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

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Democracy & Governance
english language

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!

Professor of Politics, WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin; Director, Sydney Democracy Network, Sydney
Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
Member of Parliament, Ukraine, Kiev
Freelance Journalist, Warsaw
Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow and Professor of European Politics, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
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

BA (Hons) MA John KEANE

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

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

Dr. Wolfgang MERKEL

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

Professor of Political Science/Comparative Governance (C3), University of Mainz Professor of Political Science (C4), University of Heidelberg Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
1994
1998
2007
 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

MA Mustafa NAYYEM

Member of Parliament, Ukraine, Kiev

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

Array Pawel PIENIAZEK

Freelance Journalist, Warsaw

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

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 Praskovya BYSTROVA

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Chernihiv

Array Ganna DUDINSKA

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kiev

Array Anton Semenovich KOLVAKH

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Horlivka

M.Sc. Iryna KUPCHYNSKA

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kiev

Array Liliia MALIARCHUK

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Kamin

BA Iana NAZARENKO

Project member, Ukraine Democracy Initiative, Thessaloniki

LL.M. Maryna RABINOVYCH

Project member, Ukraine Democracy Initiative; Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Odesa

LL.M. Hanna SLOBODYANYUK-MONTAVON

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Berlin

MA Anastasiia STOPINA

Scholarship holder, European Forum Alpbach, Lviv

Array Olga OLEINIKOVA

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

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

Political Symposium

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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