The German Symposium

Initiated in 2002 by German LSE students, the German Symposium has become an important date in the university’s calendar. During the Symposium we examine current issues relevant to Germany and its role in Europe and the world. Featuring a wide variety of events ranging from keynote speeches to discussion panels, we offer the opportunity for political and intellectual debate. Over the years, we have consistently attracted renowned economists, executives, politicians and academics to speak at the Symposium.

WHERE

London School of Economics
and Political Science

WHEN

Monday to Friday
3rd to 7th February 2020


Beyond Borders

Under the guiding motto “Beyond Borders”, the LSE German Symposium 2020 takes the 30th anniversary of the German Reunification not only as an opportunity to look back at the historic event that has shaped the country and continent but most importantly to explore the social, economic and political frontiers Europe is and will be facing today and in future.

While the Iron Curtain separating East and West served as a constant reminder of the division of people, borders are often invisible and run through society itself. In that context, the German Symposium strives to explore how Germany should respond to growing social inequality, migration and extremism that is pulling Europe apart.

“Beyond Borders” at the German Symposium is about global questions as well as Germany’s and Europe’s answers.


Scholars of the Symposium

The LSE German Society cordially invites 60 German-speaking students to the German Symposium. As a “Scholar of the Symposium” you will discuss key issues related to German and international current affairs with renowned speakers.

Panel discussions and workshops with some of the leading experts in their respective fields pose an excellent opportunity for you to engage with the salient issues of our time. As a means of direct exchange between students and speakers, the programme aims to inspire intriguing debates and encourage a flow of ideas.

Find out more.


Schedule

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  • Day 1

    February 3rd, 2020

  • Day 2

    February 4th, 2020

  • Day 3

    February 5th, 2020

  • Day 4

    February 6th, 2020

  • Day 5

    February 7th, 2020

  • 18:30 - 20:00
    This event is co-hosted with the LSE European Institute.
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • TBA - TBA
    Chair: Dr Swati Dhingra, Associate Professor in International Economics
    English
    Where
    TBD

  • TBA - TBA
    English
    Where
    TBA

  • 10:00 - 11:00
    English
    Where
    Shaw Library (6th Floor OLD)

  • 11:15 - 12:15
    English
    Where
    Shaw Library (6th Floor OLD)

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    English
    Where
    Shaw Library (6th Floor OLD)

  • 14:15 - 15:15
    Chair: Prof Sarah Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, LSE
    English
    Where
    Shaw Library (6th Floor OLD)

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Chair: Prof Chris Anderson, Professor in European Politics and Policy, LSE
    English
    Where
    Hong Kong Theatre (CLM)

  • 17:15 - 18:15
    Chair: Tom Nuttall, Berlin Bureau chief, the Economist
    English
    Where
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre (NAB lower ground)

  • 18:30 - 19:30
    Chair: Prof Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor in Banking and Finance, LSE
    English
    Where
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre (NAB lower ground)

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Chair: Professor Peter Neumann, King’s College London
    German
    Where
    Auditotium (CBG lower ground)

  • 12:15 - 13:15
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 13:30 - 14:45
    Chair: Jean-Pierre Zigrand, Co-Director Systemic Risk Centre LSE
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    Dr. Cynthia Balloch, Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Finance LSE
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 16:30 - 18:00
    Chair: Prof. Ricardo Reis (LSE Economics)
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 10:00 - 11:15
    Chair: Dr Sunil Kumar, Lecturer in Social Policy and Development LSE
    English
    Where
    The Venue (Lower ground SU)

  • 11:30 - 13:00
    Chair: Dr. Dina Gusejnova (LSE International History)
    German
    Where
    The Venue (Lower ground SU)

  • 13:15 - 14:45
    Chair: Dr Swenja Surminski, Head of Adaptation Research, Grantham Institute LSE
    English
    Where
    The Venue (Lower ground SU)

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    English
    Where
    PAN.G.01

  • 16:15 - 17:15
    Chair: Dr John Jungclaussen, Journalist, DIE ZEIT
    English
    Where
    The Venue (Lower ground SU)

  • 18:00 - 19:30
    Chair: Prof. Jörn-Steffen Pischke (Head of Economics Department at the LSE)
    English
    Where
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre (NAB lower ground)

  • 10:45 - 12:00
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 12:15 - 13:30
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 14:30 - 15:30
    Chair: Prof. Waltraud Schelkle, Professor in Political Economy, LSE
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

  • 15:45 - 17:45
    English
    Where
    Old Theatre (OLD)

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The German Symposium takes place at LSE in the heart of London.

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