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SBE alum and former Inkom chairman Gijs Mensing entertains in business and in life

SBE alum and former Inkom chairman Gijs Mensing entertains in business and in life

Gijs Mensing has quite a bit of insight about Inkom, the weeklong introduction event filled with parties, a city tour, educational activities and more for new students at Maastricht University. It’s not because he experienced his own Inkom as a freshman in 1999 or even because he led Workgroup Inkom as chairman in 2003. It’s because this year, Mensing will attend the event for the sixteenth time.

Ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow calls for “tenth man” in the boardroom

Ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow calls for “tenth man” in the boardroom

The dissenting voice of the “tenth man” in the boardroom could potentially curb unethical behaviour in business, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow said to a group of students, professors and businesspeople on 18 May during his lecture ”Rules versus Principles,” organised by RSM Nederland and in cooperation with the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE).

A Q&A with Professor John Kay: “The financial sector needs reform, not regulation”

A Q&A with Professor John Kay: “The financial sector needs reform, not regulation”

Professor John Kay is a leading British economist whose main interest is the relationship between economics and business. He is the author of several books, including last year’s Other People’s Money, which explores to what extent the financial services sector currently serves the needs of the final users of financial services, distinct from market participants, and what can be done to try and make sure it does that job better in the future. Professor Kay will deliver the 2016 Joan Joan Muysken lecture in Maastricht on 11 April.

Videos: Dutch Basic Income Association celebrates its 25th year in Maastricht; experts weigh in on whether basic income can work

Videos: Dutch Basic Income Association celebrates its 25th year in Maastricht; experts weigh in on whether basic income can work

Earlier this year, the Dutch Basic Income Association (Vereniging Basisinkomen) celebrated its 25th year with a conference in Maastricht. For three days in January, approximately 150 people–politicians, councilors, scholars and activists–gathered in the city to discuss the various controversies and misunderstandings relating to definitions in The Netherlands about all kinds of initiatives concerning the universal basic income (UBI).