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Presentation of the Seminars

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Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd Chair


Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

1978-1979 Research Officer, University College, Cardiff
1979-1983 Research Officer, University of Oxford
1985-2003 Senior Youth Worker, St. Francis Youth and Community Centre, Birmingham
2001-2002 Guest Professor, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen
1983-2004 Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff
since 2004 Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales, Pontypridd
since 2010 Affiliate Professor of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta
2014 Visiting Professor, Chinese Youth University for Political Sciences, Beijing

Seminar Week

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17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial


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


19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary


19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout


19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout