The German Symposium

Initiated over a decade ago, the German Symposium has become an important date in the university’s calendar. During the Symposium we examine current issues relevant to Germany and its role in Europe and the world. Featuring a wide variety of events ranging from keynote speeches to discussion panels, we offer the opportunity for political and intellectual debate. Over the years we have consistently attracted renowned economists, executives, politicians and academics to speak at the Symposium.

Find out more about past Symposia


Risking Transition

In 2017, the guiding motto “Risking Transition” will serve as a springboard to launch into detailed discussions on a variety of current affairs. Transition in the political, business and cultural landscape is the all-pervasive feature of our time. The kind of transition we witness today is faster than ever before. Countless opportunities await. However, transition also involves risk – changing the status quo is always a leap into the unknown.



The London School of Economics and Political Science’s German Society invites 40 students currently studying in German speaking countries to the LSE for the German Symposium 2017. Any undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a German, Swiss or Austrian university may apply to the SotS Programme. If this sounds like you – seize your opportunity and take part in the biggest Symposium on German current affairs, politics, economics and finance in the UK