Events - 30.12.2010 - 00:00 

Symposium calls for essays

The 41st St. Gallen Symposium will be held at the HSG on 12 and 13 May 2011. Topic: "Just Power". 200 students will meet 600 executives from around the world to take part in a series of intergenerational discussions.


30 December 2010. 100 students can qualify by submitting their essays for participation in the Symposium 2011. The best authors will also win the “St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award”, with prize money of EUR 20,000. Another 100 students will be invited on the basis of their academic achievements and field-relevant experience.

The ambiguity of "power"
Social interaction, economic activity and political thinking are driven by power relations. The topic “Just Power” of the 41st St. Gallen Symposium addresses the ambiguity of the term “power” and debates how the use of power is business and politics is necessary, albeit constantly requiring legitimisation. The diversity of this topic brings about a challenging dialogue, which is traditionally held at the St. Gallen Symposium amongst 600 current decision makers in business, science, society and politics as well as 200 future leaders, the “Leaders of Tomorrow”.

Deadline: 1 February 2011
The “Leaders of Tomorrow” form the core group at the St. Gallen Symposium. To qualify for participation, the student applicants must address the topic of this year’s symposium and submit their thoughts, ideas and visions in the form of an essay by 1 February 2011.

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