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01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares?

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Hauptschule
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This Seminar will approach the question of peace and security from two different angles: first, it will ask whether these key terms of human relationships can be understood only as a singular or whether a definition as a plural concept may be a more sustainable contribution to conflict transformation. In this sense, we will discuss the so-called transrational shift in international peace and security work since 1992. Second, the seminar will look at the long-term evolution of Western thinking about strategy and warfare in the light of war aims: were these aims merely military  victory or did they create sustainable, enduring peace? Was thinking about strategy guided by the conviction that might was right or that might had to be legitimised in the first place?

Recommended literature:

Dietrich, Wolfgang (2013): Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics (Many Peaces Vol. 2 ); Palgrave MacMillan , London.

Heuser, Beatrice (2010a): The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present. (Cambridge University Press)

Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck
Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading, Berkshire

DDr. Wolfgang DIETRICH

Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck

Fulbright Scholarship for Latin American-Studies in New Orleans, USA Awarded for information on Third World Issues by the Austrian Conference of Catholic Bishops Post-Doc-Scholarship for Advanced Research in South- and Central America President of the Austrian Section of Amnesty International Research Project of the Austrian Foundation for the Advancement of Scientific Research in Guatemala and Mexico Consultant of the Austrian North-South-Institute in Guatemala Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala Member of the Board of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology APART, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Central America, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia) President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Academic Director of the Austrian Institute for Latin America Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Eastern Africa Vice-President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Director of the International and Interdisciplinary Project "Networking Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America" Academic Coordinator of the Festival "Feuerberge Tirol" Member of the Board of Directors of the Austrian Institute for Latin America Member of the Academic Board "Latin American Studies" Danube's University Krems, Austria Austrian Representative to the Comisión Directiva del Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina (Member of UNESCO) Board of Directors of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Austrian coordinator of the ERASMUS project Comunicación Intercultural en las Relaciones Económicas Internacionales Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos Academic coordinator of REAL 2006 in the frame of the Austrian presidency of the EU
1986
1988
1988
1989-1991
 Since 1991 Member of the Consultative Council of the Austrian Service for Information on Development Politics ÖIE
 Since 1992 Member of the International Political Sciences Association IPSA
 Since 1992 Member of the Austrian Political Sciences Association ÖGPW
1990-1992
1993
1993
1993-2010
1994-1997
1995-1998
1995-2007
1996
 Since 1999 Founding Member of the International Advisory Board of the South Asian Institute for Peace Studies SAIPS, Nepal
1998-2002
1999-2001
 Since 2000 Member of the Thematic Network on Humanitarian Development Studies, University of Deusto, Spain
1999-2001
 Since 2001 Academic Director of the MA Program for Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, University of Innsbruck, Austria
2001-2009
2002-2005
2002-2005
 Since 2002 Member of TRANSCEND: A Peace and Development Network for Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means
2002-2010
2004-2006
2004-2006
 Since 2006 Member of the Advisory Council of the Galizan Institute for International Security and Peace Studies (IGESIP)
 Since 2007 Member of the International Advisory Council of the Project Paz y Conflictos en las Universidades Andaluzas e Iberoamericanas, University of Granada, Spain
 Since 2008 UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
 Since 2008 Member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
 Since 2011 Member of the Acadamic Advisory Board for Peace Research and Peace Education at the University of Klagenfurt
 Since 2013 Mentor and Advisory Board of Olympism4Humanity

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Beatrice HEUSER

Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading, Berkshire

Head of Research, MGFA - German Armed Forces Military History Research Office, Potsdam Chair of International and Strategic Studies, Department of War Studies, King's College London
 Since 2007 Chair of International Relations, University of Reading
2003-2007
1991-2003

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary