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Special Lecture: Globalization: The decline of the old order?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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President of the Czech Republic, Prague

Ing. Vaclav KLAUS

President of the Czech Republic, Prague

 Since 2003, Václav Klaus has been President of the Czech Republic (reelected for second term on February 15, 2008). In the communist era he was a researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, later he was forced to leave the Academy of Sciences for political reasons and worked in various positions in the Czechoslovak State Bank. He began his political career in 1989 as finance minister. At the end of 1990, he became the chairman of the Civic Forum, at the time the country s strongest political entity. In April 1991, he co-founded the Civic Democratic Party and remained its chairman until December 2002. Václav Klaus won parliamentary elections in June 1992 and became prime minister of the Czech Republic, overseeing the "Velvet Divorce" of the Czechoslovak Federation. In 1996, he successfully defended his post as prime minister. After the break-up of his governing coalition, he became chairman of the Chamber of Deputies in 1998 for four years. He was elected as the President of the Czech Republic in February 2003 and re-elected for the second five-year term in February 2008. Václav Klaus studied at the Prague School of Economics, where he currently holds professorship in finance.

Economic Symposium

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

31.08.2005

12:00 - 12:15 Opening Plenary
12:15 - 14:00 Globalization: The decline of the old order? Plenary
14:15 - 14:45 Special Lecture: Globalization: The decline of the old order? Plenary
14:45 - 16:30 Special Lecture: The media and globalization Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 National states and corporations in competition? Plenary

01.09.2005

07:00 - 08:30 Global, national and /or self-regulation: Who/what will replace the national state? Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 The world financial system and national states Plenary
12:00 - 15:00 Working group 09: The Austrian School of Economics and its significance today Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 10: Liberalisierung der Dienstleistungen Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working group 02: Financing infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern Europe Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 08: Regionalentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Markt und Politik Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 06: PPP und Infrastruktur im Gesundheitswesen Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 07: Medien und Globalisierung Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 03: Globalisierung – Chance oder Gefahr. Öffnung der Agrarmärkte am Beispiel Zucker Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 01: CSR und Zivilgesellschaft Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 05: Tourismus als Motor für Wachstum und Beschäftigung Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 04: Internationale Finanzmärkte und Finanzierung Breakout
13:00 - 16:00 Working group 11: Corruption as a global factor of (im)potence Breakout
17:00 - 18:00 Special Lecture: Europe and Africa together? Plenary

02.09.2005

07:00 - 10:30 Political perspectives Plenary
10:30 - 10:40 Closing remarks Plenary