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AIEP 40th-Anniversary Conference

AIEP participants on the Raxalpe (2009)

Change through Exchange:

Promoting Global Leadership via Academic Exchange

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

27 and 28 October 2011

Please join us in celebrating four decades of academic exchange, as well as helping us to plot our future course with renowned speakers, colleagues, students, and friends! The conference is free and open to the public. While advanced registration is not required, we request it for our planning.

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Program Overview

Thursday, 27 October-Friday, 28 October 2011

Thursday, 27 October

Levis Faculty Center
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2:30 Registration

3:00 Welcome

Wolfgang Schlör, Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs
Barbara Sporn, Vice Rector, Research, International Affairs, and External Relations, Vienna
   University of Economics and Business
Bruce Murray, Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, AIEP Director

GLBL 298 participants at the Salzburg Global Seminar (2011)

3:15-4:45 Academic Exchange: A Transatlantic Perspective
Address: Thomas Schnöll, Consul General, Republic of Austria

“Transatlantic Relations – Prospects for Advancing Cooperation” Abstract

Panel Discussion: Academic Exchange in the Humanities: Historical Foundations, Current Initiatives, and Transatlantic/Global Perspectives

Smith Music Hall – Memorial Room
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Concert/Lecture Gesprächskonzert

William Kinderman, Professor, School of Music

Von der ironischen Karikatur zum genialen Kunstwerk: Beethovens Diabelli-Variationen (Transformations of the "Cobbler's Patch": Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations as an Artistic Microcosm)

Friday, 28 October

66 Library Auditorium
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8:30 Registration

GLBL 298 participants at UNO City (2007)

9:15-10.45 Global Issues and the Role of the Humanities

Film screening: Josef Haslinger, Nachtasyl: Heimat der Heimatlosen (Night Asylum: Home for the Homeless). ZDF, 2010.

Keynote Lecture: Josef Haslinger, Austrian author, Professor, University Leipzig

“Narrating Integration: One Story at a Time” Abstract

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:00 Discussion

AIEP participants reforesting in Vienna with Mayor Michael Häupl (2009)

Business Instructional Facility: Deloitte Auditorium
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2:00-3:15 The Business of Environmental Sustainability and Academic Exchange

Keynote Lectures:

Don Fullerton, Gutgsell Professor of Finance and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Illinois

“The Contrary Claims of a Cranky Conservationist” Abstract

Sigrid Stagl, Professor, Institute for the Environment and Regional Development, WU Wien

“Sustainability Entrepreneurship” Abstract

3:15-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:00 Academic Exchange and Global Leadership: Visions for the Future

Address: Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Executive Director, Austrian-American Educational Commission, Vienna

“`Change through Exchange´: Promoting Global Leadership via Academic Exchange" Abstract


Barbara Sporn, Vice Rector, Research, International Affairs, and External Relations, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Lottelis Moser, Head, Office for Research Services and International Relations, University of Vienna


Barbara Hancin-Bhatt, Assistant Dean and Director, International Programs, LAS

Christine Gozdziak, Assistant Dean, International Programs, College of Business

5:00-5:15 Concluding Remarks: Bruce Murray