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14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics

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Climate change will have wide ranging implications for society over the course of the 21st century. A demographic perspective is critical for understanding social vulnerability to climate impacts, as well as the possible outcomes of those impacts, such as migration, morbidity and mortality. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the seminar introduces demographic, sociological and geographical tools and concepts to systematically analyse different impacts of climate change as well as the potential implications of climate change for health and wellbeing, conflict and migration. Both past trends and patterns and future scenarios will be considered as well as a range of geographic scales and contexts.

Senior Scientist, Division Climate, ZAMG - Meteorological Service of Austria, Vienna
Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge
Associate Director for Science Applications, CIESIN - Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, Palisades, NY
Senior Lecturer in Geography and International Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich; Research scholar at the World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Dr. Christoph MATULLA

Senior Scientist, Division Climate, ZAMG - Meteorological Service of Austria, Vienna

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge

Joint BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA MA in Economics, Stanford University, CA MA in Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Leader Writer Team, Peter Martin Fellow, Financial Times, London Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York Adjunct Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
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2011-2012
2012-2016
2016
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2013-2014
2014-2016

Ph.D. Alex DE SHERBININ

Associate Director for Science Applications, CIESIN - Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

Peace Corps Volunteer, Agricultural Extension, Mauritania, West Africa Population Geographer, International Programs, Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC Programme Officer, Social Policy Group, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland
1984-1986
1989-1995
1996-1998

Dr. Raya MUTTARAK

Senior Lecturer in Geography and International Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich; Research scholar at the World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

BA in Japanese, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai MA in International Relations, Waseda University, Tokyo MSc in Sociology, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford DPhil in Sociology, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, Research officer, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole Research scientist, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences and research scholar at the World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Research scholar at the World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
1995-1999
2000-2002
2002-2003
2003-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2011
2011-2017
since 2017

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout