Risk, Responsibility and Resilience

New Strategies in the Labyrinths of Uncertainty


International conference in association with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the


23-25 November 2018, Budapest

Venue: Institute for Musicology, Bartók hall

Táncsics M. st. 7, Budapest, Castle District




The conference will debate the global, regional and local consequences of contemporary large-scale transformations. Academics, thinkers and experts from a variety of disciplines are invited to explore the complex nature of social, political and economic processes while formulating alternatives to their negative impacts and imagining new scenarios for the future. The themes of the conference include climate change and its social repercussions, new wars and security in the era of digitalization, possibilities for new governance and new management, the rebirth of democracy and the metamorphosis of the state in a global economy. The conference will specifically address the responsibility that citizens, power elites and corporate capital have in tackling global risks in order to build resilient communities and sustainable societies.


Invited Speakers:

Etelka Bogárdi – Senior Counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, member of FinTech working group of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

János Bogárdi – Professor, University of Bonn

Daniel Brooks – Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, senior research fellow, iASK

Erhart Busek – Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM); member of Advisory Board, iASK

Ilan Chabay – Head of Strategic Science Initiatives and Programs and the knowledge, learning, and societal change research alliance at IASS; Adjunct Professor in the School of Sustainability of Arizona State University (ASU)

Sean Cleary –– Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd.; Managing Director of the Centre for Advanced Governance; Founder and Executive Vice Chair of the FutureWorld Foundation; Chairman of Atlantic Holdings (Pty) Ltd.; member of Advisory Board, iASK,

Zoltán Cséfalvay – OECD Ambassador for Hungary

György Csepeli – ELTE, senior research fellow, iASK

László Csernai– Professor of University Bergen, Norway; Convener of the Energy and Sustainable Development group of Academia Europea, senior research fellow, iASK

Ahmet Evin– Founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University, member of the Advisory Board at iASK

Thomas Filk – Scientific Associate at the Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking,”Privatdozent“ for Theoretical Physics, University of Freiburg, Scientific Associate to the IGPP.

András Gelencsér– Rector, University of Pannonia

Mária Herczog– Lecturer of Children’s rights az ELTe, President of Eurochild, member at UNCRC, UNICEF and National Focal Point of WHO

Jody Jensen – senior research fellow, iASK, Jean Monnet professor, University of Pannonia

Sándor Kerekes – Corvinus University of Budapest, senior research fellow, iASK

Csaba Kőrösi – Director, Directorate of Environmental Sustainability, The President’s Office

Norbert Kroó – Vice-President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of Advisory Board, iASK

Ervin László –Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Director and Co-Founder of the Ervin Laszlo Institute for Advanced Study (ELIAS) and of the Laszlo New-Paradigm Leadership Center (Italy), Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science

Ferenc Miszlivetz – Professor of Sociology, director, iASK

Dimitar Nikolovski– Researcher at iASK

Claus Offe – Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance

Tibor Palánkai– regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Scienses, Professor emeritus, Corvinus University

Astrea Pejovic– Graduate student at Central European University

Attila Pók – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, senior research fellow, iASK

James M. Skelly – faculty member at the Institute for Social and European Studies, in Kőszeg, Hungary

Igor Stipic– Researcher az iASK