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15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public Order

Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Democracy & the Rule of Law
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Liberty is a necessary requirement for security on the institutional as well as individual level. The connecting element between liberty and security is the political order and its defense. How is political order under jeopardy today? What has to be done for its maintenance? To what extent can the military play an active role in guaranteeing freedom and security in Europe?

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Professor, Department of Legal Philosophy, University of Vienna

Array Daniela PISOIU

Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

DDr. Christian M. STADLER

Professor, Department of Legal Philosophy, University of Vienna

Magisterium, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien Doktorat, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien Univ.Ass., Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien Magisterium, Philosophie und Germanistik, Universität Wien Ordentlicher Präsenzdienst beim Österreichischen Bundesheer (FMTS) Doktorat, Philosophie, Universität Wien Promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae zum Doktor der Philosophie, Universität Wien Aufnahme in die Wissenschaftskommission des BMLVS, Wien Vortragstätigkeit, Theresianischen Militärakademie, Wiener Neustadt Vortragstätigkeit, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wiener Neustadt Habilitation, Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien Ao.Univ.Prof., Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Wien Vortragender, Generalstabslehrgang, Österreichisches Bundesheer, Wien Vortragender, Strategischen Führungslehrgang, Österreichisches Bundesheer, Wien Projekt „eLaw-Tune-In“ 4-jähriges eLearning-Projekt, Universität Wien Lehrtätigkeit, Sicherheitsakademie des Bundes, Wien FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: SKILL - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: SafeCon - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie Vortragstätigkeit, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien Expertenrat für Integration, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: RelCon .- Rechtsethische GSK-Studie FFG-KIRAS-Projekt: FlexDetect - Rechtsethische GSK-Studie Abteilungsleiter, Polemologie und Rechtsethik, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien Migrationsrat für Österreich, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien Migrationskommission, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Wien

Political and Legal Symposium

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17:00 - 18:30Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary


09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawPartner
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
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 IncomeBreakout
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: to be announcedBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019 Ein Weckruf für Europa!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: How Can Africa and Europe Work Together?Plenary
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
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary


Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner


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: to be announcedBreakout
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
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 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Civil Society in Times of UpheavalPartner
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
18:00 - 19:00How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial


09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikePartner
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary