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High profile speakers to attend LSE German Symposium 2003: Germany controversial

Professor Norbert Walter, chief economist of the Deutsche Bank, and Sir Geoffrey Owen, former chief editor of the Financial Times, are among the high-profile names participating in the LSE German Symposium 2003: Germany Controversial.

The Symposium, running from Monday 3 to Friday 7 February at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will feature a variety of events on the political and economic issues relating to Germany. The social side is included too, with Harald Schmidt, Germany's number one late night talk show host, speaking on Monday 3 February and an Oktoberfest party to which all are invited.

Events include:

  • Germany's Business: where next? Speakers: Barry Stickings, chairman, BASF plc, Max Scheder-Bieschin, managing director, Corporate Advisory Group, Deutsche Bank, and a senior executive from Goldman Sachs. Tuesday 4 February
  • Germany: how to turn gloom into growth. Friedrich Merz, German MP and deputy leader of CDU/CSU group in Bundestag. Wednesday 5 February
  • Where did the Wirtschaftswunder go? Professor Norbert Walter, chief economist, Deutsche Bank, Dr Bernd Stecher, chief economist, Siemens, Peter Jungen, entrepreneur, president, European Business Angels Network (EBAN), Sir Geoffrey Owen, former chief editor, Financial Times (chair). Wednesday 5 February
  • European Union Enlargement. Günter Verheugen, EU Commissioner for Enlargement. Thursday 6 February
  • Germany - a country's (self) perception in change? Dr Thomas Matussek, German ambassador, Professor Hans Mommsen, historian, Dr Michel Friedman, vice president, German Central Consistory of Jews. Friday 7 February.

A full programme for the Symposium, organised by the LSESU German Society, is available, as well as more background information (in both German and English) on the week.


To receive more specific information on the Symposium and to register for any of the events (including reserved seats for the press), email su.soc.german@lse.ac.uk| 


More information on the LSESU German Society can be found at www.lsegs.de|

24 January 2003