04:30 pm - 08:00 pm

20 Years “Core” Europe: Where are we today and where do we want to go?

Panel Discussion with Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance, Karl Lamers, Member of the German Bundestag, and a lecture by Pierre Moscovici, former French Minister of Finance.

A joint event of the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

By invitation only.


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Is Impact Assessment Democratic? Tensions in Public Policymaking in the EU and the US

Opening Lecture | Academic Year 2014/15

Opening Lecture by Susan Rose-Ackerman (Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University).


03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Opening of the Academic Year 2014/15 and EMPM Graduation

Award Ceremony for the 2014 Graduates of the Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM), and welcome to this year’s Incoming Students.

With a commencement speech by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.


05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Inventing a Private School of Public Policy. Tradition and Innovation in German Higher Education

Presentation of an essay by Hans N. Weiler, Emeritus Professor of Education and Political Science at Stanford University and former President of Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder.


06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Die heimlichen Revolutionäre. Wie die Generation Y unsere Welt verändert

Book Launch

The author, Klaus Hurrelmann (Hertie School), in discussion with Kerstin Bund (DIE ZEIT).


06:30 pm - 08:15 pm

Der europäische Traum vom ewigen Frieden

The next event in the series NZZ Podium Berlin

Panel Discussion with Markus Bentler, «German Military Representative to the NATO and the EU Military Committee» and lieutenant-general of the Bundeswehr, Tilman Brück, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Oliver Diggelmann, Professor of International, European and Public Law and Political Philosophy, University of Zurich, Norbert Röttgen, member of the German Parliament and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Introduction: Herfried Münkler, Humboldt University of Berlin

Moderation: Markus Spillmann, Chief Editor Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zürich


Following the Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony

Film Premiere

On occasion of the 25 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hertie School presents the German premiere of the documentary “Following the Ninth”. With the producer, writer, and director Kerry Candaele and Oscar-winning German director Volker Schlöndorff.

Moderation: Shirley Apthorp, Financial Times

Venue: Kino Babylon


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Book Presentation by Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.

Introduction: Helmut K. Anheier, Hertie School

Moderation: Cherno Jobatey, Journalist and Moderator


01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

The Responsibility to Protect

A talk by Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute and Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect.

The European & Global Governance Colloquium


Europe in the Global Economy - How to Stimulate Private Investment

Panel Discussion with Erik Nielsen, Global Chief Economist, UniCredit, Marcel Fratzscher, President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Jörg Rocholl, President, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and Mark Hallerberg, Professor of Political Economy and Public Management, Hertie School.

Moderation: Stefan Wagstyl, Financial Times

A joint event of the Hertie School of Governance, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Venue: ESMT


06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Die Stadt isst nachhaltig – zukunftsfähige Ernährungsstrategien für Städte

Panel Discussion in coopeation with NAHhaft e.V.. With Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, President Bund für Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (Organic Food Production Alliance). Sabine Toepfer-Kataw, Berlin State Secretary for Consumer Protection and Justice, Petra Mai-Hartung, CEO Studentenwerk Berlin (Berlin Student Services), Dr. Philipp Stierand, expert and author of „Speiseräume“, and Ludolf von Maltzan, CEO Ökodorf Brodowin about sustainable nutrition strategies in cities.

Welcome: Lukas Paul Fesenfeld, Managing Director NAHhaft e.V.

Please note that this event will be hosted in German.


Die Hauptstädter - Berlin 25 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall

Durchdacht. Das politische Gespräch an der Hertie School of Governance

In Zusammenarbeit mit rbb inforadio. 

Moderation: Harald Asel


06:00 pm - 06:30 pm

The Internationalisation of Higher Education – Challenges and Opportunities for Students, Scholars and Institutions

Lecture and Discussion with Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, president of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Moderation: Prof. Helmut Anheier, PhD, Dean of the Hertie School


12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Aftershocks of the Financial Crisis: Does poor financial sector performance harm the global linkages of European firms?

Kiel Institute Policy Lunch with Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch, Hertie School Senior Fellow Thomas Mirow, former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  and Carlo Altomonte, University of Bocconi (TBC).


01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

New Security Challenges for Europe and the U.S. and the Future of Diplomacy

Lecture and Discussion with Nicholas Burns, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Discussant: Wolfgang Ischinger, member of the Hertie School’s Board of Trustees, Global Head of Public Policy and Economic Research, Allianz SE, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, former German Ambassador to the USA and UK.

12.02.2015 - 14.02.2015

The 8th Annual Conference on The Political Economy of International Organizations

The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have yet received less attention in the academic literature.

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Highlight | 21-28 May 2014

European Week

22.09.2014 - 24.09.2014

Social Innovation

Executive Seminar convened by Prof. Johanna Mair, PhD, Professor for Organization, Management and Leadership, Hertie School.

25.09.2014 - 26.09.2014

Skills Course: Project Management

Skills Course convened by Dr. Jan Onno Reiners, Human Development.

09.10.2014 - 11.10.2014

Human Resource Management

Executive Seminar convened by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hammerschmid, Associate Dean and Professor of Public and Financial Management, Hertie School.