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05: Resilience and development policy

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This seminar examines how resilience relates to development policy. The concept of resilience offers explanations for the failure to actually deliver development in many contexts around the world; it shifts the focus towards impact and requires engagement with the concrete realities on the ground. Special emphasis will be given to fragile and conflict-affected states. New trends in international crisis and conflict management will be examined, and the rise and fall of human security will be interrogated.
Against the backdrop of momentous changes in geostrategic relations and global governance, the seminar will reflect on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the need for infrastructure, and the special challenges and opportunities of the African continent.

Speakers

Senior Researcher and Head of Vienna Bureau, ASPR - Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Vienna; Research Fellow, PSRP - Political Settlements Research Programme, University of Edinburgh Chair
Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn Chair
Professor, International Law and International Relations, University of Graz Chair

Dr. Jan POSPISIL

Senior Researcher and Head of Vienna Bureau, ASPR - Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Vienna; Research Fellow, PSRP - Political Settlements Research Programme, University of Edinburgh

2004-2006 Associate Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2006-2011 Afilliated Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
2011-2017 Senior Researcher, oiip - Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
2015-2017 Research Fellow, Political Settlements Research Programme, University of Edinburgh
since 2006 Teaching Fellow, University of Vienna
since 2017 Head of Research and Head of Bureau, ASPR - Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Vienna

Dr. Tania RÖDIGER-VORWERK

Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn

 Tania is currently the Deputy Director General at Directorate 31 Sustainable Development; Natural Resources; Economic Policy and Infrastructure and Director of Strategy and Policy planning in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. She is a research fellow at the Faculty of Law in the University of Bonn and a UNESCO staff member for its Global Educational Program in Munich and Seoul. She studied Law and Northern Languages at the University of Freiburg and Munich, holds a degree in law from the University of Munich and her PhD in European Environmental Law.

Mag. Dr. Ursula WERTHER-PIETSCH

Professor, International Law and International Relations, University of Graz

 Ursula Werther-Pietsch ist Dozentin für Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen an der Universität Graz und Lehrbeauftragte an den Universitäten Wien und Graz, Landesverteidigungsakademie sowie verschiedenen Fachhochschulen. Sie ist stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin im Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres, Gründerin des Masterstudiums "Global Peace and Security" an der Donau Universität Krems sowie wissenschaftliche Beraterin beim Akademischen Forum für Außenpolitik. Publikationen auf dem Gebiet Friedenssicherung, Peacebuilding, SDGs, EZA und EU Recht.

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

17:00 - 18:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
18:15 - 18:30The Last Days of Mankind - OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics - climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar

16.08.2018

19:00 - 20:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial