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DER STANDARD Morning Briefing

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Heiss-Saal
Plenary / Global power
english language

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 current conflicts in the Middle East will be the centre of discussion in order to offer an insight behind the complexity and instability on the ground.

Speakers

Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, Vienna
Senior Editor, DER STANDARD; Lecturer on Modern History and Politics of the Middle East, University of Vienna and Diplomatic Academy of Vienna Chair

Dr. Walter POSCH

Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, Vienna

 Born October 10, 1966 in Hall in Tirol/Austria
 
1985-1986 compulsory military services, reserve officer
1986-1992 Turkish and Islamic Studies at Vienna University
1993-1994 Archival Research in Istanbul, studying Turkish and Persian manuscripts
1995-1999 PhD in Iranian Studies, Bamberg, Germany
2000-2001 Central Documentation, National Defence Academy (NDA), Vienna
2001-2004 Middle-East expert at the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, National Defence Academy (NDA); focussing on Iran, Iraq, Turkey and the Kurdish Issue, Vienna
2004-2009 Middle-East expert at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris; covering the same area
2010-2014 Middle-East expert focussing on Iran at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), deputy head of department
since 2015 Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy (NDA), Vienna

Mag. Dr. Gudrun HARRER

Senior Editor, DER STANDARD; Lecturer on Modern History and Politics of the Middle East, University of Vienna and Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

 Islamic and Arabic Studies, Vienna University (MA)
 International Relations Studies, Vienna University (Ph.D.), dissertation on the Iraqi nuclear programme
1993 Foreign Desk, Der Standard, Vienna
1998 The Foreign Editor, Der Standard, Vienna
2005 Lecturer of Modern Arab History, Vienna University, Institute of Oriental Studies
2006 Special Envoy of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union to Iraq and Chargé d'Affaires of the Austrian Embassy Baghdad
2007 Senior Editor and Middle East Editor, Der Standard
2007 Lecturer of Modern History and Politics of the Middle East, Diplomatic Academy Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:30 - 20:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
12:30 - 14:15From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary