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Alpbach Competitive Debate: Globalisation and Free Trade

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Social / Debate
english language

The Alpbach Competitive Debate marks the conclusion of the Alpbach Debate Workshop, which trains scholarship holders in the art of debating. 8 students will get the opportunity to compete in front of a jury for a unique reward: the two winners of the competitive debate will get a chance to participate as speakers at the Economic Symposium’s Alpbach Debate on August 29, 2017.

Speakers

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
Director, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
Debating Trainer, The Oxford Union, Oxford Chair

Pascal LAMY

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris

1981-1983 Advisor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors, Paris
1983-1985 Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris
1985-1994 Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels
1994-1999 Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris
1999-2004 Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva
since 2015 Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025
since 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
since 2016 Chair of the European group of experts in charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding

Geneviève PONS-DELADRIERE

Director, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels

1989-1991 Member, Environment Team, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
1991-1995 Member, Cabinet of the President, European Commission, Brussels
1995-2010 Senior Manager, Head of several units, Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2010-2011 Head, Simplification and Administrative Burden Reduction Unit, Secretary-General, European Commission, Brussels
since 2011 Honorary Director, European Commission, Brussels
2011-2013 Judge, Administrative Court of Appeal, Paris
2013-2015 Director, Legal Service, ILO - International Labour Organization, Geneva
since 2015 Director, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels

Dipl.-Kfm. Dr. Claus J. RAIDL

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

1970-1971 Senior assistant, Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research
1971-1974 Worked in banking and for a certified public accountant, provided consultancy services to the OECD on international tax law and multinational corporations
1974-1981 Österreichische Volksfürsorge Allgemeine Versicherung AG
1981-1982 Member of the Executive Board, Wiener Holding Ges.m.b.H.
1982-1986 Member of the Executive Board, ÖIAG (Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs AG)
1986-1988 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE AG
1988-1992 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE STAHL AG
1993-1994 Member of the Executive Board, AUSTRIAN INDUSTRIES AG
1991-2010 Chairman and CEO, BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG
2007-2010 Member of the Executive Board, voestalpine AG
since 2008 President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank
since 2012 Vice President, European Forum Alpbach

Richard NGO

Debating Trainer, The Oxford Union, Oxford

2008-2012 Secondary School, King's College, Auckland, New Zealand
2009-2012 Winner, Winter Debating, Auckland Junior Premier, Auckland Debating Championships; semifinalist at New Zealand all-high-school championship
2011-2012 Volunteer Tutor, Disadvantages New Zealand Secondary Schools
2012-2013 Part-time Tutor, NumberWorks and Words
2013-2016 Part-time university consultant and tutor, Crimson Consulting
2013-2017 Finalist at 7 UK debating Tournaments
2014-2017 Student, Computer Science and Philosophy, University of Oxford
2014 Entrepreneurship Intern, Lockify tech startup
2015 Research and Development Intern, Medidata
2016 Researcher, York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis
2016 Winner, Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Debate
2016-2017 Debating trainer, The Oxford Union, Oxford
2017 Representative for Oxford, World Championship

Alpbach extra

show timetable

16.08.2017

16:00 - 16:30Welcome of the Scholarhsip HoldersPlenary

18.08.2017

17:30 - 18:30Yoga with CarlaSocial
20:30 - 21:00Open-Air Concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial
21:00 - 22:30Pub QuizSocial

19.08.2017

17:30 - 18:30Yoga with CarlaSocial
21:00 - 23:00International EveningSocial

20.08.2017

19:00 - 21:00At a second glance: TYROL over the course of timeCulture

21.08.2017

07:00 - 08:00An Active Start to the DaySocial
17:30 - 18:30Yoga with CarlaSocial

22.08.2017

07:00 - 08:00An Active Start to the DaySocial

23.08.2017

07:00 - 08:00An Active Start to the DaySocial

24.08.2017

07:00 - 08:00An Active Start to the DaySocial
09:00 - 13:00Soccer TournamentSocial
18:00 - 19:00Markus Bacher. Exhibition tour with the artistCulture

25.08.2017

07:00 - 08:00An Active Start to the DaySocial
20:30 - 21:00Open-Air Concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial

26.08.2017

16:00 - 18:30Alpbach Competitive Debate: Globalisation and Free TradeSocial
19:00 - 21:00Speakers' NightSocial

31.08.2017

18:00 - 19:00Markus Bacher. Exhibition tour with the artistCulture

01.09.2017

20:30 - 21:00Open-Air Concert of the Alpbach Brass BandSocial