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Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Global power
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The post-war international system is built on mutually beneficial cooperation in international institutions, trade agreements, military and other alliances. Are tactical bargaining and short-term deals replacing these long-term strategies and value-driven policies? In which areas has multilateralism reached a dead-end and what kind of political leadership will find the way out?

President, NCAFP - National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York
Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations, New York
Global Networker and Humanitarian Expert, Innovation and Planning Agency, Vienna
Deputy Secretary General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance, American Academy, Berlin
fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown
Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Managing Editor, POLITICO, Brussels

Array Rosemary Anne DICARLO

President, NCAFP - National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York

 Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Ret., became President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in August 2015. She was concurrently appointed a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A career foreign service officer, she served a distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat, holding positions at the U.S. Department of State, National Security Council and the U.S. Information Agency. Her specialized expertise includes Russia and the former Soviet space, Southeastern Europe, the Middle East as well as the management of broad multilateral initiatives.
 Ambassador DiCarlo is a former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In that capacity she represented the United States at the U.N. Security Council, U.N. General Assembly and other U.N. bodies. Prior to this assignment, she served as U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. Earlier in her career, she held the position of Director for United Nations Affairs at the National Security Council.
 As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State, she oversaw U.S. policy toward Southeast Europe during the critical period of negotiations on Kosovos status. She also held the position of U.S. Coordinator for Stability Pact Implementation, which sought to promote reconciliation in the Western Balkans as well as the regions integration into Euro-Atlantic structures.
 Her overseas assignments included tours at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Oslo. She also served as Director for Democratic Initiatives for the New Independent States at the Department of State, overseeing an initiative to promote democratization in the former Soviet republics. Earlier in her career, she served as Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency.
 Ambassador DiCarlo is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Award and the Department of State's Sustained Superior Achievement, Superior Honor and Meritorious Awards. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits from the President of the Republic of Kosovo and the Presidential Medal "Gjergji Kastriot Skenderbeu" from the President of the Republic of Albania. She received an honorary doctorate from the University Haxhi Zeka in Peja, Kosovo.
 A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ambassador DiCarlo also holds membership in the Women s Foreign Policy Group and Women in International Security and serves on the advisory board of Global Cities.
 Before joining the Foreign Service, she was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and speaks Russian and French.

Array Thomas GREMINGER

Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

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Array Fabrizio HOCHSCHILD

Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations, New York

 Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile served most recently as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). He previously served as Deputy to the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. From 2013 to 2016, he was the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombia. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Director of the Field Personnel Division in the United Nations Department of Field Support, New York; and from 2005 to 2009, as Chief of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva.
 Mr. Hochschild began his United Nations career in 1988 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan. He served in subsequent postings with UNHCR, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and in peacekeeping. He was posted in Jerusalem (1990-1991), in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991-1992), in Geneva (1993-1996), in New York (1998-1999), in Timor-Leste (2000), in Serbia (2001-2003) and in the United Republic of Tanzania (2003-2005), and undertook shorter missions in Afghanistan, Albania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and South Sudan.
 A graduate of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, he has published studies and articles on leadership, on the protection of civilians, on transitional justice and reconciliation among other topics.
 Born in the United Kingdom in 1963, Mr. Hochschild is married and has three children.

Array Kilian KLEINSCHMIDT

Global Networker and Humanitarian Expert, Innovation and Planning Agency, Vienna

Head of Department, Roofing Section, CAPS Cooperative Artisanale du Pays de Sault, Rodome Technical Supervisor, Medecins du Monde, Youvarou Project Manager, AICF Action Contre la Faim, Masulita Consultant, short-term consultancies with World Bank, Danida; Kampala Senior Assessment Officer / Teamleader, WFP World Food Programme, Sudan Field Officer Kakuma /El Wak / Head of Office Bardera / Somalia, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kenya Head of Liaison Office Mogadishu Senior Technical Advisor, Displaced Persons Programme, UNDP United Nations Development Programme, Nairobi Executive Assistant to the Special Envoy, Regional Office Great Lakes, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kigali Senior Field Officer, Head of Field Office, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Vavuniya Senior Programme Officer / Repatriation Officer, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sarajevo Field Coordinator and Senior Programme Officer, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kinshasa Executive Secretary, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, MARRI Migration, Asylum and Regional Return Initiative, Brussels Acting (Deputy) Director, Office for Communities, Returns and Minorities, UNMIK United Nations Mission in Kosovo Senior Emergency Coordinator, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad Assistant Representative (Durable Solutions), UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad Deputy to the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, UN Department for Political Affairs, Pakistan Senior Advisor and Acting Deputy Representative, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Islamabad UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Nairobi Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, UNOCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mogadishu Head of Sub-Office Camp; Manager, Zatari Camp, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mafraq
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Array Christian LEFFLER

Deputy Secretary General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva Head of Unit / Director, European Commission Head of Cabinet of Vice President Wallström, European Commission Deputy Director General, Development Cooperation, European Commission Managing Director, Americas, EEAS - European External Action Service
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MA Jan TECHAU

Director, Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance, American Academy, Berlin

 Jan Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.
 Before joining Carnegie in March 2011, Techau served in the NATO Defense College's Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense's Press and Information Department.
 Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at both the German Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international news media and writes a weekly column for Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe blog.

MA Michael VON DER SCHULENBURG

fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown

FU - Freie Universität Berlin LSE - London School of Economics, London, UK ENA - Ecole Nationale de Administration, Paris, France DIE - German Institute for Development Junior Professional Officer, United Nations Development Programme, New York, USA Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, Port-au-Price, Haiti Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad, Pakistan Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Special Mission through Afghanistan "SALAM 3" , United Nations Chief of Mission, Operation Salaam, Kabul, Afghanistan Special assignments for the Special Humanitarian Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Kuwait - Iraq conflict United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Special missions in support of 6+2 Talks Special mission to Talibn-held Kandahar Director for Operations and Analysis, UNODC - United Nations Drug Control Programme, Vienna, Austria Special mission in support of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan Director for Management and Finance, OSCE Support to Martti Ahtisari’s ICT Initiative Special Mission to Somalia Principle Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for Political Affairs to Iraq Special mission to Afghanistan, ASG Assistant Secretary General, Department for Political Affairs, New York, USA Executive Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Array Jan ZIELONKA

Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

 Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Ralf Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College. His previous appointments included posts at the University of Warsaw, Leiden and the European University Institute in Florence. His work oscillates between the field of international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Zielonka has produced seventeen books including Is the EU doomed? (2014), and Europe as Empire. The Nature of the Enlarged European Union, (2006). His new book - Counter-revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat will soon be published by Oxford University Press. Zielonka frequently contributes articles for various European newspapers and online journals.

Array Florian EDER

Managing Editor, POLITICO, Brussels

 Florian Eder is POLITICO's Managing Editor, Expansion, overseeing the newsroom's policy coverage. Prior to joining POLITICO, Florian was EU correspondent for Die Welt, covering EU politics and policies from Brussels where he arrived at the peak of the euro crisis in 2011. Florian spent three years in Die Welt's Berlin newsroom as an editor and previously worked as Italy correspondent for the Financial Times Deutschland.

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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefing Plenary
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challenges Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in Europe Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populism Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesion Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovation Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migration Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future? Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertainty Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside out Breakout
10:30 - 12:00 Lunch reception Breakout
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Talia Sasson Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practice Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in Austria Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social Media Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe’s next narrative Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territory Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policies Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way out Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations? Breakout
15:30 - 17:00 Security and liberty in the digital future Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Green Innovation: urgent & important at once Plenary

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary