Events - 25.10.2012 - 00:00 

Haniel Seminars on Performance

“Performance” in economy, theatre and sports is the topic of the tenth run of the Haniel Seminars. Extreme mountaineer Thomas Ulrich and theatre director Stefan Kaegi are guests at two public events of the Haniel Seminars.


29 October 2012. The word “performance” is on everyone’s lips at present since – for example – the future of Europe depends on it. How do the banks “perform” which granted loans to the European countries? How do these institutes’ decision-makers “perform”? And how do “the markets” rate their “performance”? Every employee must work on his “performance” as an intrapreneur.

“Performance” is a key term of our time which is highly suitable as the debating point for the interdisciplinary Haniel Seminars. In parallel with the Bachelor’s and Master’s Level seminars at the HSG, public events will take place on three days:

Screening in the Kinok
On Monday, 5 November, Romain Laufer (HEC, Paris) and Prof. Andreas Reckwitz (Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder) will present two films in cooperation with the art house cinema Kinok in St.Gallen’s Lokremise ( at 5.30 p.m., Laufer will give an introduction to the film A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957). Stage Beauty (Richard Eyre, 2004) will be presented by Reckwitz at 8 p.m. The screenings and discussions are open to the public; tickets are available from the box office.

Public lecture and panel discussion
On Tuesday, 6 November, the extreme mountaineer and photographer Thomas Ulrich will provide an insight into his life as a top athlete. On Wednesday, 7 November, the HSG will invite the general public to a panel discussion on “Playing, achieving, measuring”. The guests will be Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll), Prof. Peer Zumbansen (Law, Osgoode Law School, Toronto, Canada), Prof. Michael Ott (Literary Sciences, LMU Munich) and Prof. Alexander Bassen (Economic and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg). Moderator Dr. Jörg Metelmann heads the Leadership Skills area at the HSG and the research project “Aesthetics of Irritation” on medial emotions and their control. Both events are open to the public and will start at 6.15 p.m. in the Library Building of the University of St.Gallen (Room 09-011). Admission is free of charge.

The Haniel Seminars constitute a special part of contextual studies, which account for a quarter of overall studies at the HSG. With these seminars, the Haniel Foundation from Duisburg intends to promote students’ leadership skills with regard to responsible management and entrepreneurship. The Haniel Foundation has supported contextual studies ever since they were introduced ten years ago.

Photo: Photocase / Gregepperson

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