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Friday 3 July

7.30am Social Dreaming

7.30-8.30am Social Dreaming
facilitated by Nicola Wreford-Howard & Marc Maltz.

8.30am Breakfast

8.30-9.00am Breakfast

9.00-9:15am Symposium Opening: Welcome Speech - Prof. Dr. Steen Visholm

Welcome Speech
with the President of the ISPSO
Prof. Dr. Steen Visholm
(Roskilde University)

9.15am-10.30am Panel 1 : Split, development, standstill based on the history of the Berlin Wall

Panel 1, 9.15-10.30am
Split, development, standstill based on the history of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall divided the city for 28 years. Since its fall in 1990 it became a symbol for a split that has been successfully overcome. As a monumental building, it was also a striking symptom of a profound split within the German-German society that still holds on. How are dividing processes of social realities associated with splits in the inner world? Did the Berlin Wall, similar to the myth of the Tower of Babel, mean that people in West and East no longer speak the same language? What role do memorials play in the process of working through the side effects of the history of the division of Berlin? The panel addresses these and other questions in discussion with each other and with the audience.

Panel speakers:
Uwe Neumärker, Holocaustdenkmal
Prof. Dr. Axel Klausmeier, Mauergedenkstätte
Dr. Yossi Triest
Prof. Dr. Dagmar von Wilcken
Moderation: Dr. Moritz Senarclens de Grancy

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10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.00am Coffee/tea break

11.00am-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 1

11.00am-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 1

12.15pm-1.30pm Lunch Break

12.15pm-1.30pm Lunch Break

1.30-2.45pm Parallel Papers Session 2

1.30-2.45pm Parallel Papers Session 2

2.45pm Coffee Break

2.45-3.15pm Coffee Break

3.15pm-4.30pm Parallel Papers Session 3

3.15pm-4.30pm Parallel Papers Session 3

4.30pm Break

4.30pm-4.45pm Break

4.45pm End of the Day Reflections

4.45-5.15pm End of the Day Reflections

5.00pm Open Space

5.00pm - 17.30 pm Open Space

Saturday 4 July

7.30am Social Dreaming

7.30-8.30am Social Dreaming facilitated by Nicola Wreford-Howard & Marc Maltz.

8.30am Breakfast

8.30am-9.00am Breakfast
Location: To Be Confirmed

9.00-10.30am Panel 2 "Always breaking the same wall – 100 years Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle and the return of walls and fences"

9.00-10.30am Panel 2
Always breaking the same wall – 100 years Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle and the return of walls and fences

It was not until 1920 that Freud declared repetition compulsory to be a major feature of drives. He realized that the drive is searching for the return of the past, even the darkest, and its repetition. 100 years have passed since then, and Freud's new idea from the essay Beyond the Pleasure Principle, saying that the only drive of life is death drive, still seems to be relevant: For some time now, we have witnessed the return of walls and fences in politics as well as the resurgence of populist and xenophobic tendencies in democratic countries. Twelve years after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy we secretly calculate with the return of another global financial crisis. Despite all initiatives to protect the environment we see the dying of forests and seas as a result of the ruinous enjoyment of our consumer societies. And Brexit threatens the resurgence of old conflicts, such as the trauma of separation at the inner-Irish border. Every step we take, we take on trusted roads and proven ways – so why are we always building the same walls?

Panel speakers:
Leslie Brissett
Prof. Dr. em. Helmut Dahmer
Dr. Marcus Coelen
Moderation: Dr. Daniela Finzi (Freud Museum Wien)

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10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.00am Coffee Break

11.00-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 4

11.00am-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 4

12.15-1.30pm Lunch Break

12.15-1.30pm Lunch Break

1.30-2.45pm Parallel Papers Session 5

1.30pm - 2.45pm Parallel Papers Session 5

2.45pm Coffee Break

2.45-3.15pm Coffee Break

3.15-4.30pm Parallel Papers Session 6

3.15-4.30pm Parallel Papers Session 6

4.30 Break

4.30pm-4.45pm  Break

4.45 End of Day Reflections

4.45pm-5:15pm  End of Day Reflections

5.15pm Free Time

5.15pm 6.30pm Free Time

6.30pm Exploring Berlin by Boat

6.30-7.30pm Exploring Berlin by Boat- read more
Cost 20 Euro

7.30pm Gala Dinner

Sunday 5 July

7.30am Social Dreaming

7.30-8.30am Social Dreaming facilitated by Nicola Wreford-Howard & Marc Maltz.

8.30am Breakfast

8.30-9.00am Breakfast

9.00am-10.30am Panel 3 "Leadership between organizational adaptation and neo-authoritarianism – What power skills are really key in digitalized and globalized markets?"

9.00-10.30am Panel 3
Leadership between organizational adaptation and neo-authoritarianism – What power skills are really key in digitalized and globalized markets?

A research study from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ilm) suggests that the single most important feature of future leaders will be flexibility. However, already today flexibility is a key capability for managing companies in order to meet the complex and fast-moving challenges of the globalization and digitalization of markets. On the other hand, we face neo authoritarian patterns, marginalization of ideas and 'walled up' thinking in organizations and companies. They point to deeper societal patterns, especially in education, that continue to be imparted. They slow down the change in values in companies, for example the inclusion of women or people of culture in top management positions. The capability for adaptation of every organizational culture deserves to be analyzed. Because in complex and fast-moving competition, the success of companies is decided not least by their ability for adaptation through cooperation and mutual respect. Overcoming prejudice against business partners from other cultures or individual colleagues requires emotional maturity, social skills, and an understanding of the psychodynamics and power of unconscious valencies.

Panel speakers:
Dr. Daniel Vasella
Dr. Philip Boxer
Claudia Heimer
Moderation: Thea Mikkelsen

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10.30am Coffee Break

10.30am-11am  Coffee Break

11am-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 7

11am-12.15pm Parallel Papers Session 7

12.15 Break

12.15-12.30 Break

12.30-1.15 pm Closing Plenary

12.30pm - 1.15pm Closing Plenary

1.15pm-2.45pm Lunch

1.15pm-2.45pm Lunch, after the closing Plenary