Management
and Public Policy Studies, Fudan University

Professor Dr. Eduardo Rios Neto
Department of Demography
Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar)
Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas
Campus Pampulha

Professor Dr. Kathleen Segerson
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut

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