CONVOCO! Forum 2023: Participants

The CONVOCO! Forum “Is the Open Society Sustainable in Case of Emergency?” takes place on July 29.

We are currently experiencing several crises on both a global and national level. Adam Tooze popularized the term polycrisis. Convoco wants to suggest that the phase of crises is behind us. Instead, we have reached the stage of emergency.

What this means for our institutions and systems, and whether the open society will prove resilient, will be discussed by:

Managing Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Founder and Honorary Chairman of Roland Berger GmbH

Director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business

CEO of Goldman Sachs Europe

Founder and Chair of the Convoco Foundation

President of the ifo Institute for Economic Research; Professor of Economics, LMU, München

Schlegel Chair in Civil Law, Common Law and Comparative Law; Director of the Institute for Private International and Comparative Law, University of Bonn

CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria

Former Justice of the Second Senate, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; former Minister of the Interior, Thuringia; Chair of Public Law and Political Philosophy, LMU, Munich

Academic Director of the Future Institute for Sustainable Transformation, ESMT Berlin

Chair of Modern European History, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Dr. Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London

Partner at Armira Investment Holding; Chairman AiCuris AG

Poet and Writer

Head of the University Hospital Salzburg for Ophthalmology and Optometry; Neuro- and Sensory Physiologist

Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy; Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


Chair of Comparative Economics, LMU, Munich; Chair of the German Council of Experts for the Evaluation of Macroeconomic Development 

Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich; Vice-President of the German Research Society

President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of Economics at Kiel University (CAU) from 1st June 2023

Professor of International Law, European Law, and Public Law, Philipps University, Marburg; Member of the European Parliament

Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair, Fulda University

Head of Global Affairs, Schaeffler Group; Former German Ambassador to the United States of America and the United Kingdom

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