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VFF Annual Reception: An Evening with Tom Buhrow

In the name of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, we kindly invite you to our Annual Reception. This year we are particularly proud to present Tom Buhrow, journalist and intendant of the WDR, as our keynote speaker.

Tom Buhrow

We would like to welcome you to this special evening moderated by Ian K. Karan and for the subsequent gathering:

“The Cement for Living Together: Public Media as a Binding Element of a Society” (in German)
with Tom Buhrow, journalist & WDR intendant,
on Thursday, 6 June 2019, from 6.30 pm
in the Auditorium, SQUARE HSBA Innovation Hub, Adolphsplatz 6,20457 Hamburg.

It is not uncommon for us Europeans to take a look at the USA as if we were gazing into a crystal sphere, to at least get an idea of how the situation in Europe could develop. For some years now, a glance into this sphere has shown a strongly polarising media landscape - which seems to have led, among other things, to a strongly polarised society. Public broadcasting as it exists in Europe - an independent voice without commercial interests, focussing on neutral and objective reports - hardly exists in the US. What consequences does this have for society? Which examples can Europe draw from this example? Conclusions that might be useful – facing a situation of public broadcasting being under pressure in Denmark, Switzerland and Germany.

Please sign up for this event via the online registration form below.

Participation is free. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Information for Bachelor students: As this event is part of the electives (General Studies), you will receive 0.08 credits for your degree.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event!

Kind regards

Ian K. Karan, Senator a.D. and Chairman of the Association of Friends & Sponsors at HSBA
Dr. Uve. Samuels, Managing Director of HSBA