On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management´s student initiative Economy & Politics invited Hessian politicians to a panel. Representatives of all state parliamentary parties as well as the top candidate of the Alternative für Deutschland answered the student´s questions at the business school.
Simon Lang, head of the student initiative, emphasises how important it is to speak about regional politics at university: “The aim of the panel was to provide a platform for regional topics. Normally these subjects are rarely discussed here. Moreover, an interactive discussion was important for us in order to intensify the exchange between audience and politicians”.
The audience asked questions if regional politicians even deal with the concerns of younger people and how they would take care of affordable housing. In addition, the students wanted to know how the panelists think about private universities as well as how they handle subjects such as migration or Brexit – especially how the UK leaving the European Union affects the financial centre Frankfurt.
In addition to the questions of the present audience, the app Sli.do provided anonymous questions. For each question the candidates hat two minutes time.