World Complexity Science Academy
WCSA 7th WORLD CONFERENCE
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5th and 6th January 2017
– GOVERNING TURBULENCE –
Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age
In the last decades, globalization has increased greatly for all social actors in terms of opportunities of
knowledge, education, communication and financial profits.
However, at the same time, the level of uncertainty has rapidly increased, mainly due to the enormous
amount of cheap information that is available at any moment. Frequently, an overload of information leads
to risk, and it also makes it difficult to foresee possible consequences of any decision. Therefore, in such
conditions many variables should be taken into consideration. It affects all spheres of social life: economic,
social and political; as well as every level of decision making, from single individuals to local policy
implementation, strategic managements of big organizations both public and private, national or even
supranational. Due to the fact that complexity is common to diverse milieus, the best strategy to deal with
uncertainty is to share knowledge from different domains beyond the disciplinarian and scientific borders.
This conference welcomes scientists from any sphere: politicians, business people, etc., to present their
researches and experiences on decision-making aimed to develop systemic, multidisciplinary sets of notions,
ideas and best practices.
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