Agenda und Teilnehmer

Friday, February 15, 2019
14.00 – 14.15

Welcome Remarks by the Conference Chairman
Conference Hall

Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

14.15 – 15.00

Opening Statements and Discussion
Conference Hall

Ursula von der Leyen
Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Berlin

Gavin Williamson
Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London

Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

15.00 – 16.30

Panel Discussion
The Future of Defence Cooperation: Joining Forces?

Conference Hall

Erna Solberg
Prime Minister, Kingdom of Norway, Oslo

Jean-Yves Le Drian
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, French Republic, Paris

Jacek Czaputowicz
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada, Ottawa

Tarō Kōno
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan, Tokyo

Lindsey O. Graham
Senator, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, United States of America, Washington, DC

Moderator: Nathalie Tocci 
Special Adviser to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union; Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

17.00 – 18.45

Statements and Discussions
Conference Hall

Jens Stoltenberg
Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels

Heiko Maas
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

Federica Mogherini
Vice President of the Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union, Brussels

Moderator: Nathalie Tocci 
Special Adviser to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union; Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

17.00 – 18.45

Parallel Panel Discussion
Make Competitors Trade Again: From Confrontation to Cooperation?

Königssaal
(co-hosted with the World Economic Forum)

Olaf Scholz
Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

Kristalina Georgieva
Interim President, World Bank Group; Chief Executive Officer, World Bank; former Vice President and Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources of the European Union, Washington, DC

Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Ron Johnson

Senator, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States of America, Washington, DC

Wang Huiyao
Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization; Counselor, State Council, People's Republic of China, Beijing

Mohamed A. El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz SE, Newport Beach

Moderator: Børge Brende
President, World Economic Forum; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Geneva

Saturday, February 16, 2019
09.00 – 11.00

Statements and Discussions
Conference Hall

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
President, Arab Republic of Egypt; Chairperson of the African Union, Cairo

Klaus Iohannis

President, Romania; President of the Council of the European Union, Bucharest

Angela Merkel
Federal Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

11.30 – 13.15

Statements and Discussions
Conference Hall

Michael Richard Pence
Vice President, United States of America, Washington, DC

Yang Jiechi
Member of Political Bureau, Communist Party of China Central Committee; Director, Office of Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China, Beijing

Sergey V. Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Moscow

Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

11.30 – 13.00

Parallel Panel Discussion
Security in the Sahel: Traffick Jam?

Königssaal

Fayez al-Sarraj
Prime Minister, Government of National Accord of Libya, Tripoli

Mamadou Alpha Barry

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou

Florence Parly
Minister for the Armed Forces, French Republic, Paris

Smail Chergui
Ambassador, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union, Addis Ababa

Comfort Ero

African Program Director, International Crisis Group, Nairobi

Moderator: Virginia Comolli
Senior Fellow for Conflict, Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
   
Comment: Thomas D. Waldhauser
General, Commander of the African Command, United States of America, Stuttgart

15.00 – 15.25

Statement and Discussion
Conference Hall

Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Former Vice President of the United States of America; Chairman, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, Washington, DC

Moderator: Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; Director, Aspen Strategy Group; former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States of America, Cambridge

15.25 – 16.45

Panel Discussion
Arms Control: Nukes of Hazard?

Conference Hall
(co-hosted with Global Zero)

Sauli Niinistö
President, Republic of Finland, Helsinki

Andrea Lee Thompson
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State, United States of America, Washington, DC

Sergey A. Ryabkov
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Moscow

Yao Yunzhu
General (ret.); Director Emeritus of the Center on China-American Defence Relations, People's Liberation Army, People's Republic of China; Member of the Nuclear Crisis Group, Global Zero, Beijing

Sibylle Bauer
Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm

Moderator: Richard Burt
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany; US Chair, Global Zero; Managing Director, McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

16.45 – 17.00

The Elders’ Presentation
Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Conference Hall

Lakhdar Brahimi
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria; Member, The Elders Foundation, London

Mary Robinson
Former President of the Republic of Ireland; Honorary President, Oxfam; Chairwoman, The Elders Foundation, London
   
Moderator: Richard Burt
Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany; US Chair, Global Zero; Managing Director, McLarty Associates, Washington, DC

15.00 – 16.00

Parallel Discussion Session
A Conversation with the Recipients of the Kleist Award 2019

Königssaal

Part I: Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic, Athens
   
Part II: Zoran Zaev
Prime Minister, Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
   
Moderator: Celeste Wallander
President and Chief Executive Officer, The US Russia Foundation; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia on the National Security Council of the United States of America, Washington, DC

16.00 – 17.00

Parallel Panel Discussion
Security in South East Europe: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

Königssaal

Aleksandar Vučić
President, Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Hashim Thaçi
President, Republic of Kosovo*, Priština

Johannes Hahn    

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Union, Brussels

Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

 


*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

17.30 – 19.00

Panel Discussion
Climate Change and Security: Too Hot to Handle?

Conference Hall

Scene Setting: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Director Emeritus, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact, Potsdam

Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka

Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway, Oslo

Monica Juma

Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Republic of Kenya, Nairobi

Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States of America, Washington, DC

Bunny McDiarmid
Co-Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam

Moderator: Melinda Crane-Röhrs
Chief Political Correspondent, Deutsche Welle, Berlin

17.30 – 19.00

Parallel Panel Discussion
Security in Eastern Europe

Königssaal

Petro Poroshenko
President, Ukraine, Kyiv

Mamuka Bakhtadze
Prime Minister, Georgia, Tbilisi

Andrej Plenković
Prime Minister, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

Thomas Greminger

Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

Manfred Weber

Chairman, EPP Parliamentary Group, European Parliament, Brussels

Moderator: Ian Bremmer
President and Founder, Eurasia Group, New York

22.30 – 23.30

Congressional Night Cap Session
The US Congress and its Role in International Security Policy

Königssaal

Chris Coons
Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, United States of America, Washington, DC

Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative, Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, United States of America, Washington, DC

Elissa Slotkin
Representative, Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, United States of America, Washington, DC

Michael Turner
Representative, Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, United States of America, Washington, DC

Moderator: Jane Harman    
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Wilson Center; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Washington, DC

Sunday, February 17, 2019
09.00 – 09.50

Scene Setting
Human Security in the Middle East

Conference Hall
   
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International; former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, London

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, New York

Kumi Naidoo

Secretary General, Amnesty International; former Executive Director of Greenpeace International, London

Tawakkol Karman
Chairwoman, Women Journalists Without Chains; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011, Sana'a

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, London

09.50 – 11.00

Statements and Discussions
Conference Hall
   
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar, Doha

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, London

11.30 – 13.00

Panel Discussion
The Syrian Conflict: Strategy or Tragedy?

Conference Hall

Hulusi Akar

Minister of National Defence, Republic of Turkey, Ankara

Elias Bou Saab

Minister of National Defence, Lebanese Republic, Beirut

Ahmed Aboul-Gheit

Secretary General, League of Arab States; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

Sergey V. Vershinin
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Moscow
   
James Franklin Jeffrey
Ambassador, Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Department of State, United States of America, Washington, DC

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, London

12.45 – 13.00

Comment followed by Q&A
The Syrian Conflict: Strategy or Tragedy?

   
Geir O. Pedersen
Special Envoy of the Secretary General on Syria, United Nations, New York

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, London

13.00 – 13.15

Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairman
Conference Hall