MSC in Berlin
About "MSC in Berlin"
With its "MSC in Berlin" event series, the MSC brings together representatives of the foreign policy community in Berlin and high-profile guests from within the MSC network for background discussions and briefings in the new MSC Berlin office. In an intimate, off-the-record setting, selected participants from politics, think tanks, business, and media discuss current foreign and security policy challenges with different guest speakers.
On June 25, 2019, the Munich Security Conference welcomed the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, in its Berlin office for an "MSC in Berlin" background discussion.
During the event, the Saudi Ambassador and a small group of senior representatives from the Berlin foreign policy community exchanged views on the state of, and perspectives for, bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and Germany as well as current foreign policy challenges in the Middle East.
On November 27, 2018, the Munich Security Conference welcomed Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia, to a background discussion as part of the "MSC in Berlin" event series.
Together with representatives of the Berlin foreign policy community, President Sarkissian and MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger talked about global security challenges and political developments in Armenia and the wider region.
On October 16, 2018, the Munich Security Conference welcomed Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a breakfast discussion as part of the event series "MSC in Berlin".
Bill Gates, MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger and a small group of senior representatives from the Berlin political community exchanged views on the current state of, and future perspectives for, international cooperation on global health security.
On June 29, 2018, the Munich Security Conference welcomed U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell in its Berlin office for an "MSC in Berlin" background discussion.
The new U.S. Ambassador to Germany and a small group of Members of the German Bundestag exchanged views on the current state of, and future perspectives for, transatlantic relations.
On June 12, 2018, the MSC hosted a luncheon with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, as part of the event series "MSC in Berlin".
During the lunch event, Dr. Kissinger and a small group of senior representatives from the Berlin foreign policy community exchanged views on the state of transatlantic relations and the various current challenges to the rules-based international order.
On April 19, 2018, the MSC hosted Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev in its Berlin office for an informal discussion round as part of the event series "MSC in Berlin".
Wolfgang Ischinger, MSC Chairman, welcomed the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Germany, Sergey Nechayev, as a speaker in its "MSC in Berlin" event series, which was launched a few months ago. In a confidential background discussion, Ambassador Nechayev elaborated on the current state and future perspectives of German-Russian relations together with a group of selected members of parliament, journalists, as well as think tank and business representatives.
On 19 December, the Munich Security Conference inaugurated its new "MSC in Berlin" event series, which featured a background discussion with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.
In the new premises of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Berlin, MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger welcomed Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the inauguration of the new "MSC in Berlin" informal discussion series.
Together with guests from the German Bundestag, journalists, members of the think tank community and selected international guests, including former Swedish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and former UN Deputy Secretary-General Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Gabriel discussed how Europe can develop more strategic creative power.