Alumni Press Meeting 2015

From time to time Press Meetings are scheduled in Berlin, Hamburg and M√ľnchen. The dates will be announced 2-4 weeks in advance.

Over the past year, Dresden has regularly been in the public news due to the right-wing populist movements. To discuss the implications for the city as well as Saxony as a business and scientific location, IJP offered a two-day media dialogue in November. The agenda included discussions on the economic impact, image damage, refugees, freedom of opinion as well as visits of a demonstration and the countermarch.

IJP Alumni Talk with the Lord Mayer of Dresden Dirk Hilbert
IJP Alumni Talk with the Lord Mayer of Dresden Dirk Hilbert

Right before the summer break we had the chance to meet with Verena Bentele in Munich.

Picture of Verena Bentele, Copyright: SPD
Verena Bentele, Copyright: SPD

She  is a blind German Paralympic biathlete and cross-country skier, an devoted academic and now serves as Federal Government Commissioner for the interests of people with disabilities  within the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.