News November 2007 You will find the news of November 2007 on this page. Topics are for instance the CILP conference, a reading, the 5th DocNet Management Symposium or the anniversary of the Departement of Law. Economic Patriotism - Globalization and Regionalization at a Turning-Point? 28 November 2007. On 6 and 7 December 2007, the 3rd Convention on International Law and Politics (CILP) will take place at the University of St.Gallen. At this conference, specialists from the fields of law, economics and politics will be debating the topical and controversial issue of "Economic Patriotism – Globalization and Regionalization at a Turning-Point?" with more than 200 students from all over Europe. Further information at CILP Reading with Peter Weber 22 November 2007. On 29 November 2007, a reading with Peter Weber will take place at the University of St.Gallen in the context of the series Das andere Buch an der Uni. Peter Weber, who was awarded the 2007 Solothurn Literary Prize, will read from his latest novel, Die melodielosen Jahre. The event will be chaired by Dr. Andres Härter, Titular Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of St.Gallen. You can find further information and a short biography of Peter Weber in the enclosed flyer (in German). Admission will be free of charge. Flyer (in German) University of St.Gallen to host an educational conference 15 November 2007. On Thursday, 22 November 2007, an Educational Conference on the Federal Bill on the Support and Coordination of Institutions of Higher Education will take place at the University of St.Gallen. This event, which will be held in the Assembly Hall and will include high-profile speakers such as Doris Leuthard, the Federal Minister of Economic Affairs, Kathrin Hilber, the President of the Cantonal Government, State Secretary Charles Kleiber and numerous representatives of universities, will provide an in-depth discussion of the topic and is aimed at the major public players in Swiss university politics and at the political parties. Programme (in German) "What do (business) universities know about practice?" 13 November 2007. The relationship between the university, academic knowledge and practice is an old issue which, in times of social change and new challenges for the university as an institution, has returned to the agenda with some trenchancy. The Haniel Seminars of the academic year 2007/08 will examine this relationship and elucidate it from various perspectives. What kind of knowledge is actually produced by business universities, and what kind of knowledge is in demand on the side of practice? How can research in the social sciences have an impact on today's society? How do networks between universities and practice actually work? These questions are discussed by the entrepreneur and publicist Roger Schawinski, by Prof. Gesine Schwan, President of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany and former candidate for the office of Federal President, the entrepreneur and founder of StudiVZ Ehssan Dariani, and by Miriam Meckel, HSG Professor of Corporate Communication. Haniel Seminars: 20 November, 7.15-8-45 p.m., University of St.Gallen, Room B110 Career opportunities at an international level 12 November 2007. On 20 and 21 November 2007, the International Career Days will take place at the University of St.Gallen for the first time. At this information and recruiting event, international organizations, public institutions and international companies will provide students with insights into their professional fields and into the world of public affairs. 5th DocNet Management Symposium: "Mergers & Acquisitions" 8 November 2007. On 16 November 2007, the 5th DocNet Management Symposium on the topic of "Mergers & Acquisitions" will take place in the Convention and Executive Education Center of the University of St.Gallen. The Symposium is organized by the HSG's Association of Doctoral Students and aims to throw light on aspects of the M&A process ranging from strategy to integration. Speakers will be prominent representatives from the worlds of research, trade and industry – from Swisscom, UBS, Lufthansa, Bain & Company, Siemens and KPMG, to name but a few. More information and enrollment under DocNet 25 years of law degrees at the HSG 2 November 2007. On Saturday, 10 November 2007, the Department of Law of the University of St.Gallen will celebrate its 25th anniversary – the HSG awarded its first law degrees a quarter of a century ago. The festivities will take place in the context of a celebration day on the topic of "Current Developments in Legal Research" in the Convention and Executive Education Center.