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11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for Action

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Gottfried-von Einem-Saal
Breakout / The EU and its Partners
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New technologies and increasing arms exports into conflict-prone regions require greater efforts by policy-makers not just to observe, but also to enforce the rules of the international arms trade. What needs to change so that this can succeed?

Associate, Ponto Think Tank; Journalist, Addendum.org; Lecturer, University of Vienna
Programme Lead, Conventional Arms Program, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva
Co-Head, Peace & Security Program, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy; Research Associate, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich Chair

MMag. LL.M Ralph JANIK

Associate, Ponto Think Tank; Journalist, Addendum.org; Lecturer, University of Vienna

 Ralph Janik studied law and political science at the University of Vienna and the Universidad Alcala de Henares (Madrid) and later pursued his LL.M. degree at the University of Amsterdam. He now works as an expert on international and European law at Addendum.org and is a member of the Ponto Think Tank. He also teaches international law at the University of Vienna, Webster Private University and the University of Rostock. Recent publications include Völkerrecht verstehen (Facultas 2019) and International Law in Domestic Courts (edited together with August Reinisch, André Nollkaemper and Florentina Simlinger, Oxford University Press 2018). His research focuses on armed conflicts, WTO law, and the interaction between law and international relations.

Himayu SHIOTANI

Programme Lead, Conventional Arms Program, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva

 Himayu is a Programme Lead and a focal point for conventional arms control at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Prior to his work with UNIDIR, Himayu worked as a Researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, California. Himayu holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies, with a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Julia HOFSTETTER

Co-Head, Peace & Security Program, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy; Research Associate, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich

 Julia Hofstetter is Co-Head of the Peace & Security Program at forausv- Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, and Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) Zurich. She holds an MA in International Relations from the IHEID Geneva and a post-graduate certificate in International Conflict Management from the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI) and the John Hopkins University. She previously worked at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Besides Swiss security policy, Julia's areas of interest include emerging technologies and conflict resolution, the Women Peace and Security agenda, urban violence, and private sector-led peacebuilding.

Political and Legal Symposia

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:45Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
19:15 - 20:15Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCEPlenary
20:00 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

25.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO 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