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Corina Murafa

Corina Murafa holds a Master in Public Policy, with a focus on economic policy and European governance, from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. An energy expert, Corina's current work in Romania was preceded by stints with the United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte Consulting, and with the Romanian Academic Society. She is a former Open Society Institute fellow (New York) and is currently an associate fellow for the Aspen Institute Romania, where she acts as elected Chairperson of the alumni network.
  • Senior Sport School - A Swedish Initiative that Should be Exported Everywhere in Europe. Photo by Skaneidrotten on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

    How we eat, drink and move

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    Healthcare reform has triggered many controversies in Romania ranging from street protests in January 2012 over a new healthcare bill to massive online activism just a year later against government plans to prevent citizens from using their mandatory health insurance in private hospitals. To be really honest and without being […]

  • Beyond Strawberry Picking (Photo: el captain)

    Romania: The EU’s Largest Receiver of Remittances

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    Strawberry nouveaux riches We’ve invented a new word and a social category for them. We call them “capsunari” – which roughly translates as “strawberry-picker,” a term which doesn’t, however, convey the tone of scorn and disdain we usually put into it.  About three million Romanians (13 percent of the country’s […]

  • Video GES2011: How Great Ideas Are Born

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    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. The GES takes place in alteration between Kiel, Germany, and a major international […]

  • Video: Sunita Narain, Indian environmental activist

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    One of the most compelling visions for adapting to climate change in the developing world, another topic of the GES2011 panel discussions, came from Sunita Narain. She is one of the most resolute Indian environmental and political activists and is running India’s Centre for Science and Environment, which now has […]

  • The Era of Muddling Through

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    It took me a while to define what I felt about the Global Economic Symposium 2011. While in there, I was immersed in the energy of the speakers, in the enthusiasm of the Global Economic Fellows, in the diversity of topics covered – from resource governance to migration to cyber-security […]