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Turkey at the crossroads

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Speakers

Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Ankara
Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Professor, Political Science, Istanbul University; Columnist, Hürriyet Daily News
Ambassador, Undersecretary, Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, Ankara
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Chair

Dr. Christian BERGER

Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Ankara

1986-1987 Operations officer with the Austrian UN-Peacekeeping Battalion on the Golan, UNDOF
1989-1994 Working with the United Nations in Gaza and Jerusalem
1994-1997 Deputy Director at the OSCE in Vienna and Secretary of the OSCE Permanent Council; Deputy Executive Secretary to the Joint Consultative Group (Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe) and the Open Skies Consultative Commission
1997 Mr Berger joined the European institutions
1997-1999 Committee of the Regions
1999-2001 Responsible for relations with Syria, European Commission
2001-2005 Political Advisor on Middle Eastern issues
2005-2006 EU Representative to the Quartet Special Envoy Mr Wolfensohn
2006-2008 Head of the Crisis Response & Peacebuilding Unit in the EC
2009-2011 EU Representative for West Bank & Gaza office
since 2011 Director for North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran in the European External Action Service; law degrees from Vienna and London

Dr. Cengiz GÜNAY

Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

1991-1994 Studies, Department of History; Department of Law, University of Graz
1994-1999 Master Studies, Department of History, University of Vienna
1998-1999 Erasmus and Sokrates-Fellow, Department oh History, University of Barcelona
since 1999 Certified interpreter and translator for German and Turkish.
2001-2005 Ph.D., Department of Political Sciences, University of Vienna
2002-2006 Austria Correspondent, CNNTurk
since 2006 Senior Fellow, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs
since 2008 Lecturer, University of Vienna
since 2012 Head, Austrian Network, Anna Lindh Foundation, Vienna

Dr. Nuray MERT

Professor, Political Science, Istanbul University; Columnist, Hürriyet Daily News

1983 BA, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics/Political Science, Bosporus University, Istanbul
1983 BA, Faculty of Arts and Sciences/History, Bosporus University, Istanbul
1985 MA, Institute of Social Sciences/History, Bosporus University, Istanbul
 Retired from Istanbul University
 Columnist Cumhuriyet Daily (in Turkish), Hurriyet Daily News (in English)
1992 PhD, Institute of Social Sciences/Political Science

Selim YENEL

Ambassador, Undersecretary, Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs, Ankara

1979-1980 Attaché and Third Secretary at the Department of Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1980-1981 Military Service, Third Secretary at the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  Co-operation and Development in Paris
1981-1984 Third Secretary and Second Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the Organization for Economic
1984-1986 Second Secretary and First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Kabul
1986-1988 First Secretary at the Department of Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988-1988 First Secretary at the Special Advisory Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
1988-1993 First Secretary and Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the United Nations in New York
1993-1994 Head of Section at the Special Advisory Office of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1994-1994 Chief of Cabinet of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Brussels
1994-1999 Counsellor and First Counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the European Economic Community in
1999-2001 Head of Department for European Union Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001-2005 Deputy Director General, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Deputy Directorate General for European Union Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005-2009 Ambassador to Austria
2009-2010 Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010-2011 Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2011-2017 Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU
since 2017 Ambassador, Undersecretary, Ministry for EU Affairs

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

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

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

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