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Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / International Law
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One of the main problems facing most post-conflict countries is a dysfunctional security sector without appropriate political control, prone to violating human rights and often linked to organised crime. How can the societies in question and the international community cope with this major challenge?

Speakers

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations; former Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, New York
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic, Bratislava
European Commissioner for Development, Brussels
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Chair

Antonio DE AGUIAR PATRIOTA

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations; former Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, New York

1979 Graduated from the Rio Branco Institute, Brasilia
1983-1987 Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva
1987-1988 Brazilian Embassy in Beijing
1988-1990 Brazilian Embassy in Caracas
1992-1994 Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to President Itamar Franco
1994-1999 Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York
1999-2003 Permanent Mission of Brazil to the International Organizations in Geneva
2003 Secretary for Diplomatic Planning, Foreign Ministry of Brazil, Brasilia
2004 Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister, Brasilia
2005-2007 Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Foreign Ministry of Brazil, Brasilia
2007-2009 Ambassador of Brazil to the United States of America, Washington D.C.
2009-2011 Deputy Foreign Minister of Brazil
2011-2013 Minister of External Relations of Brazil
since 2013 Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, New York

Hervé LADSOUS

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York

 Mr. Hervé Ladsous is the Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations. He took over from the former Under-Secretary-General Mr. Alain Le Roy on 3 October 2011.
 Mr. Ladsous has held an extensive number of positions in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since he joined in 1971. As a junior diplomat he was posted to Hong Kong, Canberra, Beijing, and the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. Having served as Deputy-Director General of the Department for the Americas he was appointed Chargé d affaires a.i. in Haiti. He then became Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York.
 Mr. Ladsous served as the French Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna, and Ambassador of France to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. He then held senior positions in Paris including Spokesperson of the Ministry and Director General for Asia and Oceania.
 More recently, Mr. Ladsous served as Ambassador of France to the People's Republic of China, and as Chief of Staff (Directeur de Cabinet) for the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
 Mr. Ladsous holds a Degree in Law and a Diploma in Chinese and Malay Indonesian from the National School of Oriental Studies in France.

Dr. Miroslav LAJCAK

Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic, Bratislava

1988-1991 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, Prague
1991-1993 Embassy of Czechoslovakia, Moscow
1993-1994 Director, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Slovakia; Director, Cabinet of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava
1994-1998 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to Japan
1998-2001 Director, Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava
2001-2005 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro), Republic of Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2005-2006 Personal Representative of EU High Representative for CFSP to facilitate the Montenegrin dialogue
2005-2007 Director General for Political Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bratislava
2007-2009 High Representative / EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Gallery
2009-2010 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic
2010-2012 Managing Director, Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
2012-2016 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
since 2016 Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Andris PIEBALGS

European Commissioner for Development, Brussels

1980 Graduated in Physics, University of Latvia
1980-1988 Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera
1988-1990 Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia
1990-1993 Minister of Education of Latvia
1993-1994 Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee
1994-1995 Minister of Finance of Latvia
1995-1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Republic of Estonia
1998-2003 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, European Union
2003-2004 Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, responsible for Latvia's relations with the European Union
2004 Head of Cabinet of the Member of European Commission, Kalniete
2004-2010 Member of European Commission, Commissioner for Energy
since 2010 Commissioner for Development

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary