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Special Lecture: How is the US reinventing itself?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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english language

Speakers

Vice President Government Affairs and Public Policy US, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Chicago Abstract
Focus on healthcare as an illustration of the changing nature of the US government s role in response to the financial crisis, discuss fundamental shifts in US public opinion regarding the role of government in regulation and how companies like Baxter are responding to these shifts. Also highlight ways companies such as Baxter continue to focus on the strategies that create better lives for our customers, employees and shareholders such as expanding into new markets, advocating for efficient and transparent regulatory systems and investing for an innovative and educated workforce  all of which will be examined through the lense of recent public policy events.
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Austria, Vienna
Adjunct Professor of European Studies, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Abstract
Culture matters more these days, and no nation demonstrates this truth more clearly than America. Culture is ways of life, icons, symbols, messages but also the products of the culture industries, of which no country possesses the equal of America s. Culture in this sense is linked to power of the traditional sort by the workings of legitimacy, values and prestige. It is the capacity of the US culture industries and their society to invent continually new films, TV programmes, music, software applications, life-style fashions which keeps American hegemony alive and distinguishes the US from the rest. Others see this as a never-ending challenge to their own ideas of identity, modernity, and sovereignty, and in responding to it renew their own ways of living.
Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Managing Editor, Der Standard, Vienna Chair

William C. EACHO III

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Austria, Vienna

 William C. Eacho, III is the U.S. Ambassador to Austria. Before that, he was a successful business manager and entrepreneur with a history of active civic engagement.
 
 Most recently, Mr. Eacho managed a diverse portfolio of public equity, private equity, and real estate investments as CEO of Carlton Capital Group, LLC in Bethesda, MD. In 1998, Mr. Eacho was Executive Vice President of Alliant Foodservice Inc., then a $6 billion national foodservice distributor headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. He joined Alliant upon selling Alliant his business, Atlantic Food Services, a leading regional foodservice distribution company based in Manassas, Virginia, with annual revenues over $200 million. In 1989, Atlantic was recognized as the industry's Innovator of the Year by ID Magazine, and in 1994 received ID's Great Distributor Organization Award. Mr. Eacho was the founding co-Chairman of UniPro Foodservice, Inc., the foodservice distribution industry's leading international procurement and marketing cooperative. From 1996-1997 he served as Chairman of ComSource, an industry cooperative.
 
 Mr. Eacho received a Master's degree in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1979. Prior to attending Harvard, he was a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance department of Hornblower & Weeks, Hemphill-Noyes, Inc., in New York, and was an Associate with Loeb-Rhoades, Hornblower & Company in Los Angeles. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he majored in Law and the Economy. He wrote his thesis on the use of banking regulatory oversight as a tool to influence economic activity.
 Mr. Eacho serves as a member of the Webster University Vienna Advisory Board. Following a long-standing tradition established by previous US ambassadors, he is also an ex officio member on the Board of Directors of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Ph.D. David William ELLWOOD

Adjunct Professor of European Studies, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Bologna

 M.A. in International Relations, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University
 Ph.D., University of Reading, United Kingdom
 Adjunct Professor, European Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University
 Associate Professor, Contemporary International History, University of Bologna

Dr. Rainer MÜNZ

Member, Advisory Committee, Financial Market Symposium, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Ph.D., University of Vienna
1979-1989 Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences
1980-1998 Lecturer, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and University of Vienna
1986-1987 Visiting Professor, University of Bamberg
1986, 1989 and 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley
1988-1989 Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt am Main
1989-1997 Lecturer, Technical University, Vienna
1990-1992 Director, Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science
1992 Visiting Professor, University of Zurich
1992-2003 Head, Department of Demography, Humboldt University, Berlin
1995, 1997 Visiting Professor, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
2000-2001 Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
2001-2002 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics of Finance, Technical University, Vienna
since 2003 Senior Fellow, HWWI - Hamburg Institute of International Economics
since 2005 Senior Researcher, Erste Group Bank AG
2008-2010 Member, Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030, European Union
since 2009 Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
since 2010 Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen
since 2010 Member of the Advisory Committee, Alpbach Financial Market Symposium, Vienna

MPA. Dr. Eric FREY

Managing Editor, Der Standard, Vienna

1981 Student of Public Affairs, Princeton University
1991-1996 Deputy Foreign Editor, Der Standard
1996-1998 Foreign Editor, Der Standard
1998-2001 Business Editor, Der Standard
2001-2002 Marshall Plan Chair for Austrian Studies, University of New Orleans
since 2002 Managing Editor, Der Standard

Economic Symposium

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31.08.2010

14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:30Managing the crisis in EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30New Sustainability: Can economic and financial crises be prevented?Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Special Lecture: How is the US reinventing itself?Plenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by the Tourism and Leisure Industries Division of the Austrian Federal Economic ChamberSocial

01.09.2010

09:00 - 10:30Economics: Between state, market and civil societyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30The win-win-potential of Economy and EcologyPlenary
15:00 - 16:3001 Krisenbewältigung: Sparen, konsumieren oder investieren?Breakout
15:00 - 18:0003 Neue Sehnsucht nach alten WertenBreakout
15:00 - 18:0004 Live-Simulation: "Neue Steuern braucht das Land!?"Breakout
15:00 - 18:0005 Gerechtigkeit in der Marktwirtschaft?Breakout
15:00 - 18:0006 Borrowing from the Future - Consequences of the CrisisBreakout
15:00 - 18:0007 Re-Set Universities! Hochschulen neu denkenBreakout
15:00 - 18:0008 Was heisst Management-Professionalität nach der Krise?Breakout
15:00 - 18:0009 Mit Mediation nachhaltig durch die Krise steuernBreakout
15:00 - 18:0010 One man's loss is another man's gain? Post-crisis challenges and opportunities in CEEBreakout
15:00 - 16:3011 Ökologische Revolution - Technologie statt IdeologieBreakout
15:00 - 18:0012 Elektromobilität: Neuer Antrieb aus der Krise?Breakout
15:00 - 18:0013 Innovation: Voraussetzung für eine erfolgreiche ZukunftBreakout
15:00 - 18:0014 Mit intelligenten Netzen aus der KriseBreakout
15:00 - 18:0015 Tourismus: Leitbranche mit Beschäftigungs- und Standortgarantie in ÖsterreichBreakout
17:00 - 18:3002 Die Zukunft der sozialen Sicherheit - Who cares?Breakout
19:00 - 20:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Innovation as the key to post-crisis managementPlenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria GmbH and T-Mobile Austria GmbHSocial

02.09.2010

09:30 - 11:45European economy and politics after the crisis: Challenges and opportunitiesPlenary
11:45 - 12:00Closing StatementPlenary