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12: Building trust: Development cooperation

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In the so-called Millennium Development Goals the international development cooperation ambitiously aims to reduce the most dramatic forms of poverty until 2015. However, development as an idea today finds itself in a serious crisis of confidence. On the one hand the powerful and rich donor states are not keeping their promises; on the other hand the mistrust against the often very corrupt elites of the receiving countries is rapidly growing.
The frustrating experiences of the so-called “development decades” in the past and the revolutionary approaches of post-structuralism are shattering the foundations of development theory. Post-modern and trans-rational schools of peace and development research are challenging the alleged relation between peace and modernising development. As if this were not enough, the fatal effects of modern development thought on vernacular contexts are gradually becoming evident.
This seminar will discuss this crisis of confidence in western development concepts and stress the critique of the practice of conventional development cooperation. It will show the difference between modern, post-modern and trans-rational approaches in peace and development studies and present the recent methods of elicitive conflict transformation.

Leiterin, Sektion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Wien
Professor of Practice in Humanitarian Policy and Global Public Health, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston
Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck

Dr. Irene FREUDENSCHUSS-REICHL

Leiterin, Sektion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, Wien

Lehramtsstudium Romanistik und Germanistik, Universität Innsbruck und Sorbonne (Paris); Mag.phil Assistentin für Französische Linguistik an der Universität Innsbruck Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck; Mag. und Dr. iuris Préalable und Eintritt ins BMfAA; Zuteilungen an die Konferenzabteilung (damals I.5) und die politische Abteilung für Afrika, Asien, Nahost (damals II.4); Stage an der ÖB Kairo Versetzung an den Österreichischen Informationsdienst in New York; stv. Leiterin des Informationsdienstes und Presse-Rätin an der ÖV New York Religionswissenschaften, Fordham University, New York; M.A. Versetzung an die ÖV New York; Betreuung der Wirtschafts- und Entwicklungsagenden; zeitweilig Stv. MCin; Rapporteur der 2. Kommission Betrauung mit der Leitung des Referats für internationale Frauenfragen; stv. Leiterin der damaligen Abt. I.6, stv. Ständige Vertreterin bei den VN in Wien; Vorsitzfunktionen (ECE-Konferenz, 1994; Weltfrauenkonferenz 1995) Betrauung mit der Leitung der internationalen Abteilung im Umweltministerium; umfassende bi- und multilaterale Zuständigkeit; Befassung mit EU-Agenden; erfolgreiche Anregung der österr. Initiativen im internationalen Energiebereich Ernennung zur Ständigen Vertreterin Österreichs bei den VN in Wien; Lancierung des Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (siehe www.gfse.at); Ko-Vorsitz bei den ersten globalen Energieverhandlungen (CSD-9); diverse Bürofunktionen bei den Organen der Wiener Organisationen Betrauung mit der Leitung des UNIDO-Büros in New York im Rang eines Assistant Director General for UN Affairs; Koordination der Teilnahme der UNIDO beim Weltgipfel für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Rückkehr in die Zentrale nach Erfüllung des Vertrags mit der UNIDO; Zuteilung zur Sektion VII; abteilungsübergreifende Unterstützung des HSL VII
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DDr. Wolfgang DIETRICH

Director, UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, MA Program for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck

Fulbright Scholarship for Latin American-Studies in New Orleans, USA Awarded for information on Third World Issues by the Austrian Conference of Catholic Bishops Post-Doc-Scholarship for Advanced Research in South- and Central America President of the Austrian Section of Amnesty International Research Project of the Austrian Foundation for the Advancement of Scientific Research in Guatemala and Mexico Consultant of the Austrian North-South-Institute in Guatemala Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala Member of the Board of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology APART, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Central America, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia) President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Academic Director of the Austrian Institute for Latin America Consultant of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Eastern Africa Vice-President of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Director of the International and Interdisciplinary Project "Networking Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America" Academic Coordinator of the Festival "Feuerberge Tirol" Member of the Board of Directors of the Austrian Institute for Latin America Member of the Academic Board "Latin American Studies" Danube's University Krems, Austria Austrian Representative to the Comisión Directiva del Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina (Member of UNESCO) Board of Directors of the Austrian Association for Latin American Studies Austrian coordinator of the ERASMUS project Comunicación Intercultural en las Relaciones Económicas Internacionales Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos Academic coordinator of REAL 2006 in the frame of the Austrian presidency of the EU
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 Since 2007 Member of the International Advisory Council of the Project Paz y Conflictos en las Universidades Andaluzas e Iberoamericanas, University of Granada, Spain
 Since 2008 UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
 Since 2008 Member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
 Since 2011 Member of the Acadamic Advisory Board for Peace Research and Peace Education at the University of Klagenfurt
 Since 2013 Mentor and Advisory Board of Olympism4Humanity

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