Is the EU drifting apart despite economic recovery? Michael Heise, Chief Economist of Allianz SE (one of the world’s largest financial services corporations), shared his thoughts on the future of the European Union in a policy discussion moderated by IIEP faculty affiliate and GW Graduate School of Political Management Director Mark Kennedy. Heise presented remarks followed by an interview with Director Kennedy, concluding with a discussion with audience members. Please join us for this discussion on a wide range of economic, political, and business issues facing the Eurozone and prospects for the future of the European Union.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Lindner Commons, Suite 602, The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Chief Economist, Allianz SE
Michael Heise is Chief Economist of Allianz SE. He advises the board of Allianz SE on economic and strategic issues. He is responsible for analysis and forecasts of the German and the international economy, financial markets, and analysis.
Heise studied and graduated at Cologne University and lectured at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main. He is honorary professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
Before joining Allianz Group, Heise was Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts, Chief Economist of the DG Bank and Chief Economist and Head of Research at DZ Bank.
Director, Graduate School of Political Management, GWU
The Honorable Mark Kennedy is Professor of Political Management and Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. Mark has taught at leading universities on four continents. Kennedy is also the Founder and Chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota.
Kennedy was a member of U.S. Congress (R-MN) from 2001 to 2007 where he gained a reputation for bipartisanship. He served as a presidentially appointed trade advisor under both Presidents Bush and Obama. In business, Kennedy was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Macy’s, helped Pillsbury acquire Häagen Dazs and expand its markets around the world, and worked in a global role with Accenture.
A graduate of St. John's University, Kennedy received a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from the University of Michigan.