Discussion LIAS Fellows - 17 May 2022

The Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) is organising an interdisciplinary consultation between top scientists on the Societal Aspects of Climate Change in May 2022.

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, is coming to Leuven on 17 May for a lecture in the 'Ambassador's Lectures' series with the title 'Tackling the Climate Crisis in a New World'. This event will take place in the Quadrivium in Heverlee from 14.30-15.30. Click here for more information.

With LIAS we will organise a follow-up discussion with our Fellows, the members of the Leuven Metaforum working group on Social Aspects of Climate Change, some members of the Board and a number of external guests. The discussion will be led by Katja Biedenkopf. We would like to invite you to stay for a bite and a drink at the Holland College afterwards.


16.00 - 16.30 Welcome
16.30 - 18.00 Discussion
18.00 - 20.00 Reception


A healthy public debate about important societal challenges requires a common and scientifically sound basis.

Bart Pattyn

Co-Chair LIAS and member Board LIAS Foundation