Press Release 018/2014

Networked Markets: Global Business

Global (Market) Society Is in the Focus of the 18th Karlsruher Gespräche – Presentations, Discussions, and Cultural Events for the Public
Does global trade foster prosperity or famine? This is one of the central questions of the Karlsruher Gespräche this year (Figure: Sahar Aharoni).

The global market booms as it did never before. How do growing border-crossing market mechanisms influence our society? Where are the opportunities for networked markets and how can we limit negative impacts of global trade? These questions are in the focus of the 18th Karlsruher Gespräche (Karlsruhe Talks) “The Global (Market) Society. About Trading with Goods, Data, and People” from February 14 to 16, 2014. The talks are conceived and organized by ZAK │ Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale at KIT. They will be opened by the former Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court Professor Udo Di Fabio, who will speak about the relationship of state and industry in times of globalization.


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