Conference Program

1st Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics

“Towards International Resource Fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies”

4 – 6 December 2014, Centre for International Development, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Vienna


December 4, 2014

Public Opening Event:

"The Role of Fairness in International Resource Politics"


17:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Members of Organizing Committee
17:15 Keynote Lecture: “Resource fairness from the point of view of global justice”
Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
18:00 Comments
“The role of normative concepts in struggles over natural resources”
Kristina Dietz, Researcher at the Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin
“Conceptualizations of resource fairness in international law”
Isabel Feichtner, Ass. Professor for Law and Economics, J.W.Goethe Univ., Frankfurt/M
18:30 Public Discussion
Facilitator: Werner Raza, ÖFSE – Austrian Foundation for Development Research
19:30 Wine Reception

December 5, 2014

08:30 Conference Registration
09:00 Conference Opening
Karin Küblböck & Werner Raza, ÖFSE
09:30 Plenary Session I: 
Resource Extraction as a Development Model? 
Current Pathways and Conflicts
Khin Zaw Win
Maristella Svampa (via Skype)
Martin Coy
Facilitator: Melanie Pichler
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Parallel Workshops 
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Parallel Workshops 
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Plenary Session II: 
National and international Governance of Natural Resources
Isabel Feichtner
Chris Armstrong
Karin Küblböck
Facilitator: Christina Plank
19:30 Conference Dinner

December 6, 2014

09:00 Parallel Workshops 
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Parallel Workshops 
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Closing Session: 
Future Research Needs and Transdisciplinary Knowledge Integration
14:40 Directions for future research - based on workshop outcomes
Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna
15:10 Transdisciplinary Knowledge Transfer - how does and can it work?
Christoph Görg, University of Kassel
15:30 Working Groups on identified research needs and
16:30 Summary and Outlook
Facilitators: Karin Küblböck & Ulrich Brand
17:00 End of Conference


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