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08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance

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Detractors portray the United Nations as a sort of a “talking shop” where “no issue is too small to be debated endlessly.” But the UN remains the only institution truly representative of all the nations. Its centrality and role are being highlighted by the multiple crises the world faces – from a financial meltdown and economic recession to serious energy, food and climatic challenges. Violent conflicts still rage in several parts of the world. At the same time, the ongoing tectonic shifts in economic and political power symbolise the birth-pangs of a new world order, making institutional reforms inescapable. Although the world has changed fundamentally, the global institutional structure has remained largely static since the mid-20th century. How to make the UN a more effective institution – one that is better geared to meet the challenges of the 21st century – is an issue that ought to be at the center-stage of international relations.This seminar will focus on ways of addressing challenges of global governance and institutional reforms so as to underpin peace and stability in an era in which power shifts are being triggered not by military triumphs or geopolitical realignments but, for the first time in history, by rapid economic growth

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Visiting Researcher, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Professor for Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi
Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

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

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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MPAP Frederik TRETTIN

Visiting Researcher, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Ph.D. Brahma CHELLANEY

Professor for Strategic Studies, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi

 Brahma Chellaney is Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, an independent, privately funded think-tank.
 Until January 2000, Professor Chellaney was an adviser to India's National Security Council, serving as convenor of the External Security Group of the National Security Advisory Board, as well as member of the Board's Nuclear Doctrine Group.
 He holds a Ph.D. in arms control.
 As specialist on international security and arms control issues, Professor Chellaney has held appointments at the Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and the Australian National University.

Dr.iur. Ph.D. Wolfgang F. DANSPECKGRUBER

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Dr. iur. Johannes Kepler University Linz Ph.D. in International Relations, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva OLT d.Res., Special Assistant to the Commander, Austrian National Defense Academy, Vienna Assistant to Professor Dusan Sidjanski, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva Temporary Collaborator, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Corporation , Studio at the United Nations, Geneva Senior Research Assistant to Professor Curt Gasteyger, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva Visiting Scholar, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA Research Fellow, Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Nonresident Tutor at Eliot House, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA Visiting Fellow, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Founding Chair, Liechtenstein Colloquium, LCM - A private diplomacy forum Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Member, "Working Group Europe 1992," The Council on Foreign Relations, New York Member, Team Europe of the Commission of the European Union, Washington, D.C. Instructor in Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Founder, Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LRPSD
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Seminar Week

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20.08.2009

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2009 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Opening speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the seminars Plenary

20.08.-26.08.2009

Seminar 09: The future of the internet Seminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im Recht Seminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance Seminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United States Seminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts Seminar
Seminar 11: Trust in science Seminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trust Seminar
Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser! Seminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicine Seminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und Vertrauen Seminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societies Seminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religion Seminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperation Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making Seminar

21.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenary session “1989-2009: From revolution to normality. Challenges of city politics in Central Europe” Plenary

22.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenary session: “Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk” Plenary

24.08.2009

17:00 - 19:00 Plenary session “Public media in the digital age – Whom do you trust?” Plenary

25.08.2009

15:30 - 17:00 Plenary session “Ethics and science” Plenary