Keynote speakers and panelists


Welcome and Opening Remarks   

Xincheng Xie, IIASA Council Member for China; Vice President, NSFC

Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General

Fu Bojie, Science Advisory Committee member, IIASA; Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Eaman Eftekhary, IIASA Council Member for Iran; Iran National Science Foundation (INSF)

Kazuhiko Takemoto, IIASA Council Member for Japan; Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS); Visiting Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo

Kil-Choo Moon, IIASA Council Member for Korea; Professor of Korea University

Pradeep Srivastava, IIASA Council Member for India; Executive Director, TIFAC




Harnessing the Power of Systems Analysis 

Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General

Keynote Presentation - Title TBD

Shouyang Wang, Professor, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS); Changjiang distinguished professor; Chief economist and Director of the Center for Forecasting Science, CAS

Keynote Presentation - Title TBD




Panel Discussion: A Regional Application of Systems Analysis 

Moderator: Yoshihide Wada, IIASA Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program Director

Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany, NMO Secretary for Iran; Professor, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES); Associate Member, Academy of Science of Iran; and Member of INSF Engineering WG.

Xiangzheng Deng, Executive Deputy Director, Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research

Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environment Strategy (IGES)




Integrated Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals 

Yonglong Lu, Professor, Xiamen University; former Co-Director, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS

Keynote Presentation - Title TBD

Petr Havlik, Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar, Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

Keynote Presentation - Title TBD



Panel Discussion: The Land-Water-Energy-Biodiversity Nexus

Makoto Taniguchi, Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

Susanne Hanger-Kopp, Awardee of the 2021 IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program; Research Scholar, Equity and Justice Research Group, Population and Just Societies Program

Junguo Liu, Chair Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China

Woo Kyun Lee, Professor, Environmental Science & Ecological Engineering, Korea University

K.S. Rao, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Delhi

Majid Abbaspour, Sharif University of Technology



Panel Discussions: Energy transition, Towards a Sustainable Future in Asia

Moderator: Fan Ying, Dean, School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, China

Junichi Fujino, Program Director, Institute for Global Environment Strategy (IGES)

Jung Hun Woo, Professor, Konkuk University, South Korea

Yadollah Saboohi, Professor, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Joyashree Roy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; Inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asia Institute of Technology, Thailand

Volker Krey, Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar, Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group, Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, IIASA




Panel Discussion: Urban Growth and Megacities: The Path towards Urban Resilience in Asia

Moderator: Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany, NMO Secretary for Iran; Professor, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES); Associate Member, Academy of Science of Iran; and Member of INSF Engineering WG.

Jaewon Cho, Professor and Director, Science Walden Center, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Jiuchang Wei, Professor, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China; Visiting Scholar, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University; Visiting Scholar, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University of Technology

Raya Muttarak, IIASA Population and Just Societies Program Director

Xuemei Bai, Distinguished Professor, Urban Environment and Human Ecology, Australian National University; Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Mahua Mukherjee, Professor, Department of Architecture & Planning Joint Faculty and Ex-Head, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee, India; SAADRI Secretary-General; UNDRR -APSTAAG and GADRI Board Member



Closing Session

Xincheng Xie, IIASA Council Member for China; Vice President, NSFC

Albert van Jaarsveld, IIASA Director General




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