Registration is mandatory and the right of admission is reserved.


12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Governance of Infrastructure: International Best Practices and Innovations

Public Event

Study Presentation and Discussion with Christian Pegel (Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and State Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Matthias Machnig (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), Helmut K. Anheier (President, Hertie School), Bernhard Lorentz (Partner, Leader Government & Public Sector Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ernst & Young), and Marcel Fratzscher (President, DIW Berlin). Moderation: Ursula Weidenfeld (Journalist).

Please note that this event will be held in German.

By invitation only.


05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

The Rise of Experimental Government and Behavioral Science in Policy

Opening Lecture of the Academic Year 2016/17

The Opening Lecture of the Academic Year 2016/17 will be held by David Halpern, Chief Executive and Board Director of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).


03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Opening of the Academic Year 2016/17 and EMPA Graduation

Public Event

Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2016/17 and EMPA Graduation.


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Is Germany Ready for International Talent?

Public Event

Keynotes and Discussion with Marion Festing (Talent Management Institut), Norbert Sack (Egon Zehnder), and Gaelle Waltinger (Bausch & Lomb / Valeant).

Moderation: Andrea Thilo (Journalist, Moderator, Producer)

Please note that the event will be held in German.


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Can the German Economic Powerhouse Keep Pace with the Age of Digitalization?

Public Event

Book Presentation by David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University.

Discussant: Sandro Gaycken, Senior Researcher and Director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT 

Welcome & Moderation: Johanna Mair, Professor for Organization, Strategy and Leadership, Hertie School

A joint event of the Hertie School, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and ESCP Europe.

06.10.2016 - 07.10.2016

The Energy Policy Exchange Forum

Energy & Climate Policy in Germany, China & California: Diverse Approaches, Joint Strengths

Public Event

The "Energy Policy Exchange Forum" was jointly founded by the Hertie School of Governance, the Tsinghua University and the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California in 2015. The conference will convene speakers from the three partner institutions, as well as other scholars and stakeholders from Germany, Europe and overseas.

To register, please send an e-mail to events(at)

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