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Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Fritz Molden, forerunner and companion of the European Forum Alpbach and one of the most colorful personalities in Austria’s political and cultural life died in January 2014. Already as a teenager he engaged in anti-Nazi resistance. After the end of World War II he first became a diplomat, then a journalist and media tycoon, and Austria’s most daring big-scale publisher. The striking constant in this life of many volte-faces was his commitment to Austria that he loved with patriotic passion.

In memory of this great Austrian and “Alpbacher” friends and companions converse about a life led according to convictions and fearless of the risks this entailed.

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Journalist, Former General Director, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Publisher, Der Standard as well as Painter, Vienna
Chairwoman, Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan, Vienna
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
Researcher, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Alfonso Reyes Chair, IHEAL - Institute for Higher Latin American Studies, Sorbonne III, Paris

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

Gerd BACHER

Journalist, Former General Director, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

ua. Chefredakteur des Bild-Telegraf und des Bildtelegramm, Verlagsleiter (F. Molden, Wien; R. Kiesel, Salzburg) Generalintendant des ORF Medienberater von Helmut Kohl Chefredakteur des Kurier Generalintendant des ORF Herausgeber der Tageszeitung Die Presse
1954-1964
1964-1974
1974-1978
1975
1978-1986
1989-1990

Oscar BRONNER

Publisher, Der Standard as well as Painter, Vienna

Gründung des Magazines 'Der Trend' Gründung des Wochenmagazines 'Profil' Verkauf von Trend und Profil und Übersiedlung nach New York. Arbeit als Maler, mehrere Ausstellungen, sowohl in Europa als auch in Amerika Rückkehr nach Wien Gründung des Standard
1969
1970
1974
1986
1988

Cecily CORTI

Chairwoman, Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan, Vienna

Ausbildung in Initiatischer Therapie (nach Karlfried Graf Dürckheim) 4-jährige Ausbildung im Initiatischen Gebärdespiel und Zen-Schulung bei Silvia Ostertag, Rin-un-Roshi Seminar-Tätigkeit und Einzelarbeit, später auch in Frankreich Mehrere Monate Arbeit in einem Frauenhaus in Paris Begegnung mit Pfarrer Pucher, VinziDorf Graz Eröffnung, VinziRast Wien Eröffnung, VinziRast-CortiHaus, Wien Eröffnung der Wohngemeinschaft für 6 ehemals schwer alkoholkranke Menschen, die in Zukunft abstinent leben wollen und sich dabei gegenseitig unterstützen, Wien
1986
1993
seit 1989
2001-2002
2002
2004
2008
2010

Array Karel SCHWARZENBERG

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

Passed school-leaving exam in Vienna, studied Forestry and Land Economy at the University of Vienna, Munich and Graz Management, Schwarzenberg estate President, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Member, Collegium of Counsellors of President Václav Havel Chancellor of President Vaclav Havel Senator, Parliament of the Czech Republic Member, EU Affairs Committee of the Senat Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Chairman, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee of the Senate Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies) Chairman, political party TOP 09 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
1957
since 1965
1984-1991
1990
1990-1992
2004-2010
2004-2006
2005-2007
2005-2007
2006-2007
2007-2009
2009-2013
since 2009
2010-2013
since 2013

Dr. Maria WIRTH

Researcher, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Studies in History, Political Science and Sociology, University of Vienna Researcher, Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation, Vienna Provenance Research, Vienna City Library Researcher, Democracy Centre Vienna Researcher, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna Co-director of a Research Project examining the Austrian Prison Libraries, Vienna Researcher, Verein zur wissenschaftlichen Aufarbeitung der Zeitgeschichte, Vienna Researcher, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
1992-1998
1998-2005
1999-2000
2000-2011
2002-2004
2005-2010
2007-2011
2011-2013
2013-2015

Mag. Dr. Berthold MOLDEN

Alfonso Reyes Chair, IHEAL - Institute for Higher Latin American Studies, Sorbonne III, Paris

Researcher for the Austrian Historical Commission Research fellow, Association for the Advancement of Social Sciences, Guatemala Project director for Cold War Memory Studies, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna Visiting professor for Global History, University of Vienna Visiting assistant professor / Mellon Scholar, University of Chicago Executive secretary general, 54th International Congress of Americanists Marshall Plan Chair, University of New Orleans
2000-2001
2001-2005
2005-2010
2010
2011
2011-2012
2012-2014

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