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Feeding Future Generations

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Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels
Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome
Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York
Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Array Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
1986
1977-1993
1987-1988
1991
1992
1993-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
2000-2004
2004-2007
2007-2008
2008-2010
2010-2014
since 2014

M. A. Marco DE PONTE

Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome

Several years as Regional coordinator in North East Italy, Amnesty International General Human Rights Coordinator & Albania desk, INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus, Rome International Director - Europe, New Countries, ActionAid, Milan and Rome
  Eight years on the national Board and its committees
  Six years Vice-chairperson and Amnesty International Italy including as key spokesperson, Rome
  Chairperson national General Assembly, Amnesty International, Rome
1996-1999
1999-2000
2002-2011

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael HAUSER

Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna: Coordination of numerous Development Projects in Asia and Africa Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  Studies in Agro-ecology: Vienna and Reading
2001-2009
since 2009

Dr. Thomas STELZER

Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York

 Previous to this appointment, Mr. Stelzer served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Preparatory Commission.
 Mr. Stelzer held a number of diplomatic and international posts, including Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Deputy Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York and Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York.
 He was the Austrian Delegate to the Committee for Disarmament and International Security (First Committee) of the General Assembly and Representative to the governing bodies of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
 Mr. Stelzer was President of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board from 2005-2006, Chair of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission in 2003 and Facilitator and Chair of the Vienna Terrorism Symposiums in 2002 and 2007. He also served as a Vice-Chair of the Second Conference of States Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which he had also co-negotiated.
 His academic pursuits have included services as lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Vienna University, as well as guest lectures at SAIS Bologna.

Mag. Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

Student, Vienna University of Economy and Business, Vienna Student, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Diplomatic Academy Vienna Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Diplomatic postings, Ankara, Paris, Pretoria Department for the Middle East and Africa, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Director, Unit for Africa South of the Sahara, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy London Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Permanent Representative to the African Union, Addis Ababa Head of the Department for Internal Audit, Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, Vienna
1974-1980
1981-1981
1982-1983
since 1983
1983-1992
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-2001
2001-2006
2005-2006
2006-2007

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

Political Symposium

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26.08.2012

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The Future of European Integration Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Immigration Country Seeks Immigration Policy Plenary

27.08.2012

07:30 - 09:00 Rio + 20 – The Future of our Environment Plenary
09:30 - 11:00 Feeding Future Generations Plenary
13:00 - 14:30 Development Policy – Creative Industries Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 European Security in the 21st Century Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Social Media, Mobilisation and Political Participation Plenary

28.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30 Arab Spring: A Revolution of Expectations Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 The Future of the Young in Europe: Alpbach Expectations Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary