Selected Talks

Social Policy in the EU

“Ergebnisse des Social Inclusion Monitor (SIM) Europe” (in German)
Presentation at the conference “Ein, kein oder welches Sozialmodell für Europa?”.
Vienna, Austria. Available at, starting around minute 46:00.

“Reform Barometer: Results for the EU and for Denmark”
Presentation to DEA study group.
Vienna, Austria.

“Reform Barometer”
Presentation at “Etterbeeker Kreis”, organized by DGB Brussels Office and Solidar.
Brussels, Belgium.

“Social Policy in the EU and in Italy”
Presentation jointly held with Christoph Schiller and Thorsten Hellmann at SIM Europe Debate “Labour Market and Social Policy in Italy: Challenges and Changes”, organized by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Rome, Italy.

“Social Inclusion Monitor (SIM) Europe Results”
Presentation jointly held with Daniel Schraad-Tischler at SIM Europe Debate “Young people at risk: Can Britain learn from EU partners?”, organized by Policy Network and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
London, UK.

“Social Policy in the EU: Social Inclusion Monitor (SIM) Europe Results”
Presentation at SIM Europe Debate “Social Inclusion in the EU and in Spain: How to Reactivate the Labor Market and Youth Employment”, organized by Fundación Bertelsmann and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Madrid, Spain.

Data Visualization

“Visual Trade Analysis with GED VIZ”
Invited presentation at IAEA Workshop on Advances in Nuclear Procurement Analysis for Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Purposes (organized jointly with Project Alpha at King’s College).
Vienna, Austria.

“Visualizing Relational Data”
Meet-up jointly organized with Matthias Rumpf (OECD) at IEEE Vis 2014.
Paris, France.

Interactive GED VIZ presentation at the Computation + Journalism Symposium, Columbia University.
New York, NY, USA.

“Advances in Data-driven Storytelling About Globalization”
Keynote at “M100 Young European Journalists Workshop”.
Potsdam, Germany.

“Explore and Share What Globalization Is About”
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) Lunchtime Seminar, University College London (UCL). London, UK.

“Let’s Visualize It! Making Sense of Globalization Through Data Visualization”
Session moderation; speakers: Maya Indira Ganesh (Tactical Technology Collective), Tariq Khokhar (World Bank) and Moritz Stefaner (Truth and Beauty Operator). Re:publica 2014.
Berlin, Germany.

“GED VIZ – Visualizing Global Economic Dynamics”
Talk at OECD / INEGI Seminar “Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge”.
Aguascalientes, Mexico.

“Globalisierung besser verstehen und vermitteln”
Presentation of the visualization tool “GED VIZ” at conference “Tell-a-Viz: Data – Visualization – Storytelling”, organized by Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Berlin, Germany.
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“Visualizing Global Economic Dynamics”

Master Class at GEN Editors Lab, hosted by ZEIT Online.
Berlin, Germany.

“Introducing GED VIZ”

Lecture at the University of Siegen, Germany.

“Visualizing Global Economic Dynamics”
 Workshop at Data Harvest Conference.
Brussels, Belgium.

Video feature produced by Deutscher Infografik Preis (German Infographics Prize): 
“Preisträger Deutscher Infografik Preis 2014: Jan Arpe im Kurzporträt” (in German).
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Globalization and Economics

“Soziale Marktwirtschaft 2030”
 Invited impulse talk, meeting of “Kreis ohne Namen”.
Berlin, Germany.

“From Analysis to Ideas and Action: Linking Governance Metrics and Public Demand for Change”
 Presentation jointly held with Ole Wintermann at Tällberg Forum.
Tällberg, Sweden.

“Leadership Paradigms in a Complex World”

Presentation jointly held with Ole Wintermann at Tällberg Workshop.
Lausanne, Switzerland.

“The Economic Risks of Globalization”
 Study presentation at the “Future Day”, organized by Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Berlin, Germany.

Societal Trust

“Vertrauen, Demokratie, Zukunft”

Invited talk at conference “Arbeitnehmerbewusstsein und Demokratie”, organized by Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and JenZiG.
Jena, Germany.

“Vertrauen, Demokratie, Zukunft”

Invited talk at workshop “Wie werden Wahlen in Zukunft entschieden?“, organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Hanover, Germany.

“Vertrauen in Deutschland”

Invited talk at workshop “Leitlinien bildungspolitischer Angebote: Politik und Sprache – eine Sache des Vertrauens!?”, organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Berlin, Germany.

“Vertrauen, Demokratie, Zukunft: Was den Bürgern Hoffnung gibt – und was nicht”

Study presentation invited and organized by Freie Wähler Deutschland e.V.
Berlin, Germany.

Theoretical Computer Science (presentations at scientific conferences)

“When Does Greedy Learning of Relevant Attributes Succeed?—A Fourier-based Characterization”
13th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON 2007)
Banff, Canada.

“Approximability of Minimum AND-Circuits”
10th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2006)
Riga, Latvia.

“Learning Juntas in the Presence of Noise”
Third Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC 2006)
Beijing, China.

“On the Complexity of Optimal Grammar-based Compression”
IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC 2006)
Snowbird, Utah, USA.

“Learning Juntas in the Presence of Noise”
Talk at the CSE Department of the University of California at Santa Cruz, invited by Prof. Manfred Warmuth.
Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

“Robust Inference of Relevant Attributes”
14th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2003)
Sapporo, Japan.

“One-way Communication Complexity of Symmetric Boolean Functions”
14th International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory (FCT 2003)
Malmö, Sweden.