02 September 2013

Media Appointments: Austria’s population challenges

IIASA population program leader and Wittgenstein Center director Wolfgang Lutz speaks to reporters and the general public at several events this month. Lutz is also available for one-on-one interviews. For details please contact the IIASA press office.

Wolfgang Lutz ©APA photo service

Wolfgang Lutz ©APA photo service

Press Conference on the MS Wissenschaft

Join Wolfgang Lutz aboard the floating science ship, MS Wissenschaft, for a press conference including Austrian Federal Science Minister Karlheinz Töchterle, FWF President Pascale Ehrenfreund, and Markus Weißkopf, the leader of “Science in Dialogue,” which sponsors the MS Wissenschaft exhibit. The group will discuss the latest findings on demography and our changing society in Austria. For more information read the press invitation (in German). 

6 September, 09:30
Schiffsanlegestelle Millennium Tower, Handelskai 94-96
1200 Vienna (Brigittenau)

20th Salzburg Vorlesung

At this public lecture, Lutz will discuss the effects of population aging in industrialized countries. Do we really have a demographic problem? Lutz argues that education can make the effects of aging less troublesome for society. Register before 10 September. More information>>  

12 September, 19:00
Universität Salzburg, Edmundsburg, Europasaal, Mönchsberg 2

Population Boom: Film Premiere and Discussion with Wolfgang Lutz and Werner Boote

Lutz features prominently in Werner Boote’s new documentary, “Population Boom.” On 17 September, Lutz will join Boote for a discussion following the premiere of the movie at the Gartenbaukino in Vienna. For more information please visit the Population Boom Web site or  contact

17 September
Gartenbaukino, Vienna

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Wolfgang Lutz

Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program

Principal Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313