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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

  • Daniel Domscheit-Berg at the 2013 Global Economic Symposium in Kiel, Geramny. Photo Credit: Henrik Herzberg

    Trust & Transparency Pirates

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    FutureChallenges contributor Jamie Stark sat down with Daniel Domscheit-Berg at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel on 1 October. Domscheit-Berg is a technology activist in Germany and abroad, founder of OpenLeaks, and in 2011 was named by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers. That same year he […]

  • Water bodies like this part of that regulate climate are threatened by human activities leading to climate change.

    End the Unsustainable Plundering of Our Planet

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at In ancient Greece, a symposium was a drinking party. According to Wikipedia, Greek men of fortune gathered on such occasions to debate, wine, and dine. Today, symposia mean a lot more than reveling. They are meetings meant […]

  • Looking back at the GES 2013

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at The two days of the GES have been unlike any other experience in my life, academic or not. It wasn’t just the solution-oriented environment of the Symposium, the holistic approach to the topics or the sheer […]