- Politics & Society-In the meanwhile TTIP is becoming the new ACTA. It was a huge mistake by politics to ignore the tools for participation and transparency in times of internet and open government. Maybe politics can use this failure for creating a new and open style of international agreements.
- Politics & Society-Making sense of our world at a time of rapidly growing complexity is becoming more and more of a challenge. At the same time, the amount of available data is exploding, providing a foundation for many insights yet to be discovered. But how do we get from data to knowledge? In the session, the role of data visualization in exploring, understanding and communicating the interdependent developments of our globalized world will be looked at from different angles.
- Media-Today freedom of the press and freedom of expression are under serious threat in numerous countries. This threat is present in authoritarian states as well as in democracies generally considered to be well established and stable. Can new online media and much-touted grassroots journalism offer a way out?