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Agenda
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks and workshop objectives: Nina Fedoroff (KAUST and SFI), Pavel Kabat, (IIASA Director and CEO), Molly Jahn (U. Wisc.), Luis Bettencourt (SFI)
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Session I: The current state of sustainability science (Moderator: Bob Scholes)
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9:30-10:30 Discussion Panel 1:  Are there theoretical foundations for sustainability science?
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Panelists:  Simon Levin (Princeton University), Bill Clark (Harvard University), Geoff West (SFI)
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Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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10:30-11:00  Coffee Break
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11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 2: How do theory and practice interface today and where is there a need for new approaches? 
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Panelists: Tony Janetos (Boston University), Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA), Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA)
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Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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12:00-1:00 Working Lunch
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Remarks by Pavel Kabat (IIASA):  Integrating theory and knowledge systems into the global water futures initiative
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Session II: Case studies and what can be learned from them (Moderator: Tony Janetos)
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1:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 3: Case studies toward sustainability in complex social-ecological systems
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Panelists:  Ian Prosser (CSIRO), Bob Scholes (CSIR, South Africa)
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Format: 15 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
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3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 4: What hypotheses about moving to sustainability emerge from case studies?
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Panelists: Jen Dunne (SFI), Ilan Chabay (Inst Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam), Michael Obersteiner (IIASA)
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Format:  10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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Thursday, 24, 2013
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Session III: Urbanization and its implications for sustainability (Moderator: Geoff West)
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9:00-10:30 Discussion Panel 5: Urbanization and urban systems: ecological impacts and innovation potential.
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Panelists: Luis Bettencourt (SFI), Jessika Trancik (MIT), Ann Kinzig (Arizona State)
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Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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10:30-11:00 Coffee break
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Session IV: From practice to theory and theory to practice (Moderator: Simon Levin)
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11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 6: Critical transitions in complex social-ecological systems.
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Panelists: Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), Vasilis Dakos (Estación Biológica de Doñana), Omar Knio (Duke Univ. and KAUST)
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Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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12:00-1:00 Lunch Break

Latest revision as of 20:45, 30 October 2013

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks and workshop objectives: Nina Fedoroff (KAUST and SFI), Pavel Kabat, (IIASA Director and CEO), Molly Jahn (U. Wisc.), Luis Bettencourt (SFI) Session I: The current state of sustainability science (Moderator: Bob Scholes)

9:30-10:30 Discussion Panel 1: Are there theoretical foundations for sustainability science? Panelists: Simon Levin (Princeton University), Bill Clark (Harvard University), Geoff West (SFI) Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 2: How do theory and practice interface today and where is there a need for new approaches? Panelists: Tony Janetos (Boston University), Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA), Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA) Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch Remarks by Pavel Kabat (IIASA): Integrating theory and knowledge systems into the global water futures initiative

Session II: Case studies and what can be learned from them (Moderator: Tony Janetos)

1:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 3: Case studies toward sustainability in complex social-ecological systems Panelists: Ian Prosser (CSIRO), Bob Scholes (CSIR, South Africa) Format: 15 minutes for comments followed by discussion

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 4: What hypotheses about moving to sustainability emerge from case studies? Panelists: Jen Dunne (SFI), Ilan Chabay (Inst Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam), Michael Obersteiner (IIASA) Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion

Thursday, 24, 2013

Session III: Urbanization and its implications for sustainability (Moderator: Geoff West)

9:00-10:30 Discussion Panel 5: Urbanization and urban systems: ecological impacts and innovation potential. Panelists: Luis Bettencourt (SFI), Jessika Trancik (MIT), Ann Kinzig (Arizona State) Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee break Session IV: From practice to theory and theory to practice (Moderator: Simon Levin)

11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 6: Critical transitions in complex social-ecological systems. Panelists: Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), Vasilis Dakos (Estación Biológica de Doñana), Omar Knio (Duke Univ. and KAUST) Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break