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Opening Speech

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
german language

What can jurisprudence achieve in attempting to deal with inequality and where are its limits?

Speakers

Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna Key Note
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Dr. Shalini RANDERIA

Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

1974 B.A. (with distinction), Psychology, University of Delhi
1977 M.A. (with distinction), Sociology/Social Anthropology, University of Delhi
1980 M. Phil. (with distinction), Sociology, University of Oxford
1980-1981 Lecturer, Sociology, University of Delhi
1981-1982 Lecturer, Sociology, University of Bombay
1986-1993 Lecturer (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben), Social Anthropology and Modern Indian languages, Free University of Berlin
1991-1992 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
1992 Ph.D. ("Politics of Exchange and Representation among the Dalits of Gujarat/western India"; summa cum laude), Social Anthropology, Free University of Berlin
1993-1999 Assistant Professor, Sociology, Free University of Berlin
1999-2001 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
2001-2002 Max Weber Professor (Visiting Professorship), University of Munich
2001-2003 Member, Working Group on "Civil society: historical and comparative perspectives", WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2002 Habilitation ("Local Refractions of global governance: legal plurality, international institutions, the post-colonial state and NGOs in India"), Sociology and Anthropology, Free University Berlin
2002-2003 Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU - Central European University, Budapest
2003-2012 Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich
2006-2007 Research Professor, WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2008 Visiting Professor, EHESS - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2010-2011 Fellow, Lichtenbergkolleg (Institute of Advanced Study), University of Göttingen
since 2010 Visiting Professor, WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2011 Peter-Ustinov Professor (Visiting Professorship), University of Vienna
since 2012 Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
2014-2018 Mercator Fellow (visiting professorship at the Free University, Berlin as part of the SFB 700 Governance in Spaces of Limited Statehood)
since 2015 Research Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
since 2015 Rector, Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna

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