2010 - Third quarter
 
 

SRA-Europe, www.sraeurope.org, Julie Barnett, Secretary


The SRA Europe Executive Committee are pleased to announce that the 20th SRA-Europe Meeting, ‘Multi-risk analysis in a global world’ will be held from 6 - 8th June 2011 in Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg Region of Germany.

The conference aims to provide a forum for traditional SRA themes such as risk identification, quantification and mitigation, risk perception and communication, policy making and legislation, as well as opening up for new risk-related topics. The conference aims to facilitate interaction among all players in the risk field: risk experts from all disciplines, and risk stakeholders as policy makers, the private sector, NGOs and other interest groups.

The SRA Europe conference will start on Sunday evening June 5th with the pre-registration and a welcome drink.   The opening ceremony of SRAE conference will be on Monday June 6th morning with a plenary session with keynote presentations and discussions.  Then, SRAE delegates will split to attend parallel sessions including oral papers, round table discussions and symposia reflecting particular themes of interest. SRAE conference will last through until lunch Wednesday June 8h.

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday 7th evening, providing the delegates with an opportunity to enjoy the special taste of Swabia cuisine and wine, and to mix with delegate with iNTeg-Risk conference.  The 2 conferences will be run in parallel with common plenary meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, delegates from SRAE will have the possibility to attend iNTeg-Risk sessions and vice-versa.

The conference venue is the famous Haus der Wirtschaft, located in the city center easy accessible from airport (25 min by metro) and train main station (10 min walking distance)  See: http://www.hausderwirtschaft.de

The conference will be co-organized with EU-VRi, the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, acting as SRA Europe operating agent since 2009.

Full details of the Conference can be found on the SRA-E website: http://www.sraeurope.org/


 
   
 
 
2010 - Second quarter
 
 

SRA-Europe, www.sraeurope.org, Julie Barnett, Secretary


19th Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Conference
Risk, Governance & Accountability
21-23 June 2010
King’s College London, United Kingdom




King’s College London is delighted to host the 2010 SRA-Europe conference this coming June. The special theme of the conference is “Risk, Governance & Accountability.” This theme reflects the increasing centrality of risk analysis to decision making in a wide range of policy and organisa-tional contexts, such as climate change, the financial crisis, environmental pollution, terrorism, and health and social policy.

We have had a huge response to our call for papers, with over 200 abstracts submitted for symposia, presentations, and posters that consider the conference theme as well as traditional SRA themes across a broad range of disciplines, perspectives, and issues.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far include:
  • Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ethel Forsberg, Director General, Swedish Chemicals Agency
  • Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School
  • Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
  • Geoffrey Podger, Director General, Health and Safety Executive
  • Tim Smith, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency
  • Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
  • Jonathan Wiener, Duke University
We are also delighted to announce a plenary session on financial risk with:
  • Jon Danielsson, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Michael Power, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Steve Priddy, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Nigel Thrift, Warwick University
King’s is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions. Its location in the heart of central London on the banks of the Thames will give delegates an exciting opportunity to enjoy the cultural life that London has to offer.

For example, King’s is within easy walking distance of many of London’s iconic and world-famous attractions, such as Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the theatre district of Covent Garden. For tennis fans who would like to stay longer in London, the conference opens at the start of Wim-bledon fortnight.

The provisional programme became available on 1 April 2010.

For more information, please see the Web site: www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/srae2010.
 
   
 
 
2010 - First quarter
 
 

SRA-Europe, www.sraeurope.org. Julie Barnett, SRA-E Communication Officer


19th Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Conference
Risk, Governance & Accountability 21-23 June 2010
King’s College London, UK.


We are delighted that the 2010 SRA-Europe (SRA-E) conference will be hosted by King’s College London next June. The special theme of the conference will be “Risk, Governance & Accountability.” This theme reflects the increasing centrality of risk analysis to decision making in a wide range of policy and organisational contexts, such as climate change, the financial crisis, environmental pollution, terrorism, and health and social policy. The 2010 conference will also provide a forum for traditional SRA themes across a broad range of disciplines, perspectives, and issues.

Confirmed keynote speakers so far include:
  • Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ethel Forsberg, Director General, Swedish Chemicals Agency
  • Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School
  • Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
  • Geoffrey Podger, Director General, Health and Safety Executive
  • Michael Power, London School of Economics
  • Tim Smith, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency
  • Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
King’s is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions. Its location in the heart of central London on the banks of the Thames will give delegates an exciting opportunity to enjoy the cultural life that London has to offer. For example, King’s is within easy walking distance of many of London’s iconic and world-famous attractions, such as Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Theatreland of Covent Garden.

The provisional programme will be available on 1 April 2010, and the registration deadline for the “early bird” discount is 19 April 2010. Once again SRA-Europe is sponsoring two student scholarships and the recipients of these will be announced in due course. For more information, please see the Web site: www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/srae2010.

Finally, we are pleased to announce the new incumbents of some of the key roles in the SRA Europe Executive Committee. Dr. Margôt Kuttschreuter (University of Twente) is now president-elect of SRA-Europe and will take over from Dr. Ann Enander at the 2011 SRA-E annual conference. Dr. Lars Bodsberg (SINTEF, Norway) is the new treasurer of SRA-E, and Professor Michael Siegrist (ETH Zurich) has been elected as the SRA-E representative on the SRA Council. Details of the conference and all the latest SRA-E news can be found on the SRA-E Web site: www.sraeurope.org.