Speakers

Dr Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The importance of emerging economies in Deutsche Bank’s global strategy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Bedeutung von Schwellenländern in der globalen Strategie der Deutschen Bank’ (2007)

Dr Shirin Akiner, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London
Politics, Religion and Modernisation in the Central Asian Republics (2001)

Professor Graham T. Allison, Director, Seifer Center for Science & International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
Nuclear Terrorism (2007)

Professor Urs Altermatt, Department of Contemporary History, University of Fribourg
Religion and nation – The role of religion in the formation of Europe’s nation states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Religion und Nation – Die Rolle der Religion bei der Nationalstaatenbildung Europas 19. und 20. Jahrhundert’ (2000)

Dr Michael Ambühl, Secretary of State for International Finance Affairs, EFD
Finance policy in critical times – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Finanzpolitik in kritischen Zeiten’ (2010)

Anne Applebaum, publicist and historian
Superpower America – enemies and friends (2008)
Red Famine. Stalin’s War on Ukraine (2019)

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford
Europe in a non-European world (2010)

Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw
Re-constructing the State: The Polish Experience (0)

Prof. Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court
Brexit, EFTA and the EEA – Presentation in German, original title: Brexit, EFTA und EWR’ (2016)

Prof. Ulrich Beck, Institute for Sociology, University of Munich
Global risk society – new forms of cosmopolitan communities of destiny – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Weltrisikogesellschaft – neue Formen kosmopolitischer Schicksalsgemeinschaften’ (2010)

Prof. Jean-François Bergier, President of the Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – Second World War (ICE)
The present of Switzerland’s past: From the work of the Commission of Experts – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Gegenwart der schweizerischen Vergangenheit: Aus der Arbeit der Expertenkommission’ (1998)
The final report: Results and experiences – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Schlussbericht: Ergebnisse und Erlebnisse’ (2002)

Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Head of the Department of the Interior
The great pension reform as an acid test of our political culture – Presentation in German, original title: Die grosse Rentenreform als Nagelprobe für unsere politische Kultur’ (2016)
Switzerland – A nation with memory and a future– Presentation in German, original title: Die Schweiz – Erinnerungsnation mit Zukunft’ (2016)

Dr Christoph Bertram, Director of the Research Institute of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
Between multi- and unipolar: The dilemma of international order in the twenty-first century – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zwischen multi- und unipolar: Das Dilemma Internationaler Ordnung im 21. Jahrhundert’ (2003)

Dr Hans Blix, former Swedish foreign minister, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Head of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
Strategies for disarmament – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Strategien der Abrüstung’ (2010)

Sir Peter L. Bonfield, Chief Executive Officer, British Telecommunications pie., London
New Horizons in Telecommunications (1998)

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A.
Challenges and opportunities in the food industry – a global view – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Herausforderungen und Chancen der Lebensmittelindustrie – eine globale Sicht’ (2009)

Prof. Karl Dietrich Bracher, University of Bonn
Age of ideologies – end or continuity? Experience from a century of totalitarianisms – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zeit der Ideologien – Ende oder Dauer? Erfahrungen aus dem Jahrhundert der Totalitarismen’ (1998)

Ulrich Bremi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re, Zürich
A look at Switzerland from a business perspective – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Blick auf die Schweiz aus unternehmerischer Perspektive’ (2000)

Prof. Heinz Bude, sociologist, University of Kassel
Society of fear – how we put our own freedom in jeopardy Presentation in German, original title: ‘Gesellschaft der Angst – wie wir unsere Freiheit selbst gefährden (2015)
SolidarityPresentation in German, original title: ‘Solidarität’ (2019)

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Swiss Department of the Interior
Europa’s future – a Swiss perspective – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europas Zukunft – eine schweizerische Perspektive‘ (2011)

Prof. Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, retired judge in the German Federal Constitutional Court, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Which way is Europe going? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Welchen Weg geht Europa?’ (1997)

Dr Ulf Böge, Head of the German Federal Cartell Office, Bonn
Supervising national competition in a globalised environment – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Nationale Wettbewerbsaufsicht in einem globalisierten Umfeld’ (2001)

Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
Switzerland’s active foreign policy from Europe to Asia Presentation in German, original title: ‘Aktive Aussenpolitik der Schweiz von Europa bis Asien’ (2005)

Dr Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs
Switzerland in EuropePresentation in German, original title: ‘Die Schweiz in Europa‘ (2018)

Professor Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Presentation in German, original title: ‘«1914» – Die Schlafwandler(2014)

Dr Wolfgang Clement, retired German minister and former minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Federal Republic of Germany
On the current situation in Germany and Europe – What needs to be done now Presentation in German, original title: Zur aktuellen Lage in Deutschland und Europa – Was jetzt zu tun ist’ (2012)

Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics; Director, Centre for the Study of African Economics, Oxford University, UK
Africa: Guilt-Edged Insecurities (2007)
The Future of Capitalism (2019)

Secretary of State Jacques de Watteville, Swiss Secretary of State for International Financial Matters
Political Challenges for Switzerland as a Financial Centre – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Politische Herausforderungen für den Finanzplatz Schweiz’ (2014)

Roger de Weck, publicist, Zürich and Berlin; Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
The diktat of the tight deadline – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Das Diktat der kurzen Frist’ (2004)

Carla Del Ponte, main prosecutor, ICTY and ICTR, The Hague
The UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda: Challenges for the prosecution – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die UN-Tribunale für Ex-Jugoslawien und Rwanda: Herausforderungen für die Anklagebehörde’ (2002)

Prof. Dan Diner, historian, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Simon Dubow Institute and the University of Leipzig
Europe – Russia – America. Constellations of the future in the context of history – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa – Russland – Amerika. Konstellationen der Zukunft im Kontext der Geschichte’ (2008)

Jürgen Dormann, former chairman of the ABB, Zürich
Training as a location advantage – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ausbildung als Standortvorteil’ (2005)

Dr Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE
Why journalism benefits from the digital revolution – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Warum der Journalismus von der digitalen Revolution profitiert’ (2014)

Dr. Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland
Polish perspectives on European integration (2018)

Prof. Johann Eekhoff, retired secretary of state, University of Cologne
Limits of the welfare state – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Grenzen des Wohlfahrtsstaates’ (1999)

Prof. Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Andechs, Germany
The trap of short-term thinking – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Falle des Kurzzeitdenkens’ (2002)

Rolf Ekéus, High Commissioner on National Minorities, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Den Haag
International Conflicts and Minorities (2003)

Dr Hansjörg Elshorst, Managing Director, Transparency International, Berlin
First interest, then morality? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Erst das Interesse, dann die Moral?’ (2001)

Prof. Bill Emmott, economist and political scientist, former editor-in-chief of “The Economist”
Europa in an Age of Trump, Salvini and the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (2019)

Prof. Izhak Englard, member of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel
Democracy and Judaism: A contradiction? (2000)

Prof. Gang Fan, Professor of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing; Director, National Economics Research Institute, China Reform Foundation
China’s growing integration in the world economy (2007)

Prof. Lars Feld, economist, University of Freiburg im Breisgau
Economic crises of the future – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wirtschaftskrisen der Zukunft’ (2019)

Prof. Niall Ferguson, Professor of History, Harvard University and Oxford University
Can Europe collapse? And might America be next? (2012)

Dr Franz Fischler, former EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Vienna
The place of small states in Europe. Experiences from 10 years of Austria’s membership in the EU – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Platz der kleinen Staaten in Europa. Erfahrungen aus 10 Jahren Mitgliedschaft Österreichs in der EU.’ (2005)

Prof. Heiner Flassbeck, Director at the UN Organisation for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
Market economy and political intervention – a clash – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Marktwirtschaft und politische Intervention – ein Streitgespräch’ (2009)

Dr Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roche
What can digitalisation offer for healthcare? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Was verspricht die Digitalisierung für das Gesundheitswesen?’ (2019)

Jonathan Franzen, American author
A writer’s perspective on a (quickly) changing world (2017)

Prof. Francis Fukuyama, American political scientist, Stanford University
Populism, identity and the future of the liberal world order (2018)

Prof. Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal (Research), King’s College London
Terrorism as a Strategy (2006)

Prof. Bruno S. Frey, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zürich
A flexible world order for the future – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Eine flexible Weltordnung für die Zukunft’ (2003)

Prof. Jochen Frowein, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Terrorism as a challenge for international law – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Terrorismus als Herausforderung für das Völkerrecht’ (2004)

Sigmar Gabriel, Former German Foreign Minister
Europe in an awkward world – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa in einer unbequemen Welt’ (2018)

Joachim Gauck,
as Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic, Berlin
The past as a burden – German experiences with reappraising the communist dictatorship – Presentation in German, original title: Vergangenheit als Last – Deutsche Erfahrungen mit der Aufarbeitung der kommunistischen Diktatur’ (1997)

as former German president
Europe – once a promise – today a dispute – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa – einst Verheißung – heute Streitfall’ (2017)

Sir Edward George, Governor of the Bank of England, London
Current International Financial Issues (2001)

Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Economy and human behaviour – how do you make good decisions? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ökonomie und menschliches Verhalten – wie trifft man gute Entscheidungen?’ (2015)

Prof. Peter Glotz, Director of the Institute of Media and Communication Management, University of St. Gallen
How does morality sell? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wie verkauft sich Moral? (2001)

Richard J. Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa, former Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, Gov. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1998)

Eric Gujer, editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung
New world (dis)order– Presentation in German, original title: ‘Neue Welt(un)ordnung’ (2017)

Prof. Tim Guldimann, Swiss diplomat on leave, currently at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
The nuclear dispute with Iran. An example of escalating conflicts between the West and the Orient. – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Nuklearstreit mit Iran. Beispiel sich verschärfender Konflikte zwischen dem Westen und dem Orient.’ (2006)

Prof. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, holder of the Professorship for Comparative Literature at Stanford University, USA
America, do you (still) have it better?– Presentation in German, original title: ‘Amerika, hast du es (immer noch) besser?’ (2017)

Prof. Felix Gutzwiller, Head of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zürich
Sustainable health and social policy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Nachhaltige Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik’ (2005)

Prof. Jürgen Habermas, philosopher and sociologist, Starnberg, Germany
Religious tolerance as a pacemaker for cultural rights – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Religiöse Toleranz als Schrittmacher kultureller Rechte’ (2003)

Prof. Winfried Hassemer, Vice President, German Federal Constitution Court, Karlsruhe
Freedom and faith in a constitutional state – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Freiheit und Glaube im Rechtsstaat’ (2006)

Prof. François Heisbourg, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris
From Atlantic alliance to Euro-American partnership: causes and consequences of the strategy and the end of the West as a single entity (2005)

Prof. Elmar Helten, Institute for Risk Management and Insurance, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Managing risk with insurance and its limits – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Risikobewältigung durch die Assekuranz und ihre Grenzen’ (2002)

Jacqueline Hénard, journalist and publicist, Paris
France today – political and economic challenges – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Frankreich aktuell – politische und wirtschaftliche Herausforderungen’ (2012)

Dr Rainer Hermann, Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
No spring in the Arab world – more Islam and more freedom – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Kein Frühling in Arabien – mehr Islam und mehr Freiheit’ (2013)

Prof. Roman Herzog, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany
New order in Europe? Change of responsibilities, reform of institutions? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Neuordnung Europas? Wechsel der Aufgaben, Reform der Institutionen?’ (2011)

Dr Philipp Hildebrand, former President of the Directorate of the Swiss National Bank
Current developments in the global financial markets – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Aktuelle Entwicklungen an den globalen Finanzmärkten’ (2008)
The rise of China and its consequences – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Chinas Aufstieg und dessen Folgen’ (2016)

Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University, Washington
International terrorism – Methods and aims (2009)

Prof. Karl Homann, Professorship for Business Ethics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Business ethics: Does morality work to our advantage? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wirtschaftsethik: Dient die Moral dem eigenen Vorteil?’ (2002)

Matthias Horx, futurologist, Vienna
An introduction to future optimism – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Anleitung zum Zukunftsoptimismus’ (2009)

Sir Michael E. Howard, historian, Oxford, GB
Keeping Order in a GIobal Society: Pax Americana or Global Policing (2003)

Prof. Samuel P. Huntington, Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategy Studies and Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
The Religious Factor in World Politics (2001)

Dr Martin Hüfner, economic expert and former chief economist at the HypoVereinsbank
The US economy – status and impact – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die U.S. Wirtschaft – Status und Wirkung’ (2008)

Prof. Otfried Höffe, Department of Philosophy, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
Vision of a world republic: A philosophical answer to globalisation – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Vision Weltrepublik: Eine philosophische Antwort auf die Globalisierung’ (2003)

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Director of the Munich Security Conference
Reflections on the future of European security – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Überlegungen zur Zukunft europäischer Sicherheit’ (2017)

Dr Otmar Issing, member of the Board of Directors of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
The Euro Area: One currency – one market – eleven states. – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Euroraum: Eine Währung – ein Markt – elf Staaten’ (1999)

Prof. Rahel Jaeggi, philosopher, Humboldt University of Berlin
Progress and regression – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Fortschritt und Regression’ (2019)

Prof. Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, and Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies, Princeton University
Europe’s Problems and the Global Economic Order (2012)

Prof. Martin Janssen, Professor of Financial Market Theory at the Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zürich and leader of the Ecofin Group, Zürich
Market economy and political intervention – A clash – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Marktwirtschaft und politische Interventionen – ein Widerspruch’ (2009)

Dr Josef Joffe, editor of the ‘Zeit’ newspaper, Hamburg
Globalisation and nation state: What’s really new? (2000) – Presentation in German, original title:Globalisierung und Nationalstaat: ‘Was ist wirklich neu?’ (2000)
The end of ‘end of history’ and the return of power politics – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Das Ende vom «Ende der Geschichte» und die Wiederkehr der Machtpolitik’ (2015)

Prof. Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
Strong franc and high current account surplus: a contradiction? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Starker Franken und hoher Ertragsbilanzüberschuss: ein Widerspruch?’ (2013)

Prof. Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
Science and Innovation in African Development: New Directions for International Cooperation (2007)

Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and head of the Eurogroup
Europe – which way forward? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa – wie weiter?’ (2011)

Prof. Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington
The return of history (2009)
Where is the USA heading? (2019)

Prof. Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego, USA
World Orders and Disorders: Old and New (2003)

Prof. Karl Kaiser, Otto Wolff Director, Research Institute of the German Council for Foreign Policy, Berlin
Security on two pillars? European defence as a problem for the transatlantic relationship – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Sicherheit auf zwei Säulen? Die Europäische Verteidigung als Problem der Transatlantischen Beziehungen’ (2000)

Daniel Kehlmann, writer and essayist
How literature reflects the world – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wie Literatur die Welt spiegelt’ (2019)

Dr Necla Kelek, sociologist, Berlin
On freedom in Islam – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Über die Freiheit im Islam’ (2011)

Dr Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva
Humanitarian work in conflict situations today: Frameworks and challenges – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Humanitäre Tätigkeit in Konfliktsituationen heute: Rahmenbedingungen und Herausforderungen’ (2004)

Prof. Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Department of Energy, Transport and Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research, and Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability, Hertie School of Governance Berlin
Energy crisis, climate crisis, financial crisis – how we can kill three birds with one stone – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Energiekrise, Klimakrise, Finanzkrise – wie wir drei Krisen mit einer Klappe schlagen können’ (2013)

Prof. Gilles Kepel, Institute of Political Studies, Paris
Jihad in Europe – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Djihad in Europa’ (2016)

Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse Group, Zürich
Leadership and changing business culture as part of globalisation – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Führung und der Wandel der Unternehmenskultur im Zeichen der Globalisierung’ (2006)

Mervin King, Lord King of Lothbury, former governor of the Bank of England
The End of Alchemy (2016)

Prof. Henner Kleinewefers, University of Fribourg
After the consolidation, the reform – Wishes for the future of the Swiss Federal Constitution – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Nach der Konsolidierung die Reform – Wünsche für die Zukunft der schweizerischen Bundesverfassung’ (1999)

Prof. Georg Kohler, professor of philosophy at the University of Zürich
World (dis)order and world constitution – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Welt(un)ordnung und Weltverfassung’ (2008)

Prof. Leszek Kolakówski, senior research fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, England
Are we already living in a post-Christian age? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Leben wir schon in der nach-christlichen Zeit?’ (2000)

Prof. Barbara Krug, Erasmus University, Rotterdam & honorary research fellow, University of Technology, Sydney
China: Facts and fiction – Presentation in German, original title: ‘China: Fakten und Fiktion’ (2005)

Prof. Hans Küng, President of the Global Ethic Foundation, Tübingen, BRD
World politics and global ethics – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Weltpolitik und Weltethos’ (2001)

Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan
Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing and Economic Theory (2017)

Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of the Republic of Poland and 
Founder of the Amicus Europae Foundation
The rebirth of geopolitical thinking in contemporary politics – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Wiedergeburt geopolitischen Denkens in der zeitgenössischen Politik’ (2015)


Oskar Lafontaine, leader of the parliamentary group for the Left Party in the Saarland State Parliament
Europe – where next? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa – wie weiter?’ (2017)

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Shared Prosperity in a Globalised World (2012)

Dr Graf Otto Lambsdorff, former German finance minister, Bonn
The moral responsibility of the social market economy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Moralische Verantwortung der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft’ (2001)

Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy & Founding Director, The Evian Group
Geopolitics of the Future – Asia 2014 – Lessons from Europe? (2013)

Prof. Wolf Lepenies, Institute for Advanced Study Berlin
A Marshall Plan for the Mediterranean – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ein Marshall-Plan für das Mittelmeer’ (2012)

Prof. Jill Lepore, historian, Harvard University
These Truths (2019)

Moritz Leuenberger, Head of the Swiss Department for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (UVEK), Bern
On the responsibility of organising security – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Von der Verantwortung, die Sicherheit zu organisieren’ (2003)

Doris Leuthard, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affair, Bern
European and global competition as a challenge – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europäischer und globaler Wettbewerb als Herausforderung’ (2007)

Dr Robert A. Levine, senior economist emeritus, The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, USA
Why America prospers so – and Europe not (2000)

Prof. Mark Lilla, political scientist and publicist, Columbia University, NY
The illegibility of our times (2015)

Christian Lindner, leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
On the current political situation in Germany – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zur aktuellen politischen Lage in Deutschland‘ (2018)

Maria Livanos Cattaui, General Secretary of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris
Is there a new Power-Sharing in International Affairs? The Relationships among Government, Business, and ‘NGOs’ (2001)

Prof. Niklas Luhmann, University of Bielefeld
Criteria for modernity – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Kriterien der Modernität’ (1997)

Prof. Hermann Lübbe, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Zürich
The world we live in – a contemporary progress report – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Welt, in der wir leben – ein zeitgenossenschaftlicher Erfahrungsbericht‘ (2013)

Dr Elisio Macamo, developmental sociologist, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Africa’s struggle with modernity – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Afrikas Mühe mit der Moderne’ (2007)

Dr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
The transformation of humanitarian work – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Transformation humanitären Handelns‘ (2019)

Prof. Kishore Mahbubani, former ambassador, professor of political science, Singapore
Asia in flux (2017)

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, former prime minister of the United Kingdom
The British Exit – And the European Future (2016)

Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor, Swiss Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Security policy back on the agenda – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Sicherheitspolitik zurück auf der Agenda’ (2010)

Prof. Miriam Meckel, Professor of Corporate Communication and Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen
We media people – in the purgatory of digital life – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wir Medienmenschen – im Fegefeuer des digitalen Lebens’ (2013)

Souad Mekhennet, reporter for the Washington Post and author
The world of jihad – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Welt des Jihad’ (2018)

Hans-Rudolf Merz, Head of the Swiss Department of Finance, Bern
International give and take – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zwischenstaatliches Geben und Nehmen’ (2004)

Ruth Metzler, Head of the Swiss Department of Justice and Police (EJPD), Bern
Fighting international criminality – international, flexible, networked – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Bekämpfung der internationalen Kriminalität – international, flexibel, vernetzt’ (2002)

Prof. Katharina Michaelowa, Associate Professor, Political Economy of Developing and Emerging countries, Department of Political Science, University of Zürich
Education and development in Africa – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Bildung und Entwicklung in Afrika’ (2007)

Prof. Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics, Director, European Union Program, Princeton University
Is there a “Democratic Deficit” in Europe? (2007)

Prof. Herfried Münkler, Humboldt University of Berlin
Old and new wars – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Alte und neue Kriege’ (2003)
Space in the twenty-first century – on geopolitical upheavals and changes – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Raum im 21. Jahrhundert – über geopolitische Umbrüche und Veränderungen’ (2013)

Prof. Wernhard Möschel, University of Tübingen
Privatising services: Necessity and possibilities – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Notwendigkeit und Möglichkeiten einer Aufgabenprivatisierung’ (1999)

Prof. Bahman Nirumand, writer and journalist, Berlin, Germany
Islam – terrorism – democracy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Islam – Terrorismus – Demokratie’ (2003)

Prof. Paul Nolte, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Free University of Berlin
Perilous modern age – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Riskante Moderne’ (2006)

Prof. Joseph S. Nye, Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, former Assistant Secretary of Defence
The Paradox of American Power (2003)


Prof. Marcia Pally, Professor of Cultural Science, Columbia University, New York
Foreign policy and the power of religion (2008)

Orhan Pamuk, writer and Nobel laureate, Istanbul
Novels, museums and politics (2015)

Dr Kurt Pelda, Africa correspondent, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Nairobi, Kenya
Darfur – Africa’s festering wound – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Darfur – Akrikas schwärende Wunde’ (2007)

Prof. Volker Perthes, Director of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
Strategic challenges in the globalised world – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Strategische Herausforderungen in der globalisierten Welt’ (2010)

Dr Wolfgang Petritsch, Austria’s UN Ambassador in Geneva, former High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina
The Balkans as a European challenge – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Balkan als europäische Herausforderung (2008)’

Prof. Andrei Plesu, Director of the New Europe College and former Romanian foreign minister
Has eastern Europe got something to offer? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Hat Osteuropa etwas anzubieten?’ (2011)

Prof. Romano Prodi, former prime minister of Italy and former president of the European Commission
Europe, which way to go? (2008)

Governor Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve
Discussion with Thomas Jordan, Chair of the Directorate of the Swiss National Bank (2019)

Prof. Ernst Pöppel, Professor of Medicinal Psychology, University of Munich
Brain and personality – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Gehirn und Persönlichkeit’ (2010)

Dr Mark Qiu, CEO & Managing Director CRCI China Renaissance Capital Investment, Hong Kong
China: Economic Achievements and Reform Perspectives (2005)

Prof. Shalini Randeria, Department of Ethnology, University of Zürich
State, gender and demographic policy. A comparison of India and China – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Staat, Gender und Bevölkerungspolitik. Indien und China im Vergleich’ (2005)

Dr Klaus Reinhardt, Commander of the KFOR Kosovo Force in 1999 and 2000, Starnberg, Germany
Risks and opportunities in humanitarian interventions – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Risiken und Chancen humanitärer Interventionen’ (2002)

Prof. Jeremy Rifkin, Foundation on Economic Trends, Washington
Leading the Way Towards a Third Industrial Revolution (2013)

Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse Group AG
Global economy and financial sector ahead of new challenges – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Weltwirtschaft und Finanzwirtschaft vor neuen Herausforderungen’ (2012)

Dr Jean-Pierre Roth, Chairman of the Board of Director, Swiss National Bank
Monetary policy without borders. From the fight against internationalising the franc to the internationalisation of monetary policy. – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Geldpolitik ohne Grenzen. Vom Kampf gegen die Internationalisierung des Frankens zur Internationalisierung der Geldpolitik.’ (2009)

Prof. Andreas Rödder, Professor of Contemporary History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Distortions of the present: The crises of the twenty-first century in historical perspective – Presentation in German, original title: Verwerfungen der Gegenwart: ‘Die Krisen des 21. Jahrhunderts in historischer Perspektive’ (2018)

Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australian prime minister
Rising Asia and Its Impact on the Global Order (2016)

Dr Andreas Rüesch, Long-time Washington correspondent, ‘Neue Zürcher Zeitung’
Anew president – a different country? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ein neuer Präsident – ein anderes Land?’ (2008)

Dr Ivo Sanader, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia
Croatia on its way into the EU – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Kroatien auf dem Weg in die EU’ (2008)

Prof. Eberhard Sandschneider, Otto Wolff Director of the Research Institute of the DGAP (German Council on Foreign Relations)
A geopolitical perspective on Europe’s successful descent – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europas erfolgreicher Abstieg in geopolitischer Perspektive’ (2013)

Dr Konrad Schily, former president of Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Building the first non-state university in Germany 1981-1999. – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Der Aufbau der ersten nichtstaatlichen Universität in Deutschland 1981-1999’ (2000)

James J. Schiro, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Financial Services, Zürich
Asian Challenges: The Balance between Opportunities and Risks (2006)

Samuel Schmid, Head of the Swiss Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (VBS), Bern
Switzerland’s security policy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Sicherheitspolitik der Schweiz’ (2001)
Security: Demands and challenges – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Sicherheit: Forderungen und Herausforderungen’ (2006)

Prof. Ulrich Schmid, Professor of Russian Culture & Society at the University of St. Gallen
Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Russlands hybrider Krieg in der Ukraine’ (2015)

Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Swiss Department of Economic Affairs (EVD)
Switzerland in the world – Opportunities, risks, new constellations – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Schweiz in der Welt – Chancen, Risiken, neue Konstellationen’ (2012)

Urs Schoettli, journalist and publicist, Asia expert
The hubris of the hegemon: Iraq as the Waterloo of a neo-imperial mission – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Hybris des Hegemonen: Der Irak als Waterloo einer neoimperialen Mission’ (2004)
Pakistan – A danger for the world? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Pakistan – Gefahr für die Welt?’ (2008)
The return of the hegemon – China’s shadow over eastern Asia (2016) – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Rückkehr des Hegemon – Chinas Schatten über Ostasien’ (2016)

Dr Peter Scholl-Latour, publicist, Paris
Fight against terror or war against Islam? America conscious of its omnipotence Presentation in German, original title: ‘Kampf gegen den Terror oder Krieg gegen den Islam? Amerika im Bewusstsein seiner Allmacht’ (2002)

Prof. Rupert Scholz, former German federal minister, acting head of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Bonn
Downsizing the state – a challenge for state and social politics – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Verschlankung des Staates – eine staats und gesellschaftspolitische Herausforderung’ (1997)

Gerhard Schröder, former chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Politics in a world of contradictions – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Politik in einer Welt der Widersprüche’ (2016)

Dr Henning Schulte-Noelle, Chairman of the Management Board of Allianz SE, Munich
Ethics in business management – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ethik in der Unternehmensführung’ (2002)

Prof. Gerhard Schulze, University of Bamberg
Five to twelve – A sociological journey of consciousness – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Fünf vor Zwölf – Ein soziologischer Bewusstseinstrip’ (2009)

Dr Wolfgang Schüssel, former Austrian chancellor
Europe – in an area of tension between east and west – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa – im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West’ (2015)

Alice Schwarzer, sociologist and publicist, editor of the magazine ‘Emma’
Emancipated women and unsettled men – now what? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Emanzipierte Frauen und verunsicherte Männer – und nun?’ (2012)

Karl Schwarzenberg, Czech senator
The present and future of central Europe (2010) – Presentation in German, original title:

Prof. Wolfgang Schürer, University of St. Gallen and Georgetown University, Washington, USA
Reflection on and interpretation of China and India’s repositioning – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Reflexion und Interpretation der chinesischen und indischen Neupositionierung’ (2005)

Dr Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor, Vienna
Austria’s 10 years in the EU – An interim balance – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Österreich 10 Jahre in der EU – Eine Zwischenbilanz’ (2005)

Taiye Selasi, writer and cultural philosopher
There’s no such thing as African literature (2014)

Prof. Robert James Shiller, Yale University
Finance and the Good Society (2012)

Prof. Avi Shlaim, Fellow of St. Anthony’s College, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
Israel: The Strategy of the Iron Wall Revisited (2007)

Prof. George P. Shultz, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, USA, American Secretary of State 1982–89
A Changed World – Presentation in German, original title: ‘A Changed World’ (2004)

Prof. Udo E. Simonis, Research Professorship in Environmental Policy, Technology Development, and Forms of Work, Berlin Social Science Center
New stimuli for international climate politics – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Neue Impulse für die internationale Klimapolitik’ (2007)

Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich
The economic and financial crisis – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise’ (2009)
Trump, Brexit, Eurozone Crisis.What will become of Germany? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Trump, Brexit, Eurokrise. Was wird aus Deutschland?’ (2018)

Prof. Peter Sloterdijk, philosopher and cultural scientist
The lonely world power: On criticism of the USA’s unilaterism – Presentation in German, original title: ‘ Die einsame Weltmacht: Zur Kritik des US-amerikanischen Unilateralismus’ (2005)
Politics in masks – On the democracy dilemma – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Politik in Masken – Über das Demokratie-Dilemma’ (2018)

Dr Lothar Späth, former minister president, Chairman of the Board of Jenoptik AG, Jena
How moral does politics have to be and how moral can economics be – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wie moralisch muss Politik und wie moralisch kann Wirtschaft sein’ (2001)

Prof. Kurt R. Spillmann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich
America in the fight against the ‘bad guy’: The last superpower’s self-image and sense of mission – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Amerika im Kampf gegen das “Böse”: Selbstbild und Sendungsbewusstsein der letzten Supermacht’ (2005)

Karin Keller-Sutter, Federal Councillor, Swiss Department of Justice and Police (EJPD)
Between cooperation and boundaries – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zwischen Zusammenarbeit und Grenzen’ (2019)

Dr Rudolf Stamm, correspondent for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Washington, D.C.
State, church and religion in the USA: Surprisingly topical in election year 2000 – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Staat, Kirche und Religion in den USA: überraschende Aktualität im Wahljahr 2000’ (2000)

Prof. Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania
Democracy and neoliberalism (2014)

Retired minister Peer Steinbrück, member of the German Bundestag
Future of democracy – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Zukunft der Demokratie’ (2014)

Prof. Fritz Stern, historian, Columbia University, New York
Disenchanted America? (2011)

Prof. Tobias Straumann, historian, University of Zürich
The rise of Hitler and the currentness of the 1930s – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Hitlers Aufstieg und die Aktualität der 1930er Jahre’ (2019)

Prof. Wolfgang Streeck, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
State, market and the ‘Jobs Alliance’: Renovation of the ‘German model’? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Staat, Markt und «Bündnis für Arbeit»: Renovierung des «deutschen Modells»?’ (1999)

Heidi Tagliavini, ambassador
Caucasus flashpoint – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Brennpunkt Kaukasus’ (2010)

Amir Taheri, Iranian publicist and columnist, Paris
The Muslim World and the West after the Second Iraq War (2003)

Dr Erwin Teufel, former minister president of Baden-Württemberg, CDU
Putting Europe back on its feet– Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa vom Kopf auf die Füsse stellen’“ (2016)

Prof. Hans Tietmeyer, former president of the German Bundesbank
Europe before new economic challenges – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Europa vor neuen wirtschaftlichen Herausforderungen’ (2010)

Ulrich Tilgner, publicist and television journalist
Iran – Dangers and hopes – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Iran – Gefahren und Hoffnungen’ (2009)
Plea for neutrality – Presentation in German, original title: ”Plädoyer für Neutralität’ (2011)


Dr Max van der Stoel, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, former foreign minister of the Netherlands, The Hague
Minority Problems and Conflict Prevention in Europe (2002)

Mario Vargas Llosa, politician and writer, London
Malfunctioning of Democracy in Latin America (1991)

Dr Daniel Vasella, Chairman and Delegate of the Board, Novartis International AG
Set up in Switzerland – Innovation and managing innovation in the pharmaceuticals industry – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Standort Schweiz – Innovation und Innovationsmanagement in der Pharmaindustrie’ (2009)

Dr Kaspar Villiger, former federal councillor, Bern
Switzerland in Europe:Opportunities and risks – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Schweiz in Europa: Chancen und Risiken’ (2011)
Democracy against the odds – or why democracy has a future, despite everything! – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Demokratie im Gegenwind – oder warum Demokratie trotz allem Zukunft hat!’ (2014)

Prof. Klaus von Beyme, Managing Director of the Institute of Political Science at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Where is Russia going? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wohin treibt Russland?’ (2000)

Prof. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker, University of Cologne
Sustainability and democracy – Analysing the tense relationship between two values – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Nachhaltigkeit und Demokratie – Analyse des Spannungsverhältnisses zweier Werte’ (2004)

Dr Theodor Waigel, former German finance minister, member of the German Bundestag, Berlin
National and international finance policy in a global world (2002) – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Nationale und internationale Finanzpolitik in einer globalen Welt’ (2002)

Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist, contemporary chronicler
Everything is art.Everything is politics. (2019)

Prof. Axel A. Weber, President of the German Bundesbank
Global imbalance:A challenge for economic policy (2011) – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Globale Ungleichgewichte: Herausforderung für die Wirtschaftspolitik’ (2011)
World economy in the debt trap? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Globale Wirtschaft in der Schuldenfalle?’ (2016)

Dr Jens Weidmann, President of the German Bundesbank, Frankfurt
Challenges for the Euro Area:What has been achieved, what still needs to be done? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Herausforderungen für den Euro-Raum: Was ist geschafft, was bleibt zu tun?’ (2015)

Prof. Harald Welzer, Professor of Transformation Design at the Europa-Universität Flensburg
The future of freedom – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Die Zukunft der Freiheit’ (2017)

Michaela Wiegel, Paris correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
One year of Emmanuel Macron – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ein Jahr Emmanuel Macron’ (2018)

Luzius Wildhaber, President, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
Courts and judges in the European constitutional area of the future – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Gerichte und Richter im künftigen europäischen Verfassungsraum’ (2004)

Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
Sustainable arms reduction – the role of non-governmental organizations (2005)

Martin Wolf, CBE, MA, MPhil, Associate Editor & Chief Economics, Commentator, Financial Times, London
Global Imbalances – How long can they last and how will they end? (2006)


Grigory A. Yavlinsky, leader of the liberal Yabloko Party, winner of the Freedom Prize of the Liberal International
What Future for Russia after Elections? (2004)

Dr Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine 2005–2010
Ukraine and the global financial crisis (2011)

Sonja Zekri, Middle East correspondent for the ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ and ‘Tages-Anzeiger’
Egypt – Between awakening and demolition – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ägypten – Zwischen Aufbruch und Abbruch’ (2014)

Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Nobel Prize for Medicine 1996, University Hospital Zürich, Institute for Experimental Immunology
How safe/free is free/safe research? – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Wie sicher/frei ist freie/sichere Forschung?’ (2002)

Prof. Slavoj Žižek, philosopher and culture critic, Slovenia
A defence of Eurocentrism – Presentation in German, original title: ‘A defence of Eurocentrism’ (2016)

Prof. Peter Zweifel, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zürich
Is sustainable economic growth possible at all with finite resources? (2006) – Presentation in German, original title: ‘Ist nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum angesichts endlicher Ressourcen überhaupt möglich?’ (2006)