The ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks 2019
#4 – AUDACITY
Felwine Sarr: How can we realise a holistic concept of prosperity for the many, not the few?
On 27 November, we welcome you to our 4th Tipping Point Talk with Felwine Sarr, Professor of Economics at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal. His recent book, Afrotopia, presents a holistic approach to economic and cultural interaction, or rather, the cultural foundations of economic choices. Felwine Sarr’s lecture will be followed by a stage conversation with Christoph Badelt, Sergiu Manea, Shalini Raderia, Felwine Sarr and Sigrid Stagl.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Odeon Theatre I Taborstraße 10, Vienna
6.30 p.m. DOORS OPEN & REGISTRATION
7.30 p.m. OPENING
Prosperity. A filmic essay*
15’, NGF Geyrhalterfilm
Deputy Chairman of the Board of ERSTE Foundation
How can we realise a holistic concept of prosperity for the many, not the few?
CONVERSATION ON STAGE
Director of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna
Chairman of the shareholder committee of Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vice President of the young generation of the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vienna
Chief Executive Officer of Banca Comerciala Româna in Bucharest
Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna
Professor of Economics at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis / Senegal
Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics at the WU Vienna
Ivan Vejvoda (Chair)
Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna
As we celebrate 200 years of the savings bank model in Austria, we understand that providing saving accounts to citizens in times of fast transformation in the 19th century was as audacious as it proved sustainable. ERSTE Foundation started as a social business. The savings bank model was inclusive in scope and conservative in risk. It turned into a pillar of the European model of empowerment and wellbeing of the many.
Today, how can we realize a holistic concept of prosperity for all? What will be private and what will be public goods, services, institutions but also responsibilities? How can we lead the profound transformations ahead of us – on climate, technology, and on living together – and get those transformations right? Who will forge new alliances of responsibility? The audacity of initiative is what we now need.
Please register for the event. Please note that the number of seats is limited and that we work on a first come, first served basis. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The entire event will be held in English and French (with simultaneous interpretation into English) and it will be streamed live at 7.45 p.m.
The Tipping Point Talks are ERSTE Foundation’s contribution to the 200th anniversary of Erste Bank and Sparkassen. Curated by Verena Ringler.
The fourth Tipping Point Talk is realised in cooperation with überMorgen – Der Gesellschaftspolitische Diskurs, a project initiated by the Federation of Austrian Industries, the Red Cross and the support of ERSTE Foundation.