Project

International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis

Overview
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis

International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) was formed in 1972 to provide a venue for collaboration between Western and Eastern bloc scientists on non-military matters, such as global energy needs, environmental change, and human health concerns. The U.S. government initially funded U.S. membership in the Institute, but withdrew that funding in 1983. The Academy stepped in as the U.S. National Member Organization, and for the next decade, raised private funds to support the U.S. membership. In 1992, the U.S. government resumed full funding of the U.S. contribution to IIASA, but the Academy remained the sponsor of the U.S. Committee for IIASA. In 2003, the National Academies resumed its position as the U.S. National Member Organization. The American Academy still provides intellectual guidance to the Institute’s analysis of such issues as global climate change, land and water resource use, mitigation of natural catastrophe risk, the social impact of new technologies, the emergence of worldwide communication and information networks, and changing population dynamics.

Go to International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) website.

Project Data

  • PROJECT DATE: 1983-2003
  • COLLABORATING ORGANIZATION: The National Academies
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