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Organizing Committee

 

Matthias Bäuml, Head of the Organizing Committee; Responsible for Finance; Health Care Panel Organizer

Wolfgang Silbermann, Responsible for Speakers & Panels; Labour Markets Panel Organizer

Berit Ullrich, Responsible for Participants & Students

Arvid Bell, Responsible for Publications & IT; Security Panel Organizer; Identities Panel Organizer

René Vollenbroich, Responsible for Marketing; Health Care Panel Organizer

Gabriel Wollner, Responsible for Logistics & Facilities

Daniel Schade, Security Panel Organizer; Identities Panel Organizer

Johann Blauth, Health Care Panel Organizer

Josef Nothmann, Security Panel Organizer

Martin Bell, Labor Markets Panel Organizer

Giannina Schaefer, Website

Philipp Schrögel, Support

Oliver Hartleben, Posters and Program Booklet

 

Matthias Bäuml
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA/ID 2012
Head of the Organizing Committee; Responsible for Finance; Panel "Financing Innovations in the Health Care Sector"

Matthias Baeuml is a MPA/ID candidate 2012 at Harvard Kennedy School, and he was awarded the McCloy Scholarship as well as the HKS Merit Fellowship. Before coming to Harvard Kennedy School in 2010, Matthias Baeuml received a B.A. degree in Economics, a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a M.A. degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. During his undergraduate studies, Matthias Baeuml spent one year at Harvard College with focus on econometrics and political economics while putting himself out for homeless people in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, Matthias Baeuml gained valuable experiences in investment banking in Zurich, Switzerland, and start-up management in Germany.

Wolfgang Silbermann
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPP 2012
Responsible for Speakers & Panels; Panel "U.S. and German Labor Markets in the Crisis"

Wolfgang Silbermann is a McCloy Scholar and 2012 Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. He obtained his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. Wolfgang worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company and, from 2009 to 2010, as Personal Advisor to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister and -since 10/2009- Leader of the Oppostion in the Bundestag. His main academic interests at the Kennedy School lie in economic policy and labor markets and in political theory. Wolfgang is also an ardent but hopelessly amateurish music enthusiast.

Berit Ullrich
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA 2012
Responsible for Participants & Students

Berit Ullrich is a 2012 candidate for the Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and focuses on international relations and science and higher education management. Before joining the Kennedy School Berit was involved in the academic cooperation between the University of Bonn and Kabul University and worked as Program Director Board of Governors for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Berit studied Landscape Ecology, Botany, Geography, Politics, and Swedish at Münster University and holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Bielefeld.

Arvid Bell
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPP 2012
Responsible for Publications & IT; Panels "Western security policy in times of deficit and debt" and "Changing identities in times of crisis"

Arvid is a McCloy Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School. Before moving to Cambridge, he was a research associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, where he focused on the Afghanistan conflict. He studied Political Science and International Affairs in Berlin and Paris and was a member of the Party Council of the German Greens. At Harvard, he focuses on international affairs and political and economic development.

Rene Vollenbroich
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPP 2012
Responsible for Marketing; Panel "Financing Innovations in the Health Care Sector"

René Vollenbroich is a McCloy Scholar and 2012 Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. René obtained his MD from the Private University of Witten/Herdecke and did his medical studies inter alia in Zurich/Switzerland, Cleveland/Ohio and Cape Town/South Africa. During his studies, he gained experience in development aid and conducted several research projects in Albania, Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, and USA. Before coming to Harvard, Rene worked at the German Heart Center in Munich, Germany as an intern in cardiology. At the Kennedy School of Government, René focuses on International Global Affairs. His special interest lies in catastrophe management, emergency preparedness and disaster response.

Johann Blauth
Harvard University
Panel "Financing Innovations in the Health Care Sector"

Johann Blauth is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and currently researches issues in public, political, and social economics. Prior to beginning his graduate studies at Harvard in 2009, Johann studied economics and business administration at the University of St.Gallen and spent a year at Harvard College which ignited his interest in academic economic research. Besides working there as a research assistant, Johann gained valuable experiences in consulting, investment banking, and start-up management.

Giannina Schaefer
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Responsible for the Website

Giannina Schaefer is a second year PhD student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her interests focus on organic synthesis and chemical biology geared towards drug discovery. Prior to her graduate studies, she studied at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany where she received her BSc in June 2009. During this time, she also worked at Nankai University in Tianjin, China as part of a research internship.

Daniel Schade
Harvard College
Panels "Western security policy in times of deficit and debt" and "Changing identities in times of crisis"

Daniel Schade is currently an exchange student at Harvard College. He studies political science with a focus on international relations at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.

Philipp Schroegel
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPP 2011
Support

Philipp Schroegel studied physics with a focus on nuclear medical physics and radiation biology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. At the same time, he served in various positions in the student government, thereof two years as chair of the statewide Bavarian student board. He worked as research associate at the Department of Physics, taught courses on scientific writing and typography at the Institute for Applied Ethics and Science Communication and worked as consultant for the President of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
He is member of the McCloy Academic Scholarship Program of the German National Merit Foundation. At the Harvard Kennedy School, his studies in the Masters in Public Policy program focus on the interactions between Science, Technology and Public Policy. He serves as president of the Science, Technology and Policy Professional Interest Council and president of the German-Austrian-Swiss Caucus at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Josef A. B. Nothmann
Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
Panel "Western security policy in times of deficit and debt"

Josef Nothmann was born in New York City. HIs academic interests are American foreign policy, modern Germany, international power dynamics, economic history, and economic and trade influences on warfare. In his free time, he enjoys watchig European and Asian films, political activism, learnng languages, tutoring, and listening to classical music.

Oliver Hartleben
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA 2012
Responsible for Posters and Program Booklet

Oliver Hartleben is a 2012 Candidate for the Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and focuses on urban development, public-private partnerships, and public management. Before coming to Cambridge, he was Urban Planning Director for Guatemala City, where he grew up. Oliver studied Architecture in Guatemala and has a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.