Program

Day 1
30 Okt 2015
Day 2
31 Okt 2015
Day 3
01 Nov 2015

Panel: History & Foreign Policy

In 2015 we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end World War II and 25 years of German Unity. Thanks to the peaceful revolution of East Germans the wall fell...
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Prof. Michael Ignatieff
Markus Meckel
Constanze Stelzenmüller
Dr. Peter Wittig
Robert Zoellick

TED Style Talks Session 1

Are all German Startups Boring? The Ger-merican Dream – German Startups Growing the American Way
Artjem Weissbeck
Dr. Christoph Lengauer

Panel: PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN A POST-SNOWDEN, POST-CHARLIE HEBDO WORLD

The Panel Privacy in a Post-Snowden, Post-Charlie Hebdo World is motivated by the actions of Edward Snowden and the terrorist attack against those working at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...
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Peter Schaar
Ingo Zamperoni
General Michael Hayden

Coffee Break & Innovation Lounge: Exhibition & Talks

At this year’s 12,000 square feet Innovation Lounge – co-hosted by the German American Business Council – we are bringing together challengers and champions of key industries. Companies from Silicon...
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AJ Perez
Uwe Weiss
Rana el Kaliouby
Alexander Graubner-Mueller

Panel: The Eurozone’s perspectives

Since 1999, an over time increasing number of countries in Europe have shared a common currency and now belong to the so-called Eurozone. Today, 19 countries have relinquished their national...
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Prof. Jeff Frankel
Prof. Hans-Helmut Kotz
Torsten Arnswald
Frank Mattern
18:00 - 18:30

Transit to Sheraton

Gala Dinner

Ingo Zamperoni

Panel: Industry 4.0

Some call it ‘Project of the Future’, others ‘The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing’. Some praise it allows ‘technologies to reshape the way things are made’, others fear...
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Uwe Weiss
Dr. Helmuth Ludwig
Stephan Gemkow
Kai Diekmann
Dr. Miriam Meckel

Panel: Energy Policies – The Balance Sheet

Energy policies influence a variety of central pubic interests: economic prosperity, public health, national security, environmental sustainability, scientific advancement and more. In recent years, the United States, the European Union,...
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David Livingston
Dr. Christian Hoepfner
Richard Morningstar
Philipp Steinberg
Prof. Brenda Shaffer
Dr. Eric Fellhauer
Prof. Claudia Kemfert

TED Style Talks Session 2

Does Merkel Need a Behavioral Insights Team to Improve Government? Lessons Learned From Obama’s Nudge Brigade Why Robin Hood Can’t Colve the Poverty Challenge, but How We Could!
Kaija Landsberg
Prof. Brigitte Madrian

Coffee Break & Innovation Lounge: Exhibition & Talks

At this year’s 12,000 square feet Innovation Lounge – co-hosted by the German American Business Council – we are bringing together challengers and champions of key industries. Companies from Silicon...
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Katrin ten Eikelder
Dr. Philipp Götting
Felix Heberle
Felix Klühr
Jennifer Broutin Farah

Panel: Who Deserves to Join the Club?

Pictures of the migration crisis in Europe, and in particular in Germany, are making headlines all around the world. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic debate how their governments...
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Doug Hauer
Prof. Jocelyne Cesari
Dr. Dr. Alexander Görlach
Isabel Schayani
Thomas Geisel
Ska Keller

Startup Breakfast – Hosted by Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding

American and German Startups as role models for entrepreneurs in emerging countries In Germany and the United States startups have proven their invaluable effect on economic growth, technological and innovative...
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McKinsey & Company Workshop

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