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Better in lieu of more – Prosperity in the 21st Century

10:40 a.m.

Grow, Grow Forever?

Dennis L. Meadows, Professor Emeritus of Systems Management and Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire


11.30 a.m.

What is prosperity in the 21th century?

Horst W. Opaschowski, Scientific Director and Board Chairman of the BAT Foundation for Future Studies in Hamburg


12.15 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

Press conference

with Dennis L. Meadows, Horst W. Opaschowski, Tim Jackson, Otfried Höffe and Meinhard Miegel

1.30 p.m.

Rethinking Economy

Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development in the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey and Economics Commissioner of the UK-Sustainable Development Commission, London


2.15 p.m.

Maintaining democracy under conditions of shrinking material wealth

Otfried Höffe, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen and founder and director of the Forschungsstelle Politische Philosophie


3.00 p.m.

panel discussion

What has to be done?
Consequences for economy, society and politics

Karl-Heinz Brodbeck, Professor of Economics, Statistics and Creative Techniques at the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg

Wolfgang Reitzle, CEO of the Linde Group and Honorary Professor of Business Administration at the Technical University of Munich

Arne Traulsen, Director of the Emmy-Noether-Group "Evolutionary Dynamics" at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön

Jakob von Uexküll, Sponsor of the Alternative Nobel Prize and founder and CEO of the World Future Council, London

Harald Welzer, Director of the Institute of Cultural Sciences in Essen and Professor of Social Psychology at the University Witten-Herdecke (to be confirmed)


Meinhard Miegel, Chairman of the Denkwerk Zukunft - Foundation for Cultural Renewal, Bonn


4.45 p.m.

Closing remarks
Meinhard Miegel