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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

The 50th St. Gallen Symposium November 5, 2019

Deadlines/Event Dates February 1, 2020

The 50th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 7–8 May 2019 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, focusing on the topic Freedom Revisited. Graduate and postgraduate can qualify as one of 100 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 50th St. Gallen Symposium ( by competing for the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition 2019. The St. Gallen Global Essay Competition is the world’s most prestigious essay competition of its kind giving graduate and postgraduate students the extraordinary opportunity to share their voice and opinion with some of the world’s most influential leaders and decision makers.

Through our Global Essay Competition, you can qualify for an all-expenses-covered participation in the 50th Anniversary of our annual conference located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The top three of the 100 selected participants from the essay competition have the unique opportunity of presenting their ideas in front of a world-renowned audience, such as Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Valerie Rockefeller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Jan Jenisch, Chief Executive Officer, LafargeHolcim Ltd, and share in the grand prize of CHF 20’000.

Here some more highlights if you make it to St. Gallen:

  • Present and debate your ideas with 600 senior leaders
  • Be inspired by some of the world’s most impressive speakers
  • Gain a unique and new perspective on this year’s topic
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Meet 300 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a global community
  • Broad media coverage


For more detailed info, please refer to the related files, send inquiries to this address and have a look at the website.