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Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Culture / Talk
german language

Fritz Molden, forerunner and companion of the European Forum Alpbach and one of the most colorful personalities in Austria’s political and cultural life died in January 2014. Already as a teenager he engaged in anti-Nazi resistance. After the end of World War II he first became a diplomat, then a journalist and media tycoon, and Austria’s most daring big-scale publisher. The striking constant in this life of many volte-faces was his commitment to Austria that he loved with patriotic passion.

In memory of this great Austrian and “Alpbacher” friends and companions converse about a life led according to convictions and fearless of the risks this entailed.

Speakers

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Introduction
Journalist, Former General Director, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Publisher, Der Standard as well as Painter, Vienna
Chairwoman, Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan, Vienna
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
Researcher, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Alfonso Reyes Chair, IHEAL - Institute for Higher Latin American Studies, Sorbonne III, Paris Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Gerd BACHER

Journalist, Former General Director, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1954-1964 ua. Chefredakteur des Bild-Telegraf und des Bildtelegramm, Verlagsleiter (F. Molden, Wien; R. Kiesel, Salzburg)
1964-1974 Generalintendant des ORF
1974-1978 Medienberater von Helmut Kohl
1975 Chefredakteur des Kurier
1978-1986 Generalintendant des ORF
1989-1990 Herausgeber der Tageszeitung Die Presse
1990-1994 Generalintendant des ORF

Oscar BRONNER

Publisher, Der Standard as well as Painter, Vienna

1969 Gründung des Magazines 'Der Trend'
1970 Gründung des Wochenmagazines 'Profil'
1974 Verkauf von Trend und Profil und Übersiedlung nach New York. Arbeit als Maler, mehrere Ausstellungen, sowohl in Europa als auch in Amerika
1986 Rückkehr nach Wien
1988 Gründung des Standard
2013 Wiederaufnahme der Ausstellungstätigkeit

Cecily CORTI

Chairwoman, Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan, Vienna

1986 Ausbildung in Initiatischer Therapie (nach Karlfried Graf Dürckheim)
1993 4-jährige Ausbildung im Initiatischen Gebärdespiel und Zen-Schulung bei Silvia Ostertag, Rin-un-Roshi
seit 1989 Seminar-Tätigkeit und Einzelarbeit, später auch in Frankreich
2001-2002 Mehrere Monate Arbeit in einem Frauenhaus in Paris
2002 Begegnung mit Pfarrer Pucher, VinziDorf Graz
2004 Eröffnung, VinziRast Wien
2008 Eröffnung, VinziRast-CortiHaus, Wien
2010 Eröffnung der Wohngemeinschaft für 6 ehemals schwer alkoholkranke Menschen, die in Zukunft abstinent leben wollen und sich dabei gegenseitig unterstützen, Wien
2010 Ankauf einer Immobilie in Zentrumsnähe, Eröffnung VinziRast MITTENDRIN Frühjahr 2013, ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt mit Studierenden der Universitäten in Wien - gemeinsam mit Obdachlosen leben, arbeiten und lernen

Karel SCHWARZENBERG

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

1957 Passed school-leaving exam in Vienna, studied Forestry and Land Economy at the University of Vienna, Munich and Graz
since 1965 Management, Schwarzenberg estate
1984-1991 President, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
1990 Member, Collegium of Counsellors of President Václav Havel
1990-1992 Chancellor of President Vaclav Havel
2004-2010 Senator, Parliament of the Czech Republic
2004-2006 Member, EU Affairs Committee of the Senat
2005-2007 Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly
2005-2007 Chairman, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee of the Senate
2006-2007 Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2007-2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
2009-2013 Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
since 2009 Chairman, political party TOP 09
2010-2013 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
since 2013 Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
since 2013 Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Dr. Maria WIRTH

Researcher, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Johannes Kepler University Linz

1992-1998 Studies in History, Political Science and Sociology, University of Vienna
1998-2005 Researcher, Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation, Vienna
1999-2000 Provenance Research, Vienna City Library
2000-2011 Researcher, Democracy Centre Vienna
2002-2004 Researcher, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
2005-2010 Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna
2007-2011 Co-director of a Research Project examining the Austrian Prison Libraries, Vienna
2011-2013 Researcher, Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Aufarbeitung der Zeitgeschichte, Vienna
2013-2015 Researcher, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
since 2015 Researcher, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Mag. Dr. Berthold MOLDEN

Alfonso Reyes Chair, IHEAL - Institute for Higher Latin American Studies, Sorbonne III, Paris

2000-2001 Researcher for the Austrian Historical Commission
2001-2005 Research fellow, Association for the Advancement of Social Sciences, Guatemala
2005-2010 Project director for Cold War Memory Studies, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna
2010 Visiting professor for Global History, University of Vienna
2011 Visiting assistant professor / Mellon Scholar, University of Chicago
2011-2012 Executive secretary general, 54th International Congress of Americanists
2012-2014 Marshall Plan Chair, University of New Orleans
2014-2015 Alfonso Reyes Chair, Institute for Higher Latin American Studies (IHEAL), Sorbonne III, Paris

Seminar Week

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13.08.2014

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

14.08.-19.08.2014

01 Sustainable Peace and Security - Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 - 1914 - 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours - EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory - Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics - The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human - Machine - RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar

14.08.2014

18:00 - 19:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture

15.08.2014

19:00 - 20:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture

16.08.2014

18:00 - 19:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture

18.08.2014

19:30 - 20:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary