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Seminar Week


The European Forum Alpbach displayed uncanny foresight when it chose "Trust" as its general theme for this year. For an analysis of the financial crisis, which looks set to remain the most burning international issue through 2009, is impossible without a thorough inquiry about the phenomenon of trust. The question of trust is equally important in politics today, whether you look at it on a national, continental or global level.

The European Forum Alpbach 2009 will give its participants a choice of 14 one-week seminars which will analyse the phenomenon of trust as seen from a variety of academic fields.

The Alpbach Seminars are designed by the Advisory Board of the European Forum Alpbach under the chairmanship of Peter Christian Aichelburg, University of Vienna. The first week of the European Forum Alpbach thus offers the opportunity for intense discussion related to the general topic. Researchers from a wide variety of fields come to Alpbach for presentations and discussions. Plenary sessions on academic, political and economic issues complete the programme.

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Plenary Seminar
Genre : all Panel Seminar


15:00 - 15:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2009Plenary
15:30 - 17:00Opening speechesPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the seminarsPlenary


Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser!Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-makingSeminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trustSeminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflictsSeminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im RechtSeminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religionSeminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United StatesSeminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governanceSeminar
Seminar 09: The future of the internetSeminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societiesSeminar
Seminar 11: Trust in scienceSeminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperationSeminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicineSeminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und VertrauenSeminar


15:30 - 17:30Plenary session “1989-2009: From revolution to normality. Challenges of city politics in Central Europe”Plenary


15:30 - 17:30Plenary session: “Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk”Plenary


17:00 - 19:00Plenary session “Public media in the digital age – Whom do you trust?”Plenary


15:30 - 17:00Plenary session “Ethics and science”Plenary