17 October 2016

Howard Raiffa Memorial Service

The Harvard Kennedy School held a memorial service in honor of Howard Raiffa on Monday evening, 17 October 2016.

As IIASA’s first Director, Howard Raiffa set the course for the Institute’s unique combination of international research cooperation, outstanding scholarship, institutional independence, and relevance to global societal challenges.  IIASA is honored to have celebrated this brilliant man’s life with his family and friends at Harvard University.

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic spoke at the memorial on behalf of the Institute and announced a new Howard Raiffa Fellows Program in Decision Science, to commemorate Howard’s devotion to IIASA and to its mission of global cooperation. 

Alumni that joined Nakicenovic in remembering Howard Raiffa include: Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School, David Bell, George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business at the Harvard Business School, Mark Thompson, President of Equity Resources Group, Ralph Keeney, Research Professor Emeritus at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, James Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and Thomas Schelling, former Professor of Economics at Harvard University and former Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

16.10 Howard Raiffa Memorial Service

Alumni remember Howard Raiffa in this collection of stories, and we invite you to share memories or messages of support in the book of condolences found here.

IIASA also held a small gathering for those who were not able to join the memorial service at Harvard. Speakers included IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, IIASA Risk and Resilience Program Director, and Prof. Howard Kunreuther, the James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Last edited: 01 February 2017


Monika Bauer

IIASA Network and Alumni Officer Communications and External Relations Department

IIASA Network and Alumni Officer Communications - Communications and External Relations Department

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