The YES! promotes the intergenerational exchange between students and senior figures from the economy, science, politics and civil society. The discussants of the YES! 2016 support the YES! Teams with their expertise and discuss the solution proposals of the students of the YES! on the 22. and 23. September in Kiel. They give feedback on the proposals and thereby help the teens to shape a future the next generation wants to live in.
Esther Ademmer is a Research Associate in the research field “Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Development” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and at the Center for European Integration at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU). She studied International Relations at the FU Berlin, der Humboldt Universität Berlin and the Universität Potsdam and European Studies at the Universität Osnabrück. Her current research interests are among other things in the field of the European foreign policy and migration policy.
Foto: (c) Olaf Bathke
Minister-President, Land Schleswig-Holstein
Torsten Albig is Minister-President of Land Schleswig-Holstein. In the years of 2009 – 2012 he was directly elected Lord Mayor of the capital Kiel. Albig managed as speaker the communication of the ministry for the Federal Minister of Finance Oskar Lafontaine, his successors in office Hans Eichel and Peer Steinbrück. Intermediately, he was the company representative of the Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt am Main.
Minister president Albig is discussing the topic “Citizen Participation” during the YES! 2016 with the students.
Foto: (c) Nees
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Johannes Bröcker is professor of international and regional economics. Since 2015 he is professor emeritus at the department of economics of the University of Kiel. Before joining the department in 2000 he was professor of macroeconomics and regional science at the University of Dresden since 1992. From 2000 to 2015 he was also head of the Institute for Regional Research of the University of Kiel.
Currently he is holding the position as H.C. Andersen visiting professor at the University of Southern Denmark. His research interest is mainly in spatial economics, economic integration and transport economics. He has been active in a series of EU projects on Trans-European Networks and other transport themes.
He has published inter alia in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Annals of Regional Science, Economic Modelling, Environment and Planning A and Transportation Research B. He is member of the editorial board of Annals of Regional Science, Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissnenschaft and Review of Regional Research.
Prof. Bröcker is discussing the solution proposals of the YES!- Teams of the Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide and the RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel on the topic “Building Sustainble and Smart Cities: Challenges for Industries and Societies”.
Cyrus de la Rubia
Dr. Cyrus de la Rubia is Chief Economist of the HSH Nordbank.
Cyrus de la Rubia is discussing the solution idea of the YES!-Team of the FMV Işık High School Istanbul on the topic “Financial Governance: Making Global Finance Inclusive and Green”.
Global Infrastructure Basel
Hans-Peter Egler is the CEO of Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation. He has been instrumental in the development of SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, and has long-standing expertise in international cooperation, sustainability management, capacity building, knowledge sharing and project innovation. Before joining GIB he lead the Trade Promotion Division of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Prior to that, he was responsible for investment promotion activities and infrastructure financing for Latin America and Africa. Hans-Peter was also Deputy Country Director of Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in Bolivia and Deputy Head of Division for Latin America in charge of bilateral trade and investment issues at SECO. Hans-Peter brings to the team extensive expertise in capacity building and sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
Hans-Peter Egler is discussing the solution proposals of the YES!- Teams of the Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide and the RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel on the topic “Building Sustainble and Smart Cities: Challenges for Industries and Societies”.
Dr. Dennis Görlich is Managing Director of the Global Economic Symposiums (GES) and Research Associate in the field of Global Division of Labour at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His current reseach focuses are in the field of Labour Market Impact of Globalization, Organisation of Work and Inequality on European Labour Markets.
Dr. Dennis Görlich welcomes the participants to the the YES! 2016.
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, KIMBRIA Gesellschaft für Beteiligung und Beratung mbH, RNTS Media N.V.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Grenz is Managing Partner of KIMBRIA Gesellschaft
für Beteiligung und Beratung mbH, Berlin and Professor of Economics and Social Sciences at Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. Since 2009 he is Vice President of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungswirtschaft, Berlin.
Torsten Grenz is discussing the solution proposals of the YES! Team of the Richard-Hallmann-Schule, Trappenkamp and the YES! Team of the Peter-Ustinov-Schule, Eckernförde on the topic “A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work” and the solution proposal of the YES! Team of the RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel on the topic “Building Sustainable and Smart Cities: Challenges for Societies and Industries”.
Land Capital Kiel
Since 23 March 2014 Dr. Ulf Kämpfer is the Lord Mayor of the Land Capital Kiel.
He studied law and philosophy in Göttingen and Galway (Irland). Subsequently he was Research Associate at the German Bundestag for two years. He continued his scientific work at the Humboldt University Berlin and the Columbia University New York and got his PhD in 2004.
From 2004 – 2008 Dr. Ulf Kämpfer firstly worked for the Environmental and Agricultural Ministry Schleswig-Holstein and then at the Ministry of Justice. In 2010 he was appointed as Judge at the Local Court. From June 2012 – 2014 Dr. Ulf Kämpfer was State Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Revolution, Environment, Agriculture and Agrarian Areas.
Lord Mayor Ulf Kämpfer is discussing the solution proposal of the YES! Team of the Gymnasium Wellingdorf on the topic “Libertarian Paternalism and Choice Architecture: Nudging People into the ‘Right’ Direction”.
Rolf J. Langhammer
Prof. Rolf J. Langhammer teaches at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallandar. He was the Vice President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Kiel as well as the Department Head of “Development Economy and World Economy Integration” at the IfW and Honorary Professor at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Prof. Langhammer is consultant of many International Organisations (EU, World Bank, OECD, UNIDO, ADB) as well as German Ministries and was in the years of 1995-2007 member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Prof. Rolf Langhammer is moderating the discussion of the YES!-Team of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster on the topic “Making Trade Agreements Work for Citizens. How an Ideal Trade Agreement Could Look Like” and the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Kieler Wirtschaftsgymnasium on the topic “Digitalization and Trade. Which Governance is Required to Let All People Benefit from New Technologies?”.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Mark Lenz is working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in the research division Marine Ecology, Experimental Ecology, Benthic Ecology. His focus is on the effects of human activities on soil communities and their flora and fauna in territorial seas. Since 2004 he is coordinating the international research and training programme GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments), that analyses the impact of micro plastic particles on marine organisms.
Dr. Mark Lenz studied Biology in Kiel and graduated in zoology.
Dr. Mark Lenz is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Humboldt-Schule Kiel on the Topic “Implementing the SDGs – Measuring the Sustainable Ocean” .
Antares Project GmbH
Ingo List is the CEO of Antares Project GmbH, which is developing and providing systems and solutions for the distribution of Digital Educational Contents.
Additonally, he is a member in the management board of “Bündnis Bildung e.V.”. He is especially responsible for the field of Digital Education Infrastructure.
Ingo List is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf on the topic “How to Implement Sustainable Infrastructure Projects?”.
Katrine Lund Skov
Katrine Lund Skov is the Managing Director of iNudgeYou, a company with social objectives, which is specialised on the theoretical and practial application of nudging.
She specializes in the intersection between economics and behavioral psychology. She is the former manager of the Danish Nudging Network (DNN) and The European Nudge Network (TEN).
Katrine Lund Skov is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Gymansium Wellingdorf on the topic “Libertarian Paternalism and Choice Architecture – Nudging People into the ‚Right‘ Direction”.
Andrea Pauline Martin
Andrea Pauline Martin is the Deputy Chairman of the Joachim Herz Stiftung. Before, she was working as the Programme Manager “Personality Development” at the Joachim Herz Stiftung. She is the former Head of the area “European Affairs” in the unit for “International Affairs” at the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as the Deputy for the EU-Education programmes. She was working for the unit of Quality Assurance in the area of the advancement of Girls and Boys as well as the talent programme at the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Cultural Affairs and was a high school teacher in Bavaria.
YES! – Young-Economic-Summit
Kai Meinke is Co-Founder and Head of Digital of the YES! – Young Economic-Summit. Moreover he is the Head of Project and Analyst at the freenet Group, former Project Manager of the GES – Global Economic Symposium and Founder of FK Multibit.
Kai Meinke is moderating the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Lernwerft Kiel on the topic “Implementing the SDGs – Measuring the Sustainable Ocean”. An he closes the YES! – Young-Economic-Summit 2016.
Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner is the Head of the Department “Foreign Trade Policy” at the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Before her transfer to the BDI, she was a member of the Institute Management at the “Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik” (SWP) in Berlin. Since 2006/2007 Dr. Mildner is teaching at the Hertie School of Governance and the John-F. Kennedy-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. Her subject is International Political Economy.
Dr. Mildner is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster on the topic “Making Trade Agreements Work for Citizens. How an Ideal Trade Agreement Could Look Like”.
Technical University Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Henrik Müller is Professor for Economically Journalism at the TU Dortmund. Previously, he was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the manager magazin. In 2008 he got the Helmut-Schmidt-Journalistenpreis along with W. Hirn.
Prof. Dr. Müller is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Hermann-Tast-Schule Husum on the topic “Sharing Economy – Innovative and Sustainable?” and the solution idea of the YES!-Team of the Kieler Wirtschaftsgymnasium on the topic “Digitalization and Trade. Which Governance is Required to Let All People Benefit from New Technologies?”.
Cian Mulligan is an editor for the Intereconomics Review of European Economic Policy. At the same time, through the Vienna University of Business and Economics he is completing his PhD dissertation in the field of labour economics, researching the various contributing factors to gender wage discrimination in different European countries. He holds an MSc in Economics from Tilburg University, The Netherlands and a BA in Economic and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin. In the private sector he has worked as an energy analyst as well as various economic research positions.
Foto: (c) Olaf Bathke
Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Finance
Dr. Philipp Nimmermann is the State Secretary at the Finance Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein since 20 October 2014. From 1993 – 1998 he studied Economics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. Then he was Research Associate at the Professorship in the Department of Economic Policy Studies VI.
Last Dr. Philipp Nimmermann was Chief Economist at the BHF-BANK AG in Frankfurt.
State Secretary Dr. Philipp Nimmermann is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the FMV Işık High School on the topic “Financial Governance: Making Global Finance Inclusive and Green”.
Ferry Pausch is CEO of Deutschlandstiftung Integration. Before that he was working for VDZ (Association of German Magazine Publishers). He has been research associate at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York and Desk Officer at the BDI Voice of German Industry.
He holds a Master in International Affairs at School of International and Public Affairs, University of Columbia, New York. He is co-founder of Verband der Migrantenwirtschaft (VMW).
Dr. Tamara Pianos is the head of Information Provision and Access at the ZBW the German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. Her major fields of activity are the subject portal EconBiz, information literacy and the international EconBiz partner network.
After finishing her PhD in Canadian Studies she started her traineeship to become an academic librarian in Osnabrueck and Cologne. From 2002 to 2005 she worked at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hanover. In 2005 she started working for the ZBW in various capacities.
Dr. Tamara Pianos is moderating the solution proposal of the YES! Team of the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf on the topic “How to Implement Sustainable Infrastructure Projects?” .
Dr. Wolf Prieß is Director of the Program Area Economics at the Joachim Herz Stiftung. After studying business administration, he completed the subsequent doctorate at the Department for Vocational Studies and Economic Education of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. He also worked for several years in the formation of secondary and vocational teachers at the Institute of Eduacation at the CAU before joinig the Joachim Herz Stiftung in the program Area Economics in 2012.
Dr. Wolf Pries welcomes the participants to the YES! 2016.
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Martin Quaas is professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences of Kiel University. He got his PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Ecological Modelling at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig and the Department of Economics at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Martin Quaas’ field of specialization is Environmental, Resource, and Ecological Economics. He is leading an interdisciplinary research group that unites recognized experts in the fields of economics and marine ecology, and has published widely both in leading economic journals and natural science journals.
Prof. Dr. Quaas is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Humboldt-Schule Kiel on the topic “Implementing the SDGs-Measuring the Sustainable Ocean”.
After working for UNDP, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs worked for the “Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe” (OSCE) in Vienna.
He joined the European Commission in 1998 and has been Head of Unit in the Directorates General “External relations”, “Development” and “Environment”.
Currently he is head of unit in the Directorate General “Environment” of the European Commission dealing with “Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption“. In this function he is entrusted with the coordination of the follow up to the new EU package on “Circular Economy ” and the development and implementation of a number of EU policies and instruments in support of the transition to a circular economy.
Hugo-Maria Schally is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Lernwerft Kiel on the topic “Implementing the SDGs-Measuring the Sustainable Ocean”.
Since February 2016 Sevim Schmidt-Coşkun is the national Project Coordinator at JOBLINGE Kompass. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Science at the Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg. First she worked as a Volunteer Coordinator / Head Team Leader Fundraising for a local NGO in Toronto, Canada.
From 2011 – 2013 she was a Staff Member for Public Relations and the Deputy of the Management at the office of the board of Integration, mayor’s office Nürnberg. From 2014 -2015 Sevim Schmidt-Coşkun completed her master’s degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Sevim Schmid-Coşkun is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Rendsburg on the topic “Bringing Refugees into Work”.
Dr. Willi Scholz is Head of Project of the YES! – Young-Economic-Summit. Moreover he is Science Policy Consultant at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Adjunct Professor for International Affairs at the Vesalius College in Brussels.
Dr. Willi Scholz welcomes the participants and closes the YES! – Young-Economic-Summit 2016. Moreover he introduces Minister-President Torsten Albig.
Foto: (c) RNE
German Council for Sustainable Development
Max Schön is Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development
Max Schön is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp on the topic “Thema A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work”, the solution proposal of the Lernwerft Kiel on the topic “Implementing the SDGs-Measuring the Sustainable Ocean” and the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide on the topic “Building Sustainable and Smart Cities: Challenges for Industries and Societies”.
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Jan Taşçı works as a Project Manager at the Center for International Affairs of Stiftung Mercator where he is responsible for the foundation’s Turkey-related activities. His previous involvements include the NGO Network Turkey, the German Institute for International Educational Research, the Goethe-Institut, and the Orient-Institut Istanbul. Jan Taşçı holds a BA in History, Turkology and Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin and a double MA in Social Sciences from the Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Tina Teucher is Moderator and Conference Speaker for Sustainble Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The communication specialist has the degree of the MBA Sustainability Management of the Universität Lüneburg.
In the field of “Education for a sustainbale developement” she is engaged as the coordinator for the national project “Environmental Education with Refugees”.
From 2009-2014 Tina Teucher was the managing editor of the decision-maker’s magazin “forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften”. She publishes on CSR-Communication, Energy Revolution and green and social Innovations.
Tina Teucher is moderating the solution proposals of the YES!-Teams of the Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp and the Peter-Ustinov-Schule Eckernförde on the topic “A world without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work” and the solution proposals of the YES!-Teams of the Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide and the RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel on the topic “Building Sustainable and Smart Cities: Challenges for Industries and Societies”.
International Organisation for Migration, Berlin
Dr. Sarah Tietze joined IOM Germany in 2008 and has since worked on a variety of projects dealing with assisted voluntary return, reintegration support, pre-integration measures for immigrants and family reunification. Since 2014, she heads the project management at the IOM Berlin Office and is responsible for the liaison with the Federal Foreign Office
Before joining IOM, Dr. Sarah Tietze taught International Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, where she also received her doctorate from the faculty of social sciences. During her academic career she researched the political and social impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pauline Weinzierl is a Policy Officer in the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. She is part of the strategic policy team, looking after overall coherence of EU trade policy and developing future policy including the new EU approach to good governance and anti-corruption in trade agreements. She is part of the negotiating team for TTIP.
She holds a Bachelor in European Studies (King’s College London) and a Master’s in Regulation and Competition Law (London School of Economics). Before joining the European Commission, she worked as a public affairs consultant and in corporate communications.
Pauline Weinzierl is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster on the topic “Making Trade Agreements Work for Citizens. How an Ideal Trade Agreement Could Look Like” and the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Kieler Wirtschaftsgymnasium on the topic “Digitalization and Trade. Which Governance is Required to Let All People Benefit from New Technologies?”.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Dr. Helge Wendenburg is the Director General of the department “Watermanagement and Resource Protection” at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Bonn since 2005. Dr. Wendenburg is Chairman of the DWA and a member of the Academy for Earth Sciences. From 1997-2005 he was a member of the supervisory board of the NGS, the Society for the Final Disposal of Special Waste of Lower Saxony. Since January 2014 he is the President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe.
Dr. Wendenburg is discussing the solution proposals of the YES!-Team of the Peter-Ustinov-Schule Eckernförde and the YES!-Team of the Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp on the topic “A World without Waste: Putting the Circular Economy to Work”.
Julia Wenkowitsch is working as a Project Manager in the Program Area Economics at the Joachim Herz Stiftung.
Julia Wenkowitsch is moderating the solution proposals of the YES!-Team of the Gymnasium Wellingdorf on the topic “Libertarian Paternalism and Choice Architecture: Nudging People into the ‘Right’ Direction.” and the YES!-Team of the Hermann-Tast-Schule, Husum on the topic “Sharing Economy – Innovative and Sustainable?”. And she closes the YES! – Young-Econmic-Summit 2016.
Dr. Ole Wintermann is the Senior Project Manager of the programme “Business in society” at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He is a member of the Governance 2.0 Network Germany and launched the international blogger platform www.futurechallenges.org. Dr. Wintermann is the Co-Founder of the human rights platform www.irrepressiblevoices.org / weye.info.
Dr. Wintermann is discussing the solution proposal of the YES!-Team of the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf on the topic “How to Implement Sustainable Infrastructure Projects”.