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Focusing on Security Policy

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Hotel Alphof
Partner / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

What are the expectations of civil society and of young people in particular towards a modern security and defence policy in Europe and Austria? This question will take centrepiece in four workings groups.

After the discussion, some drinks and snacks will be served. The number of participants at the session is limited. Please register via email: stefan.ulmer@bmlvs.gv.at.

Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
Head, Department for Military Strategy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna
Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna
Director for Security Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna
Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
Director General, Section II - Bilateral Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Krems Chair

Mathew J. BURROWS

Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.

1976 Graduate, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
1983 PhD, European History, University of Cambridge
1986 Analyst, Directorate of Intelligence, CIA - Central Intelligence Agency (for the including the development of European institutions such as the European Union)
1998-1999 first holder of the Intelligence Community Fellowship and served at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1999-2001 Special Assistant to the US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke
2001-2002 Deputy National Security Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
2007 Appointed as Counsellor to the National Intelligence Council
2010 Director, Analysis and Production Staff

Mag. Dr. Walter E. FEICHTINGER

Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna

1976-1979 Theresianische Militärakademie
1979-1998 Panzeroffizier in verschiedenen Funktionen
1993-1998 Kommandant Panzerbataillon 10, St. Pölten
1998 Sponsion Mag. phil. (Studienrichtungen Politikwissenschaft und Publizistik)
1998-2001 Stv. Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung (Spezialgebiet Konfliktbildforschung)
2001-2002 Sicherheits- und verteidigungspolitischer Berater im Bundeskanzleramt
seit 2002 Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement an der Landesverteidigungsakademie
2002 Promotion Dr. phil.
2001-2006 Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Offiziersgesellschaft

Mag. Dr. MAS Johann FRANK

Director for Security Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna

1988-1989 One-year voluntary service with the Austrian Armed Forces (preparatory course for the military academy)
1989-1992 Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria
1992-1997 Company Commander and Instructor, NBC- Defense School, Vienna
1996-1997 Postgraduate, Disaster Management, Austrian Research Center,Seibersdorf
1993-1999 Magister Philosophiae in Political Science and Philosophy, University of Vienna
1998-1999 Deputy Head of Division at NBC Defense School, Vienna
1999 Desk Officer Arms Control, Military Policy Division, Vienna
1999-2001 Researcher, Institute for International Peace Support , National Defence Academy, Vienna
2002-2007 Head of Division for Security Political Analysis, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna
2007 Department for Security Policy, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna
2007-2008 Postgraduate: Master of Advanced Studies "Security Policy and Crisis Management" ETH Zurich (Zurich, Washington, London)
2008-2014 Head of Office for Security Policy, Vienna
2013-2014 Member, Cabinet of the Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna
since 2014 Defence Policy Director, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna

Ivan KRASTEV

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

 Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. In 2018-2019 Ivan is appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. His latest books in English are 'After Europe' (UPenn Press, May 2017) 'Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest' (UPenn Press, May 2014); 'In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?' (TED Books, 2013). He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book 'The Light that Failed' (with Penguin) on perils of the politics of imitation.

Mag. Dr. iur. Alexander MARSCHIK

Director General, Section II - Bilateral Affairs, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna

1989-1996 Assistant Professor, Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna
1990-1998 Lecturer of International Law at the University of Vienna
1996 Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs; EU-Department
1997 First Secretary at the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
1997-1999 Head of General-Affairs-Council Unit in the EU-Division, Austrian MFA
1999-2003 Legal and Political Counsellor at the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in New York
2003-2007 Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations
2007-2011 Ambassador; Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna
2011-2015 Austrian Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, Brussels
2015-2018 Director General for International Affairs and Political Director, Austrian MFA
since 2018 Director General for Bilateral Affairs, EU-Common Foreign Policy and Political Director, Austrian MFA

Ph.D. M.Sc Nathalie TOCCI

Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

1995-1998 BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford
1998-1999 M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1999-2003 Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2000-2003 Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2003-2004 Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
2005-2007 Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
2006-2010 Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
2009-2010 Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington
since 2011 Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator
since 2013 Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison
2014 Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
since 2015 Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; Vice President of the European Commission

Dr. Ulrike GUEROT

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Krems

 Since 2016 Ulrike Guérot is Professor at Danube-University Krems and head of the department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy. Core activities of the department are both interdisciplinary research and network building. The main goal is to initiate a citizen-oriented and sustainable debate on key issues surrounding today’s Europe. Since September 2017 Ulrike Guérot is holder of Alfred-Grosser visiting professorship at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. Furthermore, she founded the Berlin based think tank "European Democracy Lab. The lab seeks to rethink and redesign European democracy. Currently, the lab is building a campaign platform advocating for both the principle of political equality beyond nation states and the empowerment of regional stakeholders within the EU-setup.
 Prior to her work in Krems and Berlin, Ulrike Guérot built up the office and served as Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and lectured at various internationally renowned universities, such as Bucerius Law School Hamburg, John Hopkins University, INSEAD Singapore and Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt. In addition she conducted research at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) on the topics of democracy and democratization. In April 2016 her first book 'Why Europe needs to become a republic! A political utopia' was published by Dietz. The principal idea of the book is the creation of a ‘European Republic’ based on the concept of equality in front of the law in a union of citizens. Her latest work 'The new civil war - the open Europe and its enemies', published by Ullstein is a bestseller in Germany. In this cutting edge pamphlet she describes the great divide throughout the European societies. She has been publishing widely in Germany, English and French on European, transatlantic and global issues in various newspapers, journals and books. In times of turmoil and crisis, Ulrike Guérot aims at creating a sustainable blueprint for Europe in the 21st century, which puts the citizen first.

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
12:00 - 14:00OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
17:30 - 19:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
18:00 - 20:00ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 21:30Young Talents – Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances?Breakout
10:00 - 11:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s SkillsBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
15:00 - 16:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
17:00 - 18:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
19:00 - 20:30CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30InDignityPlenary
07:30 - 08:15Existential RisksPlenary
08:45 - 10:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
10:15 - 10:30Concluding RemarksPlenary