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The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Opinions diverge on the future of globalisation and free trade. Some foresee an end of economic globalisation. Others insist that only free trade ensures economic well-being. In Alpbach, opponents and proponents face each other in a controversial debate. At the end of the session, you will be invited to vote for the side which has successfully convinced you.

Winner of the Alpbach Debate Workshop and the Alpbach Competitive Debate; Master Student, Development Studies, IDS - Institute of Development Studies, Brighton
Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich
Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva
Head, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, CEPL - Centre for European Private Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz
Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

Array Yu-Min CHIANG

Winner of the Alpbach Debate Workshop and the Alpbach Competitive Debate; Master Student, Development Studies, IDS - Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

Bachelor, Solar Energy Engineering and Sociology, NTHU - National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu Volunteer, Fundraising Representative, Amnesty International, Taiwan Initiative Representative, Survey Team, TAISA - Taiwan Africa International Service Association, Kenya Summer Intern, Project Management, ICDF - International Cooperation and Development Fund, Taiwan Coordinator and Team Advisor, National Tsing-Hua University International Volunteer Team to Tanzania Intern, Education and Accelerator Department, StarTAU, Tel Aviv
2011-2016
2013-2016
2014
2014
2015-2016
2016

Ph.D. Gabriel FELBERMAYR

Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich

Doctoral studies in economics, EUI - European University Institute, Florence Assistant Professor, Institute for Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Vienna Assistant Professor, Chair of International Economic Relations (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler), Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen Habilitation, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen Professor for Economics, esp. International Economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Director, ifo Center for International Economics, Munich
2000-2004
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2008
2008
2008-2011
since 2010

Array Arancha GONZALEZ

Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva

Law, Universidad de Navarra LLM European Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Associate Lawyer, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Brussels Trade administrator and negotiator, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels Chief of Staff, WTO - World Trade Center, Geneva
1987-1992
1992-1993
1994-1995
1996-2004
2004-2005
2005-2013

MMag. Dr. Jakob KAPELLER

Head, Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Department of Social and Societal Policy, Johannes Kepler University Linz Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz Head, ICAE - Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Johannes Kepler University Linz Visiting professor for social economics, University Duisburg-Essen
2007-2008
2008-2016
since 2015
2016-2017

Array Jennifer MORGAN

Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, German, French, Italian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Master of Arts: International Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C Coordinator, US Climate Action Network, Washington, D.C. Director, Global Climate Campaign, WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, Washington D.C.; Berlin Director, Global Climate Program, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.; Berlin
1988
1992
1994-1998
1998-2006
2006-2009
2009-2016

Array Dominik ORNIG

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, CEPL - Centre for European Private Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz

BA, Economics and Mag.iur., Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz Intern, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Graz Internship, Advocatia Abogados, Madrid Internship, Eisenberger & Herzog Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Graz Internship, Roca Junyent SLP, Barcelona Internship, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Vienna Internship, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna Judicial Clerkship, Oberlandesgericht Graz
2010-2016
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

Array Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Cairo Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Jerusalem Correspondent in Washington, BBC, Washington Europe Correspondent, BBC, Brussels Host, HARDtalk, BBC World News, London
  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1985
1986-1990
1990-1992
1992-1995
1995-1997
1997-2002
2002-2004
since 2004

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Ernst Fehr Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 20:00 The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade Plenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:00 17th management club Business Breakfast Partner
06:45 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly! Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Artificial intelligence and the future of work Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital age Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economy Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Reception Social
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend! Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chains Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital market Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate succession Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and society Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EU Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economy Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Don’t confuse trying with doing! Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing? Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta Night Social

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30 Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
08:45 - 09:45 We have learned nothing from the crisis! Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Conflict and cooperation in the social partnership Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner