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DER STANDARD Morning Briefing

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Heiss-Saal
Plenary / Global power
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Start your day and immerse yourself into the latest headlines about shifting powers and international relations by discussing how they are portrayed by the media. The fragile diplomatic and politico-security situation on the Korean peninsula and the most recent efforts towards rapprochement will serve as the thematic framework of the discussion.

Former Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul
Senior Editor Opinion Pages, DER STANDARD, Vienna

Array Won-soo KIM

Former Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations, New York

 Ambassador Kim Won-soo is a Korean diplomat as well as the former Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. He also was a Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations since from 2007 to 2016. Kim joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and has served in various capacities, including overseas posting at Korean embassies in the United States and India.

Dr. Michael REITERER

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions) Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik) Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
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Mag. Christoph PRANTNER

Senior Editor Opinion Pages, DER STANDARD, Vienna

Internship, Local News Desk, DER STANDARD Reporter, Local News Desk, DER STANDARD Staff Writer, Foreign Desk, DER STANDARD
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 Since 2009 Guest Lecturer, Institute for Political Science, Vienna
 Since 2010 Guest Lecturer Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung, Salzburg
 Since 2013 Senior Editor Opinion Pages, DER STANDARD/Vienna,

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30 My Europe – My Story Partner
15:00 - 16:30 Opening Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 New perspectives on EU enlargement Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Drink reception Social

26.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30 POLITICO Morning Briefing Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 DER STANDARD Morning Briefing Plenary
07:00 - 10:00 Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in education Partner
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practice Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populism Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offer Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in Europe Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulation Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation? Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EU Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysis Breakout
13:00 - 14:15 Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides? Plenary
15:00 - 16:15 Democracies under pressure Plenary
16:30 - 18:30 Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regions Partner
16:30 - 18:30 Green Finance: Private capital against climate change Partner
16:45 - 18:15 The subsidiarity principle under scrutiny Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 European-Israeli Dinner Social
18:15 - 19:00 POLITICO Happy Hour Social

27.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30 POLITICO Morning Briefing Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 DER STANDARD Morning Briefing Plenary
07:00 - 10:00 Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politics Partner
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practice Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace? Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transition Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable development Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnerships Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populism Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvement Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration? Breakout
11:00 - 12:45 From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisis Partner
12:30 - 13:45 Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and Asia Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 European Union – Russia: What to do? Plenary
16:15 - 17:15 The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council Presidency Plenary

28.08.2018

07:00 - 10:00 Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in business Partner
07:30 - 08:30 The rule of law under scrutiny Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate change Plenary