The Future of Democratic, Economic and Political Institutions 

Online Workshop, November 9 & 10 2021, 16:00 Israeli Time


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  • All hours refer to Israel time (GMT +3)

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 – The Future of Democracy

16:00    Opening Remarks: 


  • Professor Heinz W. Engl, Rector of the University of Vienna

  • Dr. Boris Mints, President of the Boris Mints Institute

16:15  Panel 1 – Academic experts 

 Moderator: Mr. Rainer Nowak, Chief Editor of Die Presse

  • Prof. John Carey, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

  • Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger, Department of Government, University of Vienna

  • Prof. Daniela Giannetti, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna

  • Prof. Wolfgang C. Muller, Department of Government, University of Vienna


17:00 Panel 2 – Leaders and Decision Makers 

Moderator: Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, Former Ambassador of Israel to USA; President Emeritus of Tel-Aviv University

  • Prof. Armen Darbinian, Rector of Russian-Armenian State University and former Prime-Minister of Armenia

  • Prof. Yuli Tamir, President of Beit-Berl College, Former Israeli Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Education

  • Dr. Igor Luksic, Former Prime Minister of Montenegro; University of Donja Gorica

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – The Future of the Economic Institutions of the Neo-Liberal Era

16:00    Opening Remarks: 

  • Prof. Milette Shamir, Vice President for International Affairs, Tel Aviv University

16:15  Panel 1 – Academic experts 

Moderator: Prof. Itai Sened, Dean, the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, and Head of the Boris Mints Institute

  • Prof. Paul Romer, Nobel Prize Laureate, Department of Economics, NYU

  • Prof. Michael Kremer, Nobel Prize Laureate; University Professor in Economics and the College and the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

  • Prof. Anat Admati, Stanford Graduate School of Business

17:00 Panel 2 – Leaders and Decision Makers 

Moderator: Professor Simeon Djankov , Co-Director, Financial Markets group; London School of Economics

  • Dr, Kristalina Georgieva, International Monetary Fund

  • Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel

  • Prof. Sergei K. Dubinin, Member of VTB Capital Supervisory Board, Russia