Events - 01.05.2017 - 00:00 

47th St. Gallen Symposium: Open lectures and livestream

The St. Gallen Symposium invites visitors to public, English-language lectures at HSG’s library on 4 and 5 May 2017. The plenary sessions will also be webcast via livestream.
Source: HSG Newsroom

2 May 2017. Questions around the topic "The dilemma of disruption" will be discussed. The following contributors (in addition to many more personalities) will examine different facets of the topic:

  • Santiago Calatrava, Architect and Artist
  • Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Minister for Education
  • Susanne Ruoff, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Post
  • Anders Samuelsen, Denmark’s Foreign Minister
  • Deb Roy, MIT Professor and Chief Media Scientist, Twitter

The plenary sessions will be broadcast online at Two public background sessions will take place at the university’s library:

Background Session 1: "Diverse Equality – Is a Global Standard Possible?"

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 1:30-2.45pm, HSG Library Hall (public, English-language)

  • Marcela Escobari, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Roberta Francis, Co-founder, The Lucy Foundation
  • Kuniko Inoguchi, Member, House of Councillors, National Diet of Japan
  • Moderator: Stephen Chambers, Director, The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics

Background Session 2: "Predicting Psychological Traits from Digital Footprints"

Friday, 5 May 2017, 1:30-3pm, HSG Library Hall (public, English-language)

  • Prof. Michal Kosinki, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Stanford University
  • Prof. Deb Roy, Director, Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) – MIT Lab, and Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel, Editor of WirtschaftsWoche