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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.

Speakers

Senior Scientist, Division Climate, ZAMG - Meteorological Service of Austria, Vienna
Research associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA
Associate Director for Science Applications, CIESIN - Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, Palisades, NY Chair
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 Chair

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

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

2002 Joint BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2003 MA in Economics, Stanford University, CA
2006 MA in Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007 Leader Writer Team, Peter Martin Fellow, Financial Times, London
2007-2008 Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, New York
2011-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
2012-2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, New York
2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
2008-2013 Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2013-2014 Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
2014-2016 Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund New York, New York and Boston, MA
since 2016 Research Associate and Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. Alex DE SHERBININ

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

1984-1986 Peace Corps Volunteer, Agricultural Extension, Mauritania, West Africa
1989-1995 Population Geographer, International Programs, Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC
1996-1998 Programme Officer, Social Policy Group, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland
since 1999 CIESIN - Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

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

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

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout