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05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesion

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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Many countries are experiencing a tendency toward diminishing social cohesion. For a number of reasons, including globalisation, the clashing interests of different groups, and hence their demands within the social contract have increased. What are the opportunities for reconciling such divergent interests?

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhangen; Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Zurich
Professor, Political and Administrative Sciences, Institute of Public Law and Research Centre for Federalism, University Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Federalism, Innsbruck
Vice Director, Head of Strategic Policy Analysis; Research Director, Effective Infrastructure and Markets, Avenir Suisse, Zurich
Director, Communications and Production, Avenir Suisse, Zurich

Dr. Daniel BOCHSLER

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhangen; Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Zurich

Research assistant, Idheap - Graduate Institute of Public Administration, University of Lausanne PhD, University of Geneva Research assistant, Idheap - Graduate Institute of Public Administration, University of Lausanne Assistant, Political Science, University of Geneva Research assistant, Political Science, University of Zurich Lecturer, Political Science, Chair for Methodology, University of Zurich Post-doctoral research fellow, DISC - Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies, Central European University, Budapest Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, NCCR - National Center of Competence in Research, University of Zurich Habilitation, Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich
2002-2004
2004-2008
2005
2005-2006
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2011
since 2011
2014

Dr. Peter BUSSJÄGER

Professor, Political and Administrative Sciences, Institute of Public Law and Research Centre for Federalism, University Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Federalism, Innsbruck

Promotion zum Dr. iur. Bediensteter des Landes Vorarlberg Habilitation, Universität Innsbruck (Habilitationsschrift: "Die Organisationshoheit und Modernisierung der Landesverwaltungen") Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Öffentliches Recht, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre, Universität Innsbruck Direktor, Institut für Föderalismus, Innsbruck Direktor, Vorarlberger Landtag, Bregenz Mitglied, Verwaltungsgerichtshof des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Vaduz Mitglied, Staatsgerichtshof des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Vaduz Forschungsbeauftragter, Liechtenstein-Institut (Projektleiter Verfassungskommentar Liechtenstein), Vaduz
1986
seit 1987
2000
seit 2000
seit 2001
2003-2012
2005-2009
seit 2009
seit 2013

Dr. Jakob SCHAAD

Vice Director, Head of Strategic Policy Analysis; Research Director, Effective Infrastructure and Markets, Avenir Suisse, Zurich

 Dr. Jakob Schaad is the Vice Director at Avenir Suisse and as such responsible for the Strategic Policy Analysis. He is also Head of Research "Effective Infrastructure and Markets". Previous positions were, inter alia, deputy CEO of Swiss Banking Association, Economic Policy Advisor to Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard, Member of Management of Swiss National Bank and various positions at the IMF.

Dr. Verena PARZER-EPP

Director, Communications and Production, Avenir Suisse, Zurich

 At Avenir Suisse, Dr. Verena Parzer-Epp is the Director of Communications and Production. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck with a degree in Economics and Slavic Studies, and gained her first professional experience in the financial industry as well as economic research and funds management. She spent the next couple of years with the business and economics team at Neue Zürcher Zeitung and an ICT start-up before she joined Avenir Suisse.

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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary