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Friday, March 24, 2017

Reform of the UN Security Council – the Boulder of Sisyphus

Lecture | March 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dr. Thomas Seidel, First Secretary, Political Affairs Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations

 Institute of European Studies, American Council on Germany

The primary responsibility for peace and security in the world community lies with the UN’s Security Council. It was founded, like the UN, shortly after the 2nd World War and its structure continues to reflect the global political landscape of the days when the 20th century’s darkest chapter came to an end. Hardly anyone rejects the need to modernize the Security Council, to render it...   More >

Changing Fuel Loading Behavior to Improve Airline Fuel Efficiency

Lecture | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Lei Kang, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Airlines rely on flight dispatchers to perform the duty of fuel planning. The required trip fuel is calculated by airlines’ Flight Planning Systems (FPS). However, the FPS trip fuel predictions are not always accurate. If planned trip fuel is higher than actual trip fuel, then a flight will waste fuel by carrying excess fuel weight. On the other hand, if trip fuel is under-estimated,...   More >