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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

  • A not so global outlook on the global economy

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      Perhaps unsurprisingly, the GES session on the Global Economic Outlook kicked off with the issue of the U.S. government shutdown. Of course time was too short to do anything but scratch the surface of such a portentous topic, but there were a couple of things mentioned that do have […]

  • Boost social protests to reduce inequality

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    As I have previously written about issues of inequality in Latin America, my expectations were high when I went to the session called “Social Norms and Moral Principles to Reduce Poverty and Improve Equity” at the Global Economic Symposium.  However, I have to say that I came away feeling disappointed […]

  • 2013 Global Economic Symposium As I Saw It

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at Leading experts on sustainable development gathered in the German city of Kiel to discuss solutions to emerging global challenges. In the picture essay below, I set out to capture some personal highlights from this year’s Global Economic Symposium and […]