19 September 2017 - 20 September 2017
Washington, DC, USA

IIASA Director General visits Washington, DC

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, made an official visit to Washington DC on 19-20 September 2017, to participate in the US Committee to IIASA annual meeting and to attend other bilateral meetings with US research partners.

Capitol Building © National Geographic

Capitol Building © National Geographic

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) are the National Member Organization to IIASA and it maintains its relationship with IIASA through the United States.

During the visit Kabat also attended a number of bilateral meetings with other key IIASA-US partner institutions and key members of academia to discuss enhancing collaborations further.

Meetings included the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Belmont Forum.

Kim Montgomery, IIASA International Relations Officer accompanied Kabat on the visit.

US Committee for IIASA

The NAS appoints a US Committee for IIASA, made up of leaders from the US science and policy communities who have experience in IIASA areas of research and their policy implications, and can facilitate research collaborations and capacity building activities.

The current members of the US Committee for IIASA are:

Ex‑Officio members are: Dr. Norman Neureiter, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Dr. Roger Levien, Strategy and Innovation Consulting; and Dr. Maggie Goud-Collins, Friends of IIASA.

The NMO Secretary for the US is Kathie Bailey, Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations, NAS.

IIASA and the USA

Research collaborations between IIASA and the United States of America (US) have been highly productive ever since the Institute was founded in 1972. The US-IIASA relationship is central to the Institute and consequently IIASA participates in more activities related to the US than any of its other member countries.

The US National Member Organization is the National Academy of Sciences, which partners with the National Science Foundation to promote cooperation with American scientists, research institutions, and government agencies. Opportunities for cooperation start with young PhD students from the US, who receive grants to participate in IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program, and extend up to institutional cooperation such as the IIASA Director General’s collaboration with Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, on achieving the sustainable development goals.

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