Developing a Competitive Workforce for the Global Economy

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Germany, the United States, and the challenges of the 21st century: a roundtable and networking series presents

Roundtable on 'Developing a Competitive Workforce for the Global Economy: Challenges for Germany and the US'

Thursday, March 21 | 7-9 p.m. | FIU - MMC - Graham Center - GC 243

Join Munich-based author Isabelle Kürschner, experts from Florida International University, the German Consulate, Cisco Systems, and the German American Business Chamber to discuss the challenges that the US and Germany face in staying competitive in a global business environment. How can the two countries best prepare their workforces to succeed in today’s economy? What can each side learn from the other and how can they work together?


  • Dr. Isabelle Kurschner, German Author of New York
  • Ms. Kristin Blumenroether, German Consulate of Miami
  • Ms. Claudia Eberhagen, GTM Enterprise Networking Director, Cisco Systems
  • Dr. Maida Watson, Florida International University
  • Ms. Alexandra C. Peters-Rutten, ONE Sotheby's International Realty Miami/German American Business Chamber

Moderator: Dr. Markus Thiel, Department of Politics & International Relations, Florida International University

The Roundtable will be followed by a Networking Reception featuring German music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome!

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The Year of German-American Friendship is a collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI)