SBE students tackle global issues with the Bertelsmann Foundation

On 3 October, Washington-based think tank the Bertelsmann Foundation visited us here in Maastricht, spending the day working together with our Emerging Markets students. Students had the opportunity to participate in a case challenge provided by the Foundation and were invited to a film screening focused on leadership in crises. Through these various activities, students could apply their knowledge to real world problems and had the opportunity to learn more about how policy can shape the future.


Anthony together with students

Creative Problem-Solving in Emerging Markets

On the day of the event, the Bertelsmann Foundation was represented by Anthony Silberfeld, the Director of Transatlantic Relations at Bertelsmann. Anthony spent the afternoon working with our third-year bachelor students in the Emerging Markets specialisation as part of their course "Creative Problem-Solving in Emerging Markets". This course is run by SBE academics Barbara Belfi and Raymond Montizaan. At the end of the day, students presented their solutions to various challenging global problems in a poster session. This was an opportunity for students to discuss their findings and for Anthony to share his feedback and insights. 

Bertelsmann 2022 Aula Movie Event

Film screening on "Leadership in (Emerging Markets) Crises"

In the evening, Anthony Silberfeld and SBE's bachelor director Kaj Thomsson hosted a film screening here on campus. During this highly interactive event, several short films created by Bertelsmann Foundation and focused on leadership in crises were shown and discussed. For the screening, we were joined by Irene Braam, the Executive Director at Bertelsmann (and a UM alumna!) as well as a team of five more Bertelsmann staff members.  

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