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Draft Program
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Agenda
  
Day 1
 
Arrival by late afternoon, evening dinner and reception, opening remarks by Jerry Sabloff
 
  
Day 2
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
9:00 Opening remarks and workshop objectives: Pavel Kabat, (IIASA Director and CEO), Nina Fedoroff (KAUST and SFI), Molly Jahn (U. Wisc.), Luis Bettencourt (SFI) and Margaret Collins (IIASA)
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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)
 
Session I: The current state of sustainability science (Moderator: Bob Scholes)
 
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?  
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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
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Panelists:  Simon Levin (Princeton University), Bill Clark (Harvard University), Geoff West (SFI)
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
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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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11:00-12:00 Discussion Panel 2: How do theory and practice interface today and where is there a need for new approaches?   
Panelists: Tom Wilbanks (Oak Ridge Labs), Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA), Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA)  
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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
  
12:00-1:00 Working Lunch
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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  
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Session II: Case studies and what can be learned from them (Moderator: Tony Janetos)
 
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
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1:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 3: Case studies toward sustainability in complex social-ecological systems
Panelists:  Ian Prosser (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
  
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
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3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
  
3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 4: What hypotheses about moving to sustainability emerge from case studies?
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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)  
 
Panelists: Jen Dunne (SFI), Ilan Chabay (Inst Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam), Michael Obersteiner (IIASA)  
Format:  5 minutes for comments followed by discussion
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Format:  10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
 
6:30 Wine & cheese at Nina Fedoroff’s home
 
  
7:30 Conference dinner at Santa Café
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Thursday, 24, 2013
  
Day 3
 
 
Session III: Urbanization and its implications for sustainability (Moderator: Geoff West)
 
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.
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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)  
 
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
  
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
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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.
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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)  
 
Panelists: Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), Vasilis Dakos (Estación Biológica de Doñana), Omar Knio (Duke Univ. and KAUST)  
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
  
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
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12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
 
 
2:00-3:00 Discussion Panel 7: Defining and staying in a safe operating space
 
Katherine Richardson (Univ of Copenhagen), Deb Neimeyer (UC Davis), John Antle (Oregon State University)
 
Format: 10 minutes for comments followed by discussion
 
 
 
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
 
 
 
3:30-4:30 Discussion Panel 8: Bringing theory to practice and application
 
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?
 
Discussants: Pavel Kabat (IIASA), Molly Jahn (Univ of Wisconsin)
 
Format: Discussion
 

Latest revision as of 20:45, 30 October 2013

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Agenda


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