History

A Brief History of CONVOCO!

Convoco reflects the ancient spirit of debate since 2004, when Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick brought the foundation into being. Inspired by the latin word “convocare”, which means “to summon” or “to convene”, Convoco invites influential personalities under yearly themes. The foundation thereby offers a platform for our guests, who shape life in Germany, Europe, and beyond, to exchange their ideas, thoughts, and experiences. The emblematic cities of Berlin, London, and Salzburg are Convoco’s main locations today.  

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2004

Founding of the Charitable CONVOCO! Foundation

2006

Welche Regelungen sollte der Gesetzgeber unterlassen – Grundsatzüberlegungen zum Wert des Rechts als rarem Gut

2008

The Modernization of the Financial State

Lectures:
Munich: “State Debt and Democracy” (Robert Weizsäcker), Munich: “The Crisis of the Fiscal State – Do We Need New Financial Regulations?” (Stefan Korioth)

2009

The Demographic Problem as a Danger for Legal Culture and the Economy

Munich: “The Demographic Turn point – Causes and Consequences for German and Europe” (Herwig Birg), Munich: “Consequences of Demographic Change: A New Society” (Jens Kersten), Berlin: “Demographic Change: Challenge and Opportunity for the Community” (Wolfgang Schäuble)

2010

State Financing and Business Financing at a Crossroads

Munich: “Towards an Insolvency Law for States” (Christoph Paulus), Munich: “Economic and Monetary Union: Unfinished Business?” (Sir Howard Davies)

2011

Who Owns the World’s Knowledge?

London: “A Geography of the World’s Knowledge” (Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Mark Graham), Berlin: “Globalisation of Knowledge in World History” (Jürgen Renn), Berlin: “Who Owns the Future of Biology: Food, Fuel, Health” (William Haseltine), Munich: “Information Wants to be Free” (Thomas Hoeren)

2012

Between What is and What should be – Societies that Break their own Law as a Threat to Liberty

Berlin: “The Role of Civil Society in the Struggle for Justice in Global Governance – Combating International Corruption” (H.E. Shaukat Aziz & Peter Eigen), London: “Hacking Away at the Rule of Law: Why Online Communities Hack Despite its Illegality” (Andrew Murray)

2013

Dealing with Downturns: Choices and Strategies for Uncertain Times

Berlin: “A Strategy for Free Speech in an Interconnected World“ (Timothy Garton Ash), Berlin: “Risk – How to Make Good Decisions in Uncertain Times” (Gerd Gigerenzer)

2014

Inaction as the Most Challenging Form of Action

Berlin: “Caught Between Action & Inaction” (Ray Dolan), Berlin: “Working on Unsolvable Problems” (Bazon Brock)

2015

Power and its Paradoxes: Who’s Really in Charge in a Globalized World?

London: “The Paradox of German Power and Powerlessness in Europe. A Historical Perspective” (Brendan Simms & Sir Paul Lever, KCMG)

2016

Authority in Transformation

Berlin: “Power and Powerlessness of Public Institutions”

2017

The Common Good in the 21st Century

Berlin: “Artificial Intelligence and the Common Good”, Berlin: “The Federal Budget 2030: How to Stay on the Road to Economic and Social Success” (German focus)

2018

The Multiple Futures of Capitalism

Berlin: “Capitalism in the Age of Digitalization” (Viktor Mayer Schönberger & Clemens Fuest), Berlin: “Addressing Corruption – Why It Matters” (Sean Hagan)

2019

The Standing of Europe in the New Imperial World Order

Berlin: “Competition in the New Digital World"

2020

New Global Alliances: Institutions, Alignments and Legitimacy in the Contemporary World

Launch of the Convoco! Podcast (48+ episodes)

2021

How Much Freedom Must we Forgo to Be Free?

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