01 June 2017
During the visit, Kabat met with the Science Minister Kirsty Duncan and other senior members of the government and academia in Canada.
On 2 June, Kabat joined a science and policy roundtable discussion titled "Working Collaboratively to Tackle Global Challenges", hosted by Global Affairs Canada. The discussion focused on cross-cutting themes around science diplomacy, the Sustainable Development Goals, and evidence-based policy-making. This event brought together leaders from academia and governments to discuss the most pressing problems of our time.
Kabat also gave a lecture as part of the seminar “Integrating Research Systems Approaches to the World’s Energy, Food and Water Security” which was co-organized by IIASA and the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa. The seminar showed the value of integrated approaches to solving the world’s energy, food and water challenges.
Junko Mochizuki, Research Scholar, IIASA Risk and Resilience Program; and Iain Stewart, Head of External Relations Communications and Library and IIASA Secretary for National Member Organizations accompanied Kabat on the visit.
Integrating Research Systems Approaches to the World’s Energy, Food and Water Security - Thursday 1 June 2017
Introduction Monica Gattinger, Director of ISSP and Paul Dufour, ISSP
Lecture by Pavel Kabat, Director General and CEO, IIASA
Many of the most serious problems that confront humanity—including developing a sustainable energy system, ensuring food and water security, and tackling climate change—are complex and interconnected. A country’s national interests are tightly connected to these complex global systems. By presenting a selection of international case studies, this talk demonstrated how an international perspective and a system-analytical approach are key to finding long-lasting solutions to such challenges.
The talk also introduced the international research institute, IIASA, which conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.
Questions and Answers
In addition to Monica Gattinger and Pavel Kabat, the panel included:
Junko Mochizuki, Research Scholar, IIASA Risk and Resilience Program
Chibulu (Lulu) Luo, PhD Candidate who participated in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program in 2016 and is currently at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Canadian Participation in IIASA Research and Capacity Building Activities since 2008
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