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Theory and Knowledge Systems for Sustainability Science
 
 
October 22 - 24, 2013
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
 
  
 
Agenda
 
Agenda
  
  
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  
Monday, October 21, 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)
6:30 Arrival by late afternoon, welcome reception
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Session I: The current state of sustainability science (Moderator: Bob Scholes)
  
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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9:30-10:30 Discussion Panel 1:  Are there theoretical foundations for sustainability science?
8:15 Shuttle departs Hotel Santa Fe to Santa Fe Institute
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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
  
9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks: Jerry Sabloff (President, Santa Fe Institute); and Pavel Kabat (IIASA Director and CEO)
 
Workshop objectives: Nina Fedoroff, Molly Jahn and Luis Bettencourt
 
Session I: The current state of sustainability science (Moderator: Sander van den Leeuw)
 
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 (Santa Fe Institute)
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
 
10:30-11:00  Coffee Break
 
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?   
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Panelists: Tom Wilbanks (Oak Ridge Labs); Pam Matson (Stanford University); Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA); Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA)
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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)
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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12:00-1:00 Working Lunch
 
12:00-1:00 Working Lunch
Remarks by Pavel Kabat:  Integrating theory and knowledge systems into the global water futures initiative  
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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: Molly Jahn)
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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
 
1:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 3: Case studies toward sustainability in complex social-ecological systems
Panelists:  Bronwyn Harch (CSIRO); Harry Kolar (IBM); Bob Scholes (CSIR, South Africa).
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Panelists:  Ian Prosser (CSIRO), Bob Scholes (CSIR, South Africa)
 
Format: 15 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 15 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
 
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 4: What hypotheses about moving to sustainability emerge from case studies?
 
Panelists: Jennifer Dunne (Santa Fe Institute); Ilan Chabay (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam); Michael Obersteiner (IIASA)
 
Format:  5 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
5:15 Shuttle departs Santa Fe Institute to Hotel Santa Fe
 
  
6:30 Wine & cheese at Nina Fedoroff’s home
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3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 4: What hypotheses about moving to sustainability emerge from case studies?
7:30 Conference dinner at Santa Café, 231 Washington Avenue (505) 984-1788
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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
  
Wednesday, 24, 2013
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Session III: Urbanization and its implications for sustainability (Moderator: Geoff West)
8:15 Shuttle departs Hotel Santa Fe to Santa Fe Institute
 
  
Session III: Urbanization and its implications for sustainability (Moderator TBD)
 
 
9:00-10:30 Discussion Panel 5: Urbanization and urban systems: ecological impacts and innovation potential.
 
9:00-10:30 Discussion Panel 5: Urbanization and urban systems: ecological impacts and innovation potential.
Panelists: Luis Bettencourt (Santa Fe Institute); Jessika Trancik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Panelists: Luis Bettencourt (SFI), Jessika Trancik (MIT), Ann Kinzig (Arizona State)  
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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10:30-11:00 Coffee break
 
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
 
 
Session IV: From practice to theory and theory to practice (Moderator: Simon Levin)  
 
Session IV: From practice to theory and theory to practice (Moderator: Simon Levin)  
1:00-2:00 Discussion Panel 6: Critical transitions in complex social-ecological systems.
 
Panelists: Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA); Vasilis Dakos (Estación Biológica de Doñana); Omar Knio (Duke University and KAUST)
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
 
  
2:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 7: Defining and staying in a safe operating space.  
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11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 6: Critical transitions in complex social-ecological systems.
Katherine Richardson (University of Copenhagen);
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Panelists: Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), Vasilis Dakos (Estación Biológica de Doñana), Omar Knio (Duke Univ. and KAUST)  
Deb Neimeyer (University of California-Davis); John Antle (OregonState University)
 
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
 
3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 8: Wrap up and next steps
 
  
Are we monitoring the right parameters? How will we know when we are in a safe operating space for humanity? How do we more effectively integrate theoretical and data-based modeling through experimentation?  What does such an experiment look like in a complex socio-ecological system?
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12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
Discussants: Sander van den Leeuw (Arizona State University); Johan Rockstrom, (Stockholm Resilience Center); Pavel Kabat (IIASA); Molly Jahn (University of Wisconsin)
 
Format: Discussion
 
5:45 Shuttle departs Santa Fe Institute to Hotel Santa Fe
 

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