Terje Aven, University of Stavanger and President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Current challenges in risk assessment and management


In this talk Professor Terje Aven will address current issues and challenges in risk assessment and management. Focus is on how to adequately characterize risk, meet potential surprises and the unforeseen (black swans), and balance different concerns.  The current call for a shift from risk to resilience is examined. It is questioned whether resilience management can meaningfully be conducted without considerations of risk. Examples are used to illustrate the discussion, including national and global risk descriptions

Brief CV

Terje Aven, Ph.D., is Professor in Risk Analysis and Risk Management at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He is also a Principal Researcher at the International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS). Previously he was also adjunct Professor in Risk Analysis at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has many years of experience as a risk analyst and consultant in industry. He is the author of many books and papers in the field, covering both fundamental issues as well as practical risk analysis methods. He is currently Chairman of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) and President of Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Risk and Reliability and Associate editor for several journals including Risk Analysis.
Published on March 27, 2018