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About FS Economy & Politics

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.

Events

Future Events

For the upcoming semester, we will host a panel discussion with politicians of parties participating for the next federal state elections in Hessen. Additionally, there will be an event with Nicola Beer, who is a politician of the liberal party FDP. More events are already in the making!

Past Events

13th of March 2018

Volker Bouffier, Minister-President of Hesse, former interior minister of Hesse, Federal Executive deputy of the CDU and trustees chairman of “Miteinander in Hessen”, hold a speech about the importance of the state parliaments and federalism.

Read more in our blog post.

6th of February 2018

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.

15th November 2017

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.

22nd of May 2017

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.

6th of September 2017

Friedrich Merz, chairman of the “Atlantik-Brück e.V.”, gave a talk about the topic “Germany and America – A friendship on trial”.

Read more in our blog post.

22nd of November 2016

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.

Departments

Speeches

The department for speeches is responsible for the organization of events which are open to staff, friends and students of the Frankfurt School.

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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.

Events

The Events Department is responsible for the initiation and organization of external and internal events which are exclusive for members of FS Economy & Politics.

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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.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Department is in charge of the relations and communication to the students and friends of the Frankfurt School.

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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.

International Division

The International Division is responsible for cultural and political exchange.

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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.

Business Forum

 The department Business Forum is mainly focused on organizing a conference at the Frankfurt School Campus. 

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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.

Application process

Send us a letter of Motivation and attach your CV.

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 we give you a positive feedback, you will be invited to the general assembly of EcoPol with the possibility to get part of a department of your choice.