“The world is more unstable than it has been for a long time and strategic orientation has become more important than ever”. This was the opening statement by Klaus Schweinsberg during a high class dinner held at the Jockey-Club in Vienna on March 14th. Together with General Sir Richard Shirreff he discussed the “Current geopolitical shifts and the (future) role of Europe“ offering some guidance and unique insights from the military. General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE, was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2011 to 2014 and is respected across NATO countries and beyond as one of the leading strategists of his generation. Sir Richard’s fictional novel War with Russia, based on his military experience, was published in 2016. (picture ©glh)
At this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) Klaus Schweinsberg moderated side events with high ranking representatives from economy and politics, including Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanjahu, (photo), also with former President of Germany and Head of IMF Horst Köhler and others. (picture: glh)
A successful kick-off event took place on July 20th at the Herrenknecht Academy in Schwanau. Many prominent speakers focused on the topic of Leadership and honoured the entrepreneur Martin Herrenknecht. Among the speakers were former German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Dr. Rüdiger Grube, former CEO of Deutsche Bahn. Klaus Schweinsberg moderated a panel with Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg, Managing Partner La Famiglia and Jan Rinnert, Chairman of the Board of Heraeus Holding discussing „How much past does the future need?“ (picture: Herrenknecht)
At this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) Klaus Schweinsberg moderated again the discussion of a side event with high ranking representatives from economy and politics, including Bill Gates (photo), Co-Chair Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Peter Thiel, Founder Thiel Capital and paypal, and Peter Maurer, president of the international committee of the red cross. Together with Professor Marco Gercke, Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, he also presented a cybercrime simulation exclusively designed for decision makers from governments. The simulation included some of the most recent cyber attacks on states aimed at its elections and offered a view of the current risks and opportunities for action in the field of cybercrime. (Photo by MSC/Michael Kuhlmann)
The Institute for Foundation Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg held its annual conference from 11th November to 12th November 2016, attracting more than 250 lawyers, tax specialists and non-profit-practitioners. Experts from various disciplines discussed under this year’s general heading “Applying and Designing (tax) law for non-profit foundations and associations”. Klaus Schweinsberg took part in a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Günter Franke, University of Constance; Rudolf Herfurth, Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, Prof. Dr. Birgit Weitemeyer, Bucerius Law School and Dr. Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society, on “The efficiency of foundation companies and multi-company foundations”.