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12: Building trust: Development cooperation

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In the so-called Millennium Development Goals the international development cooperation ambitiously aims to reduce the most dramatic forms of poverty until 2015. However, development as an idea today finds itself in a serious crisis of confidence. On the one hand the powerful and rich donor states are not keeping their promises; on the other hand the mistrust against the often very corrupt elites of the receiving countries is rapidly growing.
The frustrating experiences of the so-called “development decades” in the past and the revolutionary approaches of post-structuralism are shattering the foundations of development theory. Post-modern and trans-rational schools of peace and development research are challenging the alleged relation between peace and modernising development. As if this were not enough, the fatal effects of modern development thought on vernacular contexts are gradually becoming evident.
This seminar will discuss this crisis of confidence in western development concepts and stress the critique of the practice of conventional development cooperation. It will show the difference between modern, post-modern and trans-rational approaches in peace and development studies and present the recent methods of elicitive conflict transformation.

Speakers

Leiterin, Sektion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Wien
Professor of Practice in Humanitarian Policy and Global Public Health, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston Chair
Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck Chair

Dr. Irene FREUDENSCHUSS-REICHL

Leiterin, Sektion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Wien

1979 Lehramtsstudium Romanistik und Germanistik, Universität Innsbruck und Sorbonne (Paris); Mag.phil
1980-1981 Assistentin für Französische Linguistik an der Universität Innsbruck
1981 Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck; Mag. und Dr. iuris
1982 Préalable und Eintritt ins BMfAA; Zuteilungen an die Konferenzabteilung (damals I.5) und die politische Abteilung für Afrika, Asien, Nahost (damals II.4);
1983-1984 Stage an der ÖB Kairo
1985 Versetzung an den Österreichischen Informationsdienst in New York; stv. Leiterin des Informationsdienstes und Presse-Rätin an der ÖV New York
1991 Religionswissenschaften, Fordham University, New York; M.A.
1991 Versetzung an die ÖV New York; Betreuung der Wirtschafts- und Entwicklungsagenden; zeitweilig Stv. MCin; Rapporteur der 2. Kommission
1994 Betrauung mit der Leitung des Referats für internationale Frauenfragen; stv. Leiterin der damaligen Abt. I.6, stv. Ständige Vertreterin bei den VN in Wien; Vorsitzfunktionen (ECE-Konferenz, 1994; Weltfrauenkonferenz 1995)
1995 Betrauung mit der Leitung der internationalen Abteilung im Umweltministerium; umfassende bi- und multilaterale Zuständigkeit; Befassung mit EU-Agenden; erfolgreiche Anregung der österr. Initiativen im internationalen Energiebereich
1998 Ernennung zur Ständigen Vertreterin Österreichs bei den VN in Wien; Lancierung des Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (siehe www.gfse.at); Ko-Vorsitz bei den ersten globalen Energieverhandlungen (CSD-9); diverse Bürofunktionen bei den Organen der Wiener Organisationen
2001 Betrauung mit der Leitung des UNIDO-Büros in New York im Rang eines Assistant Director General for UN Affairs; Koordination der Teilnahme der UNIDO beim Weltgipfel für Nachhaltige Entwicklung
2004 Rückkehr in die Zentrale nach Erfüllung des Vertrags mit der UNIDO; Zuteilung zur Sektion VII; abteilungsübergreifende Unterstützung des HSL VII
seit 2005 Leiterin der Sektion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

DDr. Wolfgang DIETRICH

Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck

1986 Fulbright Scholarship for Latin American-Studies in New Orleans, USA
1988 Awarded for information on Third World Issues by the Austrian Conference of Catholic Bishops
1988 Post-Doc-Scholarship for Advanced Research in South- and Central America
1989-1991 President of the Austrian Section of Amnesty International
 Since 1991 Member of the Consultative Council of the Austrian Service for Information on Development Politics ÖIE
 Since 1992 Member of the International Political Sciences Association IPSA
 Since 1992 Member of the Austrian Political Sciences Association ÖGPW
1990-1992 Research Project of the Austrian Foundation for the Advancement of Scientific Research in Guatemala and Mexico
1993 Consultant of the Austrian North-South-Institute in Guatemala
1993 Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala
1993-2010 Member of the Board of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies
1994-1997 Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology APART, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Central America, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia)
1995-1998 President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies
1995-2007 Academic Director of the Austrian Institute for Latin America
1996 Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Eastern Africa
 Since 1999 Founding Member of the International Advisory Board of the South Asian Institute for Peace Studies SAIPS, Nepal
1998-2002 Vice-President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies
1999-2001 Director of the International and Interdisciplinary Project "Networking Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America"
 Since 2000 Member of the Thematic Network on Humanitarian Development Studies, University of Deusto, Spain
1999-2001 Academic Coordinator of the Festival "Feuerberge Tirol"
 Since 2001 Academic Director of the MA Program for Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2001-2009 Member of the Board of Directors of the Austrian Institute for Latin America
2002-2005 Member of the Academic Board "Latin American Studies" Danube's University Krems, Austria
2002-2005 Austrian Representative to the Comisión Directiva del Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina (Member of UNESCO)
 Since 2002 Member of TRANSCEND: A Peace and Development Network for Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means
2002-2010 Board of Directors of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies
2004-2006 Austrian coordinator of the ERASMUS project Comunicación Intercultural en las Relaciones Económicas Internacionales Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos
2004-2006 Academic coordinator of REAL 2006 in the frame of the Austrian presidency of the EU
 Since 2006 Member of the Advisory Council of the Galizan Institute for International Security and Peace Studies (IGESIP)
 Since 2007 Member of the International Advisory Council of the Project Paz y Conflictos en las Universidades Andaluzas e Iberoamericanas, University of Granada, Spain
 Since 2008 UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
 Since 2008 Member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
 Since 2011 Member of the Acadamic Advisory Board for Peace Research and Peace Education at the University of Klagenfurt
 Since 2013 Mentor and Advisory Board of Olympism4Humanity
2005-2006 Austrian coordinator of the ALFA Project AMELAT XXI

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