Speakers 2024

Harald Pechlaner

Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Roland Benedikter

Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Interdisciplinary Anticipation and Global-Local Transformation, Eurac Research

Manfred B. Steger

Professor of Transnational Sociology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu

Jennifer Altehenger

Professor at the Faculty of History, Oxford University

James H. Mittelman

Professor at the School of International Service, American University

Kathleen Schlütter

Research Fellow at the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Leipzig University

Ingrid Kofler

Researcher and Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tommaso Durante

Teaching Associate at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Zoe Krueger Weisel

Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research

Henning Vöpel

Chairman of the Center for European Policy and Professor of Economics at the BSP Business and Law School

Manisha Desai

Professor and Executive Director of The Center for Changing Systems of Power, Stony Brook University

Sebastiano Maffettone

Professor at the Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli”, LUISS

Christoph Kircher

Sociologist at the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Speakers 2022

Joanita Babirye

Climate Justice Advocate and Co-founder Girls for Climate Action, Uganda

Jane Bennett

Professor in African Feminist Studies, University of Cape Town and Deputy-Dean (Staffing), Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Armin Bernhard

Researcher and Lecturer at the Free University of Bolzano, Co-founder of the Obervinschgau Citizens’ Association (BGO), Italy

Judith Butler

Maxine Elliot Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

Arianna Miriam Fiumefreddo

President of the LGBTI+ Association Arcigay Südtirol Centaurus, Italy

Christoph May

Founder of the Detox Masculinity Institute, Researcher and Consultant, Germany

Margaret McLaren

Professor of Philosophy and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Endowed Chair, Rollins College, USA

Amy Oyekunle

Lead Consultant at Monii Development Consult and Gender and Development Activist, Nigeria

Oyeronke Oyewumi

Professor of Sociology, Africana and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, Nigeria/USA

Barbara Plagg

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of General Practice and Public Health, lecturer at the Free University of Bolzano and founder of Südtirols Sisters (SUSI)

Ina Praetorius

Postpatriarchal Ethicist and Writer, Germany/Switzerland

Sarah Trevisiol

Director of the Women’s Museum in Merano

Julia Unterberger

Senator of the Italian Republic

Corey Wrenn

Lecturer of Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements at the University of Kent, UK

Speakers 2021

Jutta Allmendinger

Berlin Social Science Center, Germany

Roland Benedikter

Center for Advanced Studies, Italy

Chiara Bottici

Associate Professor of Philosophy
New School for Social Research, New York City, USA

Kathryn E. Bouskill

Associate Director
RAND Center for Global Risk and Security
Santa Monica, USA

Ingrid Brodnig

Journalist, Columnist and Author, Austria

Anna Ganthaler

Transformational Strategy & Business Design
TUI Group

James Giordano

Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Biochemistry
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Alexey Gromyko

Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Mirjam Gruber

Center for Advanced Studies, Italy

Ingrid Kofler

Senior Researcher
Center for Advanced Studies, Italy

Robert Mudida

Institute for Public Policy & Governance
Strathmore University Business School, Nairobi, Kenia

Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Peter Oberparleiter

GKN Powder Metallurgy
London, UK and Bruneck-Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy

Manfred Schweigkofler

Stage Director, Creative Consultant, South Tyrol; WeQ-Ambassador, Italy

Harald Pechlaner

Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research, Italy

Dieter Steger

Republic of Italy, Rome

Manfred B. Steger

Globalization Researcher and Professor
University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Werner Weidenfeld

Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich, Germany