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New Ideas for a Fair Globalization: The Role of Politics

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

What is the role of the international community in re-defining development goals after 2015 in areas such as climate change, food and nutrition security, education and youth? How can they initiate concrete action? Which new ways are there for closer collaboration between the United Nations and the European Union?

Speakers

President, European Commission, Brussels
Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna
President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dar-es-Salaam
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

José Manuel BARROSO

President, European Commission, Brussels

 
 Degree in law, Law Faculty, University of Lisbon
 Diploma in European Studies, European University Institute, Florence
 Master's degree in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, and Diploma of the Geneva Institute for European Studies
 Further graduate work at Columbia University (New York), Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), and the International University Institute (Luxembourg)
 
 Teaching assistant, Law Faculty, University of Lisbon, and Department of Political Science, University of Geneva
1975-1976 President, Association of the Law Faculty, University of Lisbon
1979 Founder, University Association for European Studies
 
since 1991 Member, Portuguese Section, European Movement
since 1980 Member, Social Democratic Party
since 1985 Member of Parliament (re-elected six times consecutively), Republic of Portugal, Lisbon
1987-1992 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Portugal
1992-1995 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Portugal
 
1995-1996 Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Portuguese Parliament, Lisbon
1996-1998 Visiting Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
 
1995-1999 Head of the International Relations Department, Lusiada University, Lisbon
1999 elected President of the Social Democratic Party; re-elected three times
1999-2002 Vice-President, European People's Party
2001-2005 Vice-President, Center Democrats International
2002-2004 Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, Lisbon
since 2004 President, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Heinz FISCHER

Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Dr. Heinz Fischer has had an extensive career as a senior representative and policy maker of the Republic of Austria. As Federal Minister of Science and Research and speaker of the Austrian National Assembly for more than 12 years, he was involved extensively in supporting and advancing the country´s scientific, social and cultural development. In 2004 he was elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria. After more than 40 Years in public office and two terms as Federal President he retired in 2016.
 He was proclaimed Chairman of the Council for the Commemorative Year 2018 by the Federal Government of Austria as well as Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

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