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07: Extremismus, Desinformation und die Rolle neuer Technologien

Breakout / Democracy & the Rule of Law
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Neue Technologien ändern die Art und Weise der Radikalisierung wesentlich, sie beeinflussen bestehende Informationsecosysteme und bedeuten europaweit eine Gefahr für demokratische Prozesse. Wie werden neue Technologien eingesetzt, um SympathisantInnen zu radikalisieren und GegnerInnen einzuschüchtern? Radikalisierungsexperten und Expertinnen diskutieren die neusten Trends.

Research Fellow, ISD - Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Groningen, Visiting Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
Head of Strategic Communications, European External Action Service, Brussels
Executive Editor, Audience and Innovation, swissinfo.ch, Bern Chair


Research Fellow, ISD - Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London

 Julia Ebner is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and author of the bestselling book "The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism". She leads ISD’s research on cumulative extremism and coordinates the Online Civil Courage Initiative in cooperation with Facebook Germany. Julia spent two years working for the world’s first counter-extremism organisation, Quilliam, where she carried out research projects on terrorism prevention for the European Commission and the Kofi Annan Foundation and gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on far-right extremism. In her role as the coordinator of the pan-European network Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE), she led radicalization-prevention projects across Europe and North Africa. On the basis of her research, Julia advises parliamentary working groups, frontline workers and tech firms; speaks at international conferences; and delivers workshops in schools and universities. She regularly writes for The Guardian and The Independent and gives interviews in English, German and French on the BBC, CNN, ZDF, ARD, France24, Al Jazeera, LBC and others.

Dr. Bharath GANESH

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Groningen, Visiting Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford

 Bharath is a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute working on the Data Science in Local Government and VOX-Pol projects. His current research explores the spread and impact of data science techniques in local governments across Europe, right-wing and counter-jihad extremism in Europe and the United States, and uses big data to study new media audiences and networks. He is developing new projects to study hate speech and extremism online and regulatory responses to this problem. Broadly, Bharath’s research focuses on the relation between technology, media, and society.
 Bharath holds a PhD in Geography from University College London (2017). His doctoral research used ethnographic methods to study ethics, politics, and multiculturalism in American hip-hop. His research was funded by the Bonnart Trust to study methods to combat racial, religious, and cultural intolerance (http://www.fbbtrust.org.uk).
 During his PhD, Bharath was also a Senior Researcher at Tell MAMA, a national project dedicated to mapping and monitoring anti-Muslim hate in the United Kingdom. He has given evidence in the Houses of Parliament on governance, extremism, gender, and hate crime and authored a number of reports in this area. He has been a guest on BBC News, Radio 4, and other national media outlets.


Head of Strategic Communications, European External Action Service, Brussels

 Lutz Güllner works in the European External Action Service where he is Head of Division for Strategic Communications (since October 2017). In his function, he is dealing with a wide range of issues related to EU external relations, including issues related to disinformation and foreign interference in information spaces.
 Prior to his current position he served as Head of the communications team in the European Commission's Directorate General for Trade (2013-17). He was also Deputy Head of the Trade Strategy Unit and responsible for the coordination of EU-US trade and economic relations.
 In 2009 and 2010, Lutz Güllner was spokesperson for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. He was also the Commission's spokesperson for trade policy. In previous positions, he was in charge of economic relations between the EU and Russia.
 Prior to joining the European Commission, Lutz Güllner worked as public affairs consultant in Brussels.
 He studied political science and international relations at the Free University of Berlin and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. He is teaching trade policy and EU foreign affairs at the post-graduate studies programme for European studies in Berlin.
 Lutz Güllner was born in Munich/Germany in 1971. He is married and has three children.

Patrick BÖHLER

Executive Editor, Audience and Innovation, swissinfo.ch, Bern

 Patrick is an executive editor and member of the editorial board of SWI swissinfo.ch, the international news service of Switzerland’s public broadcaster. He is also the co-founder and managing editor of the Global Environmental Reporting Collective, a group of journalists in Africa, Asia and Europe working together to document the impact of environmental crimes.
 Over the last decade, he has reported or edited stories on politics across East Asia and Southeast Asia for The New York Times, Dow Jones, Foreign Policy, TIME, Bloomberg News, Le Monde Diplomatique, 时代周报, The South China Morning Post and other publications.
 His reporting on political and economic news across Asia has been recognized with several regional journalism awards. He previously worked for Austria’s ministries of defense and foreign affairs in Beijing and taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

Politische und Rechtsgespräche

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17:00 - 18:45Eröffnung der Politischen GesprächePlenary
19:45 - 20:45Stabilität in ganz Europa sicherstellen: Was die EU und die OSZE beitragen könnenPlenary
20:30 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial


08:00 - 09:00CANCELLED POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 13:30„EU-Rechtsupdate“: Aktuelle Fragen des UnionsrechtsBreakout
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Achtsamkeit HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Global denken, regional handeln: Die UN-Nachhaltigkeitsziele in Europa fördernBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Beim Regieren experimentieren und das Fallbeispiel Grundeinkommen in FinnlandBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demografie und DemokratieBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digitale Diplomatie vs. digitaler KolonialismusBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Wie wir von der Ermächtigung junger Menschen profitierenBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Lost in Translation? Wie die EU um eine gemeinsame Stimme in der Außenpolitik ringtBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremismus, Desinformation und die Rolle neuer TechnologienBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Demokratie-BootcampBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Eröffnung der RechtsgesprächePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Freiheit und Verantwortung: Zwei Seiten einer Medaille?Partner
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019: Ein Weckruf für Europa!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Nachhaltig wachsen: Afrika im AufbruchPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Weltanschauung im Gerichtssaal: Wie unbefangen sind RichterInnen?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Was lässt sich gegen die Klimakrise tun?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30Wie frei ist die Presse? Ein Blick in einige EU-MitgliedsstaatenPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Was denkt die Welt? Ein philosophisches Gespräch über GrundsatzfragenPlenary
20:00 - 23:30EmpfangSocial
20:00 - 22:00Europa-Israel-AbendessenSocial
20:30 - 21:30Weniger Freiheit für mehr Sicherheit?Plenary


08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Achtsamkeit HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissionshandel: ein effektiver Weg zur EmissionsreduktionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Die Macht der intelligenten Maschinen: Wie wir Algorithmen zähmen könnenBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Wie frei soll Handel sein? Die Entwicklung europäischer Standards für Handel und ausländische DirektinvestitionenBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: Den internationalen Waffenhandel regulieren: Ein WeckrufBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Bedeutet mehr digitale Freiheit automatisch weniger Rechtssicherheit?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: Neue Kriege – Neue EpidemienBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Menschenrechte unter Druck: die Rolle der VolksanwältInnen und nationaler MenschenrechtsinstitutionenBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Sicherheit durch Freiheit: Über den Willen zur OrdnungBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: Auf dem Weg zur nachhaltigen Transformation von UnternehmenBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‚Soft Power‘ oder Verteidigungsunion? Militärische Zusammenarbeit in der EUPlenary
14:00 - 15:30Das Gerangel um den Rechtsstaat: Ist die EU auf verlorenem Posten?Plenary
14:00 - 18:00LAW-ArbeitsgruppenBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Unter uns gesprochenBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Was darf man an Universitäten (noch) sagen?Plenary
16:30 - 17:45Freiheit und Sicherheit in den internationalen BeziehungenPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Wie viel Mut braucht das Recht?Plenary
20:30 - 22:00Speakers‘ NightPlenary


09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Achtsamkeit HikeBreakout
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Aufbruch ins UngewissePlenary
11:30 - 13:00Mit Komplexität umgehen: Einblicke aus den Alpbach Learning MissionsPlenary