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06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populism

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Democracy & Governance
german language

How can supporters of pluralistic democracy counter populism? How can they learn to deal with “alternative facts” and social exclusion? Experts and participants will jointly develop solutions – for their personal lives and within the broader sociopolitical context.

Your Migrant of Trust, Cologne
Professor, Department for Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Bonn
fmr. Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Media Group, Zürich
State Secretary, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna
Publicist and Editor, Supporter of the Charter of digital fundamental rights of the European Union, Vienna

Array Ali CAN

Your Migrant of Trust, Cologne

Comprehensive School, Gießen-Ost Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen Seminar Leader, Intercultural competences, Gießen Telephone-Hotline for worried citizens, Interkulturell Leben, Gießen WDR Journalist
2010-2013
since 2013
since 2015
since 2016
since 2016

Prof. Dr. Frank DECKER

Professor, Department for Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Bonn

Student of Political Sciences, economics, journalism and public law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; University of Hamburg Scientific assistant, Department for Political Sciences, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg Graduation, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg State doctorate Professor of Political Science, Department for Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Bonn
1983-1988
1989-2001
1993
1999
since 2001

Array Veit V. DENGLER

fmr. Chief Executive Officer, NZZ Media Group, Zürich

Reporter & Researcher, TIME-LIFE News Service, Vienna & New York Assistant Brand Manager, Paper Products, Procter & Gamble, Vienna Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company, Paris, Los Angeles, Vienna Vice President for Marketing Strategy, Planning and Customer Insights, T-Mobile International, London Sales Director, then General Manager ; Central and Eastern Europe, Dell Inc., Bratislava Senior Vice President, International, Groupon, Schaffhausen Chief Executive Office, NZZ-Mediengruppe, Zurich
1987-1990
1993-1994
1997-2003
2003-2005
2005-2012
2012
2013-2017

Mag.a Muna DUZDAR

State Secretary, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna

Academic Studies in Law, University of Vienna Legal Advisor, Real Estate Association, Vienna International Secretary, Socialist Youth Austria, Vienna Local Councellor, 22nd District, Vienna Vice President, Socialist International Youth (IUSY), Vienna Trainee, European Parliament, Brussels Master, International Law, University Sorbonne, Paris Administrative Employee, Socialist French Party, Paris Judicial Law Clerk, District Court, Mödling Junior Lawyer Member, Austrian Federal Council, Vienna Graduation as Austrian Lawyer Registration in Lawyers List of Austrian Bar Association Member, Vienna City Council, Vienna
1996-2001
1999-2001
2000-2004
2001-2004
2001-2005
2004-2005
2005-2006
2005-2006
2006-2007
since 2007
2010-2012
2011
2012
2012-2016

Mag. (FH) Ingrid BRODNIG

Publicist and Editor, Supporter of the Charter of digital fundamental rights of the European Union, Vienna

Freelance Journalist, Falter, Der Standard, Die Zeit, ORF Futurezone, Vienna and Graz Reporter, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna Media Editor, Falter - Weekly Newspaper, Vienna Media Editor, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna Public Speaker, brodnig.org, Vienna Columnist, profil Nachrichtenmagazin, Vienna
2005-2009
2007-2013
2014-2015
2015-2017
since 2015
since 2017
since 2017

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

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

27.08.2017

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

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

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