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01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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What are the causes of the war in Ukraine and what is their impact on the success of ongoing democratic reforms in the country? The collision between democratic values and the ethics of war is at the core of the answer. What happens to weak democracies and democratisation when the state engages in war? How can we uphold the protection of democracy and territorial integrity? Join international experts and Alpbach scholarship holders from Ukraine to discuss these questions in working groups!

Speakers

Professor of Politics, WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin; Director, Sydney Democracy Network, Sydney Introduction
Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin Introduction
Member of Parliament, Ukraine, Kiev Introduction
Freelance Journalist, Warsaw Introduction
Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford Introduction
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Chernihiv
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kiev
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Horlivka
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kiev
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kamin
Project member, Ukraine Democracy Initiative, Thessaloniki
Project member, Ukraine Democracy Initiative; Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Odesa
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Berlin
Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Lviv
Research Fellow Politics and Director, UDI - Ukraine Democracy Initiative, Sydney Chair

BA (Hons) MA John KEANE

Professor of Politics, WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin; Director, Sydney Democracy Network, Sydney

 Studied Politics and Philosophy at the Universities Adelaide, Toronto and Cambridge
1971 BA, First Class Honours with Highest Distinction, Department of Politics, University of Adelaide
1974 MA, Department of Political Economy, University of Toronto (Commonwealth Fellow)
1977 PhD, University of Toronto (Commonwealth Fellow; dissertation supervisor: Professor C B Macpherson)
1979-1980 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, King's College, Cambridge
1989-2000 Founder and Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy
1992 Professorial Associate, Clingendael Institute, den Haag, Netherlands
1996 Distinguished Professor, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
1998 and 2000-2001 Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, University of California at San Diego
2001 Karl Deutsch Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
2002-2003 Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research, London

Dr. Wolfgang MERKEL

Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

1994 Professor of Political Science/Comparative Governance (C3), University of Mainz
1998 Professor of Political Science (C4), University of Heidelberg
2007 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
 Director of the research unit "Democracy and Democratization" at the WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
 Director of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratization
 Head of the Bridging Project Against Elites, Against Outsiders: Sources of Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique, and Right-Wing Populism
 Head of the Center for Global Constitutionalism
 Head of the Bridging Project The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism
since 2004 Professor of Comparative Political Science and Democracy Research, Humboldt University of Berlin

MA Mustafa NAYYEM

Member of Parliament, Ukraine, Kiev

2005-2007 Special correspondent, Kommersant-Ukrainy, Kyiv
since 2006 Journalist, Ukrayinska Pravda, Kyiv
2007-2011 Editor, Shuster Live, Kyiv
2009-2013 Ancorman, TVi channel, Kyiv
since 2013 Co-founder and editor-in-chief, Hromadske TV, Kyiv
since 2014 Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Kyiv

Pawel PIENIAZEK

Freelance Journalist, Warsaw

2008-2011 BA, University of Warsaw;
2015 Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, Yale University, New Haven, CT
since 2009 Freelance Journalist, Warsaw

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.

Olga OLEINIKOVA

Research Fellow Politics and Director, UDI - Ukraine Democracy Initiative, Sydney

2011-2012 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Manager, TNS Ukraine, Kiev
2012-2015 Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
2013-2015 Academic Advisor & Executive Officer, Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia
2014 Research Fellow, WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
since 2016 Director and Co-Founder, Ukraine Democracy Initiative, University of Sydney
since 2016 Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow Politics, Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney
since 2017 Scholarly Teaching Fellow, School of Communications, University of Technology Sydney

Political Symposium

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26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary