AGCI Festive Inauguration


from 10.00 until 12.45 hrs

VU University, Aula, De Boelelaan 1105 Amsterdam

Festive inauguration of Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI)


Earth and Life Sciences

Conference / Symposium

If you will be attending, please register HERE.

For further information, please contact ms. dr. N.M. van der Grijp, tel. 020 5989501, email:


Programme AGCI inauguration on Thursday 16 June 2011

Integrating knowledge for sustainable societal choices

09.30-10.00     Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.10     Welcome by Lex Bouter, Rector Magnificus VU University Amsterdam

10.10-10.30     Opening presentation by Frans Berkhout, Director AGCI (including first showing of AGCI film)

10.30-10.45     Inaugural address and ceremony by Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam

10.45-11.15     Lecture by Robbert Dijkgraaf, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW): ‘Excellence in multidisciplinary science’

11.15-11.45     Break with coffee and music

11.45-12.15     Stage presentations of AGCI research leaders

12.15-12.45     Lecture by Diana Liverman, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona:
                         `Myths and misunderstandings about environmental social science’

12.45               Closing

Festive organic lunch