Keynote speakers and panelists


Welcome and Opening Remarks   

Vladislav Panchenko, Chairman of the Board, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Chair of the Systems Analysis Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), IIASA Council Member for Russia

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Christian Köberl, Chair, IIASA Austrian Committee, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Lea Kauppi, Chair, Finnish Committee for IIASA, Academy of Finland

Alexei Gvishiani, Chief Scientist, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Barend Mons, President, Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA); Co-founder, GO FAIR initiative; Professor of BioSemantics, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Alevtina Chernikova, Rector, National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISiS), Russia




High-Level Session: Science Diplomacy and Systems Analysis 

Moderator: Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Member of the Systems Analysis Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Roger Levien, the second Director of IIASA (1975-1981) and founder of the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), President of the Strategy and Innovation Consulting, USA

Alexei Gvishiani, Chief Scientist, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Sir Peter Gluckman, Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice; President-Elect of the International Science Council; former Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand




Harnessing the Power of Systems Analysis 

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Keynote Presentation “The Power of Systems Analysis – Why systems analysis? - Addressing global challenges using systems analysis”



Ismail Serageldin, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, Founding Director of Biblioteca Alexandrina (BA), Patron of the International Science Council (ISC), and former Vice President of the World Bank

Keynote Presentation



Goar Barsegyan, Director, Integration Development Department, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

Keynote Presentation



Panel Discussion: Integrated Approaches to Addressing Global Challenges facing the Arctic and Boreal Region

Moderator: Alexei Gvishiani, Chief Scientist, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Chair of RAS Council on Arctic and Antarctic studies

Jaana Bäck, Professor in Forest-atmosphere interactions, University of Helsinki, Finland

Nikolay Kasimov, First Vice-President, Russian Geographical Society; President, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU); Editor-in-chief, Geography, Environment, Sustainability journal; Full Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

Florian Kraxner, IIASA Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group Leader


Sergey Chalov, Deputy Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

Mizue Ohashi, Professor, School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan



Panel Discussion: Advancing the Frontiers of Systems Analysis and Mathematical Aspects of Systems Analysis

Moderator: Igor Sheremet, Deputy Director for Science, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, IIASA

Ahti Salo, Professor of Systems Analysis, Aalto University, Finland

Fred Roberts, Distinguished Professor, Director of the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), Rutgers University, USA

Abraham Neyman, Professor of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel





Panel Discussion: Big Data, FAIR Data, Open Data Future Strategy 

Moderator: Alena Rybkina, Vice-President, Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA); Deputy Director, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Barend Mons, President, Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA); Co-founder, GO FAIR initiative; Professor of BioSemantics, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Christian Kirchsteiger, Responsible for the strategy development of EU policies for smart infrastructures, including energy and transport, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), European Commission

Steffen Fritz, Strategic Initiatives Program, Program Director; Novel Data Ecosystems For Sustainability Research Group, Senior Research Scholar


Closing Session

Vladislav Panchenko, Chairman of the Board, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Chair of the Systems Analysis Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), IIASA Council Member for Russia

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)




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