Lecture Series "Responsibility for the Future"

Lecture Series "Responsibility for the Future"

In the past, numerous political decisions were made that affect subsequent generations: decisions on ensuring prosperity for all and public debt; on climate, environmental, and energy policy - just to cite a few examples. Other developments were in turn only indirectly influenced by politics, such as demographic changes.

In the coming years and decades, politics, business, and civil society must face the resulting challenges in a particular manner. In doing so, solutions can only be found at an international level. Acting responsibly also means possibly putting one’s own interests aside.

In the lecture series "Responsibility for the Future," public figures from Germany and abroad, upon invitation from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, provide new impulses for responsibly shaping our future.

The event was discontinued in October 2013.

The lectures:


Markus Lux
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-39
Dr. Valdis Dombrovskis
Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

Jörg Asmussen
Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

"Quo vadis euro zone?", October 30, 2013, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle

Prof. Jutta Allmendinger

President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

"The Crisis Facing Young People in Europe: a Plea to Combine Educational, Labor Market, and Social Policies", November 21, 2012, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle

Dr. Theo Sommer

Editor-at-large, Die ZEIT

"Media and Politics: Disparate Brothers", July 4, 2012, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle

Friedrich Merz

Attorney and partner at Mayer Brown LLP and Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.

"What’s Now Important for Europe", November 17, 2011, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle
Karel Schwarzenberg
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic

"Transparenz und Verantwortung in der Politik", July 21, 2011, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle
Professor Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering
MEP, former President of the European Parliament, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

"Die europäische Perspektive - Werte, Politik, Wirtschaft", December 14, 2010, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Huber
former Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany

"Ist Umdenken möglich - was kann der Einzelne tun?", July 5, 2010, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart

Professor Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio

Judges of the Federal Constitutional Court

"Change for the future: the rights of future generations", December 2, 2009, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg
Federal Minister of Economics and Technology

"Responsibility in the Social Market Economy" June 9, 2009, Alte Stuttgarter Reithalle