Former IIASA Director General and Secretary-General of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), Pavel Kabat, will visit the institute and meet with the IIASA Executive and research leaders from the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis and Population and Just Societies programs.

Kabat was the Director General and CEO of IIASA from 2012-2018. Prior to joining the HFSPO, he was the inaugural Chief Scientist and Research Director of the Geneva based World Meteorological Organization (WMO) of the United Nations, where he oversaw the overall strategic direction of WMO science and the application of its activities worldwide. 

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(L-R) IIASA Director General, Albert van Jaarsveld; former IIASA Director General and Secretary-General of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Pavel Kabat, and Gansen Pillay, Acting Head of Communications and External Relations.

Currently in Vienna for an HFSPO initiative concerning the mapping of regulatory regions of our genome at single cell resolution in the human body, Kabat will meet with the current IIASA Director General, Albert van Jaarsveld; Deputy Director for Science, Leena Srivastava; Interim Head of Communications and External Relations, Gansen Pillay; Advancing Systems Analysis Program Director, Elena Rovenskaya; Population and Just Societies Program Director, Anne Goujon; and Principal Research Scholar and Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Project Leader, Sergei Scherbov.

Trained as a mathematician and hydrologist, Kabat’s almost 35-year academic career has covered Earth system science with a specific focus on interactions between biospheric, physical, and human parts of the Earth system, land-atmosphere feedbacks, climate hydrology, and the water cycle.  

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