07 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
IIASA, Laxenburg

Third evaluation committee meeting

The IIASA external evaluation committee will meet again to review the institute’s accomplishments, focusing this time on the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability, Water, and Advanced Systems Analysis programs.

The evaluation committee was established as part of the IIASA 2011-2020 strategic plan, and reviews both current and recent research, as well as the research-to-policy interface, assuring National Member Organizations that the work done at IIASA is of high quality scientifically and appropriately policy-relevant.

Each research program is to be evaluated and its progress assessed. The 2013 review considered the Energy, Transitions to New Technologies, and Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases programs. In 2014, the review continued with the evaluation of Ecosystem Services and Management, Evolution and Ecology, and World Population.

The evaluation committee is chaired by Ortwin Renn, a leading academic in risk governance, political participation and the technological and social change needed for sustainability. He will work with the other internationally renowned scientists on the committee to thoroughly examine each program's goals and achievements, as well as research plans and strategy for the next five years.

2015 IIASA Program Evaluation Committee

Professor Dr. Ortwin Renn, Chair                                                                          Professor of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment,
University of Stuttgart, Department of Social Sciences

Professor David Bell
George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business
Harvard Business School

Professor Dr. Günter Blöschl                                                                                    Head, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering Vienna University of Technology
Director, Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology

Professor Andrew Collins
Professor in Disaster and Development Network                                                   Department of Geography, Northumbria University                                                                UK

Professor Ana Maria Cruz
Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research 
Institute, Kyoto University

Professor Dr. Petra Döll
Professor of Hydrology
Institute of Physical Geography
University of Frankfurt am Main
Goethe University

Professor Barbara Lee Keyfitz                                                                                         Dr Charles Saltzer Professor of Mathematics                                                         Department of Mathematics                                                                                           Ohio State University                                                                                                       USA

Professor Willi Semmler
Henry Arnhold Professor                                                                                              New School for Social Research Department of Economics

Dr. Cecilia Tortajada                                                                                             Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Water Policy
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

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