Growth - Contraint or Opportunity



7th Dialogue on Science,
October 15 to 17, 2008

08:30

Registration of Participants

10:30

Introduction to the conference

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

11:00

Chair: Klaus Hug

Introduction to the conference

Martina Weiss

Programme director

12:00

Chair: Klaus Hug

Introduction to the topic “Growth”

Joel Mokyr

Northwestern University, Evanston

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Reinhard Nesper

Economic Growth and Welfare

Hansjörg Siegenthaler

University of Zurich

15:00

Chair: Reinhard Nesper

Panel discussion Growth: Goals & Achievements – Hazards & Disadvantages

Kuno Rüst / Gerd Folkers / Paul Embrechts

Monastery of Engelberg / ETH Zurich / ETH Zurich

16:00

Chair: Reinhard Nesper

Workshops

Members of Studienstiftung as Facilitator and Rapporteurs

18:30

Dinner

20:00

Chair: Dominik Galliker

Public Evening (in German): Wachstum – Fluch oder Segen?

Participants

22:00

Nightcap

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Michelle Grant

Making development aid work: New methods in impact evaluation

Dina Pomeranz

Harvard University, Boston

10:30

Chair: Michelle Grant

What kind of Growth in Our Countries?

Moderatoren und YES Team

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Chair: Jakob Nüesch

Banking Growth: Compulsory or Voluntary

Werner H. Peyer

UBS, Zurich

14:30

Chair: Jakob Nüesch

Chinese Success – A Miracle!?

Ling Shen

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

16:00

Chair: Jakob Nüesch

Wherewith can one be satisfied?

David Steindl-Rast

Network for Grateful Living

17:30

Evening Event on the Titlis

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Felicitas Pauss

Growth and Ecology: Where are the Limits?

Lucas Bretschger

ETH, Zurich

09:30

Chair: Felicitas Pauss

Political Institutions and Economic Growth

Gebhard Kirchgässner

University of St. Gallen

10:30

Chair: Felicitas Pauss

Old Sciences for a new type of Progress?

Ernst von Weizsäcker

Donald Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, Santa Barbara

11:30

Chair: Jakob Nüesch

Reflections

Doris Leuthard

Federal Government Councillor, Bern

12:30

Chair: Jakob Nüesch

Closing Remarks and Outlook

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

12:45

Farewell-Lunch

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Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

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