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TUM Speaker Series announces Kofi Annan and Eric Schmidt

The TUM Business Club announced two prominent guests for TUM Speakers Series as side event to the Munich Security Conference. On February 15, 2018, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan will speak in the Audimax at the main campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Moreover, on February 16, 2018, Eric Schmidt, who was CEO and Executive Chairman at Google and Alphabet Inc., will give a speech on the topic “OK, Google – what’s the future?”. With these two exceptional speakers, the TUM Business Club once again proved that they are able to win internationally well-known guests for their event series. Last year’s highlight was when Microsoft founder Bill Gates visited TUM to talk about “Shaping global development – Innovative concepts with Africa”. The TUM Management Alumni e.V. is an official partner of TUM Speaker Series.

Kofi Annan, a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. As founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, he continues his important work by mobilizing political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. Alongside Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and other eminent statesmen, he was a founding member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.

Eric Schmidt is Technical Advisor to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Schmidt joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, and as chairman from 2011-2017. His philanthropic efforts through The Schmidt Family Foundation focus on climate change, including support of ocean and marine life studies at sea, as well as education, specifically cutting-edge research and technology in the natural sciences and engineering.

Due to great demand, both event require registration and seats will be assigned via a lottery system. The registration is possible until February 9, 2018, here. Please note that the event is restricted for students from the following institutions: Technical University of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich University of Applied Sciences, UniBW, and Munich Business School. Professors and Employees of TUM can request seat reservations via anna@speakerseries.de for the event with Kofi Annan and schmidt@speakersseries.de for the event with Eric Schmidt.

Find more information on the event here.

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