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USNMO/IIASA activities include recruiting for and funding IIASA's successful Young Scientists Summer Program for advanced graduate students; helping to find suitable candidates for IIASA’s job vacancies; serving as the hub of a national network of interested scholars and policy-makers; and helping IIASA to find opportunities to participate in national policy debates.

Upcoming IIASA-Related Activities 

Global Carbon Project Workshop on Sustainable Cities: January 15-16, 2015 in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan
This workshop will feature a combination of oral presentations and panel discussions on a broad array of issues related to urban infrastructure and energy efficiency, ecosystem services and their importance for urban and regional carbon management, and social innovations and behavioral changes required to accommodate the technological innovations in urban infrastructure. IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic and researchers Florian Kraxner and Sabine Fuss will speak at the event. For more details, please consult the IIASA website.

POP research at the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program: January 30, 2015 in Bloemfontain, South Africa

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz will give a presentation at IIASA's South Africa YSSP Closing Ceremony. His presentation will be entitled, "World population trends and adaptive capacity to climate change." The SA-YSSP is organized jointly by the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Science and Technology, the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and IIASA. It is a three-month program for talented young researchers to work with scientists from South Africa and IIASA. For more details, please consult the IIASA website.

A list of more upcoming events can also be found on IIASA’s website.

Past IIASA-Related Activities

Global Water at a Crossroads
In honor of World Water Day 2013, IIASA, the U.S. Committee for IIASA of the National Academy of Sciences, AAAS, and the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology held a public forum featuring IIASA Director Pavel Kabat and a distinguished panel of discussants from national and international agencies and organizations engaged in meeting the global challenges related to water security. The event was held on Thursday, March 21st at 1:00 pm at the AAAS Auditorium in Washington, DC.

IIASA Research Opportunities 

The Young Scientists Summer Program
The U.S. National Member Organization for IIASA sponsors advanced graduate students from U.S. institutions to travel to Austria to take part in IIASA’s three-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). Learn more about this program.

IIASA Postdoctoral Program
Promoting the development of young researchers, IIASA’s Postdoctoral Program is an annual program that provides funding for four postdoctoral researchers for a 12-24 month period. Learn more about this program.

Job Opportunities
View a list of current IIASA job openings on IIASA's website


Core support for USNMO/IIASA is provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OISE-1246585, with policy involvement of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of State, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce (NOAA), the USDA Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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