Agenda Andorra Session 2016

Agenda Andorra Session 2016

  1. 12 June 2016 21:00

    Welcome Dinner

  2. 11:30-13:00

    Panel I: Re-thinking Globalisation

    Glob­al­i­sa­tion is cur­rently a trend we respond to, rather than a force we can har­ness. As com­pa­nies out­source pro­duc­tion to ben­e­fit from cheap labour and lim­ited social pro­tec­tions, we risk a global “race to the bot­tom” in terms of stan­dards, as well as struc­tural unem­ploy­ment in the West. The flag­ship trade agree­ments of our time, such as TTIP, are […]

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  3. 13:00-14:30

    Lunch

  4. 14:30-16:00

    Panel II: Building a 21st Century Economy

    Tech­nol­ogy and glob­al­i­sa­tion are already chal­leng­ing us to rethink our eco­nomic poli­cies, but even more pro­found changes are on the hori­zon. The growth of the shar­ing econ­omy presents a chal­lenge to tra­di­tional tax, pen­sion and social secu­rity poli­cies, and con­se­quently the finan­cial secu­rity of both soci­eties and gov­ern­ments, and — as peo­ple shift increas­ingly away from […]

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  5. 20:00

    Manuscript exhibition dedicated to the 875th Anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi

  6. 20:30

    Gala Dinner

    Hosted by Oscar Ribas Reig, Prime Min­is­ter of Andorra (1982–1984; 1990–1994)

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  7. 14 June 2016 10:00-11:30

    Panel III: “The Trump Effect”

    From Don­ald Trump in the USA to Le Pen and Wilders in Europe, vot­ers in estab­lished democ­ra­cies increas­ingly iden­tify with apo­lit­i­cal per­son­al­i­ties who express anti-establishment sen­ti­ments and favour reac­tionary poli­cies. Above all, they employ anti-immigrant rhetoric to appeal to working-class vot­ers who have been dis­pro­por­tion­ately affected by eco­nomic migra­tion and out­sourc­ing. As fledg­ling democ­ra­cies and devel­op­ing coun­tries […]

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  8. 11:30-12:00

    Coffee Break

  9. 12:00-13:30

    Panel IV: The Future Political Map

    Rep­re­sen­ta­tive national gov­ern­ments are expe­ri­enc­ing a par­a­digm shift. In Scot­land and Cat­alo­nia, but also in Don­bas and the Cau­ca­sus, regional inde­pen­dence move­ments are enjoy­ing unprece­dented suc­cess. Ref­er­enda are becom­ing increas­ingly com­mon as decision-making tools, the glare of social media rep­re­sents a new form of account­abil­ity, and the line between social move­ments and polit­i­cal par­ties is becom­ing blurred. […]

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  10. 14:00-15:30

    Lunch