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COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Sustainability
German and English language

How can we create synergies between the Arts and academia? Artists, social and natural scientists will analyse the same problem from their own perspectives in order to find a common conclusion. There will be music, acted and debated words, moving bodies and moving pictures.

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.
Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York
Composer; Founder, La Vie sur Terre, Amsterdam

Array Gloria BENEDIKT

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Qualification as Professional Dancer, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Scholarship Recipient, National Certificate in Professional Dance - Classical Ballet, English National Ballet School, London Ballet Dancer with José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Cambridge, United States), Dance Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), Ballet Cymru, (Wales, United Kingdom), Ballet Theatre Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany), Meininger Ballett (Meiningen, Germany) Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Extension, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Artistic & scientific collaborations include: Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest & Beijing; UN SDSN, Carnegie Hall New York; Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam; European Commissions Joint Research Center, Ispra; European Forum Alpbach, House of the European Union, Vienna; Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
1997-2001
2001-2002
2002-2013
2008-2013
since 2014

Dr. Tarja HALONEN

Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki

Master of Laws, University of Helsinki Social Affairs Secretary and Organizational Secretary of the National Union of Finnish Students Lawyer with the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions SAK Prime Minister s parliamentary secretary Member of the Helsinki City Council Member of Parliament Chairman of the Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, incl. Minister for Equality Minister for Nordic Cooperation Minister of Justice Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Committee Chairman of the Parliamentary Grand Committee Minister for Foreign Affairs
1968
1969-1970
1970-1979
1974-1975
1977-1996
1979-2000
1984-1986
1987-1990
1989-1991
1990-1991
1991-1994
1995
1995-2000

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
1982
1983
1986
2006-2012
2004-2012
2007-2010

Array Domenico MICCOLIS

Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.

Student of La Fondazione Niccolò Piccinni, Bari, Italy, (Director: Victor Livtinov and Giuseppe Mintrone) Student of the Balletto di Toscana, Florence, Italy. (Director: Cristina Bozzolini. Instructors: Frederic Olivierì, Barbara Baer, Mauro Bigonzetti, Fabrizio Monteverde, Eugenio Scagliano and Eugenio Buratti) Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at IALS and AID, Rome, Italy.
2000-2002
2003-2004
2005-2008

Array Jonathan F.P. ROSE

Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

BA in Psychology and Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven Project Developer, Rose Associates Founder, Gramavision Records and Founder, American Thread Building Masters in Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
1974
1976-1989
1979
1980

Array Merlijn TWAALFHOVEN

Composer; Founder, La Vie sur Terre, Amsterdam

 Merlijn Twaalfhoven (1976, The Netherlands) is a composer working in conflict areas, unconventional locations as well as in concert halls. He recently composed a mini opera based on Postcards from Aleppo, performed by members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Syrian refugees in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. He received an UNESCO award and collaborates with The Kronos Quartet and the New York Philharmonic.
 His projects explore the richness of cultural diversity and human interaction, often engaging musicians of contrasting styles, local traditions or children in large events on spectacular locations. He loves unconventional collaborations with artists, cooks, diplomats or idealists. This results in a unique blend of sophisticated music and rough, unpolished sounds. Merlijn Twaalfhoven strives for a world without boundary between art and society. His goal is to revive the creative and artistic potential in everyone, resulting in new meaningful connections and understanding between people.

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary