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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Come closer! Speakers’ Corner!
How can we visualise free speech? Students from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London will attempt to create the atmosphere of Speakers’ Corner, which has been a traditional place of public debate since the mid-nineteenth century. Even now, anyone can speak on any topic at Hyde Park in London without any notice, so long as the police deem the speech to fall within the scope of the law. Come closer and listen to Nancy Reagan’s speech ‘Just Say No!’, Elie Wiesel’s ‘The Perils of Indifference’ and Nellie McClung’s ‘Should Men Vote?’.
Following these historical speeches, the entire team of the European Forum Alpbach
welcomes all participants and scholarship holders to mark the start of this year’s ‘Festival of Ideas’.

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Welcome
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Welcome
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London Art
General Secretary, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Dr. Caspar EINEM

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1972-1977 Bewährungshelfer in Wien und Salzburg, zuletzt verantwortlich für Finanzen und Organisation des Trägervereins
1978-1979 Mitarbeiter, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Kriminalsoziologie
1980-1991 Arbeiterkammer Wien, darunter:
1980-1986 Mitarbeiter, Bereich Konsumentenpolitik und -beratung
1985-1986 Vorsitzender des Betriebsrates
1986-1991 Leiter der Kommunalpolitischen Abteilung
1991-1994 OMV AG
1991-1992 Leiter, Konzernstrategie, OMV AG
1992-1994 Direktor, Geschäftsbereichs Gas, OMV AG
1994 Berufung zum Staatssekretär im Bundeskanzleramt
1995-1997 Bundesminister, Inneres
1997-2000 Bundesminister, Wissenschaft und Verkehr
2000-2007 Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat, Europasprecher der SPÖ,
  Mitglied im EU-Hauptausschuss, im Außenpolitischen Ausschuss und im Industrieausschuss
2000 Vertreter des österreichischen Nationalrates im Europäischen Grundrechtskonvent
2001-2007 Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der SPÖ-Nationalratsfraktion
2002-2003 Vertreter des österreichischen Nationalrates im Europäischen Verfassungskonvent
2002-2008 Präsident des Bundes sozialdemokratischer AkademikerInnen, Intellektueller und KünstlerInnen
2005-2008 Präsident des CEEP - Europäischer Sozialpartnerverband und seiner österr. Sektion - Verband d. öffentl. Wirtschaft u. Gemeinwirtschaft
2007-2011 Vorstandsmitglied in einem privaten Luftverkehrsunternehmen
2011-2013 Aufsichtsratvorsitzender, Austro Control GmbH
seit 2004 Chefredakteur der sozialdemokratischen Monatszeitschrift ZUKUNFT
seit 2011 Präsident, oiip - Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik
seit 2014 Vizepräsident, IHS - Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
seit 2012 Vizepräsident, Europäisches Forum Alpbach, Wien

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Rachel BARNWELL

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Rachel Barnwell is a London based actor from Chesham in Buckinghamshire. She was a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and now is training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she will graduate in July 2020. Before going to drama school she performed with London based repertory theatre company Fourth Monkey where her theatre credits included: As you like it, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Trinity Buoy Wharf studios in London and Rapunzel and Hansel & Gretel performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. She also performed Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre, London with Greenwood Theatre Company. Her credits whilst training at Rada include: King Lear (Shakespeare), The Oresteia (Aeschylus), The Provoked Wife (John Vanbrugh) and As you like it (Shakespeare).

Daniel BOWERBANK

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Daniel Bowerbank is a BA (Hons) in Acting student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Prior to training at RADA, attended the Arts Educational Schools London (ArtsEd) where, having attained one of only three prestigious scholarships offered, trained in acting, as well as dance (styles including: Ballet, Modern,Jazz, and Contemporary), and in singing. At RADA roles played include: Dr Lvov in "Ivanov" by Anton Chekhov, Laertes in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Kreon in "The Theban Trilogy" in an adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker of Sophocles’ original works, Tom Fashion in "The Relapse" by John Vanbrugh, and most recently as Duke Senior, William and Charles the Wrestler in 2As You Like It" by William Shakespeare.

Leonard BUCKLEY

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Leonard Buckley is a London-based actor, musician and visual artist from Dublin, Ireland. His theatre credits as an actor, composer and dramaturge include: "Outlying Islands", dir. Mark Atkinson Borrull (Sugarglass Theatre / Samuel Beckett Theatre); "The David Fragments", dir. Nicholas Johnson (SBT; Greenwood Theatre, London); "Pseudaria" (Felicity Theatre / Live Collision 2017); "Love À La Mode" (Felicity / Smock Alley Scene + Heard 2017), the award-nominated "Gays Against the Free State!" (Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016), "God’s Ear" (Felicity / SBT), dir. Colm Summers; and the award-winning "Enemy of the Stars", dir. Nicholas Johnson & Colm Summers (SBT; Fez International Theatre Festival, Morocco). He has also published illustrations, poetry and literary criticism in publications across Dublin, Edinburgh and the Netherlands, including "T-JoLT", "Icarus Magazine", "Crows Nest Zine", and "Brill". In 2016, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first-class honours B.A. in English Literature.

Phoenix DI SEBASTIANI

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Phoenix Di Sebastiani is a London-based actor who was born in Rome, Italy, but was raised in England. His theatre credits include: "King Lear", directed by Gregory Doran in 2016 (Royal Shakespeare Company @ the RSC Stratford Upon Avon & Barbican Theatre London); "Rainbow Magic Live", directed by HIT entertainment/The Panto Company in 2015 (UK tour); "Warwick Castle", directed by Merlin Entertainments from 2013 to 2015 (Warwick Castle); "Stitch Live", directed Disney in 2012 to 2013 (Stitch Live @ Disneyland Paris); Character & parade department, directed by Disney in 2011 to 2013 (Disneyland Paris). His film credits include: "King Lear Live" in Cinemas, directed by Gregory Doran for RSC Live in 2016 (Royal Shakespeare Company & Picture House Entertainment); Official Narrative Music Video for Vicious Words by Chris Tye, directed by Hayley Dickinson in 2016 (Christ Tye Music).

Scott GUTTERIDGE

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Scott Gutteridge began acting when he was 16 years old, joining Llanelli Youth Theatre (LYT) in South Wales. Some of his theatre credits with LYT, National Theatre of Wales and National Theatre Connections include ZEUS (Homer’s ‘Iliad’), Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange), Rev. John Hale (The Crucible), Lysander/Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), King Henry (Henry V), Scott (Tomorrow I’ll Be Happy), Dieter Ackerman (The Edelweiss Pirates), Tubbsy (Heritage), Carl (Buggerall) and Sonny (Grease). Having studied for 2 years at RADA, Scott has also played King Lear (King Lear) and Orlando (As You Like It) as part of the course. He now embarks on his 3rd and final year before graduating.

Isobel JESPER JONES

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Isobel Jesper Jones a third year acting student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her theatre credits include: Love Plus (Burton Taylor '14), Romeo and Juliet (Michael Piltch Studio '14), The History Boys (Oxford Playhouse '14), Orlando (Keble O'reilly '14), King Lear (Keble O'reilly '15), Plenty (Keble O'reilly '15), Punk Rock (Simpkins Lee '15), Creditors (Burton Taylor '15), Singin’ in the Rain (Oxford Playhouse ’15), Breathing Corpses (Keble O’reilly ‘15), The Changing of the Guard (Keble O’reilly ‘16), Around the World in 80 Days (OUDS National Tour ‘15), Ghosts (Burton Taylor ‘16), ircleville, Circlevalley (OUDS National Tour ‘16), The Disintegration Loops (North Wall ‘16) and Madonna and Child (North Wall ‘17). In 2016 Isobel graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Language.

Saura LIGHTFOOT LEON

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Saura Lightfoot Leon is 21 years old. Born in Leiden in the Netherlands, Saura is half Spanish half English. She grew up with her parents who work at the Netherlands Dance Theatre. After completing her studies in the British School in the Netherlands, Saura attends Rada where she is now in her final year of BA Acting training. Saura discovered her passion for performing in acting classes in The Hague’s youth theatre ‘Rabarber’ as well as taking workshops led by ISTA and the New York Film Academy prior to her training at RADA. Saura went to participate in a charity project in Dhaka (Bangladesh) with her parents in 2014 where they gave workshops to street children, giving them an opportunity to express themselves through the creativity of their physicality. Saura’s also appeared several times in her parents choreographies on film. Saura’s interests are spoken word, yoga, dancing and drawing.

Harmony ROSE-BREMNER

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Harmony Rose-Bremner is about to enter her third year of the BA Acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. During her training she has participated in a number of projects including "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare playing Rosalind, "The Theban Trilogy" by Sophocles playing Antigone and "Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare playing Isabella. Prior to RADA she has been involved in a number of short and feature films, including "Carousel" (2016), directed by Kal Webber and "The Dark Mike" (2017), directed by Gary Love. Alongside acting, she is also very passionate about music. She studied flute, piano and voice at the City of Edinburgh Music School participated in Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year from 2010-2017 in range of musicals. There roles include Leading Player in "Pippin", Ti Moune in "Once on This Island" and Emma in "Jekyll and Hyde".

Nona SHEPPHARD

Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Nona Shepphard is a freelance writer, director and deviser with over 150 productions and 40 commissioned plays to her credit. Her plays for a young audience recieved several awards and have been presented in the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia. Among her most recent writings are: "Signs of a Star-Shaped Diva" for GraeaeTheatre Company/Theatre Royal Stratford and Therese Raquin a musical version of Emile Zola's novel. She is the Associate Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Creative Director of RADA Enterprises.

Lewis TRELA-GRAY

Student, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

M.Sc. Philippe NARVAL

General Secretary, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1996-1997 National Service/Gedenkdienst, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem
1997-1998 Community Service Coordinator, American International School, Cochabamba
1998-2003 BA, King's College, London
2000-2001 Exchange Year, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
2003-2004 Exhibition Coordinator, Künstlerhaus Wien
2004-2005 Programme Manager, Concordia, Chisinau
2005-2010 Programme Officer, Light for the World, Vienna
2010-2011 MSc, University of Oxford
since 2012 General Secretary, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Seminar Week

show timetable

14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar