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Audio interviews and videos featuring World Population Program researchers in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

2019

VODCAST - 11 September 2019

United Nations

The future is now! Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

The United Nations launched a new Global Sustainable Development Report that is based on the work of 15 independent scientists, among them IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz.

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VODCAST - 26 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 8

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 8: Recommendations – Ageing and public policy

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 26 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 7

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 7: Case studies: SDG1: Reduce poverty and increase social protection for older persons

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 26 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 6

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 6: Case studies: SDG8 – Decent work and economic growth

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 26 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 5

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 5: Case studies: SDG3 – Good health and well-being

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 25 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 4

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 4: Ageing and the media

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 25 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 3

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 3: Using different measures of ageing - Country case studies

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 25 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 2

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 2: Ageing in the global development agenda

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 25 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting Session 1

Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 1: Different measures of ageing

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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VODCAST - 25 February 2019

Expert Group Meeting opening

Ageing Expert Group Meeting: Opening

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

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PODCAST - 26 February 2019

Wolfgang Lutz on ntv

Population explosion: Wrong conclusion?

Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was interviewed for the ntv podcast "Wieder was gelernt" where he discussed why he is expecting the world population to shrink again. Listen to the full podcast (in German) on the ntv website: https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/audio/Bevoelkerungsexplosion-ein-Irrtum-article20874300.html

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VODCAST - 29 January 2019

Raya Muttarak on Voice of America

Climate change link to Arab spring' mass migration

The mass migration flows that followed the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East were partly caused by climate change, according to new research. Scientists from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria say that in certain circumstances, climate conditions can lead to conflict, which drives increased migration. Henry Ridgwell reports.

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VODCAST - 16 January 2019

Sergei Scherbov at the Gaidar Forum

Russian regions on the demographic world map

World Population Program (POP) Deputy Director Sergei Scherbov was the keynote speaker at the Gaidar Forum expert discussion session themed around Russian regions on the demographic world map. The session was centred around the results of the Russian Demographic Datasheet 2019 produced at IIASA. Experts discussed the comparison of regional demographic data with other countries; the possibility of using the Human Life Indicator, an alternative new measure to the Human Development Index that takes into account differences in life expectancy developed at IIASA; evaluation of regional demographic development; Russian regions’ population projection until 2050; and population differentiation of Russian regions. (in Russian)

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2018

VODCAST - 11 December 2018

Wolfgang Lutz

Population trends and the global sustainable development goals

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave a presentation entitled "Population trends and the global sustainable development goals" in the framework of the S.M.A.R.T. lecture series at Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM) in Vienna. 

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VODCAST - 06 December 2018

Sonja Spitzer

The subjective costs of young children

World Population Program Junior researcher Sonja Spitzer gave a presentation entitled "Making ends meet with children: A panel analysis of child costs using EU-SILC data for 30 European countries" (co-authors Angela Greulich and Bernhard Hammer) during the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) conference 2018. The conference was entitled "Fertility across time and space: Data and Research Advances" and took place between 5-7 December 2018 in Vienna. 

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VODCAST - 05 December 2018

Wolfgang Lutz

Fertility across time and space

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz opened the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) conference 2018. The conference was entitled "Fertility across time and space: Data and Research Advances" and took place between 5-7 December 2018 in Vienna. 

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VODCAST - 17 November 2018

Wolfgang Lutz, Otto-Mauer-Zentrum

Brainpower as condition for sustainability

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave a presentation at the Otto-Mauer-Zentrum in Vienna, Austria on 17 December 2018.

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VODCAST - 13 November 2018

Wolfgang Lutz, Pontifical Academy of Sciences

World population trends and the rise of "homo sapiens literata"

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was invited speaker at a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and discussed future dynamics of world population change.

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PODCAST - 17 October 2018

Wolfgang Lutz

Global population trends and the challenges arising from imbalances

IIASA together with the UNFPA organized a panel discussion on the UNFPA's State of World Population Report 2018. During the event, Wolfgang Lutz discussed how strengthening human capital is key for addressing Europe's population challenges.

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VODCAST - 15 August 2018

Sergei Scherbov on Thaitv6

Culture of longevity

TV Channel Thaitv6 reported about the 2018 Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum: Culture of Longevity where Sergei Scherbov was invited keynote speaker of this forum on “New look at Aging.” in the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. (minute 00:00-02:45, in Thai)

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VODCAST - 13 June 2018

Leopoldina, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak

Brain power for sustainable development, Session III

During Session III of the Leopoldina Symposium "Brain Power for Sustainable Development. The Cognitive Preconditions for a Successful Sustainability Transition", 13 June 2018, Bilal Barakat gave a presentation entitled "How SDG 4 on Education Relates to Other SDGs" (from minute 2:25) and Raya Muttarak gave a presentation entitled "How Education Contributes to Reducing Vulnerability and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in the Context of Climate Change" (from minute 20:20).

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VODCAST - 13 June 2018

Leopoldina, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma

Brain power for sustainable development, Session II

World Population Program senior researcher Jesus Crespo Cuaresma gave a presentation entitled "Global Education Expansion and Poverty Reduction" during Session II of the Leopoldina Symposium "Brain Power for Sustainable Development. The Cognitive Preconditions for a Successful Sustainability Transition", 13 June 2018 (from minute 19:30).

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VODCAST - 13 June 2018

Leopoldina, Wolfgang Lutz

Brain power for sustainable development, opening session

Keynote by World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz during the opening session of the Leopoldina Symposium "Brain Power for Sustainable Development. The Cognitive Preconditions for a Successful Sustainability Transition", 13 June 2018 (from minute 46:15).

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VODCAST - 23 May 2018

Dalkhat Ediev at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia

Projecting elderly populations in ageing society

IIASA researcher Dalkhat Ediev gave a two days lecture about the methods and issues of measuring population aging at the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia, 23-24 May 2018.

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VODCAST - 18 January 2018

Sergei Scherbov at the Gaidar Forum

Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The first Aging Demographic Data Sheet that comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions, including projections for 2050, was presented at the high-level Gaidar Forum on 18 January 2018 in Moscow. In the dedicated session at the conference, keynote speaker Sergei Scherbov presented the methodological background of the applied alternative indicators of population ageing and the major results to journalists, scientists and policy makers from across Russia.

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2017

VODCAST - 21 November 2017

Arda Aktas

The effect of subjective longevity expectations on retirement

IIASA researcher Arda Aktas discussed the effect of subjective longevity expectations on retirementat the final conference of the AGENTA project, organized by the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) between 20-22 November 2017 in Vienna. 

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PODCAST - 26 October 2017

Daniela Weber/Sputnik

Older people are now more active and have more abilities than they used to have

Daniela Weber talks with Radio Sputnik about a recent study on future trends in the prevalence of severe activity limitations among older adults in Europe, conducted together with Sergei Scherbov in the framework of the IIASA Re-aging project.

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VODCAST - 21 March 2017

Sergei Scherbov at Demography Today

Are the 40s really the new 30s?

Sergei Scherbov explains new methods of measuring population aging with a number of application examples. The presentation is based on new research from the World Population Program Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project. It was part of the Lecture Series "Demography today" that is organized at the Spanish National Research Council. Watch the full lecture here.

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PODCAST - 02 March 2017

Raya Muttarak

Podcast: The focus on human populations in climate change research

Research scholar Raya Muttarak from IIASA's World Populations Program (POP) gave an interview about human populations in climate change research to the Austrian radio station FM4 in the show Reality Check. Muttarak referred to a recent study that looks into forecasting societies’ adaptive capacities to climate change that she published together with POP Program Director Wolfgang Lutz in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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VODCAST - 16 January 2017

IIASA

Population growth and the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals would significantly slow population growth, according to a new IIASA study authored by Guy Abel, Bilal Barakat, Samir KC and Wolfgang Lutz. Read the full story: https://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about...

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VODCAST - 13 January 2017

Gaidar Forum

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet, a collaboration between IIASA, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), was presented at the high-level Gaidar Forum on 13 January 2017 in Moscow. In the dedicated session at the conference, Sergei Scherbov presented the methodological background of the applied alternative indicators of population ageing and the major results to journalists, scientists and policy makers from across Russia.

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VODCAST - 12 January 2017

Wittgenstein Centre

What is your age at age 60?

Warren Sanderson describes how old age can be measured accurately by taking time and space into account, on the example of the so called prospective aging. He shows that not all 60 year olds are the same and that their characteristics have to be taken into account. The presentation is based on new research from the World Population Program Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project.

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VODCAST - 11 January 2017

WU Vienna

Video and pictures: Wittgenstein Centre conference "Variations of the themes of Wolfgang Lutz"

From 6-7 December 2016 the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA,VID/OeAW,WU) and its three pillars, IIASA, the VID at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, hosted this scientific conference in honor of World Population Program (POP) Director Wolfgang Lutz' 60th birthday. The Vienna University of Economics and Business put together a brief summary of the conference. Watch all presentations here.

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