German economist with a sense of humor, not just relative to accountants. Chief economist at the London-based Centre for European Reform (CER), recently brexited to Berlin. Former fellow at The Economist, economics PhD at Stockholm University in Sweden. Christian covers European economics and integration and has, as a former Londoner, a pathological interest in the economics of real estate.
MSc. in pure Mathematics at Exeter University, UK
PhD in Philosophy at Tübingen University, Germany
Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, NJ, USA
Co-owner of a Fund Management firm in Munich, Germany
Wrote two books on finanace and economics
Currently working on a book on mathematics in the early 20th century
Mo is a born-and-bred Capetonian who has spent much of his adult life in England, Holland and Germany. He has had the privilege of holding senior marketing and strategy roles in the financial services and consulting industry. Most recently, he looked after the global account of a premium German auto manufacturer at a multinational ad agency.
German media and technology journalist. Founding editor of piqd. Most of his piqs are digging into the new digital public sphere. How is the web changing public opinion? Who defines what's relevant and what's not? How can we make sure relevant information still finds an audience? How could alternatives to Facebook, Twitter and other commercial social networks look like?
Frederik is director of the media innovation think tank vocer.org. He's teaching "digital journalism" at the Hamburg Media School.
Cristina is a Spanish journalist based in London, she holds master’s degree in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at City University London and Aarhus University (Denmark). She currently works at the International Maritime Organization and collaborates with various publications such as El País, Huffington Post, Equal Times, eldiario.es, etc. You can follow her on Twitter: @belda_font
Danielle Batist is an experienced freelance journalist, founder of Journopreneur and co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project. She lived and worked all around the globe and covered global and local stories of poverty, exclusion and injustice. Increasingly, she moved beyond ‘problem-reporting’ to include stories about the solutions she found. She witnessed the birth of the new nation of South Sudan and interviewed the Dalai Lama. She reported for Al Jazeera, BBC and the Guardian and regularly advises independent media organisations on innovation and sustainability. She loves bringing stories to the world and finding the appropriate platforms to do so. The transformation of traditional media fascinates rather than scares her. While both the medium and the message are changing, she believes the need for good storytelling remains.
Peter Whiteford is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University, Canberra. He has worked in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, as well as other universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.
I am an anthropologist and political analyst interested in politics, economy and society in Africa and the West, from a global geopolitical perspective. I am a research fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, and a visiting researcher in the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
I have published widely in academic and professional publications and write regularly for international media such as Al Jazeera English, The Independent, Boston Review, openDemocracy and Africa Is A Country. I edit the Human Economy Blog.
I am an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
I was recently awarded an Ellie and Overseas Press Club Award for my refugee reporting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.. For three years, I worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, where I wrote about international development, strategic philanthropy and impact investing. Additionally, I wrote feature articles on immigration, health and gender.
As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, I contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online pharmacies. I’ve also written about smuggling networks in Punjab, exploitation in in the clinical trial industry in India, and visa abuse by India’s biggest IT companies.
I recently completed a two-year writing fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs in Spain and India, where I wrote about border issues and religious conflict in India’s sensitive Northeastern region, the Spanish economic crisis, and Islam in Spain. I have also written from Mexico, South Korea, China, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
You can find my articles in the following publications: Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Village Voice publication the Phoenix New Times.
I have an M.S. journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. I am fluent in Spanish, and once spoke decent Mandarin and Hindi.
Awards include: 1st place in feature writing, Society for Publishers in Asia, 2011. 1st place immigration reporting, Arizona Press Club, 2010. 1st place social issues reporting, Arizona Press Club 2009. 3rd place profile writing, Arizona Press Club, 2009.
Fellowships include: Institute for Current World Affairs Fellowship, 2013-2015, Village Voice Fellowship, 2009, Stabile Fellowship for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2008-2009. Robert L. Bartley Fellowship, WSJA, 2008, Charles Koch Fellowship, 2007, Global Migrations Fellowship, 2005.