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Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Global power
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The post-war international system is built on mutually beneficial cooperation in international institutions, trade agreements, military and other alliances. Are tactical bargaining and short-term deals replacing these long-term strategies and value-driven policies? In which areas has multilateralism reached a dead-end and what kind of political leadership will find the way out?

Speakers

President, NCAFP - National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York
Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations, New York
Global Networker and Humanitarian Expert, Innovation and Planning Agency, Vienna
Deputy Secretary General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance, American Academy, Berlin
fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown
Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Managing Editor, POLITICO, Brussels Chair

Rosemary Anne DICARLO

President, NCAFP - National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York

 Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Ret., became President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in August 2015. She was concurrently appointed a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A career foreign service officer, she served a distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat, holding positions at the U.S. Department of State, National Security Council and the U.S. Information Agency. Her specialized expertise includes Russia and the former Soviet space, Southeastern Europe, the Middle East as well as the management of broad multilateral initiatives.
 Ambassador DiCarlo is a former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In that capacity she represented the United States at the U.N. Security Council, U.N. General Assembly and other U.N. bodies. Prior to this assignment, she served as U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. Earlier in her career, she held the position of Director for United Nations Affairs at the National Security Council.
 As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State, she oversaw U.S. policy toward Southeast Europe during the critical period of negotiations on Kosovos status. She also held the position of U.S. Coordinator for Stability Pact Implementation, which sought to promote reconciliation in the Western Balkans as well as the regions integration into Euro-Atlantic structures.
 Her overseas assignments included tours at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Oslo. She also served as Director for Democratic Initiatives for the New Independent States at the Department of State, overseeing an initiative to promote democratization in the former Soviet republics. Earlier in her career, she served as Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency.
 Ambassador DiCarlo is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Award and the Department of State's Sustained Superior Achievement, Superior Honor and Meritorious Awards. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits from the President of the Republic of Kosovo and the Presidential Medal "Gjergji Kastriot Skenderbeu" from the President of the Republic of Albania. She received an honorary doctorate from the University Haxhi Zeka in Peja, Kosovo.
 A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ambassador DiCarlo also holds membership in the Women s Foreign Policy Group and Women in International Security and serves on the advisory board of Global Cities.
 Before joining the Foreign Service, she was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and speaks Russian and French.

Thomas GREMINGER

Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

1990-1991 Attaché, Swiss Embassy in Tel Aviv
1991-1992 Attaché, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Policy and Research Division
1992-1994 Diplomatic Adviser for Development Policy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Development Policy and Research Division
1994-1996 Deputy Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Development Policy and Research Division
1996-1998 Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)- Development Policy and Research Division
1999-2001 Chargé d'Affaires, Swiss Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique
1999-2001 Country Director, Switzerland's Development Cooperation Programme in Mozambique
2002-2004 Deputy Head, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Political Affairs Division IV, Human Security
2004-2010 Head, Ambassador, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Political Affairs Division IV, Human Security
2010-2015 Ambassador, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council (during the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship in 2014), Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, the OSCE and the International Organizations in Vienna
2015-2017 Deputy Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
since 2017 Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Fabrizio HOCHSCHILD

Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations, New York

 Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile served most recently as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). He previously served as Deputy to the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. From 2013 to 2016, he was the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombia. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Director of the Field Personnel Division in the United Nations Department of Field Support, New York; and from 2005 to 2009, as Chief of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva.
 Mr. Hochschild began his United Nations career in 1988 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan. He served in subsequent postings with UNHCR, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and in peacekeeping. He was posted in Jerusalem (1990-1991), in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991-1992), in Geneva (1993-1996), in New York (1998-1999), in Timor-Leste (2000), in Serbia (2001-2003) and in the United Republic of Tanzania (2003-2005), and undertook shorter missions in Afghanistan, Albania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and South Sudan.
 A graduate of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, he has published studies and articles on leadership, on the protection of civilians, on transitional justice and reconciliation among other topics.
 Born in the United Kingdom in 1963, Mr. Hochschild is married and has three children.

Kilian KLEINSCHMIDT

Global Networker and Humanitarian Expert, Innovation and Planning Agency, Vienna

1982-1988 Head of Department, Roofing Section, CAPS Cooperative Artisanale du Pays de Sault, Rodome
1988 Technical Supervisor, Medecins du Monde, Youvarou
1988-1990 Project Manager, AICF Action Contre la Faim, Masulita
1990-1991 Consultant, short-term consultancies with World Bank, Danida; Kampala
1991-1992 Senior Assessment Officer / Teamleader, WFP World Food Programme, Sudan
1992-1993 Field Officer Kakuma /El Wak / Head of Office Bardera / Somalia, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kenya
1993-1994 Head of Liaison Office Mogadishu
1994-1995 Senior Technical Advisor, Displaced Persons Programme, UNDP United Nations Development Programme, Nairobi
1995 Executive Assistant to the Special Envoy, Regional Office Great Lakes, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kigali
1995-1997 Senior Field Officer, Head of Field Office, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vavuniya
1997-1999 Senior Programme Officer / Repatriation Officer, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sarajevo
1999-2000 Field Coordinator and Senior Programme Officer, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kinshasa
2001-2005 Executive Secretary, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, MARRI Migration, Asylum and Regional Return Initiative, Brussels
2005-2006 Acting (Deputy) Director, Office for Communities, Returns and Minorities, UNMIK United Nations Mission in Kosovo
2006-2007 Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad
2010 Assistant Representative (Durable Solutions), UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad
2010 Deputy to the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, UN Department for Political Affairs, Pakistan
2011-2011 Senior Advisor and Acting Deputy Representative, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad
2011-2012 UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Nairobi
2012-2013 Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, UNOCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mogadishu
2013-2014 Head of Sub-Office Camp; Manager, Zatari Camp, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mafraq
since 2014 President and Founder, IPA Innovation and Planning Agency, Vienna

Christian LEFFLER

Deputy Secretary General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1974-1977 Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics
1977-1980 Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva
1996-2010 Head of Unit / Director, European Commission
2007-2010 Head of Cabinet of Vice President Wallström, European Commission
2010 Deputy Director General, Development Cooperation, European Commission
2011-2015 Managing Director, Americas, EEAS - European External Action Service
since 2015 Deputy Secretary General, EEAS - European External Action Service

MA Jan TECHAU

Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance, American Academy, Berlin

 Jan Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.
 Before joining Carnegie in March 2011, Techau served in the NATO Defense College's Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense's Press and Information Department.
 Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at both the German Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international news media and writes a weekly column for Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe blog.

MA Michael VON DER SCHULENBURG

fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown

1969-1975 FU - Freie Universität Berlin
1971-1972 LSE - London School of Economics, London, UK
1977-1978 ENA - Ecole Nationale de Administration, Paris, France
1975-1976 DIE - German Institute for Development
1978-1980 Junior Professional Officer, United Nations Development Programme, New York, USA
1980-1982 Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, Port-au-Price, Haiti
1983-1987 Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad, Pakistan
1987-1989 Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
1988 Special Mission through Afghanistan "SALAM 3" , United Nations
1989-1991 Chief of Mission, Operation Salaam, Kabul, Afghanistan
1991-1992 Special assignments for the Special Humanitarian Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Kuwait - Iraq conflict
1992-1999 United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
1995-1998 Special missions in support of 6+2 Talks
1998 Special mission to Talibn-held Kandahar
1999-2000 Director for Operations and Analysis, UNODC - United Nations Drug Control Programme, Vienna, Austria
2001-2002 Special mission in support of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan
2001-2005 Director for Management and Finance, OSCE
2003-2005 Support to Martti Ahtisari’s ICT Initiative
2005 Special Mission to Somalia
2005-2007 Principle Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for Political Affairs to Iraq
2008 Special mission to Afghanistan, ASG
2008 Assistant Secretary General, Department for Political Affairs, New York, USA
2008-2012 Executive Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone
since 2012 Retired from the UN, various teaching engagements, published five papers on peacebuilding

Jan ZIELONKA

Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

 Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College. His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. His work oscillates between the field of international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Zielonka has produced seventeen books including Is the EU doomed? (2014), and Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union, (2006). His new book - Counter-revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat will soon be published by Oxford University Press. Zielonka frequently contributes articles for various European newspapers and online journals.

Florian EDER

Managing Editor, POLITICO, Brussels

 Florian Eder is POLITICO's Managing Editor, Expansion, overseeing the newsroom's policy coverage. Prior to joining POLITICO, Florian was EU correspondent for Die Welt, covering EU politics and policies from Brussels where he arrived at the peak of the euro crisis in 2011. Florian spent three years in Die Welt's Berlin newsroom as an editor and previously worked as Italy correspondent for the Financial Times Deutschland.

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26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary