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Fireside Talk with Talia Sasson

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Böglerhof
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Talia Sasson’s official report of March 2005 at the request of Prime Minister Sharon’s government publicly proved that Israel had been creating 105 outposts (new small settlements) contrary to local law. It describes secret cooperation between various ministries and usage of official taxpayers’ money. Today Sasson serves as president and chair of the board of New Israel Fund, the umbrella organisation in Israel funding human rights non-governmental organisations. Join the president of the New Israel Fund in Alpbach for a discussion about her breakthrough results and their consequences. Learn more about Israel’s politics and the controversial settlement policy. As the number of participants is limited, please sign up at the reception of the Congress Centre Alpbach for the fireside talk, registration will be possible on August 26 and 27. At the fireside talk, places will be assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, giving priority to registered participants.

Board Member and Chair of the International Council, NIF - New Israel Fund, Jerusalem
Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London Chair

Talia SASSON

Board Member and Chair of the International Council, NIF - New Israel Fund, Jerusalem

 Attorney Talia Sasson, was the President of the New Israel Fund (NIF) and Chair of it's board (2015-2018). Now she is the co -chair of the international Council of NIF. She also serves on the public councils of numerous peace and human rights organizations. In 2009, she ran for the Knesset as representative of The New Movement & Meretz. From 2004 to 2010, Mrs. Sasson taught a course on "Defending Israel's Democracy through Law" at Tel-Aviv University's Law Faculty. At the request of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, from August 2004 to March 2005, Mrs. Sasson served as a special legal advisor for the government. In that capacity she authored the Sasson Report on illegal outposts and law enforcement on Israelis in the West Bank. From 1979 to February 2004 she worked in the State Attorney’s office. From 1989 to 1993 she headed the Civil Department in the Office of the District Attorney of Jerusalem. From 1996 to 2004, she headed the Special Tasks Division of the State Attorney’s office. In this role, she represented the government of Israel before the Supreme Court for thirteen years in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative cases and was also involved in various security and military issues. Mrs. Sasson is the author of At the Edge of the Abyss: Is the victory of the settlements the end of Israeli democracy? which was published in 2015.

Dr. Almina BESIC

Member, Forum Alpbach Network, London

2007-2010 Master's Degree in Management and International Business and Master's Degree in Financial and Industrial Management, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
2008-2010 Undergraduate Associate, University of Graz
since 2010 Doctoral Programme in Social and Economic Sciences and Doctoral Programme South-Eastern Europe, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Graz
2012-2014 Research Fellow at the ERSTE Foundation
Lecturer, Université Lumière Lyon 2, FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management Essen, Medical University of Graz

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