2023 - Is our open society sustainable in case of emergency?
2022 - EQUALITY IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD
What is the optimal level of inequality?
On April 26, Convoco welcomed guests and speakers to ESMT Berlin for the inaugural lecture of Convoco’s 2022 topic “Equality in an Unequal World”. Prof. Jens Beckert (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies) and Prof. Francisco H. G. Ferreira (London School of Economics) addressed the question “What is the optimal level of inequality?”.
Reversing Polarisation: How People Can Find Common Purpose
For the second Convoco lecture of the year 2022, Sir Paul Collier (University of Oxford) and Prof. Clemens Fuest (ifo Institute) discussed the topic “Reversing Polarisation: How People Can Find Common Purpose” on May 10 at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich.
2019 - The Standing of Europe in the New Imperial World Order
Competition in the New Digital World
The Convoco 3.0 event Competition in the New Digital World in Berlin on May 18 was the first for Convoco’s 2019 topic The Standing of Europe in the New Imperial World Order. The guiding theme of the event was the question: can Europe be a global policymaker?
Dr Corinne Michaela Flick delivered the introduction for the afternoon. She stressed that to protect freedom, we need to enforce the law.
2018 - The Multiple Futures of Capitalism
Capitalism in the Age of Digitalization
The Convoco Lecture Capitalism in the Age of Digitalization was the first event within the frame of this year’s topic The Multiple Futures of Capitalism. It took place on March 15, 2018 at the ESMT Berlin.
Addressing Corruption – Why it Matters
Sean Hagan, Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and General Counsel of the International Monetary Fund until September 2018, held a Lecture with the title Addressing Corruption – Why It Matters at the ESMT Berlin on 26 November. This Convoco event concluded the Convoco topic of 2018 The Multiple Futures of Capitalism.
2017 - The Common Good in the 21st Century
Artificial Intelligence and the Common Good
On 1 April 2017, the Convoco 3.0 group started Convoco 2017 with an event on “Artificial Intelligence and the Common Good”.
Forthcoming scientists and entrepreneurs discussed the challenges and opportunities of AI and looked at possible scenarios for dealing with the singularity.
The Federal Budget 2030: How to Stay on the Road to Economic and Social Success
This was the title of the third Convoco event of 2017 within the framework of this year’s topic, “The Common Good in the 21st Century.” The lecture was held at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin on September 27, 2017.
2016 - Authority in Transformation
Power and Powerlessness of Public Institutions
On January 28, 2016, the first Convoco lecture on the 2016 topic “Authority in Transformation” took place in Berlin.
Prof. Claudia M. Buch, Deputy President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, gave a talk on “Power and Powerlessness of Public Institutions.” Following this, Prof. Buch was joined in a panel discussion by Dr. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and Prof. Jörg Rocholl, President of the European School for Management and Technology. The discussion was hosted by Prof. Rudolf Mellinghoff, President of the Federal Fiscal Court.
2014 - Inaction as the Most Challenging Form of Action
Caught between Action and Inaction
The Convoco year 2014 came to a close on November 17 with a lecture by Professor Ray Dolan (UCL) at the Schiller Theater, Berlin. In the context of the overall topic “Inaction as a Form of Action” neuropsychiatrist Prof. Dolan opened up a new scientific and ethical perspective with his talk titled “Caught Between Action and Inaction.”
2013 - Dealing With Downturns: Choices and Strategies in Uncertain Times
Power and Powerlessness of Public Institutions
On October 14, 2013 the last lecture of the Convoco lecture series, “Dealing with Downturns: Choices and Strategies in Uncertain Times”, took place in the Schiller Theater, Berlin.
Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, spoke on the topic “Risk: How to Make Good Decisions in Uncertain Times.”
A strategy for free speech in an interconnected world
On March 5, 2013 Convoco held its first lecture of the year in London.
Professor Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford University spoke on “A strategy for free speech in an interconnected world.”
2012 - Betwenn what is and what should be - societies that break own laws as a threat of liberty
Hacking Away at the Rule of Law: Why Online Communities Hack despite its Illegality
On 20 November 2012 Convoco hosted a lecture on the phenomenon of hacking.
The evening started with an introduction by Dr. Flick. The introduction was followed by Andrew Murray’s lecture entitled “Hacking Away at the Rule of Law: Why Online Communities Hack despite its Illegality”.
The Role of Civil Society in the Struggle for Justice in Global Governance – Combating International Corruption
On 13 March 2012 Convoco organized a lecture in Berlin. The talks and the debate were on “The Role of Civil Society in the Struggle for Justice in Global Governance – Combating International Corruption.”
2011 - Who Owns The World´s Knowledge?
A Geography of the World’s Knowledge
On 23 November 2011 Convoco organized its first lecture in London.
Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Dr. Mark Graham from the Oxford Internet Institute presented their study “A Geography of the World’s Knowledge.”
Information Wants to Be Free
Corresponding to the year’s theme “Who Owns the World’s Knowledge?” the third Convoco Lecture was held at HVB Forum Munich.
Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick gave an introduction to the topic of the day “Information wants to be free”. Afterwards Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren explained his standpoints.
Globalization of Knowledge in World History
Corresponding to the year’s theme “Wem gehört das Wissen der Welt?“ the second Convoco Lecture was held at Schiller Theater Berlin on 16 March 2011.
Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick as well as Dr. Eckhard Cordes gave an introduction to the topic of the day “Globalization of Knowledge in World History”. Afterwards Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn explained his standpoints.
Who Owns the Future of Biology: Food, Fuel, Health
Corresponding to the new year’s theme 2011 “Who Owns the World’s Knowledge”, the fourth Convoco Lecture of the year 2010 was held at the Schiller Theater in Berlin on the 15 of November 2010.
2010 - State Financing and Business Financing at a Crossroads
Economic and Monetary Union: Unfinished Business
Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick as well as Prof. Dr. Robert K. Frhr. von Weizsäcker gave an introduction to the topic of the day “Economic and Monetary Union: Unfinished Business”. Afterwards Sir Howard Davies explained his standpoints.
Towards an Insolvency Law for States
Following the introduction of Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick and seven introductive theses of Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Prof. Dr. Christoph G. Paulus, LL. M. (Berkeley) talked about ways “Towards an Insolvency Law for States”.
2009 - The Demographic Problem as a Danger for Legal Culture and the Economy
Demographic Change: Challenge and Opportunity for the Community
The first Convoco Lecture in Berlin took place in the New National Gallery on November 24, 2009. The annual theme was “The Demographic Problem as a Danger to Legal Culture and Economy”.
Consequences of Demographic Change: A New Society?
In similar anticipation of the topic of the Convoco Forum 2009 “The Demographic Problem as a Danger to Legal Culture and Economy“, the second Convoco Lecture was held at the Mars-Venus-Saal of the Bavarian National Museum in Munich on 24 March 2009.
The Demographic Turning Point – Causes and Consequences for Germany and Europe
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Paul Kirchhof gave an introduction, which was followed by Prof. Dr. Herwig Birg explaining the situation and his standpoints concerning the topic of “The Demographic Turning Point – Causes and Consequences for Germany and Europe.”
2008 - The Modernization of the Fiscal State
The Crisis of the Fiscal State – Do we need New Financial Regulations?
Similarly in anticipation of the topic of the Convoco Forum 2008 “The Renewal of the Fiscal State”, the second Convoco Lecture was held at the Mars-Venus-Saal of the Bavarian National Museum in Munich on 4 March 2008.
State Debt and Democracy
Anticipating the topic of the Convoco Forum 2008 “The renewal of the financial state”, a Convoco Lecture was held in the Mars-Venus-Saal of the Bavarian National Museum in Munich on 12 February 2008.