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Global Sustainability Summer School in Potsdam open for applications

02/14/2012 - Some outstanding international researchers will teach at the Global Sustainability Summer School in Potsdam this year. One major focus will be on risks. Ken Caldeira from Stanford University will provide a paleoclimatic perspective on extreme events, Doyne Farmer from the Santa Fe Institute will cover the theory of complex systems, Elke Weber from Columbia University will talk about uncertainty and human psychology. The summer school is jointly organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), in Partnership with the Santa Fe Institute, and sponsored by Robert Bosch Stiftung. Application deadline is March 1st.
Global Sustainability Summer School in Potsdam open for applications

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The summer school is an intensive two-week program, including contributions from PIK’s directors Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Ottmar Edenhofer plus IASS’s directors Klaus Töpfer and Mark Lawrence. The schedule combines perspectives from natural sciences and economics. It comprises lectures as well as a modeling exercise, and a strategy game. With enrollment limited to 35 participants, the summer school wants to attract young professionals aged 25-40 from universities, governmental and non-governmental agencies and industry over a wide range of disciplines and professions. Participants will come from all world regions, fostering international cooperation and exchange. The event will take place from July 8th to 21st.

More information on the Summer School ”Risk, uncertainty and extreme events - characteristics of human-environment interactions“

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