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Seminar Week

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The Seminar Week is the academic centrepiece of the European Forum Alpbach. This event consists of 18 seminars conceptualised and facilitated by internationally-renowned academics. Its inter-disciplinary atmosphere allows room for interesting debates. This year, the programme will see scientists getting to the bottom of the climate change; information scientists highlighting the ethics surrounding artificial intelligence; theologians discussing the morality of economics. The latest theoretical and practical insights are a defining characteristic throughout all seminars.

The programme is curated by the academic advisory board of the European Forum Alpbach, with Caspar Einem taking the lead.

The seminars 1 - 10 will take place daily from 9:30 - 12:30 in the morning.

The seminars 11 - 20 will take place daily from 14:00 - 17:00 in the afternoon.

The seminars will take place on Sunday from 11:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 18:00.

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout

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