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04: Imminent climate shocks – Resilience and diversity in climate change

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From ‘known unknowns’ to ‘unknown unknowns’: what do we know about climate change? What should we know, and what is it impossible to? Climate change is a global problem, and this is the level on which we will start to work in the seminar. However, there is no single global cure, but an enormous number of local approaches. Bottom-up-thinking also means that there is space for experimentation – for a diversity of political, technological and economic approaches. We will analyse case studies to bring light to damage control and adjustment, and evaluate different approaches in a wide variety of global contexts.

Speakers

Research, Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Chair
Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Program, Cambridge, MA Chair

Dr. Gernot WAGNER

Research Associate, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Executive 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

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Opening speechPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Imminent climate shocks - Resilience and diversity in climate changeSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: How resilient to disturbances are ecosystem services?Seminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to the humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: What can religions contribute to social justice?Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar
Seminar 23: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 24: European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer SchoolSeminar

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Global Muckraking: A guest lecture on investigative journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial