Opinions

Announcement of Online Forum on “Structural Violence and Public Policy”

  We are proud to announce our next online forum on the topic of “Structural Violence and Public Policy”!     Date and Time: 14. June, 2022, 3.30pm to 5pm CET Venue: ZOOM Conference Agenda: At the backdrop of anti-terrorism, COVID- 19 pandemic and the imminent war situation in Ukraine, social violence has become a critical public health problem, creating compromised health and social suffering. It is also a complex phenomenon that involves a spectrum of behavioral and social interactions that vary across the lifespan and different social, political and economic contexts. A term first coined by Johan Galtung, “structural violence” refers…

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Review of Online Forum on “Sports vs Politics”

On 3. February 2022, one day before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Austrian experts from sports, politics and culture gathered at the online forum co-organized by Urban Forum and SINOPRESS to discuss about the relationship between sports and politics in today’s world. The panelists include Dr. Peter Wittmann, Former State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery for Europe, Arts and Sport, Former President of the Austrian Federal Sports Organization as well as the Paralympics; Mr. Ernst Woller, Chairman of the Sports Committee of the City of Vienna for more than two decades, President of the Vienna State…