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05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesion

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Breakout / Democracy & Governance
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Many countries are experiencing a tendency toward diminishing social cohesion. For a number of reasons, including globalisation, the clashing interests of different groups, and hence their demands within the social contract have increased. What are the opportunities for reconciling such divergent interests?

Speakers

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhangen; Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Zurich
Professor, Political and Administrative Sciences, Institute of Public Law and Research Centre for Federalism, University Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Federalism, Innsbruck
Vice Director, Head Strategic Analysis of Politics, Research Director Effective Infrastructure and Markets, Avenir Suisse, Zurich
Director of Communications and Production, Avenir Suisse, Zurich Chair

Dr. Daniel BOCHSLER

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhangen; Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Zurich

2002-2004 Research assistant, Idheap - Graduate Institute of Public Administration, University of Lausanne
2004-2008 PhD, University of Geneva
2005 Research assistant, Idheap - Graduate Institute of Public Administration, University of Lausanne
2005-2006 Assistant, Political Science, University of Geneva
2007-2008 Research assistant, Political Science, University of Zurich
2008-2009 Lecturer, Political Science, Chair for Methodology, University of Zurich
2009-2011 Post-doctoral research fellow, DISC - Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies, Central European University, Budapest
since 2011 Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, NCCR - National Center of Competence in Research, University of Zurich
2014 Habilitation, Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich
since 2016 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Peter BUSSJÄGER

Professor, Political and Administrative Sciences, Institute of Public Law and Research Centre for Federalism, University Innsbruck; Director, Institute of Federalism, Innsbruck

1986 Promotion zum Dr. iur.
seit 1987 Bediensteter des Landes Vorarlberg
2000 Habilitation, Universität Innsbruck (Habilitationsschrift: "Die Organisationshoheit und Modernisierung der Landesverwaltungen")
seit 2000 Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Öffentliches Recht, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre, Universität Innsbruck
seit 2001 Direktor, Institut für Föderalismus, Innsbruck
2003-2012 Direktor, Vorarlberger Landtag, Bregenz
2005-2009 Mitglied, Verwaltungsgerichtshof des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Vaduz
seit 2009 Mitglied, Staatsgerichtshof des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Vaduz
seit 2013 Forschungsbeauftragter, Liechtenstein-Institut (Projektleiter Verfassungskommentar Liechtenstein), Vaduz
seit 2014 Univ.-Prof., Institut für Öffentliches Recht, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre, Universität Innsbruck

Dr. Jakob SCHAAD

Vice Director, Head Strategic Analysis of Politics, Research Director Effective Infrastructure and Markets, Avenir Suisse, Zurich

1989-1992 Research Assistant, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich
1991 Master in Economics at University of Zurich
1992-1995 Research Assistant and subsequently Scientific Employee, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich
1996 PhD Thesis at the Institute of Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich (Prof. Heidi Schelbert and Prof. Mark Hauser) on “Specific Human Capital and the Stability of Work Relations”
1996-2004 Several positions at the Swiss National Bank in Zurich and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., USA
2004-2006 Senior Advisor to Swiss Executive Director Fritz Zurbrugg, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., USA
2006-2007 Member of Management, Swiss National Bank in Zurich, International Monetary Relations
2007-2011 Economic Policy Advisor to Federal Councilor and subsequently President Doris Leuthard, Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs
2011-2015 Deputy CEO and Head Financial Markets International, Swiss Banking Association
2016 Deputy CEO and Head Private Banking & Asset Management, Swiss Banking Association

Dr. Verena PARZER-EPP

Director of Communications and Production, Avenir Suisse, Zurich

1995 Degree in economics and Slavic studies from the University of Innsbruck
1995-1997 Country risk and financial market analysis in Economic Research at Credit Suisse
1997-2000 Fund management and financial research at Liechtensteinische Landesbank
2002 PhD in economics from the University of Innsbruck on currency disintegration and monetary reforms, supervised by Prof Theresia Theurl
2004-2008 Member of the business and economics team at Neue Zürcher Zeitung
2008-2010 Chief Executive Officer of an ICT start-up

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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