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My 8 Basic Rules for Successful Communication
August 12, 2017 , ,

  Note: These basic rules apply for more or less all genres and formats of communications, be it writing an article, talking to an audience or posting on social media, to name but a few. Have a strategy Plan and be prepared Be clear Make sure your content is useful/relevant for the audience Be short and to the point Be consistent Be credible Give and invite feedba...

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Ten Tips for Successful Moderators
August 07, 2017

Throughout my professional life, I have moderated meetings of various sizes and in different cultural settings. Here are my suggestions for successful moderators: Record expectations Value your audience Engage with all participants Remove obstacles Use a variety of methods Visualize your content Create a multimedia experience Tell stories Manage time Show an open ...

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Liberalism in a Changing World: A Globalist Perspective
March 08, 2016 , , , , ,

  I am pleased to be back at the University. My interaction with you brings back fond memories of academic freedom and political activism when I was a liberal student leader at Hamburg University in the late seventies of last century. It was a very different time. Germany and the world were divided and the threat of a nuclear holocaust helped preserve the status quo. I may talk about those ye...

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Slum und Smart – Indiens “Smart Cities” Projekt
February 05, 2016 , , , ,

Was in Europa und in Amerika längst umgesetzt wird, soll nun auch in Indien auf die Schiene gesetzt werden. Indiens Minister für Urbane Entwicklung Venkaiah Naidu hat 20 Städte benannt, die in einer ersten Phase eines ehrgeizigen „Smart City“-Programms staatliche Zuschüsse erhalten sollen. Kritiker beschwören die Gefahr von futuristischen Enklaven, die an den Bedürfnissen der armen Masse...

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A Homage to S.V. Raju – Liberalism in India: Past – Present – Future
November 19, 2015

“We will contribute to the efforts to keep his memory and the ideas he strived for alive.” These words I wrote in the obituary shortly after S.V. Raju’s passing. This said, I am very pleased that this conference is taking place. I am equally pleased that the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, which is also the liberal Foundation, has been invited to play an active role in the event. ...

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Der Aufstand der Patels – Zum neuen Streit um Kasten-Rechte in Indien
September 10, 2015

Zusammenfassung: Indiens Innenpolitik ist ohne Hinweise auf das Kastensystem nicht verständlich. „Nirgendwo in der Welt ist die Ungleichheit von Geburt an und die moralische Gleichgültigkeit hierüber derart institutionalisiert wie in Indien“, lamentiert Jayaprakash Narayan, der Gründer der Foundation for Democratic Reforms. Dabei verbietet die indische Verfassung von 1950 ausdrücklich jed...

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Freedom First – In Memoriam S.V. Raju
June 10, 2015

Long before I came to India as the Regional Director of my Foundation, I knew his name: For us at the liberal Foundation, S.V. Raju was the personification of liberalism in India. For many years a close partner of the Foundation, he and his fellows at the “Indian Liberal Group” represented India in various international and regional liberal fora – and left a mark. “My association wi...

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Regional Director delivers “Freedom Talk” in Chennai
August 28, 2014

TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre (TFSC) together with Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom (FNF) organized the “Freedom Talk” in Chennai on 26th August 2014. The event is organized to celebrate the Founding Day of TFSC; this year TFSC commemorated its 22nd year of existence. TFSC is well recognized in the state of Tamil Nadu as a service provider to the MSME sector. It offers a wide spectrum...

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