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2011 July 7

Wednesday, July 6 2011

11:00 a.m. Round table discussion "Propects of the world economy - influence EU and India, challenges and chances", Audimax, Universität am Sanderring 2,
Introduction by Professor Peter Bofinger.

Round table with Professor Peter Bofinger as Economic Adviser of the government and Dr. Michael Stahl, Managing Director of Gesamtmetall, Volkswirtschaft und Bildung, Berlin. Host: Marion Oker

12:30 p.m. Lunch break at the Mensa, Studentenhaus

2:30 p.m. Short introduction and Discussion: "EU and India: Towards a strong partnership?", Senatssaal, Universität am Sanderring
Professor Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet


3:30 p.m. Presentation: DFG Project "Rule of Law and Informal Institutions: Central Europe and Latin America in Comparative Perspective" by Petra Guasti, Senatssaal, Universität am Sanderring
The research project is entitled “Rule of Law and Informal Institutions: Central Europe and Latin America in Comparative Perspective.” The research is carried out by a team of researchers, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Hans‑Joachim Lauth, in three Central European and three Latin American countries, including: Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia. The intention is to link the rule of law and informal institutions. In doing so our main question is how and under which conditions informal institutions, which are damaging the rule of law, can be reformed.

6:00 p.m. "Taurus and Elephant - different culture, joint action?", Kurssaal Botanical Garden
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce presents the current situation regarding its exchange between Bavaria, Germany and Europe and India

* India – the next giant in world economy?, Prof. Ronald Bogaschwesky
India has been one of the promising BRIC states for quite a while. However, can India keep pace with China, the fastest growing economy of the world ? Or is a slightly slower way to develop things even better ? As a democracy (people-wise the largest of the world) with many bureaucratic obstacles, India seem to fall behind against some other Asian countries. But, couldn’t a slightly slower pace in leaping forward produce better results in the long term ? Trying to let the people being part of progress as well as having the youngest workforce worldwide for the decades to come and putting emphasis on higher education such as universities may result in a sustainable competitive advantage – if nothing goes wrong…

* "Facts and Figures", featuring Marion Oker, Head of Department International

* How is it, to create a business in foreign countries - Field report, featuring Dr. Gunther Schunk, Member of the Managment Board of Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG

7:00 p.m. "International Evening - the colourful festival of the International Office", Botanical Garden, little guided tours may be possible.Music, small stalls, intercultural information and international food between the plants of the botanical garden are enlightening the atmosphere of the festival.