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12 Decisions Under Uncertainty

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How can we make good decisions in situations associated with great uncertainty and large stakes  about someone s healthcare, or global climate change, for example  when time is pressing and information is hard to come by? We will work with both the theory and practice of making beneficial choices with simple strategies and limited information, and communicating the information that will be useful to decision makers at individual and societal/policy levels. We will explore cases from disaster risk management, climate change, and health, to consider how experts, consumers, and policy makers can learn from each other to improve risk communication and make sound decisions.

Recommended literature:

Peter M. Todd, Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington

Reinhard Mechler, Deputy Director, Program on  Risk, Policy, Vulnerability, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

Research Scholar, Risk and Resilience Water, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Program Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw
Deputy Director, Program on "Risk, Policy, Vulnerability", IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Professor for Cognitive Science, Informatics and Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dr. Piotr MAGNUSZEWSKI

Research Scholar, Risk and Resilience Water, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Program Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw

Assistant Professor, Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw Adjunct Professor, Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw Research Scholar, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Programme Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw
1998-2000
2000-2009
since 2005
since 2006

Dr. Reinhard MECHLER

Deputy Director, Program on "Risk, Policy, Vulnerability", IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Research Assistant, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim Ph. D. researcher, University of Karlsruhe Research scholar, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Leader research group "Disasters, Adaptation and Development", IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Senior lecturer, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Karlsruhe
1994-1998
1998-2001
1999-2006
2006-2013
since 2009

PhD Peter M. TODD

Professor for Cognitive Science, Informatics and Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington

Psychology PhD Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Postdoctoral Researcher, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA USA Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich
1987-1992
1992-1994
1994-1995
1995-1997
 Since 2005 Professor, Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary