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01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global Mindset

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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German and English language

Who are the champions of SDG implementation and promotion in the EU and what can we learn from them? What roles do the government, private sector, civil society have in helping to advance the SDGs in Austria, Europe and beyond? How can a global mindset and perspective be applied to supporting the implementation of the SDGs?

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna Welcome
Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna Welcome
Former Secretary-General, United Nations; Chairman, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna Key Note
Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown, San Francisco
Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna Chair

Dr. Brigitte BIERLEIN

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

1971 Awarded JD at the University of Vienna
1972-1975 Judicial preparatory service; qualification to exercise the function of a judge
1975 Judge at civil and criminal district courts in Vienna
1977 Public Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor's Office, Vienna
1986 Assignment to the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, Vienna
1987 Assignment to the Ministry of Justice, subsequently Chief Public Prosecutor at the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, Vienna
1990 Solicitor General at the Procurator General’ Office with the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice
1995 Member of the board of the Austrian Association of Public Prosecutors
2001-2003 President of the Austrian Association of Public Prosecutors; Member of the Executive Committee of the IAP (International Association of Prosecutors)
2003-2018 Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Austria
2018-2019 President of the Constitutional Court of Austria
since 2019 Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Dr. Heinz FISCHER

Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Dr. Heinz Fischer has had an extensive career as a senior representative and policy maker of the Republic of Austria. As Federal Minister of Science and Research and speaker of the Austrian National Assembly for more than 12 years, he was involved extensively in supporting and advancing the country´s scientific, social and cultural development. In 2004 he was elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria. After more than 40 Years in public office and two terms as Federal President he retired in 2016. He was proclaimed Chairman of the Council for the Commemorative Year 2018 by the Federal Government of Austria as well as Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

BA MA Ki-moon BAN

Former Secretary-General, United Nations; Chairman, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Ban Ki-moon has had an extensive career as a senior representative, policy maker and diplomat of the Republic of Korea. Following a stint as ambassador to Austria, Ban returned to Seoul as vice-minister of foreign affairs In 2003 he became foreign policy adviser to the new president, Roh Moo Hyun. As minister of foreign affairs and trade from 2004 to 2006, Ban played a key role in the six-party talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea. The Harvard University Alumni was elected as United Nations Secretary General in 2006 and held this position form 2007 to 2016. He currently holds more than a dozen prestigious Chairmanships inter alia at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Chad FRISCHMANN

Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown, San Francisco

 Chad Frischmann is Vice President & Research Director of Project Drawdown. Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind Project Drawdown and the New York Times Bestseller "Drawdown. The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming". It describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. Chad has a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation. He taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley.
 
 With a multidisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Chad provides a systems-based approach to research and strategic leadership. Previously, Chad was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum, an association of leading European universities; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
 
 He holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in Art History from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and History from George Washington University.

Pascal LAMY

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris

1981-1983 Advisor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors, Paris
1983-1985 Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris
1985-1994 Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels
1994-1999 Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris
1999-2004 Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva
since 2015 Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025
since 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
Chair of the European group of experts in charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding
since 2018 Chair of the Paris Peace Forum

DI MBA Maria PATEK

Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

1983-1994 Officer, Torrent and Avalanche Control, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
1994-2002 Head, Regional Headquarter for Burgenland and Southern Lower Austria, Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control
2002-2016 Head, Directorate of Torrent and Avalanche Control, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2016-2018 Director General for Water Management, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
2018-2019 Director General for Forestry and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
since 2019 Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

MA Monika FRÖHLER

Chief Executive Officer, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Monika Froehler serves as the CEO of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna. Before that she worked in the team of the former UN SRSG for Sustainable Energy for All Kandeh Yumkella. During her time with the Austrian Foreign Ministry she was advisor and press spokesperson for two Austrian State Secretaries of Foreign Affairs and before that she covered meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and worked for the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva. She spent more than 12 years in multilateralism in Geneva, Vienna and New York. As part of the APM Ban Convention Secretariat she managed an EU Grant for the implementation of the Convention. Froehler is an alumna of the Mediterranean Diplomatic Academy and the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.

Political and Legal Symposia

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:45Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
19:45 - 20:45Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCEPlenary
20:30 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

25.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00ABGESAGT POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawBreakout
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global MindsetBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Experimental Government and the Story of Basic Income in FinlandBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demography and DemocracyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digital Diplomacy vs Digital ColonialismBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in PoliticsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Lost in Translation? The EU’s Struggle to Speak with One Voice on Foreign PolicyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Democracy BootcampBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Two Sides of the Same Coin?Partner
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: Africa on the MovePlenary
16:00 - 17:30Ideology in the Courtroom: How Impartial Are Judges?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30How Free Is the Press Across the EU?Plenary
19:00 - 20:00What Does the World Think? A Conversation on Fundamental Philosophical QuestionsPlenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary

26.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissions Trading: an Effective Way to Reduce EmissionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: When Machines Judge PeopleBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: How Free Should Trade Be? The Development of European Standards for Trade and Foreign Direct InvestmentsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for ActionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: New Wars – New EpidemicsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Human Rights Under Pressure: The Role of Ombudspersons and National Human Rights InstitutionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public OrderBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Pathway to Sustainable Business TransformationBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‘Soft Power’ or Defence Union? Military Cooperation in the European UnionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?Plenary
14:00 - 18:00LAW Working GroupsBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Let’s Talk!Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Freedom of Speech at Universities: What Is (Still) Acceptable?Plenary
16:30 - 17:45Liberty and Security in the Context of International RelationsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:30 - 22:00Speakers’ NightPlenary

27.08.2019

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary
11:30 - 13:00Tackling Complexity: Insights from the Alpbach Learning MissionsPlenary