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Politics and science – Advice through science

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Research and Development Corporation (RAND), Santa Monica, CA
Rector, University of Vienna
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Dr. James A. THOMSON

President and Chief Executive Officer, Research and Development Corporation (RAND), Santa Monica, CA

Purdue University, M.Sc. in Physics Purdue University, Ph.D. in Physics University of Wisconsin, Post-doctoral research associate in experimental nuclear physics Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon National Security Council, The White House Director of RAND's National Security Strategies research program in Project AIR FORCE Director of RAND's International Security and Defense Policy program Vice President and responsible for the Project AIR FORCE division, The RAND Corporation
1967-1969
1969-1972
1972-1974
1974-1977
1977-1981
1981-1986
1983-1984
1984-1989

Dr. Georg WINCKLER

Rector, University of Vienna

Promotion Dr. rer. pol. Full Professor of Economics, University of Vienna; several appointments as Visiting Professor (i.a. Georgetown University, USA) Rector of the University of Vienna (re-elected 2003 and 2007) President of the Austrian Rectors' Conference (re-elected 2001 and 2004) Vice-President and Member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA), Brussels-Geneva
 Studies at Princeton University and the University of Vienna
1968
since 1978
since 1999
2000-2005
2001-2005

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen) Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Standard" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
ab 1988
1991-1994
1994
1995-1997
1998-1999
2000-2001
2002-2004
2004-2012
2013

Technology Forum

show timetable

21.08.2008

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Plenary sessionPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary sessionPlenary
13:00 - 13:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
13:45 - 14:30Stem cellsPlenary
15:00 - 16:00Politics and science – Advice through sciencePlenary
18:00 - 19:30BionicsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

07:00 - 14:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources – Regions in competitionBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 08: Climate change – The future of transportBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council – A New Momentum for the Western Balkans’ Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
08:00 - 14:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency – Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
14:30 - 15:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
15:15 - 16:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Information and communications infrastructures – The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

08:00 - 08:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
08:30 - 09:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
09:15 - 09:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2008Plenary
10:15 - 11:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial