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Opening Speeches

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
in englischer Sprache

Judy Wajcman and Karl Sigmund will examine this year’s topic “Conflict & Cooperation” from different perspectives. They will lay the foundation for an intensive and interdisciplinary exchange during the Seminar Week and for the Symposia of the European Forum Alpbach 2017.

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna; Senior Research Scholar, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London

Dr. Karl SIGMUND

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna; Senior Research Scholar, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

 Postdoctoral Studies in Manchester, Paris, Jerusalem and Vienna
1971 Habilitation
1973 Associated Professor, University of Göttingen
1974-2013 Professor, University of Vienna
since 1984 Affiliated with IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Prof. Judy WAJCMAN

Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London

2000-2004 Centennial Professor, London School of Economics, London
2007-2008 Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford
1995-2008 Professor of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
since 2009 Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London
2015-2018 Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, Oxford

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
15:45 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout