Florian Gerster, former head of the German Federal Labour Agency, Dr Jürgen Kluge, office manager of McKinsey Germany, and Dr Günther Beckstein, Bavarian home secretary and former member of parliament, are but a few of the high-profile names participating at the LSE German Symposium 2004.
The Symposium, running from Monday 9 February to Friday 13 February at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), is the largest LSE academic student event of 2003/04, and is organised by the LSESU German Society. Events include:
Monday 9 Feb
At the crossroads - reforming the German labour market. Florian Gerster, former head of the German Federal Labour Agency.
Germany's and Europe's economic power. Dr. Jürgen Kluge, office manager, McKinsey Germany.
Tuesday 10 Feb
Innovations in German businesses - ways out of the crisis. Dr Christoph Stanger, managing director, Equity Capital Markets Goldman Sachs Inc; speakers from BASF and Bertelsmann to be confirmed.
Wednesday 11 Feb
Transformations in post-dictatorial societies. Joachim Gauck, Bundesbeauftragter für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitssdienstes der ehemaligen DDR (head of Stasi files releasing agency).
Thursday 12 Feb
Living in a foreign country - multicultural society or segregation? Cem Özdemir, leading Green politician and high-profile Turkish-origin deputy, and Max Maldacker, first counsellor for political affairs at the German Embassy London. Chair: Prof. Lord William Wallace. 3pm, East Building
Followed by reception in Columbia Bar, Houghton Street.
Friday 13 Feb
Capital Markets as Agents of Change. Dr Alexander Dibelius, co-chairman, Goldman Sachs Germany.
Germany's economic and social challenges. Rezzo Schlauch, secretary of state for economics. This event HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WED 11 FEB, 3.30pm, D602.
Additionally, The Three Tuns, LSE's pub, will turn into London's own Oktoberfest on Friday 13 February.
A full agenda and background information in both English and German will be published on the LSE German Society's webpage when available. Visit www.lsegs.de
To register for any of the events, including reserved seats for the press please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 12 February 2004