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Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector

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Plenary / International Law
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One of the main problems facing most post-conflict countries is a dysfunctional security sector without appropriate political control, prone to violating human rights and often linked to organised crime. How can the societies in question and the international community cope with this major challenge?

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations; former Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, New York
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic, Bratislava
European Commissioner for Development, Brussels
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Antonio DE AGUIAR PATRIOTA

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations; former Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, New York

Graduated from the Rio Branco Institute, Brasilia Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva Brazilian Embassy in Beijing Brazilian Embassy in Caracas Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to President Itamar Franco Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York Permanent Mission of Brazil to the International Organizations in Geneva Secretary for Diplomatic Planning, Foreign Ministry of Brazil, Brasilia Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister, Brasilia Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Foreign Ministry of Brazil, Brasilia Ambassador of Brazil to the United States of America, Washington D.C. Deputy Foreign Minister of Brazil Minister of External Relations of Brazil
1979
1983-1987
1987-1988
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1992-1994
1994-1999
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2004
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2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-2013

Hervé LADSOUS

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York

 Mr. Hervé Ladsous is the Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations. He took over from the former Under-Secretary-General Mr. Alain Le Roy on 3 October 2011.
 Mr. Ladsous has held an extensive number of positions in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since he joined in 1971. As a junior diplomat he was posted to Hong Kong, Canberra, Beijing, and the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. Having served as Deputy-Director General of the Department for the Americas he was appointed Chargé d affaires a.i. in Haiti. He then became Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York.
 Mr. Ladsous served as the French Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna, and Ambassador of France to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. He then held senior positions in Paris including Spokesperson of the Ministry and Director General for Asia and Oceania.
 More recently, Mr. Ladsous served as Ambassador of France to the People's Republic of China, and as Chief of Staff (Directeur de Cabinet) for the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
 Mr. Ladsous holds a Degree in Law and a Diploma in Chinese and Malay Indonesian from the National School of Oriental Studies in France.

Dr. Miroslav LAJCAK

Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic, Bratislava

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, Prague Embassy of Czechoslovakia, Moscow Director, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Slovakia; Director, Cabinet of the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to Japan Director, Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro), Republic of Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Personal Representative of EU High Representative for CFSP to facilitate the Montenegrin dialogue Director General for Political Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bratislava High Representative / EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Gallery Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Managing Director, Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
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Andris PIEBALGS

European Commissioner for Development, Brussels

Graduated in Physics, University of Latvia Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia Minister of Education of Latvia Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee Minister of Finance of Latvia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Republic of Estonia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, European Union Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, responsible for Latvia's relations with the European Union Head of Cabinet of the Member of European Commission, Kalniete Member of European Commission, Commissioner for Energy
1980
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2004-2010

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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1977-1978
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1999-2003
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2008-2011
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2011-2015
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Political Symposium

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24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30 Not Just an Island Culture
12:00 - 13:30 Opening Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 The European Union in Search of a New Narrative Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art Culture
19:00 - 20:30 “Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In… Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCE Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its Neighbours Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy Breakout
10:00 - 11:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and Cooperation Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and Beyond Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation Policies Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 09: Beyond European Communication Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability? Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow? Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written Partner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary