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Gerhard Schröder to open German Symposium at LSE

Photograph of Gerhard SchröderClick here to download a transcript of this lecture| (PDF).

The 2007 German Symposium at LSE will take place from from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February. Organised by the LSESU German Society, this five day lecture series, featuring many prominent speakers, will be opened by former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder. He will give the keynote address at LSE on Monday 5 February at 2.30pm with a lecture entitled Prospects for Peaceful Development in a Globalised World.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the LSE German Symposium. Other speakers participating in the week include Guido Westerwelle, head of Germany's Liberal Party, Otto Schily, former federal minister of the interior, Otto Graf Lambsdorff, former minister of the economy, Lufthansa's CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber and Frank Mattern of McKinsey Germany. Their lecture topics will cover a wide range from structural reforms to aviation as a key industry in Germany's economy.

All events are in English, open to the public and will be held at LSE's campus. For further information on the Symposium and the LSE German Society see www.lsegs.de|

Prospects for Peaceful Development in a Globalised World with Dr Gerhard Schröder is on Monday 5 February at 2.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Click here for details on how to request a ticket - available from 10am on Monday 29 January.|


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The LSE German Society is one of the school's largest and most active national student societies with more than 350 members. It promotes an interest in German politics, culture and language and is run solely by an elected committee of German speaking students. The students regularly organise public lectures with high-profile speakers, various social and recruiting events as well as the annual German Symposium. Speakers at former Symposia have included Thomas de Maiziere (chief of staff of the German Chancellory), Rolf Breuer (former chairman of Deutsche Bank) and Joschka Fischer (former German minister of foreign affairs).

26 January 2007