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COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Sustainability
German and English language

How can we create synergies between the Arts and academia? Artists, social and natural scientists will analyse the same problem from their own perspectives in order to find a common conclusion. There will be music, acted and debated words, moving bodies and moving pictures.

Speakers

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.
Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York
Composer; Founder, La Vie sur Terre, Amsterdam

Gloria BENEDIKT

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

1997-2001 Qualification as Professional Dancer, Vienna State Opera, Vienna
2001-2002 Scholarship Recipient, National Certificate in Professional Dance - Classical Ballet, English National Ballet School, London
2002-2013 Ballet Dancer with José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Cambridge, United States), Dance Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), Ballet Cymru, (Wales, United Kingdom), Ballet Theatre Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany), Meininger Ballett (Meiningen, Germany)
2008-2013 Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Extension, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
since 2014 Artistic & scientific collaborations include: Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest & Beijing; UN SDSN, Carnegie Hall New York; Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam; European Commissions Joint Research Center, Ispra; European Forum Alpbach, House of the European Union, Vienna; Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
since 2015 Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Dr. Tarja HALONEN

Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki

1968 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki
1969-1970 Social Affairs Secretary and Organizational Secretary of the National Union of Finnish Students
1970-1979 Lawyer with the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
1974-1975 Prime Minister s parliamentary secretary
1977-1996 Member of the Helsinki City Council
1979-2000 Member of Parliament
1984-1986 Chairman of the Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee
1987-1990 Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, incl. Minister for Equality
1989-1991 Minister for Nordic Cooperation
1990-1991 Minister of Justice
1991-1994 Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Committee
1995 Chairman of the Parliamentary Grand Committee
1995-2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs
2000-2012 President of the Republic of Finland

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

1982 M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources
1983 Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources
1986 Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration
2006-2012 Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre
2004-2012 Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility
2007-2010 Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
2000-2012 Chair of the Board and Director, Wageningen Climate Change and Biosphere Research Centre

Domenico MICCOLIS

Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.

2000-2002 Student of La Fondazione Niccolò Piccinni, Bari, Italy, (Director: Victor Livtinov and Giuseppe Mintrone)
2003-2004 Student of the Balletto di Toscana, Florence, Italy. (Director: Cristina Bozzolini. Instructors: Frederic Olivierì, Barbara Baer, Mauro Bigonzetti, Fabrizio Monteverde, Eugenio Scagliano and Eugenio Buratti)
2005-2008 Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at IALS and AID, Rome, Italy.
2009-2011 Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at The Place, Pineapple and GDA Greenwich Dance, London, UK.

Jonathan F.P. ROSE

Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

1974 BA in Psychology and Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven
1976-1989 Project Developer, Rose Associates
1979 Founder, Gramavision Records and Founder, American Thread Building
1980 Masters in Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
since 1989 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

Merlijn TWAALFHOVEN

Composer; Founder, La Vie sur Terre, Amsterdam

 Merlijn Twaalfhoven (1976, The Netherlands) is a composer working in conflict areas, unconventional locations as well as in concert halls. He recently composed a mini opera based on Postcards from Aleppo, performed by members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Syrian refugees in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. He received an UNESCO award and collaborates with The Kronos Quartet and the New York Philharmonic.
 His projects explore the richness of cultural diversity and human interaction, often engaging musicians of contrasting styles, local traditions or children in large events on spectacular locations. He loves unconventional collaborations with artists, cooks, diplomats or idealists. This results in a unique blend of sophisticated music and rough, unpolished sounds. Merlijn Twaalfhoven strives for a world without boundary between art and society. His goal is to revive the creative and artistic potential in everyone, resulting in new meaningful connections and understanding between people.

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

15:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:30The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver?Plenary
17:00 - 21:00Resilience: A "Situation Room" ExperimentPartner
19:00 - 20:30Democracy Gone Astray?Plenary
20:30 - 21:30Europe State Award CeremonyPartner

29.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Editors' BreakfastPlenary
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and PoliticsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis SituationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial SpiritBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Liberté - Égalité - Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of GovernanceBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and RussiaBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Hanan AshrawiPartner
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet's Global FutureBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, ResilientBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging RisksBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the "New" Challenge of IntegrationBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member StatesBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The EU's Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee CrisisBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility GapBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future?Breakout
16:00 - 18:00ReceptionSocial
18:00 - 19:30Turkey between Regional Aspirations and ChallengesPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Brexit and the Future of EuropePlenary

30.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club: Strategies of InfluencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things GoingPlenary
09:30 - 10:00COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and SciencePlenary
10:30 - 12:30Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?Plenary