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03: Conflicts around the commons

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As natural resources such as land, water, forests and biogenetic goods such as seeds are increasingly privatized and commercialized, so our need increases for accessing and using sustainable solutions for these vital goods. Do we need to rethink the notion of community tied to locality in the context of the debate on the global commons? Does this need to be further nuanced as new phenomena such as climate change impact and Big Data enter the system? The seminar addresses the relationship between exclusion and inclusion within the paradigm of property in order to understand how cooperation and solidarity can structure private interactions and public property. Does the idea of commons allow us to transcend the oppositions between public/private, state/market, community/civil society in order to imagine legal and political alternatives?

Speakers

Post-doctoral research fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Turin; Director of Research, IUC - International University College of Turin Chair
Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna Chair

Alessandra QUARTA

Post-doctoral research fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Turin; Director of Research, IUC - International University College of Turin

2010 Degree in Law, University of Turin
2013 Temporary Professor, Department of Law, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Vercelli
2014 Ph.D. in Private Law, University of Foggia
since 2014 Temporary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Turin
since 2014 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Turin
since 2016 Director of Research, IUC - International University College of Turin
since 2016 Coordinator, Legal research; Co-City, selected project in the EU call UIA 2016

Dr. Shalini RANDERIA

Rector, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

1974 B.A. (with distinction), Psychology, University of Delhi
1977 M.A. (with distinction), Sociology/Social Anthropology, University of Delhi
1980 M. Phil. (with distinction), Sociology, University of Oxford
1980-1981 Lecturer, Sociology, University of Delhi
1981-1982 Lecturer, Sociology, University of Bombay
1986-1993 Lecturer (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben), Social Anthropology and Modern Indian languages, Free University of Berlin
1991-1992 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
1992 Ph.D. ("Politics of Exchange and Representation among the Dalits of Gujarat/western India"; summa cum laude), Social Anthropology, Free University of Berlin
1993-1999 Assistant Professor, Sociology, Free University of Berlin
1999-2001 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), Berlin
2001-2002 Max Weber Professor (Visiting Professorship), University of Munich
2001-2003 Member, Working Group on "Civil society: historical and comparative perspectives", WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2002 Habilitation ("Local Refractions of global governance: legal plurality, international institutions, the post-colonial state and NGOs in India"), Sociology and Anthropology, Free University Berlin
2002-2003 Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU - Central European University, Budapest
2003-2012 Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich
2006-2007 Research Professor, WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2008 Visiting Professor, EHESS - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2010-2011 Fellow, Lichtenbergkolleg (Institute of Advanced Study), University of Göttingen
since 2010 Visiting Professor, WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung, Berlin
2011 Peter-Ustinov Professor (Visiting Professorship), University of Vienna
since 2012 Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
2014-2018 Mercator Fellow (visiting professorship at the Free University, Berlin as part of the SFB 700 Governance in Spaces of Limited Statehood)
since 2015 Research Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
since 2015 Rector, Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

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

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

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

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

21.08.2017

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