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October 2012

How Much Does Education Cost?

21. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Effective Investments in Education,” which was discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to promote ongoing discussion of this topic by sharing her personal stories and ideas. As a fundamental right, and the key …

How Much Does Education Cost?


Green the Gap

20. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “ OOPs—Out of Prison” which was discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to promote ongoing discussion of this topic by sharing her personal stories and ideas. At Wednesday’s …

Green the Gap


Disappearing Forests: Interview with Frances Seymour

19. October 2012

In this audio interview from the Global Economic Symposium 2012, journalist Naomi Conrad of Deutsche Welle talks with Frances Seymour, former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research. Ms Seymour talks about some personal experiences with deforestation in …

Disappearing Forests: Interview with Frances Seymour


From “More” to “Better”: Wim Kok of the Club of Madrid

19. October 2012

In this interview with Wim Kok, the President of the Club of Madrid, journalist Naomi Conrad of Deutsche Welle asks Mr Kok about the changes in perspective that will be necessary, and the opportunities that exist, to make a better …

From “More” to “Better”: Wim Kok of the Club of Madrid


Misconceptions of Migration: Laura Thompson of the International Organization for Migration

19. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies” which was discussed at the 2012 Global Economic Symposium in Rio. In this audio interview, journalist Naomi Conrad from Deutsche Welle interviews Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General …

Misconceptions of Migration: Laura Thompson of the International Organization for Migration


The Roundtable: “Global Economic Fellows’ Projects on Education, Innovation and Media”

19. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Global Economic Fellows’ Projects on Education, Innovation and Media,” which was discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to promote ongoing discussion of this topic by sharing her personal …

The Roundtable: “Global Economic Fellows’ Projects on Education, Innovation and Media”


“There’s No Magical Solution for Migration Policies”

19. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. …

“There’s No Magical Solution for Migration Policies”


Immigration: a Fact We Have to Deal with, Not Change

19. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. How …

Immigration: a Fact We Have to Deal with, Not Change


GES Personality: Irene Natividad

19. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. “I was at …

GES Personality: Irene Natividad


Following Fiscal Rules? – Unfortunately Not

18. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Fiscal Consolidation through Fiscal Rules?” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas In the …

Following Fiscal Rules? – Unfortunately Not


Three Questions for Professor Charles Goodhart

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Three Questions for Professor Charles Goodhart


The Defeated “Economic Man”

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Mental Training towards a Caring Economy,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

The Defeated “Economic Man”


Nuclear energy the elephant in the room of renewable energy debate

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Reassessing Renewable Energies” which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Nuclear energy the elephant in the room of renewable energy debate


Panel: Security in the Face of Globalization

17.October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Security in the Face of Globalization,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Panel: Security in the Face of Globalization


“Diversity Is Good for Business”

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

“Diversity Is Good for Business”


Belgium + India = Brazil

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Favelas – a Global Challenge and Opportunity” which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas. Belgium + India = Brazil


Where Society Is Not Investing…

17. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Tackling Inequality of Opportunities,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

Where Society Is Not Investing…


Roundtable: Education and Media

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Education and Media,” which is currently being discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Roundtable: Education and Media


Dollars for Agriculture: David Cleary of the Nature Conservancy

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Promoting Food Security: The Contribution of Climate Smart Agriculture” which is currently under discussion at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio.

Dollars for Agriculture: David Cleary of the Nature Conservancy


Roundtable: The Challenge of Major Events

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Challenge of Major Events” which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Roundtable: The Challenge of Major Events


Who Starves First: Us or the Planet?

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Promoting Food Security: The Contribution of Climate Smart Agriculture”, which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposiumin Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Who Starves First: Us or the Planet?


The challenge of online education

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “ Education and Media” which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

The challenge of online education


Design + Research + Advocacy: Preview of Afternoon Favela Panel

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Favelas – a Global Challenge and Opportunity” which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Design + Research + Advocacy: Preview of Afternoon Favela Panel


Education for life

16. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Redefining Universities” , which is currently discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

Education for life


Final Preparation

15. October 2012

The following article deals with the start of the Global Economic Symposium and the last info you should have about it. The author also aims to foster the discussion describing his first personal experiences in Rio de Janeiro.

Final Preparation


Women, Welcome to the Game! But, Please, Don’t Change Our Rules

15. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

Women, Welcome to the Game! But, Please, Don’t Change Our Rules


Rio+20: A Week of Postmodern Apartheid

14. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Tackling Inequality of Opportunities,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas.

Rio+20: A Week of Postmodern Apartheid


Rio Favela Pacification: The Researchers’ Perspective

10. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Favelas – a Global Challenge and Opportunity” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Rio Favela Pacification: The Researchers’ Perspective


Favela Funk Culture in the Spotlight and Under the Search Light

10. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Favelas – a Global Challenge and Opportunity” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Favela Funk Culture in the Spotlight and Under the Search Light


Of Monopoly and Monetary Policy

10. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Of Monopoly and Monetary Policy


When Stupidity Can’t Fail

1. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

When Stupidity Can’t Fail


Internet as a Human Right? Part Four: Setbacks and Public Sector/Government

1. October 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas.

Internet as a Human Right? Part Four: Setbacks and Public Sector/Government

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September 2012

Celebrating the Bolivians in São Paulo

19. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. A …

Celebrating the Bolivians in São Paulo


After Living in Five Countries, a Frenchwoman, Married to an Argentinean, Talks About Her Life in Brazil

17. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. Karine …

After Living in Five Countries, a Frenchwoman, Married to an Argentinean, Talks About Her Life in Brazil


Getting Political on Central Banking

11. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Getting Political on Central Banking


Internet as a Human Right? Part Three: Setbacks and the Private Sector

9. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Internet as a Human Right? Part Three: Setbacks and the Private Sector


Brazil takes baby-steps towards solar energy

6. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Reassessing Renewable Energies” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas. A view of Brazil’s first …

Brazil takes baby-steps towards solar energy


Food Prices Rise: What Is the Role of Central Banks?

6. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Food Prices Rise: What Is the Role of Central Banks?


The Link Between Women Executives and Prisoners: Collaboration

4. September 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. Drauzio …

The Link Between Women Executives and Prisoners: Collaboration

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August 2012

Internet as a Human Right? Part Two: Economy

30. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Internet as a Human Right? Part Two: Economy


How soaring corn prices are producing an ethanol backlash

22. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Reassessing Renewable Energies” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas. The Facts Behind Food Prices, …

How soaring corn prices are producing an ethanol backlash


Which Country Is Home to the Largest Number of Refugees in Latin America?

22. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and …

Which Country Is Home to the Largest Number of Refugees in Latin America?


The Internet as a Human Right? Part One: Population

21. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

The Internet as a Human Right? Part One: Population


I Believe We Can Pedal

19. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Effective Investments in Education,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. “I believe I can …

I Believe We Can Pedal


Brazil and the Battle for Hearts and Minds on the Inflation Front

14. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Brazil and the Battle for Hearts and Minds on the Inflation Front


Implementing Diversity in Public Companies

13. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. Round …

Implementing Diversity in Public Companies


Information: not just getting it, but knowing what to do with it

7. August 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal …

Information: not just getting it, but knowing what to do with it

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July 2012

Why do people migrate?

31. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and …

Why do people migrate?


Targeting Nominal GDP, a Powerful and Trendy Idea

26. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories …

Targeting Nominal GDP, a Powerful and Trendy Idea


Brazil phasing out incandescent light bulbs

24. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Reassessing Renewable Energies” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas. Brazil phased out incandescent light …

Brazil phasing out incandescent light bulbs


Women in construction: an example for an entire community

19. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Implementing Board Diversity,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. We …

Women in construction: an example for an entire community


ECB between the chairs?

17. Juli 2012

After a short introduction of the author, the following article deals with the topic “ The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting versus Financial Stability”, which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion …

ECB between the chairs?


Rio+20, a brush for a better world

14. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Effective Investments in Education,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and ideas. From June 20th to …

Rio+20, a brush for a better world


Saudi Arabia moves towards solar and nuclear energy

7. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Reassessing Renewable Energies” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and ideas. Aerial view solar power plants …

Saudi Arabia moves towards solar and nuclear energy


Inflation Targeting Is Dead; Long Live What?

7. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting vs. Financial Stability,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium …

Inflation Targeting Is Dead; Long Live What?


Collaboration and the global network

6. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media,” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal …

Collaboration and the global network


Favelas: A Fern by Any Other Name

6. Juli 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Favelas – a Global Problem” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with his personal stories and …

Favelas: A Fern by Any Other Name

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June

The right to visual arts: a stimulus on education

23. June 2012

Ilha Design | Carine Felgueiras In the past few weeks I’ve been following the work realized by Ilha Design Project (Island Design), of which I am the author and coordinator, at the Full-time Education Center Monsenhor Pinto de Carvalho, a public school …

The right to visual arts: a stimulus on education


Does Brazil know how to receive immigrants?

22. June 2012

The following article deals with the topic “Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies” which will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio this October. The author intends to enrich the discussion at the symposium with her personal stories and …

Does Brazil know how to receive immigrants?


Information and action

21. June 2012

Today we all know – or at least most of us know – how to get information, but at the same time, many of us don’t actually know what to do with the overflow of information we get. We can’t just …

Information and action


Central banking in times of crisis and its future – introducing

18. June 2012

First of all, I guess a brief introduction is in order. I’m an economist based in São Paulo, Brazil; 32; working in financial markets since months before the great Argentina default of 2001. Though I was a fairly decent undergrad …

Central banking in times of crisis and its future – introducing


Why are women still the big elephant in the room?

18. June 2012

I’m not going to say here that women are still facing the same problems as always. But, also, I don’t want to lie to you and say that now that we can work, study and vote, everything is great. It’s …

Why are women still the big elephant in the room?


Win a ticket to the VEOLIA Summit 2012 in Kiel – Round 2

14. June 2012

Due to your great response all five tickets were gone in 12 hours. We decided to give away yet another five. Same procedure as last time, just comment on this post – remember to enter your mailaddress so we can …

Win a ticket to the VEOLIA Summit 2012 in Kiel – Round 2


Win a ticket to the VEOLIA Summit 2012 in Kiel

13. June 2012

Win one out of five tickets for the Veolia Summit 2012 in Kiel! Prof. Günter Verheugen, Prof. Dennis Snower, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Johann Eekhoff and Dr. Thorsten Grenz discuss the topic: “The state and the economy: how much is good …

Win a ticket to the VEOLIA Summit 2012 in Kiel

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