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14:00-14:50 Legal Tech Talk: Digitisation and the Law (Sophie Martinetz & Alberto Sanz de Lama, DE)
15:00-15:50 Do We Need an International Tribunal for ISIS Fighters? (Claudia Fenz & Sabine Matejka, DE)
16:00-16:50 The Rule of Law and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (Kim Lane Sheppele, EN)
17:00-17:50 The Legal Consequences of Brexit: A View Behind the Scenes (Gregor Schusterschitz, Daniel Schade EN)

Judge, Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Phnom Penh
Founder, Future Law; Founder and Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna
President, Austrian Associaton of Judges, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis, Vienna
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, Princeton, NY
Austrian Ambassador to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union, Brussels

Dr. Mag. Peter TECHET

Claudia FENZ

Judge, Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Phnom Penh

 Ms. Claudia Fenz (Austria) has been the international judge to serve in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) since September 2014. Judge Fenz had served as a reserve judge in the Trial Chamber since 2006.
 Judge Fenz holds a Doctorate of Law from the University of Vienna. In 1984 she was appointed judge in the domestic criminal justice system, holding judicial office for over 20 years in investigation, trial and appeals courts. In 2004, she was appointed an international judge with the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, dealing with organized crime, serious ethnically-motivated crime and war crimes. She then served as Head of the Rule of Law section within the EUPOLCOPPS Mission in Palestine, which provides support to the Palestinian police and criminal justice sector (2006-2008).

Mag. Sophie MARTINETZ

Founder, Future Law; Founder and Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna

2000 Graduation from law, University of Vienna
2000-2002 Executive Production Assistant, diverse film productions
2002-2004 In-House Lawyer, Bertelsmann/ Fremantle Media, Berlin; London
2004-2007 Media Finance, Barclays Corporate Banking, London
2007-2008 Head of Global Referal Unit, Barclays Corporate Banking, London
2008-2011 Head of Corporate Business Services, Bawag PSK, Vienna
since 2012 Founder; Managing Director, Seinfeld Professionals, Vienna
since 2016 Founder, Future Law, Vienna

Mag.a Richterin Sabine MATEJKA

President, Austrian Associaton of Judges, Vienna

1993 Studium, Anglistik und Geschichte, Universität Wien
1994-1999 Studium, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
1999-2000 Gerichtspraxis, Wien
2000-2004 Assistentin der Geschäftsführung und Projektmanagerin, EU Projekte in den Beitrittskandidatenländern im Bereich Gerichtsorganisation, Zivilprozessrecht, Konsumentenschutz, Insolvenzrecht, Asylrecht, CLC - Center of Legal Competence, Wien
2004-2008 Richteramtsanwärterin, Oberlandesgericht, Wien
2008 Ernennung zur Richterin
Sprengelrichterin, Bezirksgericht Favoriten, Bezirksgericht Leopoldstadt, Wien
2009-2019 Richterin, Bezirksgericht Leopoldstadt, Wien
2012-2016 Ausschussmitglied, Sektion Wien, Vereinigung der österreichischen Richterinnen und Richter, Wien
2013-2017 Vizepräsidentin, Vereinigung der österreichischen Richterinnen und Richter, Wien
seit 2017 Präsidentin, Vereinigung der österreichischen Richterinnen und Richter, Wien
seit 2019 Vorsteherin, Bezirksgericht Floridsdorf, Wien

MBA lic.oec Alberto SANZ DE LAMA

Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis, Vienna

1989-1993 Business Administration, University Zurich
1999-2000 MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
1992-1998 Procter & Gamble, Brand Manager, Geneva/Vienna
1999 McKinsley & Company, Consultant, Vienna
2000-2003 Mobipay, VP Europe, Madrid
2003-2009 eBay , Country Manager, Austria and Switzerland, Madrid/Vienna
2009-2015 AutoScout24 Group, Managing Director, Munich
since 2015 LexisNexis, Chief Executive Officer, Vienna

Dr. Daniel SCHADE

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2012-2016 PhD researcher, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
2014 Vice-Chairman, Project for Democratic Union (PDU), Munich, Germany
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in International Relations, Vienna School of International Studies, Austria
since 2017 Visiting lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), France
Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
since 2018 Policy Fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

Ph.D. Kim Lane SCHEPPELE

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, Princeton, NY

 Kim Lane Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values and served as Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2005 until 2015. She joined the Princeton faculty in 2005 after nearly a decade on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she was the John J. O'Brien Professor of Comparative Law. Scheppele's work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress. After 1989, Scheppele studied the emergence of constitutional law in Hungary and Russia, living in both places for extended periods. After 9/11, Scheppele researched the effects of the international "war on terror" on constitutional protections around the world. Her many publications on both post-1989 constitutional transitions and on post-9/11 constitutional challenges have appeared in law reviews, social science journals and multiple languages. In the last two years, she has been a public commentator on the transformation of Hungary from a constitutional-democratic state to one that risks breaching constitutional principles of the European Union.

MMag. Gregor SCHUSTERSCHITZ

Austrian Ambassador to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union, Brussels

1996-2000 Referent im Völkerrechtsbüro, Außenministerium, Wien
2000-2003 Presseattaché, Österr. Botschaft Prag
2003-2005 Gesandter-Botschaftsrat, Österr. Botschaft Den Haag
2006-2009 Leiter Rechtsabteilung der Ständigen Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU, Brüssel
2009-2010 stellv. Leiter der Abteilung Europarecht, Außenministerium Wien
2010-2014 Leiter Abteilung Völkerrecht, Außenministerium Wien
2014-2015 Gesandter (AStV I), Ständige Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU, Brüssel
2015-2019 Österreichischer Botschafter in Luxemburg
2017-2019 Österreichischer Brexit-Delegierter, Luxemburg/Brüssel

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