Vienna Festival Symposium

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Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

Event Details

Date:
Monday, February 24, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
Location:
Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
Event type
Conference  

Event Description


VIENNA’S HISTORY AND LEGACY OF THE PAST 150 YEARS

 

Monday, February 24, 2014: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
PANEL I: VIENNA 1860 TO 1914: CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND POLITICS

Discussion and reception: Human creativity and the roots of societal breakdown;
The role and ethical use of art in society and politics

Participants:

Welcome remarks: Andreas Mailath-Pokorny - Cultural Councilor, City of Vienna
Eric Kandel - Neuroscientist Nobel Laureate, Columbia University
Christian Meyer - Director, Schönberg Center, Vienna
Dominique Meyer - Director, Vienna State Opera
Helga Rabl-Stadler - President, Salzburg Festival
Franz Welser-Möst - Music Director, Vienna State Opera
Moderator: Carol Off - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Host – “As It Happens”



Thursday, February 27, 2014: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
PANEL II: HOW DID THE CULTURED, CREATIVE SOCIETY OF VIENNA LOSE ITS MORAL COMPASS - COMING TO TERMS WITH HISTORY

Discussion and reception: Progression of discrimination and atrocity;
The ethics of remembrance and steps to reconciliation

Participants:
Stuart Eizenstat - Former Under Secretary of State & Deputy Secretary of Treasury
Clemens Hellsberg - Chairman and Violinist, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Oliver Rathkolb - Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna
Alexandra Starr - New America Foundation
Moderator: Morley Safer - CBS Journalist – “60 Minutes”



Friday, February 28, 2014: Noon to 2:00 pm
PANEL III: A GLOBAL ETHIC, CONTEMPORARY RISKS AND APPROPRIATE RESPONSES – LESSONS OF HISTORY

Discussion and lunch: What history teaches us about contemporary conditions and risks;
Universal moral concerns and the prospects for global recourse

Participants:
Louise Arbour - President International Crisis Group, Former International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor
Robert Hormats, Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff - Senior Austrian Diplomat, Ambassador to Czech Republic
Moderator: Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal - Under Secretary General of the UN

 

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