stars insights 2018

stars insights are exclusive contributions by business leaders and experts who scan the horizon to discuss geopolitical, economic, technological and further trends and developments which will impact society and business in the next few years.

Smiling Gecko – pioneering a self-sustaining economic cluster for effective development in Cambodia
Exclusive interview with Hannes Schmid, internationally acclaimed starphotographer and founder of Smiling Gecko, Cambodia
21 December 2018

Will China Return to Isolationism?
Cui Lei, Associate Research Fellow with China Institute of International Studies, a foreign policy think tank based in Beijing and stars alumnus
18 December 2018

Endgame for Dubai
Daniel Woker, Co-founder of Share-an-Ambassador/Geopolitical coaching, Former Swiss Ambassador in Kuwait, Singapore and Australia and Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen HSG
7 December 2018

Indonesia and its Stance on the “Indo-Pacific”
Leo Suryadinata, Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore
23 November 2018

Genetic Engineering and its Ethical Consequences: “Technology should reflect fundamental values of society”
Exclusive interview with Susan M. Gasser, Professor of Molecular Biology at
the University of Basel and Director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel
9 November 2018

Leadership in a Disruptive Digital Landscape
Exclusive interview with Amit Chatterjee, CEO of Open Systems, San Francisco
25 October 2018

Leading the Digital Revolution – The Case of KUKA
Exclusive interview with Stefan Mueller, Head of Corporate Strategy and Development at KUKA Group
19 October 2018

The Empty Throne – How America Abdicated its Global Leadership
Ivo H. Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former US Ambassador to NATO and Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, Chicago, United States
9 October 2018

Why sanctions are useless and dangerous
Urs Schoettli, Consultant on Asian Affairs, Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung and Member of the stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
5 October 2018

Assessing Russias Global Role_What are Moscows Ambitions
Ivan N. Timofeev, Director of Programmes at Russian International Affairs Council and Director of Euro-Atlantic Security Programme at Valdai Discussion Club
3 October 2018

As U.S. Turns Inward China Can Help Lead Multipolar World
Urs Schoettli, Consultant on Asian Affairs, Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung and Member of the stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
11 September 2018

Malaysia at the Crossroads – Pride & Pragmatism
stars Singapore alumni chapter Co-Presidents Tom Ludescher, Chairman, SwissCham Singapore and Charles Chao Rong Phua, President, Association for Public Affairs, Singapore
31 August 2018

“Made in China 2025 – Insights for Companies and Investors”
Joerg Wuttke, Chief Representative, BASF China, Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Member of the stars International Board, Beijing
20 August 2018

10 Truths about China-US Trade
Wang Yong, Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing, China
7 August 2018

Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea
Cui Lei, Associate Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, stars alumnus
18 July 2018

Artificial Intelligence: China’s High-Tech Ambitions
Sophie-Charlotte Fischer, PhD student, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2 July 2018

“China’s Successful Economic Development can be an Inspiration for other Developing Countries”
Zheng Yu, Professor of International Studies, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University, Shanghai
19 June 2018

“Leadership is about Taking the First Step”
Danny Quah, Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
5 June 2018

With Asia’s Rise, West Must Let Go of Eurocentrism
Urs Schoettli, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Member of the stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
23 May 2018

“The Key to China is the Chinese leadership – it thinks in decades, not in terms of election cycles”
Charles Liu, Founder & Venture Partner, Hao Capital, Beijing
8 May 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative in Vietnam: Challenges and Prospects
Le Hong Hiep, Research Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
18 April 2018

“Public-Private Partnerships Can Be a Win-Win-Scenario for ASEAN”
Yoichi Takita, Chief Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), Tokyo, Japan
10 April 2018

“You Need People Who Can Imagine How It Is Possible to Disrupt Businesses”
Liew Tzu Mi, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income and Managing Director, GIC, Singapore, stars alumna
22 March 2018

Punishing Putin: EU Sanctions Are More than Paper Tigers
Gerald Schneider, Professor of International Politics and Editor “European Union Politics”, University of Konstanz, Germany
Patrick M. Weber, M.Sc., Graduate School of Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany
20 February 2018

The Role of Small Businesses in Triggering Economic Development in Emerging Economies
Silvia Mancilla, Business Development Manager, Fundes México, México City, stars alumna
6 February 2018

No Need to Worry!
Roland Siegwart, Professor of Autonomous Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
18 January 2018

Thunder Rolling from the East: China’s Rise Beyond its Borders
Matthias Messmer, Ph.D., China Specialist, writer and Consultant, stars alumnus
Hsin-Mei Chuang, Cultural Researcher and Writer, stars alumna, Staufen, Switzerland
9 January 2018

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the stars Foundation.