Challenging Democracy



9th Dialogue on Science,
October 13 to 15, 2010

08:45

Opinions of the participants

Participants of the conference

09:00

Registration of Participants

10:30

Opening of the Conference

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

11:00

The Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century

Hanspeter Kriesi

University Zurich

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Klaus Hug

Life, Death and Democracy

Herbert Gottweis

University Vienna

15:00
15:30

Break

17:30

Chair: Gerd Folkers

Talk with young scientists

Young scientists

18:30

Dinner

20:00
22:00

Nightcap

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Hans Rudolf Heinimann

Troubles with Voters … and those who try to fix them

Arthur Lupia

University of Michigan 

09:30

Chair: Hans Rudolf Heinimann

Clashes of the Absolutes? Coping with moral Conflicts in Genopolitics

Wolfgang van den Daele

Social Science Research Center, Berlin

10:20

Break

11:00

Chair: Hans Rudolf Heinimann

Mass Media and Public Opinion: Manipulating or Enligthening?

Jörg Matthes

University of Zurich

12:00

Chair: Hans Rudolf Heinimann

Talk with young scientists

Young scientists

12:45

Lunch

13:00

Opinions of the participants

Participants of the conference

17:15

Evening Event on the Titlis

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Hanspeter Kriesi

Democracy in Decline?

Wolfgang Merkel

Social Science Research Center Berlin

09:25

Chair: Hanspeter Kriesi

Democratic Representation in an Internationalized and Globalized World

Stefanie Bailer

ETH Zurich

10:35

Chair: Hanspeter Kriesi

Demokratie: Present and Future

Francis Cheneval

Université libre de Bruxelles

11:30

Chair: Hanspeter Kriesi

Talk with young scientists

Young scientists

12:05

Chair: Hanspeter Kriesi

Democracy and Federalism

Arnold Koller

former Federal Councillor

12:35

Closing Remarks and Outlook

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

12:45

Farewell-Lunch

13:00

Opinions of the participants

Participants of the conference

Partner

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.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.