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SUMMA SUMMARUM 2017

Unexpected political decisions, ongoing religious and global conflicts, terrorist threats, a populist-fueled crisis of confidence in existing systems, social media targeting to influence opinions, and the rapid development of new technologies, intelligent systems, and...
Rainer Nowak at the DIALOGUE

Politics will remain a craftsmanship

Markus Hengstschläger spoke in a DIALOGUE with Rainer Nowak, the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Die Presse, about politics as an event, career changers, media and false news. With Rainer Nowak, Markus Hengstschläger discussed the...

America’s foreign policy in the 21st century

Foreign policy expert James M. Lindsay and historian Mitchell G. Ash discussed the future of American engagement in the world. Lindsay is Senior Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations, the most important...
Discussions at Sunday

The Illusion of Control

Is the world out of control? Unexpected political decisions, the weakening of the European Union by Brexit, the apparent insolvability of religious and world-political conflicts, terrorist threats and a populist heated crisis of confidence in...
Markus Hengstschläger and Paul Lendvai at the Plenum 2017

The World needs Trust and Control

At the Surprise Factors PLENUM, Michael Strugl, Paul Lendvai, Kai Diekmann, Lord Brian Griffiths, Alan Webber, Andrea Bruce and Markus Hengstschläger gave insights into the many things that seem to be out of control...
RoundTABLE with Walter R. Mead

Democracy is the most entertaining form of government

Pre-elections have only just started in the U.S. and they arouse interest all over the world. Walter Russell Mead shared insights on the candidates’ standings and various viewpoints as well as their possible impact on...
Oswald Metzger at the Symposium 2015

Transparency and fertile unrest: A better democracy

The political maverick from Germany and one of the experts at the SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM “From Good to Great” 2015, Oswald Metzger, recommended an transparent and open dialogue between politicians and citizens in order...

Europe and the United States need each other

At the roundTABLE with Lee Brudvig from the U.S. Embassy Vienna the future of transatlantic cooperation was discussed in light of the recent media coverage on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Program (TTIP). Europe and...
Karel Schwarzenberg at the Symposium 2014

Europe must not become Venice

Karel Schwarzenberg, born in 1937, has seen many political boundaries emerge and disappear in his life. Schwarzenberg is rooted in the whole of Central Europe and therefore "boundless". In 1989 Schwarzenberg was awarded the...
Eugen Freund at the DIALOGUE

America before the election

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR - Future Research Institute is already tackling the issues of tomorrow, and therefore discusses on the day before the US presidential election with Eugen Freund on the political system in America, its...
30.09.2021 14:00 - 17:30
Academia Superior – Gesellschaft für Zukunftsforschung