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Handelsblatt “Discovery of the Year 2013”: Edward Snowden elected

“Edward Snowden is especially significant to us as an 'eye-opener'” write students.

“Edward Snowden is especially significant to us as an 'eye-opener'”, write Hertie School students Maximilian Grimm and Melissa Wassmuth in an article published in the Handelsblatt on 23 December 2013. The article outlines why whistle-blower Edward Snowden was the choice in the first School-wide online vote undertaken by Hertie School students to elect the “Discovery of the Year 2013” in the publication's annual “Person of the Year” ranking. Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai came in second, followed by Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos in third place. Dean Helmut Anheier and Henrik Enderlein were part of the 2013 Handelsbatt jury who nominated, among others, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel and Susanne Klatten as “persons of the year”.

Read the full article here (in German).