Veranstaltungen: Dokumentation


Biographies of the Speakers

Attila Ágh
born in Budapest, in 1941; PhD. in European Sciences in Nancy (France) in 1967; Full Professor in 1978; between 1990 and 2002 Head of Political Science Department at the Budapest University of Economics; Director of the Hungarian Centre for Democracy Studies; in the 1990s conducted research on the democratization in East Central Europe and the Balkans, summarization in two books, The Politics of Central Europe (Sage, 1998) and Emerging Democracies in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Edward Elgar, 1998); in 2001 book with Geoffrey Pridham "Prospects for democratic consolidation in East-Central Europe"; recently been charged with the preparation and coordination of the reform of Hungarian public administration.

Miriam Anati
Director of the Open Society Institute's EU Accession Monitoring Program (EUMAP) based in Budapest (EUMAP monitors human rights and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior position: in charge of advocacy and communication within the same program; several years working on EU enlargement issues and other EU related areas, (within the EU institutions and later for a public affairs consultant) in Brussels.

Marianne Bonnard
Professional experiences: Since Sept.2002: for example Young European Federalists, European Secretariat, Brussels; Secretary General; Sept. 2001-Aug.2002 Young European Federalists, European Secretariat, Brussels; March-April 2001 Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V., Berlin; July 2000 Siemens AG – Transportation Systems, Erlangen; extracuriccular activities: Since 1999 Active member of the Young European Federalists at local, national and European levels. Regular participation in various international activities

Charlotte Ann Bretherton
Date of Birth19th March 1945; Education: 1975-1978 Liverpool Polytechnic BA Hons (First) Politics; University of Liverpool, MA (Distinction) Latin American Studies; Present Post: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Relations/European Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 1990-present; Recent publications: The European Union as a Global Actor (with John Vogler), London, Routledge, 1999; ‘The European Union as a Trade and Environmental Activist: Contradictory Roles?´ (with John Vogler) Journal of Economic Integration 15(2), 163-194, 1999; Gender Mainstreaming and EU Enlargement: Swimming against the tide?´ Journal of European Public Policy 8(1), 60-81, 2000

Alicja Magdalena Herbowska
Date of birth: 21.06.1977; Education: September 2002 – January 2003:London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; 14 January 2002: awarded Master of Arts in European Studies, University of Exeter, UK; Member of the European Youth Convention.

Otmar Hoell
Born February 21, 1948 in Linz/Austria, married, two children; since 1996 Austrian Institute for International Affairs – OIIP: Responsible Director for the only Austrian Research Institute in International Relations; Professional Experiences: since 1996 Austrian Institute for International Affairs - OIIP, Vienna: Director; 1994 – 1995 Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich: Professor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut for International Relations; 1991 – 1995 University of Vienna: Guest-Professor at the Institute for Political Science; Main research areas: European Integration/Austrian foreign policy; Globalization and international system dynamics/policies regarding development and environment (sustainability); comprehensive security; crisis and conflict research; political psychology.

Gyula Horn
Date of Birth July 5, 1932; married, two children; Education: Graduation Don-Rostov College of Economics and Finance 1954; higher degree in Economic Science 1976; 1994-1998 Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary; Author of over 100 articles and essays published in the hungarian and international periodicals; Awards: 1991 Karl Prize for work towards European Unification, Aachen; 1994 Gold Europe Award, Budapest.

Andras Inotai
Ph. D., born in 1943; from July 1, 1991 general director of the Institute for World Economics, Budapest; Main publications and books: A globalizáció kihívásai és Magyarország (Challenges of Globalization and Hungary) Ed. by György Földes and András Inotai, Napvilág Kiadó, 2001; On the Way. Hungary and the European Union, 1998; Visiting Professor, Columbia University, New York, Fall Semester 2002-2003. Other professional activities: Chairman of the Board of the Foundation on European Studies (Europe 2002); Member of the Board of Directors, Hungarian Development Bank.

Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann
Dr., Date of Birth: 23.01.1955, Berlin; Current functions: Member of European Parliament: Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Member); Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs (Substitute); Delegation for relations with Japan (Member), Vice-Chair of Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left; Member of the PDS Publications: Grundrechtecharta der Europäischen Union. Mitglieder und Beobachter des Konvents berichten, Bonn; Frieden schaffen! Mit UNO-Waffen? Berlin 2000 (Hrsg.); Die Euro-Falle. Plädoyer für ein soziales Europa, Berlin 1999.

Brigitte Krech
Master´s in Geography, Political Science, and Marketing from Mannheim University/Budapest University of Economic Science and Public Administration; work experience: Election observer for OSCE in Ukraine, Romania - as well as Council of Europe in Kosovo; Delegation of the European Commission to the International Organisations in Vienna/OSCE section; European Parliament, Service of International Cooperation/DG IV, Brussels; Project Manager; project on minorities in Romania; Haniel Foundation/AEGEE Europe.

Thomas Krüger
born in 1959. Trained in plastic industries in Fürstenwalde; studied Theology in Berlin and Eisenach, was a founding member in 1989 of the SPD in the GDR, in 1990 Krüger became the General Manager of the SPD in Berlin (east); First Deputy Chair of the mayor of East Berlin, 1990-1992 Deputy Chair of the complete SPD in Berlin, 1991-1994 Secretary for Youth and Family in Berlin; 1994-1998 member of the German Parliament, member of the Executive Committee of the cultural platform of the SPD and member of the International City Commission, Berlin; Since July 2000 Krüger is the President of the Federal Agency of Civic Education, Germany.

Magdalena Larsén
Development Director at the Institute for Citizenship in the UK since 1998 (identifies, develops and fundraises for new projects, particularly within the areas of European citizenship and elections); Prior activities: Public Affairs Officer, UK Office of the European Parliament; Education: MA in Political Science, University of Lund, including two years of graduate studies at the University of Bologna and the University of California, Irvine; currently studying for a Ph.D. within the field of European integration, University of Westminster.

Steve Mees
born in Rumst (Belgium), July 19, 1981; education: 1993-1999 High School Boom - Human Sciences; 1997-2000 Part-time Arts Education: Arts and Theatre, Rhetoric (with highest distinction); 1999-2004 Master in Public Administration, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels (Belgium); Internship at the Urban Development Agency, City of Antwerp; Practical experince: August 1999 Administrative Assistant, Ministry of the Interior (Foreigners Office); September 2000 Administrative Assistant, Ministry of the Interior (Foreigners Office); Chairman of local discussion group "Youngsters and Local Democracy" (2001-2003); Member of the General Meeting - Youth Council Boom (1998-2003).

Juergen Meyer
Prof. Dr., date of Birth: 26. 3. 1936, Duesseldorf, Germany; Current functions: Member of the German Bundestag since 1990, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the EU, Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Deputy Spokesman of the working group on legal policy of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag; Education: Law Studies in Münster and Berlin, graduating in 1959; doctorate in 1963; Member of the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg; Publications: for instance: The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Convergence of Common Law and Civil Law, in: Neighbours in Law, Freiburg 2001, p. 187 f; Die EU ist eine Wertegemeinschaft, ZRP (Zeitschrift fuer Rechtspolitik) 2000, 114 f.

Urszula Pallasz
Counsellor, European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Poland; Born 1962 in Warsaw; Professional Experiences: 1980-1985 - Studies of German language and literature at the Warsaw University; from 1991- to date Ministry of Foreign Affaires; 1991-1995 – Embassy in Cologne (Bonn), political section; 1995-1999 – head of "bilateral" section in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires (Germany, Austria, Switzerland); 1999-2002 – deputy head of Polish Embassy in Berlin; from 2002 – European Union Department, European Convention section

Petr Pavlik
Ph.D. acts currently as the chair of the Center for Gender Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy & Arts, Charles University, Prague; he joined the Center in 2000 after graduating from the Bowling Green State University, Ohio, with Ph.D. in communication; his course load includes: Introduction to Gender Studies, Gender and Media and Gender and Science; his main research interests concern gender analysis of the media and implementation of the gender-equality policy in the Czech Republic.

Manuela Schauerhammer
born in Germany on 26 march 1980; education: Sept. 2002 – Jan. 2003 Institut d´Etudes Politiques (SciencesPolitiques), Rennes, France, university semester abroad; since Oct. 2000 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Studies of "Frankreichstudien": French and Political Science Relevant political/social activities: Zukunftskongress, Jusos Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany, since January 2002 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; class spokeswoman 4th promotion "Frankreichstudien", member of a student self-government organization; work Experience: June 2001 – Sept. 2002 DaimlerChrysler Services GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Project assistance VMZ Berlin (traffic management centre Berlin); March/April 2002 Euromission – Le Leader, Avignon, France, trainee (district communication and edition) in this European Information Centre

Norbert Schreiber
seit 1966 tätig als Journalist; Ausbildung: Zeitungsvolontariat und Studium der Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie und Kommunikationswissenschaft; seit 1999 im Programmbereich Politik (u.a.Politiksendung "Frankfurter Gespräch") des Hessischen Rundfunks; Politikberater für Staatsministerin Dr. Hildegard Hamm-Brücher; Gründung der europäischen Journalistenorganisation european journalists ev. 2001 (Vizepräsident der Organisation,; u.a. Veröffentlichung der Bücher "Die Zukunft unserer Demokratie" und "Die aufgeklärte Republik".

Maria Stratigaki
born in Athens, Greece in 1955; Education: studies of economics, sociology and women´s studies in Athens, Paris and New York ; Ph.D. in sociology of work; Working experiences: private business from 1974-1987; European Commission (DG V- Equal Opportunities Unit) from 1991-1999; tasks in the EC included action promoting women in the decision-making, design of EU gender mainstreaming strategy ; Director of the Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) in Greece 1999-2002 (designing of positive actions in favour of women and gender mainstreaming in the Community Support Framework (2000-2006); President of the Advisory Committee of Equal Opportunities of the European Commission (2003)

István Stumpf
Dr., date of birth: August 5, 1957, Sárospatak; married, four children; Education: 1977–1982 "ELTE" Faculty of Law, degree in law; 1983–1985 "ELTE" Faculty of Humanities, degree in sociology; 1995 PhD in Political Science; 1998–2002 Minister, Prime Minister´s Office; International Political Science Association, Research Committee for Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems, Presidium Member; 2002 – present President of Századvég School of Politics Foundation.

Gilles Van der Stuyft
born 12.10.1983, Wilrijk (Antwerp); Academic activities: Secondary school: St. Eduardus, Antwerp; Diploma: economics and modern languages+ business economics; currently: student in political science, university of Leuven; Political activities: member of the board of directors LVSV (Liberaal Vlaams Studentenverbond); member of the VLD (Flemish liberal democratic party); member of jong-VLD (Youngsters department of the VLD party); journalist of, Belgian political portal site

Faik Tunay
Date of birth: 05/03/1981, Istanbul; Education: University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey; Concentration: Econometrýcs; Experience: Logistics Department; Honors: Member of The Youth Conventýon; Member of The Youth Executýve Committee(Motherland Party), Responsýble from Foreýgn Affaýrs.

Fernando Vallespin
Political Science Professor at the Autónoma University in Madrid; Vice-chancellor and Chair of the Political Science Department Autónoma University in Madrid ; in the past Fellow at Harvard University in the USA and Frankfurt and Heidelberg Universities in Germany; presently directing the Centro de Teoría Política (Center for Political Theory), an autonomous institution linked to the University; Publications: for instance: El futuro de la política (Madrid: Taurus, 2.000), also written more than 60 different articles and book chapters, mainly on Political Theory and Political Science in different foreign and Spanish Journals ; columnist in the Spanish newspaper ‘El País´.

David Vaughan
Editor-in-Chief of Radio Prague, the international service of Czech Radio, for the last five years; Professional Experiences: correspondent for the BBC World Service; often written for the Czech and British press, also worked for television; documentary film "The Second Life of Lidice", played a central role in commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the Lidice tragedy in 2002; 2001 top Czech radio award, the Prix Bohemia for his radio documentary "A Tale of Two Villages"; Education: Studies of modern languages at Oxford University (Balliol College) 1984-1988; Member of the international broadcasters´ working group of the European Broadcasting Union.

Hans Vorlaender
born in 1954 in Wuppertal; Studies of Law, Political Schience and Philosophy in Bonn and Geneva, doctorate from the University of Bonn and Habilitation from the University of Essen; Fields of research: political theory, history of political thought, constitutionalism, party politics and comparative politics; Publications: Verfassung und Konsens (1981); Sozialer Liberalismus (ed.) (1986); Verfall oder Renaissance des Liberalismus (ed.) (1987), Integration durch Verfassung (ed.) (2002); President of the German Political Science Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft); Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education; Vice-Chairman of the President-Theodor-Heuss-Foundation, Stuttgart.

Brigitte Young
Prof., International and Comparative Political Economist at the Institute of Political Science, University of Münster since 1999; in 2000 appointed as Expert Advisor to the high-level Enquete-Commission of the German Parliament on "Globalization of the World Economy - Challenges and Responses" (Final Report of the Commission can be found under; research areas: globalization, financial markets, GATS, International political economy, feminist economics, and multimedia intercultural education; recent English-language publications include: Gender, Globalization, and Democratization (co-edited, 2001); Triumph of the Fatherland: German Unification and the Marginalization of Women (1999); for further Information:

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