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08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Foreign Policy
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The OIF wants to take the commemorative year 2014 (e.g. 100 years since World War One, 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall) as an occasion to look at past and present migration movements, their consequences and the lessons learnt from history. Migration experts and participants will analyse possible effects of migration on the economic potential of a country. What are the economic, social and political consequences of migration, which benefits does it have and what are its major challenges?

Speakers

Head, Country Office Vienna, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Vienna
Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Programme Manager, South Eastern Europe, Albania, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna
Regional Integration Officer, Regional Representation for Central Europe, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Budapest
Head, Knowledge Management, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna Chair

Dr. Katerina KRATZMANN

Head, Country Office Vienna, IOM - International Organization for Migration, Vienna

2002 Project Coordinator
2003-2007 Senior Researcher, University of Vienna
2008-2009 Assistant to the Board, Cycleenergy, Vienna
2010-2011 Head of Research, IOM, Vienna
since 2011 Head of Office, IOM, Vienna

Dr. Rainer MÜNZ

Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Ph.D., University of Vienna
1979-1989 Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences
1980-1998 Lecturer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and University of Vienna
1986-1987 Visiting Professor, University of Bamberg
1986, 1989 and 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley
1988-1989 Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt am Main
1989-1997 Lecturer, Technical University, Vienna
1990-1992 Director, Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science
1992 Visiting Professor, University of Zurich
1992-2003 Head, Department of Demography, Humboldt University, Berlin
1995, 1997 Visiting Professor, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
2000-2001 Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
2001-2002 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University, Vienna
since 2003 Senior Fellow, HWWI - Hamburg Institute of International Economics
since 2005 Senior Researcher, Erste Group Bank AG
2008-2010 Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union
since 2009 Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
since 2010 Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
since 2010 Member of the Advisory Committee, Alpbach Financial Market Symposium, Vienna

Dr. Hubert NEUWIRTH

Programme Manager, South Eastern Europe, Albania, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

since 1997 Election supervisor, ODIHR - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and EU
1998-2001 Head of Field Offices in Shkodra, Koplik and Kruma, OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Presence in Albania
2002-2005 Head, Coordination Office for Technical Cooperation, Austrian Embassy in Tirana and Skopje
2005-2008 Programme Manager, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, ADA - Austrian Development Agency Headquarters, Vienna
2008-2012 Head, Regional Coordination Office for Development Cooperation in Nicaragua, Austrian Embassy Mexico
since 2012 Programme Manager, South Eastern Europe, Albania, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

Nancy POLUTAN-TEULIERES

Regional Integration Officer, Regional Representation for Central Europe, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Budapest

1999-2000 Contract Attorney, Special Counsel, Washington D.C.
2000-2001 Associate Attorney, Wasserman, Mancini, and Chang, P.C., Washington D.C.
2001-2003 Associate Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lusaka
2003-2004 Associate Programme Officer, Refugee Women/Gender Equality Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
2004-2005 Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Abeche
2005-2008 Field/Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Damak
2008-2010 Head of Field Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Pristina
2010-2011 Regional Integration Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest
2011-2012 Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge
2012-2013 Snr. Regional Protection Officer, a.i., United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest
since 2013 Regional Integration Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Budapest

Mag. Lisa Christiane FELLHOFER

Head, Knowledge Management, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

 Alumni of Diplomatic Academy Vienna & University of Vienna
2008-2009 Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Traineeship
2010-2011 Research Assistant, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna
since 2011 Head of Knowledge Management & International Research, Austrian Integration Fund, Vienna

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary