The LSESU German Society hosted the 16th German Symposium, which took place at the London School of Economics and Political Science from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March 2017.
The Symposium’s new guiding motto for 2017, “Risking Transition”, served as a
springboard to launch into detailed discussions on a variety of current affairs. Transition in
the political, business and cultural landscape is the all-pervasive feature of our time. The
kind of transition we witness today is faster than ever before. Countless opportunities
await. However, transition also involves risk – changing the status quo is always a leap into
The concepts of ‘transition’ and ‘risk’ allowed us to explore the many current events
shaping Europe, ranging from the new Anglo-German relationship in a post-Brexit
environment, Germany’s role in Europe and the global economy, as well as the impact of
disruptive technologies on various European markets.