IIASA Interim Deputy General for Science, Wolfgang Lutz is invited to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming event co-hosted by Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy and Vienna School of Internal Studies to speak about the geopolitical consequences on global demographic development.    

Over the last few decades, the Vienna School of International Studies organized lectures, conferences, and discussions on current topics and developments in the fields of politics, international relations, economics, and culture, taking place on a regular basis both at the academy and online.

Together with the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), the Vienna School of International Studies is hosting a lecture to discuss the Geopolitical consequences of global demographic development. Wolfgang Lutz will be the keynote speaker, alongside Werner Fasslabend, President of the AIES, former Austrian Minister of Defence from 1990 until 2000 as well as from 1987 to 1990.  

This public event will be in-person format and take place at the Vienna School of International Studies

Registration is required at the following link





Wolfgang Lutz is the Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, a cooperation between the University of Vienna (where he is Professor at the Department of Demography), IIASA (where he is a Senior Advisor in the Population and Just Societies Program), and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (where he is a Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography). He holds a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Lutz has widely published on international population trends with a special focus on population forecasting, population-development-environment interactions, and introducing education as a standard demographic dimension in addition to age and sex. He has published over 280 scientific articles, including 24 in Science, Nature and PNAS. He also wrote or edited 27 books and special issues. His most recent book is 'Advanced Introduction to Demography' (E. Elgar, 2021).

He has won prestigious awards including the Wittgenstein Prize, two European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants, the Mattei Dogan award of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), and the Mindel C. Sheps Award of the Population Association of America (PAA). He is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy Leopoldina, the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters, and the Academia Europea. He was also appointed by the UN Secretary-General to be one of the 15 members of the Independent Group of Scientists to produce the quadrennial Global Sustainable Development Report 2019.

The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) is a private non-partisan research institute established in September 1996. The institute was founded by Austrian security experts as well as individuals involved in politics, economics and academia. As a research institute and think tank, the AIES contributes to the enhancement of the knowledge and awareness of European and international policies and security issues in Austria. The institute cooperates regularly with similar European and international institutions.

The Vienna School of International Studies is the oldest professional school in the world, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, public service and international business. The main training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages.

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