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GES Perspectives 2013

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) is a solution forum which identifies global challenges, examines their policy and business implications, and formulates concrete proposals for action with a view to creating a better world for the next generation. Unlike many other leading conferences, the Global Economic Symposium is both research-based and strongly action-oriented. Every session of the GES is organized by researchers and an international team of experts and supported by the GES’s own virtual platform. Results of the GES are published in the book Global Economic Solutions, which are submitted to national governments, the major international organizations, business leaders, academics and the wider GES community. The GES takes place in alteration between Kiel, Germany, and a major international center. This year’s GES will take place in Kiel from 1st to 2nd October.

GES Perspectives is a forum for Future Challenges bloggers who will attend the Global Economic Symposium. Each of our GES bloggers will take part in a session at the annual conference. They will regularly publish blogposts dealing with the topics of their session. Our goal is to provide diverse perspectives on the topics that will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium. We have chosen one blogger out of each of the nine Future Challenges regional networks.

GES Perspective

  • Dinner Talk: Religion, No Politics

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org/.  “Love doubles every time you give it.” “What is not given is lost.” “Money doesn’t buy happiness unless given to others.” These are the guidelines for a strong economy. That, according to French biochemist turned Buddhist […]

  • The Future of Europe: A Hub of Innovation

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      In the previous weeks I have written about some of the shortcomings of the EU and how they might be addressed. My main focus was on structural weaknesses and ways to address them individually and on a general push for a leaner laissez-faire state decisive and courageous enough to […]

  • Is there Security and Privacy on the Web?

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    Hosted in the smallest room at the GES, the session on “Ensuring Cybersecurity” was so well attended there was no space for extra seating. Panelists Illias Chantzos (Symantec), Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Internet activist, developer), John Lyons (CEO Cyberdefense Alliance) and Jamie Shea (Cybersecurity NATO) held a  good and lively discussion in […]

  • Religious Leaders Gather at the GES

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Can Religion Help Solve Global Problems?” Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org. “How come we’re not simply applying the golden rule? It’s so simple: don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you.” These words […]