Preliminary Programme for the 2018 Vienna Conference on Strategy, 25-29 June 2018, NDA, Vienna

(the lecturers/panellists listed have agreed/been invited to attend)

Part 1:

39th Dialogue in Cultural Studies - Perspectives of Strategic Thinking  

25th of June 2018

 

09:00

Welcome Address

 

09:15

Some Variables Affecting Erroneous Cognition in Strategic Decision-Making

Günther Fleck
PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

10:00

Coping with Surprise - the Role of Perception in Strategic Analysis

Robert Schmidle
Lieutenant General (Ret.), PhD, Center on the Future of War, Arizona State University, AZ, USA

10:45

Coffee Break

 

11:15

Perspectives of Strategic Thought, Paradigms, and Ideengeschichte

Donald Abenheim
Professor, PhD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA

12:00

Lunch

 

13:30

How can Africans, e.g. Congolese, contribute to a global strategic and cultural way of thinking that leads to a win-win situation for both Africa, Europe, and the rest of the world

Kabeya Kasongo,
Multilingual Cross-Cultural & African Geopolitics Consultant, Mainz, Germany

14:15

Strategic Thinking on Skill Development: Preparing for the Unexpected

Johannes Lehner,
Professor, PhD, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Eva Gatarik,
PhD, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Rainer Born,
Professor, PhD, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

15:00

Coffee Break

 

15:30

Strategic Thinking – A powerful Tool to Cope with Uncertainty

Wolfgang Peischel,
Brigadier General, PhD, National Defence Academy, Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

26th of June 2018

 

09:00

Strategic Thinking – A Milestone between Creativity and Innovation

Shulamith Kreitler,
Professor, PhD, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

09:45

Open World Hermeneutics as a Source of Strategic Thinking

Laszlo Ropolyi,
PhD, Eötvös Lórand University, Budapest, Hungary

10:30

Coffee Break

 

11:00

Misjudging the Strategic Thinking of the “Other”

Dan Schueftan,
Professor, PhD, National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa, Israel

11:45

End of Symposium

 

 

Part 2:

‘Re-thinking Strategy - “Narratives, Cyber, Hybridity, Resilience, new phenomena, old wine in new skins or simply a “mobile army of metaphors”?’

ATTENTION: The ÖMZ-EMPA Conference will be recorded and be made available (in the original language) via YouTube live stream – accessible via the ÖMZ homepage (https://www.oemz-online.at)

 

26. Juni 2018

1230

words of welcome by the Secretary General

Col Mag. Dr. Wolfgang BAUMANN
Secretary General, Austrian Ministry of Defense

1300

lecture:
words of welcome, introduction to conference goals and schedule

BrigGen MMag. Dr. Wolfgang PEISCHEL
Editor-in-Chief, Austrian Military Journal (ÖMZ)

1335

panel:
Strategy and geosciences, geopolitics, geostrategy
chair:
Dipl.-Pol. Jörg-Dietrich NACKMAYR

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c.mult. Wulf LAPINS
Prof. Dr. Friedrich W. KORKISCH
Dr. Mauro MANTOVANI
ao. Univ.-Prof. MMag. DDr. Christian STADLER

1445

Coffee Break

 

1515

panel:
Maritime aspects of strategy in the sense of a leading discipline also in the area of the global commons
chair:
MjrGen Mag.
Bruno G. HOFBAUER

Rear Adm (R) Bernt GRIMSTVEDT
FltlAdm Karsten SCHNEIDER
KptLt Dipl.-Pol. Laura OHLENDORF
FKpt André PECHER
FKpt Markus GEGNER

 

1645

lecture:
Unchanging principles of military action in peace, crisis
and war

chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

MjrGen (retd.) Christian E. O. MILLOTAT
Head, Southwest Division of the Clausewitz Gesellschaft
Manuela R. KRUEGER, B.Ed.
Deputy Head and Manager, Forum Mainz of the German Atlantic Society

1740

lecture:
Hard Power in Hard Times
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Prof. Dr.phil. Janne HAALAND MATLARY
Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

1835

lecture:
The challenges of the new global energy situation to our geopolitical understanding of strategy
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Dr. Frank RADTKE
CEO and publisher, GEM Global Energy Media ltd

1915

words of welcome by the Commandant of the NDA

LtGen Mag. Erich CSITKOVITS
Commandant of the Austrian National Defence Academy

ab 1930

Icebreaker

 

 

 

 

27. Juni 2018

0800
parallel

panel
Strategy and philosophy, education as a strategic resource
chair:
Mag.
Dr. Paul ERTL

Prof. Dr. Claus Freiherr von ROSEN
Col (GS) Dr. Dipl. Paed. Uwe HARTMANN, MA
Col (GS) Mmag. DDr. Andreas STUPKA
Prof. Tihamér MARGITAY

0800
parallel

panel
Strategy and history/history of strategy, analysis of strategic thinkers
chair:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang ETSCHMANN

Prof. Donald J. STOKER
Col Ulrich KLEYSER, MA
Dr. Anders McD SOOKERMANY

0920

Coffee Break

 

0935

panelinformation respectively summary:
Strategy and history/history of strategy, analysis of strategic thinkers
and
Strategy and philosophy, education as a strategic resource

HR Prof. Dr. Wolfgang ETSCHMANN
HR Mag. Dr. Paul ERTL

0955

panel:
Economy, Energy, Ressources
chair:
Col (GS) MMag.
HOLLERER

Dr. Frank RADTKE
Dr.rer.soc.oec., MBA Michael KÖNIG
Dr. Stefan BERGSMANN
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Herbert STRUNZ, Ph.D.
BrigGen Prof. DDr. Harald PÖCHER

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Josef BOGENSPERGER

1130

lecture:
„Diplomacy and Foreign Politics“ and „Tactic and Strategy“
chair:

Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

BM Dr. Karin KNEISSL

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

1210

lunch break

 

1255

lecture:
Nordic strategic interdependence
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

MjrGen (retd.) Karlis NERETNIEKS
Lecturer, Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciencies

1345
parallel

panel:
Strategy and the technical sciences
chair:
BrigGen (retd.)
Dr. Gerhard L. FASCHING

Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara HINTERSTOISSER
Prof. Dr. Thomas GÖRNITZ
Col Mag. Dr. Bernhard RICHTER
em. o. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c.mult. Herbert MANG, PhD

1345
parallel

panel:
Strategy and medicine/biology/biotechnology/biogenetics
chair:
Univ.-Prof.
Prim. Dr. Harald HERTZ

Prof. Dr. Harald HARBICH
Prof. Dr. med. Yskert von KODOLITSCH
Prof. Dr. mult. Nikolaus KNOEPFFLER

1505

Coffee Break

 

1525

panelinformation respectively summary:
Strategy and the technical sciences
and
Strategy and medicine/biology/biotechnology/biogenetics

BrigGen (retd.) Dr. Gerhard L. FASCHING
Univ.-Prof. Prim. Dr. Harald HERTZ

1540

lecture:
TBA
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

BrigGen MMag. Dr. Wolfgang PEISCHEL
Editor-in-Chief, Austrian Military Journal (ÖMZ)

1635

panel:
The core subject strategy as an element of military science and as a control instance for the subject Strategy, including the theory of war.
chair:
Prof. Dr. Friedrich W. KORKISCH

BrigGen (retd.) Mag. Horst WALTHER
Col (retd.)
Siegfried LAUTSCH
GenMjr Prof. Boguslaw PACEK
Prof. Jan Willem HONIG

GenMjr Bengt ANDERSSON

1810

lecture:
Back to the cold war? Development in the Baltic sea.
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

GenMjr Bengt ANDERSSON
Royal Swedish Marines (reserve)

ab 1850

dinner

 

 

 

 

28. Juni 2018

0800
parallel

panel:
religion, values, interculturalism
chair:
BrigGen Mag.
Roman SCHUH, MBA

MilSupIntdt Priv.-Doz. DDr. Karl-Reinhart TRAUNER
Col Mag. Georg EBNER
MilSup Mag. Stefan GUGEREL

Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Dr. Christian HANUS

0800
parallel

panel:
Strategic culture - Fokus strategic culture and geostrategy
chair:
Dr. Thomas PANKRATZ

Mag. Dr. Felix SCHNEIDER
Chiara LIBISELLER, MA
Prof. Ryszard SZPYRA
Ewa FRONCZAK, MA

0920

Coffee Break

 

0935

panelinformation respectively summary:
religion, values, interculturalism
and
Strategic culture - Fokus strategic culture and geostrategy

Dr. Thomas PANKRATZ
BrigGen Mag. Roman SCHUH, MBA

0955

panel:
strategy consultation in the area of supporting political decision-making ("Practitioners")
chair:
BrigGen Walter Feichtinger

Prof. Dan SCHUEFTAN, PhD
BrigGen (retd.) Mag. Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE
BrigGen (retd.) Dr.  Sander LLESHAJ
MjrGen Yair GOLAN

LtGen Vinod G. KHANDARE

1130

lecture:
How chance and stupidity writes world history
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Erik DURSCHMIED
War correspondent and author

1210

lunch break

 

1255

lecture

chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

MjrGen Yair GOLAN
Vice Chief of Stafft Israel Defence Forces

1345
parallel

panel:
Strategy and Media / Strategic communication
chair:
HR Mag.
Christian HOSINER

Jens RINGSMOSE, PhD
Col (retd.) Dipl Betrw. Friedrich K. JESCHONNEK
CMDR Michael CODNER, M.A.
LtCol (retd.)
Peter E. UHDE
Mikko ILLKO

1345
parallel

panel:
Strategy and international organisations/alliances, theories of international relations, instruments of strategy
chair:
ObstdG Günther ROZENITS Mag. Ing. Mag.

Tim ROHARDT, M.A.
Dr. Walter POSCH
Mag. Dr. Alexander DUBOWY
Mag. Dr. Nicolas Stockhammer

1505

Coffee Break

 

1525

panelinformation respectively summary:
Strategy and international organisations/alliances, theories of international relations, instruments of strategy
and
Strategy and Media / Strategic communication

Mag. Christian HOSINER
ObstdG Günther ROZENITS Mag. Ing. Mag.

1540

lecture:
„Narratives, Cyber, Hybridity, Resilience“
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

LtGen (retd.) Dr. Robert E. SCHMIDLE, Jr.
former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC

1635

lecture:
The Return of Geopolitics in International Relations
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Col (res.) Prof. Dr.habil. Vasily K. BELOZEROV
Chair in Political Science, Institute for International Relations and Socio-Political Studies, Moscow State Linguistic University

1730

lecture

chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

LtGen Vinod G. KHANDARE

Former Director General of Indian Defence Intelligence Agency

1905

dinner

 

 

 

 

29. Juni 2018

0800

lecture:
Narratives, Hybrid, Tradition, & Resilience
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Prof. Dr. Donald ABENHEIM
Professor of Security Policy and Military History, US Naval Postgraduate School, Member of the Clausewitz Gesellschaft

0850

lecture:
"Narrative" in Science and Politics
chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

LtCol (res.) Dr. Eberhard BIRK
Lecturer, German Air Force Officer Training School

0930

Coffee Break

 

0945

Panel:
Strategy in Cyberspace
Panelleitung:
KptLt Patrick O’KEEFFE

Col (GS) Walter UNGER
Col (res.) Dipl.-Inf. Horst HERMANNS
Anja BLAJ

Andreas LINDENBLATT
Dr. Annette FROEHLICH, LL.M. (MAS)

1125

lecture

chair:
Col Thomas RAPATZ, MSD

Prof. Dan SCHUEFTAN, PhD
Director National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa

1215

Farewell Address

 

1305

lunch break