The LSE German Symposium is student-lead conference at the London School of Economics and Political Science held once a year. Having been founded in 2002, it attracts around 2500 participants and around 50 speakers every year.

The symposium gathers German and Germany related leaders from socio-economic, cultural, business and academic fields to discuss current issues relevant to Germany. By encouraging a discussion between all participants of the symposium, whether it be speakers or students, the aim is to establish an enlightening debate on Germany and its role within Europe and the World.


“Man glaubt, das Denken sei unverbindlich, aber nichts außer dem Denken schlägt uns in Bande.
Und wer in Gedanken zügellos ist, der ist jeder Zügellosigkeit fähig.“

Simone Weil