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The GES Team 2013


Executive Director
Deputy Executive
Dennis J. Snower
Alessio J.G. Brown
Willi Scholz


Advisory Board


Content and Communities
Project Manager Kathrin Kupke
Content and Research Assistants Milda Aleknonyte, Anna Breling, Jan M. Hinz, Cathy Nishioka, Steffen Müller, Lukas Nord
Virtual GES
Website & Social Media Management Anja Busch,
Florian Bontrup, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Assistant Nils Hoffmann


Public Relations
Publications Ilse Büxenstein-Gaspar, Nicole Rimkus, Kerstin Stark, Birgit Wolfrath
Press IfW PR Center, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics


Administrative Manager
Regina Arnhold
Project Manager Kai Meinke
Assistant Jakob Kutsch


Guest Management and Logistics
Guest Management Panelists Marion Glowatzka
Guest Management Participants Gritta Jegliewski, Bärbel Walter
Location and Logistics Marion Glowatzka, Nicole Rimkus
Database Werner Ente, Christoph Bruhn
IT Infrastructure Karsten Gebhardt, Werner Ente
Security Guido Bartsch
Administration and General Logistics Administration of the foundations IfW and ZBW


GES Secretariat
Gritta Jegliewski, Bärbel Walter
Session Organizer 2013

Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Towards Sustainable Consumption
Gert Pönitzsch, Carola Kniebes
Designing Waste and Recycling Strategies Matthias Weitzel, Christine Merk
The New Economy of Nature Lili Fuhr (Heinrich Böll Stiftung)
Promoting Employment and Growth Ignat Stepanok, Sebastian Braun
Assessing and Implementing Sustainable Governance Daniel Schraad-Tischer (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Najim Azahaf (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Cooperation Game – Preventing a Climate Catastrophe Matthias Weitzel
Towards a Sustainable Engery Mix - Renewable Energies and Fracking Ruth Delzeit, Mareike Lange
Economic Performance and Trust in Emerging Markets
Spreading the Success of the „Mittelstand“
New Approaches to Economic Challenges
Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship Peter Jungen (The Institute for New Economic Thinking)
Decentralizing Energy Supply
Governance for Sustainable Development Stefan Empter (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Thomas Rausch (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Fiscal and Financial Sustainability
The Future of Central Banking and Financial Market Reform Dominik Groll, Mariya Mileva
The Future of Europe Henning vom Stein (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
The Future of the Arab World
The Global Economic Outlook
What Banking for Economic Dynamism? Christopher Reicher, Henning Weber
Empowering Workforce: Demography Management with Four Generations
Holistic Approaches to Solve the Euro Crisis Stefan Kooths
Piercing the Veil of the Future Mike Orszag (Towers Watson)
The Future of Economics Teaching Wendy Carlin (The Institute for New Economic Thinking)
Designing a Stable Euroland: The Corporate Perspective
Poverty in the Midst of Plenty
Development Policies for the New Bottom Billion Marcus Böhme, Rainer Thiele
Making Microentrepreneurship Inclusive Linda Kleemann, Kacana Sipangule
Generating Finance for Social Impact Jake Benford (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Kathrin Dombrowski (Bertelsmann Stiftung), Bettina Windau (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Fostering a Fair Deal on Talent Christal Morehouse (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Thomas Rausch (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Jörg Habich (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Social Norms and Moral Principles to Reduce Poverty and Improve Equity Sean Cleary
Trade, Poverty and Inequality Christiane Krieger-Boden; Carlos Braga (IMD) , Jean-Pierre Lehmann (IMD)
Inequality and Human Capital Steven Durlauf (The Institute for New Economic Thinking)
New Opportunities for Global Cooperation
Can Religion Help Solve Global Problems? Matthias Lücke, Nordkirche
Beyond Individualism toward Social Responsibility Dennis J. Snower
Governing the World’s Oceans Wilfried Rickels, Christine Bertram, Petra Pissulla (Dräger Foundation)
Realizing Global Maritime Surveillance Wise Pens International
Geopolitics and the Provision of Global Public Goods Thierry Malleret (Monthly Barometer)
Dealing with Complexity Thierry Malleret (Monthly Barometer)
Strengthening European Competitiveness Unternehmerpositionen Nord
Generating Winning Strategies for Sustainable Societies Andreas Esche (Bertelsmann Stiftung) , Armando Garcia Schmidt (Bertelsmann Stiftung), Céline Diebold (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
Economics, Intersubjectivity and the Crisis of the Future Jean Pierre Dupuy
Ensuring Cybersecurity

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Global Economic Volunteers

The Global Economic Volunteers (GEV) are a selected group of students, graduates and employees supporting the Global Economic Symposium and its idea with their manpower. As partners of the GES they want to enable an active networking process between the participants and guests of the Global Economic Symposium, the Volunteers and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). See all GES Volunteers 2013