Munich Politics Network

Rapid advances in technology (e.g. robotics, internet of things, social media, digitization, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles) are leading to unprecedented changes in politics, society, and economy. At the same time, shock events in politics (e.g. Brexit vote, election of president Trump, or the rise of populism) question the existing liberal democracies. Against this background, the Munich Politics Network focuses on the interdisciplinary study of disruptions, characterized by major sudden displacements of existing political, economic, societal or technological structures and its rapid substitution by new structures or emerging technologies.

With the Munich Politics Network, we are creating a global network and forum of scholars, policy-makers, politicians, business group representatives to initiate a dialogue and provide answers related to current challenges in politics and technology.

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

Founder of the Munich Politics Network

SPEAKERS

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION BY INVITATION ONLY
November 22, 2018
12:00-13:00 Registration & Flying Lunch

Welcome Address

13:00 – 13:30

Speakers:
Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt

The Munich Politics Network

13:30 – 13:45

Speaker:
Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

Panel I: Disruptive Politics & Technology

13:45 – 15:00

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Helen Margetts
Political Turbulence and Collective Action

Panel:
Prof. Helen Margetts
Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Prof. Nikolaus Adams

Chair:
Prof. Miranda Schreurs

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

Panel II: Digital Innovations in Europe

15:15 – 16:30

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt
Empowering Market Participants, Seizing Opportunities

Panel:
Prof. Christoph M. Schmidt
Prof. Manfred Broy
Dr. Uhlrich Küsthardt

Chair:
Prof. Gunther Friedl

Panel III: Economic Disruptions

16:45 – 18:00

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Wieland Holfelder
Future of Work in the Context Artificial Intelligence

Panel:
Dr. Wieland Holfelder
Dr. Manfred Bischoff
Prof. Oliver Alexy
Thomas Philbeck

Chair:
Prof. Martina Schraudner

November 23, 2018
10:00-10:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

Panel IV: Cyber Security - The Challenges Ahead

10:30 – 12:00

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Jens Großklags
Cyber Security & Public Policy: Empirical and Practical Challenges

Panel:
Prof. Jens Großklags
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Wolfram von Heynitz
Eva Schulz-Kamm

Chair:
Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Panel V: Civil Society and Technological Changes

13:00 – 14:15

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Lisa Herzog
Digital, but Divided? Technology, Power, and Social Cohesion

Panel:
Prof. Lisa Herzog
Prof. Markus Lienkamp
Prof. Stefan Wurster

Chair:
Dr. Jeanne Rubner

5 INTERLINKED SPHERES

We aim to create a global network on disruptions in five interlinked spheres

Governance Sphere

Polity, politics, and policy dimensions of political and technological transformations

Economic Sphere

Emergence of large-scale internet players

Technological Sphere

Confluence of emerging technological breakthroughs

Societal Sphere

Discontent with political outcomes translated into manifestations, loss of trust in political elites

Ideational Sphere

Ideological underpinnings of technological changes

DISRUPTIONS IN

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Robotics
  • Digitization
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy Supply
  • Autonomous Driving

POLITICS

  • Accountability
  • Disintegration Challenges
  • Trade
  • Power Shifts
  • Rise of Populism

ECONOMICS

  • Sustainable Development
  • Industry 4.0
  • Inequality
  • Responsibilities
  • Multinational Internet Corporations

SOCIOLOGY

  • Discontent
  • Participation
  • Acceleration
  • Loss of Trust
  • Exclusion

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

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Hochschule für Politik München

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TUM School of Governance

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Technical University of Munich

CONTACT INFO

Hochschule für Politik München - Munich Politics Network

Tony Müller

Richard-Wagner-Str. 1, 80333 Munich, Germany

mpn@hfp.tum.de