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The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Opinions diverge on the future of globalisation and free trade. Some foresee an end of economic globalisation. Others insist that only free trade ensures economic well-being. In Alpbach, opponents and proponents face each other in a controversial debate. At the end of the session, you will be invited to vote for the side which has successfully convinced you.

Speakers

Winner of the Alpbach Debate Workshop and the Alpbach Competitive Debate; Master Student, Development Studies, IDS - Institute of Development Studies, Brighton
Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich
Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva
Head, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, CEPL - Centre for European Private Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz
Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Chair

Yu-Min CHIANG

Winner of the Alpbach Debate Workshop and the Alpbach Competitive Debate; Master Student, Development Studies, IDS - Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

2011-2016 Bachelor, Solar Energy Engineering and Sociology, NTHU - National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu
2013-2016 Volunteer, Fundraising Representative, Amnesty International, Taiwan
2014 Initiative Representative, Survey Team, TAISA - Taiwan Africa International Service Association, Kenya
2014 Summer Intern, Project Management, ICDF - International Cooperation and Development Fund, Taiwan
2015-2016 Coordinator and Team Advisor, National Tsing-Hua University International Volunteer Team to Tanzania
2016 Intern, Education and Accelerator Department, StarTAU, Tel Aviv
since 2016 Project Manager, Marian University College, Bagamoyo

Ph.D. Gabriel FELBERMAYR

Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich

2000-2004 Doctoral studies in economics, EUI - European University Institute, Florence
2003-2004 Assistant Professor, Institute for Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
2004-2005 Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Vienna
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, Chair of International Economic Relations (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler), Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
2008 Habilitation, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
2008-2011 Professor for Economics, esp. International Economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
since 2010 Director, ifo Center for International Economics, Munich
since 2011 Professor for Economics, esp. International Economics, Chair for international trade and international finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Munich

Arancha GONZALEZ

Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva

1987-1992 Law, Universidad de Navarra
1992-1993 LLM European Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
1994-1995 Associate Lawyer, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Brussels
1996-2004 Trade administrator and negotiator, European Commission, Brussels
2004-2005 Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Chief of Staff, WTO - World Trade Center, Geneva
since 2013 Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva

MMag. Dr. Jakob KAPELLER

Head, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz

2007-2008 Department of Social and Societal Policy, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2008-2016 Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2015 Head, ICAE - Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2016-2017 Visiting professor for social economics, University Duisburg-Essen
since 2017 Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Jennifer MORGAN

Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

1988 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, German, French, Italian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1992 Master of Arts: International Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C
1994-1998 Coordinator, US Climate Action Network, Washington, D.C.
1998-2006 Director, Global Climate Campaign, WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, Washington D.C.; Berlin
2006-2009 Director, Global Climate Program, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London
2009-2016 Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.; Berlin
since 2016 Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

Dominik ORNIG

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, CEPL - Centre for European Private Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz

2010-2016 BA, Economics and Mag.iur., Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz
2011 Intern, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz
2012 Internship, Advocatia Abogados, Madrid
2013 Internship, Eisenberger & Herzog Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Graz
2014 Internship, Roca Junyent SLP, Barcelona
2015 Internship, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Vienna
2016 Internship, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna
2017 Judicial Clerkship, Oberlandesgericht Graz
since 2017 Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, CEPL - Centre for European Private Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz

Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1985 Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1986-1990 Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1990-1992 Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1992-1995 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Cairo
1995-1997 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Jerusalem
1997-2002 Correspondent in Washington, BBC, Washington
2002-2004 Europe Correspondent, BBC, Brussels
since 2004 Host, HARDtalk, BBC World News, London
since 2017 Honorary Doctor, International Relations, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Alex 'Sandy' PentlandPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: "The power of we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn't it be better to break out of the prisoner's dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage - curse or blessing?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
10:45 - 11:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
11:45 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner