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Morning 04: Gender Matters – Gendering Alpbach

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Anti-feminist discourses and opposition to gender equality are currently growing stronger across Europe and the world. These are tightly interwoven with trends towards authoritarian forms of leadership and anti-democratic governance. These developments are highly worrisome in the light of stalling efforts towards democratisation and peaceful conflict resolution. Against this background, the first part of the seminar will offer an introduction into why and how gender matters in global politics and the global political economy with an emphasis on the relations between gender and other structures of inequality, such as race, class, or nationality (intersectional and decolonial approaches).
The second part will guide participants in a hands-on analysis of how gender informs and structures social spaces, such as the European Forum Alpbach itself. Putting the concepts and approaches taught in the first part to work, the seminar will introduce various quantitative and qualitative methods including (auto-) ethnography to uncover how gender shapes the formal and informal ways knowledge is produced in elite contexts. The Forum and its local environment will serve as a laboratory, in order to understand better its structural, institutional, and discursive levels, and to develop bottom-up strategies for more reflexivity and inclusivity.

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 20:00Welcome of the Scholarship HoldersSocial


Afternoon Seminar 01: Collaboration Through the Power of MusicSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 02: Behaving TruthfullySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 03: Walking a MileSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 04: Addicted to StorySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 05: Creative Writing. The Art of Telling the TruthSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 06: ‘Closing the Gap’ – Forum and Legislative TheatreSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 07: Standing AirwavesSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 08: Finding Home and Being Moved in a Complex WorldSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 09: Shaping the SoundSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 10: Practising for Peace – a Dojo for Warriors of the HeartSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 11: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 12: Challenging LeadershipSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 13: Design Challenge for Alpbach Learning MissionsSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 14: Visual Reflection and Communication for Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 15: Fake or Fact? Fundamentals of Truth and KnowledgeSeminar


Morning Seminar 01: Leading a Good Life in the 21st CenturySeminar
Morning Seminar 02: Why we Do What we Do: Decision Making Processes and Emotional FactsSeminar
Morning Seminar 03: What is Understanding? In AI and BiologySeminar
Morning Seminar 04: Gender Matters – Gendering AlpbachSeminar
Morning Seminar 05: Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law: The Role of Civil-SocietySeminar
Morning Seminar 06: Climate Crisis, Human Rights and MobilitySeminar
Morning Seminar 07: Fundamentals and Vocabularies of the AnthropoceneSeminar
Morning Seminar 08: Transformative Power of ArtSeminar
Morning Seminar 09: Continental Hurdles? Africa’s Demographic and Economic Future ChallengesSeminar
Morning Seminar 10: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Morning Seminar 11: The Future of Energy: The Many Who’s and How’s (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 12: Urban Fundamentals (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 13: Healthy Communities (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 14: Water – Caring about the Future (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 15: To Have or to Be? Redefining Prosperity and Well-Being (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar