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


Seminar 09: The future of the internet Seminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im Recht Seminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance Seminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United States Seminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts Seminar
Seminar 11: Trust in science Seminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trust Seminar
Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser! Seminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicine Seminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und Vertrauen Seminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societies Seminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religion Seminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperation Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making Seminar


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


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


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


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