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Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Culture
german language

Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of the German literary scene, Sigrid Löffler together with renowned writers in Alpbach, will discuss topics at the interface of fiction and reality. This year she will tackle the topic of political radicalisation of young men who have drifted towards fundamentalism and even terrorism.

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna
Writer, Berlin
Writer, Hamburg
Literary Critic, Author and Publicist, Berlin

Dr. Ursula SCHMIDT-ERFURTH

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna

Medical School, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Doctoral thesis, University Eye Hospital, Munich Internal rotation in Ophthalmic Pathology Howe Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA Research Fellow, Institute of Immunology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Resident in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital, Munich Research Fellow in Photomedicine, Wellman Laboratories, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Research Fellow in Ophthalmology, Retina-Department, Massachusetts Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Clinical Fellow in Medical Retina, University Eye Hospital, Medical University of Lübeck Research Associate, Medical Laser Center, University of Lübeck, Germany Instructor in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital Lübeck Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital Lübeck Professor in Ophthalmology Appointment at the University of Vienna, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology Visiting Professorship: Mc Gill University / Montreal / Canada Lecturer, ESASO - European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, Lugano Lecturer, PhD-Program at CeMM, Center for Molecular Medicine, Academy of Sciences, Vienna
1979-1986
1986
1986
1986-1987
1987-1990
1990-1992
1991-1992
1992-1993
1992-2004
1993-1995
1996-1999
2000-2004
since 2004
2008
since 2009
since 2009

MA Sherko FATAH

Writer, Berlin

 Sherko Fatah was born in East Berlin in 1964 to a German mother and an Iraqi Kurd father. Fatah spent part of his childhood in Iraq, where his father still lives today. In 1975, he and his parents settled in West Germany. Fatah studied philosophy and art history in West Berlin.In 1999 he attended a writers' workshop at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Since then he published four novels an one novella.

Norbert GSTREIN

Writer, Hamburg

School More school: university (mathematics), most of it in Innsbruck, some in California
1967-1979
1979-1987
 Since 1988 Writer

Mag. Dr. Sigrid LÖFFLER

Literary Critic, Author and Publicist, Berlin

Studies in German and English literature and philosophy, University of Vienna Master of philosophy, University of Vienna German language teacher in England Editor, Foreign Affairs desk, Vienna daily «Die Presse» Cultural editor and vice editor-in-chief, Austrian news magazine «profil» Cultural correspondent in Vienna, «Süddeutsche Zeitung», Munich Freelancing contributor to various German and Swiss dailies and weeklies Permanent member, German TV-Show «Das Literarische Quartett», ZDF Cultural chief-of-staff, Hamburg weekly «Die Zeit» Founder and editor-in-chief, literary monthly magazine «Literaturen» in Berlin Freelancing literary critic for various German and Austrian media and moderator of literary events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
1960-1966
1966
1967-1968
1968-1972
1972-1993
1988-1996
1993-1996
1987-2000
1996-1999
2000-2008
  Guest lecturer at various universities in Germany, USA and Israel
since 2008

Seminar Week

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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect? Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism – Values and the Variety of Spiritual Experiences Seminar
Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security – Cooperation, Concentration and Integration Seminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in Art Seminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation? Seminar
Seminar 05: Values in Science Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation – A Biological and Social Base Seminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society? Seminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy – Value-Based or Realpolitik? Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical Aspects Seminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open Society Seminar
Seminar 10: Power and Cyberspace Seminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural Approach Seminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European Values Seminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic Policy Seminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical Implications Seminar

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture