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IIASA public webinar #1: In conversation with Albert van Jaarsveld
In a world facing global crises it is vital to connect and share our knowledge and experience. IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld will kick off a series of public webinars that provide a platform for the science curious and enthusiasts, as well as science professionals and novices, to discuss the world's most pressing sustainability problems and systems approaches for a better future.

Sep 29, 2021 02:30 PM in Vienna

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Albert van Jaarsveld
Director General @IIASA
Albert van Jaarsveld is the Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an independent, international, science, and science-to-policy institute located near Vienna, Austria. IIASA has 24 member countries (including the U.S.), nearly 400 international staff, and a global research network of around 2,500 scholars and over 600 partner institutions. Prior to joining IIASA in October 2018, Dr. van Jaarsveld was the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and President and CEO of the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). His career in research, teaching, and leadership includes academic and management positions at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch as Dean of Science, and as Adjunct Professor in Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College, USA.