When encompassing many areas of law, the hope in particular is that putting emphasis on the interconnections among them is of help.
Traditional Civil Law
In a differentiated, multi-polar world, thinking being aligned between law and politics would be important for undiscriminated and positive development. For obvious biographical reasons, the need for more creative politics is focused upon in the Russian-German- contex
German-Russian Relations – Driven by the hope that from the assimetrical reactions in the relationship there is a way to get back to symmetry.
States in Default – Thinking about states falling short in performing their functions is a increasingly frequent phenomenon.
More abstract thinking is interesting because it allows to
Legal Thoughts – More abstract legal thinking has in history allowed to determine the direction of further legal development, but also helped to delay this development.
Philosophy – By thinking and writing, I hope to live up to the challenge to not misunderstand the"is"s in Hegel's Phrase "What is rational is real; And what is real is rational." as equality, but rather as a quite variable interrelation depending on circumstances.
Flutist – The main focus of interpreters of the so called classical music should be on making the complexities of the music they perform as accessible as possible. Needless to say, part of this complexity is displaying abruptness, anger, calm, love, contempt and other emotions of the interpreters, but, importantly, the interpreter better focus on being a conduit, on not trying to impose himself, but rather on making even sophisticated connections plausible, on focusing on when structures of rhythms and sequences of tones being repeated or having another relation to each other. I was fortunate enough to having got acquainted with a number of works that have not been in the center of attention of listeners, and enjoyed testing them by recording them in various contexts and and by receiving feedback in concerts.
Producer – Had the opportunity to be able to support things that made a difference, in particular Mosolov with the great Arthur Arnold being the best possible partner.
Where I thought I could add value by contributing to developments, I have invested.
Having discussed management decisions with many clients and had management responsibility for 5 offices in 4 countries, having been a member of the Financial Committee and the Policy Committee of Baker McKenzie for some years, the challenge to how to best organize the cooperation of ambitious professionals is something I am very much interested in
When I used to read about Soviet events in particular the impression was that what one was being told was not posible, and I continued to ty to find the formula for the unique parts of the experience the Soviet Union went through in the 20-ieth century and its influence in the world, which in turn triggered interest in events outside that I found to a certain extent worth reflecting and then publishing
Fascination by the rules of human interaction always has prompted an interest in how to best organize high level professional cooperation