FS Economy & Politics is an initiative that wants to encourage FS Students to think outside of the box by debating about current political and macroeconomic issues. Our initiative thus provides a platform for FS Students to broaden their horizons. Our events range from small get-togethers with our members to big speeches with known politicians and economists. We encourage all students of Frankfurt School to join our events as they are an opportunity for a vivid exchange of political views as well as economic issues.
In the run-up to the state elections in October 2018 we invited politicians from Hesse to a panel discussion at our business school. Representatives of all parliamentary groups and the leading candidate of the Alternative für Deutschland answered questions from the students about the future of education and the business location Frankfurt in the well-filled auditorium of the Frankfurt School.
We welcomed Nicola Beer, MdB, former State Minister and secretary general of the Free Democratic Party for a speech on the future of the European Union. She gave us interesting insights on the challenges and chances the EU is facing and how to deal with them from a liberal perspective.
We were honoured to have Mr. Gerold Grasshoff, Global Head of Risk Management and Regulation at Boston Consulting Group, with us! After an impressive speech by him, we hosted, together with Frankfurt School Student Consulting, a BBQ where Mr Grasshoff, together with more consultants of Boston Consulting Group, were available to answer questions about the company, work, and everything else.
We invited Bettina Wiesmann, member of the Bundestag, to a fireside chat at FS. Among others, we discussed topics such as the coalition negotiations or possible ways to get involved in politics.
Peer Steinbrück, former Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal Minister of Finance, chancellor candidate of the SPD in the 2013 federal election and senior advisor of the ING-DiBa gave a speech about the topic “Whatever It Takes’ effects of the low interest rate policy”.
Read more in our blog post.
Mohammed Al-Salafi, International Business Master candidate at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with a concentration in African business development and an inclined focus on Infrastructure and Financial Development, hold a speech about the “Why” and “How” in the Yemen conflict.
Roland Koch, former Minister-President of Hesse, gave a speech about the relationship between economy and politics.
Initial political situations like the Brexit have a huge impact on the economy.
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the student initiative FS Economy & Politics welcomed Peer Steinbrück, the former German Federal Minister of Finance and currently Senior Advisor for ING-DiBa, for a lecture on the low interest rate policy of the European Central Bank (ECB).
The department for speeches is responsible for the organization of events which are open to staff, friends and students of the Frankfurt School.
The tasks are on the one hand contacting and inviting potential speakers, which are either important figures in German politics or are well known for their economic successes and on the other hand trying to find suitable topics for the speakers to stress their profession and show the connection between economy and politics.
By organizing these speeches, the department aims to provide interested students and other invited guests by Frankfurt School with information about current topics which are relevant for German politics and economy.
The Events Department is responsible for the initiation and organization of external and internal events which are exclusive for members of FS Economy & Politics.
Generating ideas and implementing these projects in form of firesite chats, trips und discussions constitutes the main part of their work.
By organizing internal and external events, this department aims to give the members of FS Economy & Politics the possibility to gain a profound insight into recent topics and trends and provide a vivid exchange of opinions and knowledge from the economic and political field.
The Public Relations Department is in charge of the relations and communication to the students and friends of the Frankfurt School.
The tasks are communicating upcoming events, promoting the initiative in general on social media platforms, as well as reporting on past events with Blogposts.
By fulfilling these tasks, the department aims to inform the students and friends of the Frankfurt School about our current and past events, as well as giving insights about economic and political issues in a digital way.
The International Division is responsible for cultural and political exchange.
Planning panel discussions with foreign politicians, company leaders and scholars about political and economics topics are the main tasks of this department.
By providing these events, the department aims to give new cultural and different insights about economic and political issues.
The department Business Forum is mainly focused on organizing a conference at the Frankfurt School Campus.
The conference will feature both economic and political personalities having speeches, discussions and workshops on multiple days and will be open for students from all over Europe. The executed tasks reach from the events organization over sponsoring up to approaching possible participants. Besides the conference the department hosts speeches with different corporate managers to make the FS-students aware of their daily work and importance in a business.
The conference will provide the students with professional information, recruiting opportunities and promotes the Frankfurt School in Europe.
To apply for the winter semester 2018 please attach your CV and answer the following questions (no more than 100 words per answered question):
1. In what way have you engaged in political issues so far?
2. What was your most interesting takeaway from that engagement?
3. Which department would you like to join?
4. How do you want to contribute to the initiative and what would you like to implement?
Send your application to email@example.com by September 14 at midnight.
If your application is accepted, we will contact you to arrange a meeting to talk about your expectations and motivation to find out whether you would be a good fit for the initiative.
If given a positive feedback, you will be invited to the general assembly of FS Economy & Politics with the possibility to join the department of your choice.