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Day 1: October 3 2018


Reception & Welcome

16.30 – 17.30

Portugal and Spain found themselves on the frontline of the financial crisis. After introducing austerity measures under center-right governments, both countries returned to growth and turned instead into some of the best examples of Europe’s economic recovery. Both are now led by socialist prime ministers, at a time when socialism has suffered major electoral defeats in other parts of Europe. What explains why the Iberian Peninsula has become Europe’s poster child and how sustainable is that situation?
Raphael Minder

Raphael Minder

Spain & Portugal Correspondent
New York Times
Raphael Minder has been based in Madrid as the Spain and Portugal correspondent for The New York Times since April 2010. He has written extensively on the financial crisis’ impact on Spain and Portugal and the resulting political tensions, including the secessionist drive in Catalonia. He has also covered social issues, like illegal migration and domestic violence, and writes about sports and culture. Raphael has been a full-time journalist since 1993, when he started working in Switzerland for Bloomberg News. He spent 10 years as a staff
correspondent for the Financial Times, working in Paris, Brussels, Sydney and finally Hong Kong as the F.T.’s Asia regional correspondent.
18:00 - 1900

Maria Luís Albuquerque served as Portugal’s Minister of Finance at the height of the economic crisis, from 2013 to 2015. In this Fireside Chat with Duarte Pacheco MP, she will discuss her experiences as Minister of Finance during these crucial years of economic crisis, and shar eher views on austerity, Portugal as a case study for Europe’s economic recovery, and the country’s relationship with European Institutions.
Maria Luís Albuquerque

Maria Luís Albuquerque

Portuguese Minister of Finance (2013-2015)
Grupo Parlamentar do PSD
Maria Luís Albuquerque served as Portugal’s Minister of Finance between 2013 and 2015, and as Secretary of State for Treasury between 2011 and 2013, when she acted as Deputy Finance Minister in external matters, including alternately in Eurogroup and Ecofin. Maria Luís Albuquerque was first elected as Member of Parliament in 2011, and again in 2015. On March 2016, she became Non-Executive Director for Arrow Global, a FTSE-listed company. Before 2011, she was Head of Issuing and Markets at the Portuguese Debt Management Agency (2007-2011) and Director of Financial Management of REFER, the railway infrastructure public company (2001-2007). She holds a degree in Economics, and a Masters Degree in Financial and Monetary Economics. Lecturer at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa from 1991 to 2006.
Duarte Pacheco

Duarte Pacheco

Member of Portuguese Parliament
Grupo Parlamentar do PSD
Duarte Pacheco is Member of the Portuguese Parliament, First Secretary of the Bureau of the Assembly of the Republic and President of the Delegation of the Assembly of the Republic to the Inter-parliamentary Union. Among his other responsibilities, he is: President of the Twelve Plus Group (western Group) of Inter-parliamentary Union; a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups Portugal-Israel and Portugal-South Africa; and member of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget, Finance and Public Administration and Coordinator of the Social Democratic Party to budget matters. Duarte Pacheco is also invited professor at the Atlântica University, where he teaches European Geopolitics and Environmental Economy, a member of the Municipal Assembly of Sobral de Monte Agraço, and President of the fiscal board of Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Sobral de Monte Agraço.

Restaurant Monte Mar

Rua da Cintura, Arm.

65 Cais do Gás, Lisbon

Monte Mar Restaurant on Google Maps

Day 2: October 4 2018




What would Marx and Engels write today, 170 years after publication of The Communist Manifesto and in a time of more pronounced inequality than ever before? According to Rupert Younger, rather than focusing on uniting the disparate social movements of the nineteenth century, the two most famous intellectuals of their time would today be concerned with the phenomenon of activism and with movements that are lending a voice to the unheard, such as Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street.
Rupert Younger

Rupert Younger

Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
Rupert Younger is the founder and director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and co-founder and global managing partner of The Finsbury Group. He is the co-author of The Reputation Game and The Activist Manifesto. His work and views are regularly featured in news outlets including the BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Times of London. In addition, Rupert chaired The University of Oxford’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee of Council and is a Trustee of the international mine clearance and humanitarian charity The HALO Trust. Appointed by HM Queen Elizabeth II as her High Sheriff of Hampshire for 2013-14, Rupert is also a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland.

In this unique workshop, Dr Brennan Jacoby will lead the audience in a dialectical exploration of the process of innovation. Audience members will be challenged to rethink what the act of questioning can and should accomplish, as well as devise and ask themselves new questions to kick-start innovation and trust – in their work and their private lives.
Dr. Brennan Jacoby

Dr. Brennan Jacoby

Philosopher & Founder
Philosophy at Work
Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher and the founder of Philosophy at Work, a consultancy delivering facilitation, training, writing and talks for the sake of helping others think better so that they can do better. In addition to Philosophy at Work, Brennan is a long-serving faculty member at The School of Life (London), where he delivers classes and trains new faculty, an associate of Urbancanda, where he facilitates leadership workshops, and an affiliate at the Centre for Integral Finance and Economics, where he consults on the intersection of trust, relationships and finance. Originally from Detroit, US, Brennan holds degrees in philosophy from Macquarie University, Sydney, Western Michigan University and Spring Arbor University.



Attitudes towards whistleblowing have undergone a sea change in recent years, with increased recognition of the benefits that come to businesses that embrace their people by encouraging them to speak up rather than supress the truth from coming out. Andrew Samuels will discuss how sensitive handling of whistleblowing enable boards to take back control of internal issues, rectify them and learn lessons.
Andrew Samuels

Andrew Samuels

Founding Partner
Andrew Samuels is a Founding Partner of Addveritas, a specialist management consultancy specialising in helping businesses establish and run whistleblowing programmes that encourage their people to report wrong doing and to leverage this information to the benefit of all stakeholders from customers through to leadership. Andrew is a subject matter expert to the British Standards Organisation for Whistleblowing and is the UK Delegate Lead to the International Standards Organisation. He is currently the Whistleblowing Champion for a large UK charity. Prior to founding Addveritas, Andrew had a career delivering large scale global programmes in the financial services, telecommunications and media sectors.
15:00 - 17:30

Interactive tour of Lisbon


In 1755, an earthquake destroyed the city of Lisbon. This natural disaster had a tremendous impact on contemporary thought, and was a landmark event in the development of the Enlightenment. Dr. Susan Neiman will describe exactly how the Lisbon earthquake helped shape the Enlightenment, how the Enlightenment shaped the West, and how the lessons of the Enlightenment can be rethought to fit our own times.
Prof. Susan Neiman

Prof. Susan Neiman

Einstein Forum
Susan Neiman is Director of the Einstein Forum in Germany. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Neiman studied philosophy at Harvard and the Freie Universität Berlin, and was professor of philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University. Her books, translated into many languages, include Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant, Evil in Modern Thought,Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists, Why Grow Up? and Widerstand der Vernunft. Ein Manifest in postfaktischen Zeiten. She also writes regularly about politics, philosophy and culture for American, German,and British media.

Restaurant A Severa

Rua Das Gáveas, 51 a 61

1200 -206 Lisbon

(+351) 213 428 314

Restaurant A Severa on Google Maps

Day 3: October 5 2018




If you want to reinvent your leadership style, start with non-verbal communication. New research shows that posture has an impact on our way of thinking: for example, striking a powerful, expansive pose actually changes a person’s hormones and behaviour, just as if he or she had real power. Body language can transform minds, which can transform behaviours, which can transform institutions – it all starts with you.  In this session, body language trainer Irina Golovanova will show how leadership and credibility can be transformed by the subtlest of gestures.
Irina Golovanova

Irina Golovanova

Founder, CEO
The Body Language Academy
Irina Golovanova is a body language trainer and founder of The Body Language Academy, the first Portuguese company dedicated to research, training and consulting in nonverbal behaviour. She has trained more than 1000 professionals in more than 70 national and international companies, and her work and studies were featured at television. A certified coach by the International Coaching Community and for the profile assessment DiSC 2.0. by Inscape, Irina is co-author of the book “O Poder dos Seus Gestos” (The Power of Your Gestures). Since 2013 she is a faculty member at the Portuguese Military Academy.

Forget what you thought you knew about games. More than just fun and excitement, play is a working model of flexibility, a vital quality in times of volatility and uncertainty. In his presentation, Professor Dr. Schouten will show a vital link between play, psychological development and learning, and explain how games and play design actively nourishes social innovations, citizen empowerment and culture.
Ben Schouten

Ben Schouten

Professor Playful Interaction
Eindhoven University of Technology
After receiving his master’s degree in mathematics (specializing in chaos theory) in 1995, Ben Schouten founded, providing innovative internet related solutions, in 1996. In 2001 he received his PhD for his thesis on content based image retrieval and interfaces that allow browsing and searching for images in an intuitive way, according to human perception. In the following years, Ben started teaching at the Utrecht School of Art & Technology in Interaction Design and Gaming. In 2010 he was appointed Full Professor Playful Interactions in Smart Environments at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was appointed lector at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2013, leading the Play & Civic Media research group.



Some of the biggest mysteries in the universe are being unravelled at CERN, where physicists and engineers have built the largest and most sophisticated scientific instruments on Earth. Dr. Ana Godinho will share insights into a research organisation where physicists ask some of the most fundamental questions about how the universe evolved after the Big Bang, and our place in it.
Ana Godinho

Ana Godinho

Head of Education, Communications and Outreach
Before joining CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physic, scientist turned communicator Dr. Ana Godinho led communications at the Portuguese national funding agency for science and research and previously held posts in science communication at biomedical research centres in Portugal and in the UK. Ana holds a PhD in developmental neurobiology from the University of London, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at King’s College London.

Before “fake news” there was “disinformation”, and to fight this age-old threat, democratic societies must apply cognitive security to manage the information environment, be proactive, and out-compete those who spread disinformation. In exploring these issues, Dr. Rand Waltzman will encourage the audience to suggest out of the box solutions to fight disinformation.
Rand Waltzman

Rand Waltzman

Deputy Chief Technology Officer
RAND Corporation
Dr. Waltzman has 35 years of experience performing and managing research in Artificial Intelligence. He is currently Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining RAND, he was the acting Chief Technology Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (Washington, DC) of Carnegie Mellon University. Before that he did a five-year tour as a Program Manager in the Information Innovation Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he created and managed the Social Media in Strategic Communications (SMISC) program and the Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) insider threat detection program. Dr. Waltzman joined DARPA from Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM-ATL), where he served as Chief Scientist for the Applied Sciences Laboratory that specializes in advanced software techniques and the computational physics of materials. Prior to LM-ATL he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where he taught and performed research in applications of Artificial Intelligence technology to a variety of problem areas including digital entertainment, automated reasoning and decision support and cyber threat detection. Before his professorship he served as a DARPA Program Manager focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Image Understanding. Dr. Waltzman has also held research positions at the University of Maryland, Teknowledge Corporation (the first commercial Artificial Intelligence company in the world where he started in 1983), and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington.

Wrap Up