Program

A PDF document of the agenda for the 50th Munich Security Conference can be downloaded here (status as of February 1).

Friday, January 31, 2014
03.00 p.m. – 03.45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Munich
Opening Statement Joachim Gauck
Federal President, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
03.45 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. Rebooting Trust? Freedom vs. Security in Cyberspace
Statement Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President, Republic of Estonia, Tallinn
Panel Discussion Introduction: Timotheus Höttges
Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
Dr. Thomas de Maizière
Federal Minister of the Interior, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
Michael Rogers
Representative, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Cecilia Malmström
Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Union, Brussels
John Suffolk
Senior Vice President and Global Cyber Security Officer, Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd., Shenzhen
Matt Thomlinson
Vice President, Microsoft Security, Redmond, WA
Moderator: John Mroz
President and Chief Executive Officer, EastWest Institute, New York, NY
05.30 p.m. – 05.40 p.m.
Statement Dr. Ursula von der Leyen
Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
05.40 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. The Future of European Defence
Panel Discussion Introduction: Frank Mattern
Senior Director, McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt a.M.
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
Minister of Defence, Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Hague
Dr. Thomas Enders
Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Group, Leiden
John D. Harris
Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon International, Arlington, VA
Dr. Pedro Morenes Eulate
Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Spain, Madrid
Chairman: Javier Solana
Former Secretary General of NATO; former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy; President, ESADE Center; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Madrid
05.40 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. The Middle East Peace Proces
Breakout Session Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Quartet Representative on the Middle East, London
Tzipi Livni
Minister of Justice, State of Israel, Jerusalem
Dr. Saeb Erekat
Head of the Palestinian Negotiation Steering and Monitoring Committee, Palestinian National Authority, Ramallah
Dr. Martin S. Indyk

Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, United States of America; Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Philip Stephens
Associate Editor, Financial Times, London
followed by Reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Munich
10.30 p.m. Night Owl Session: The Syrian Catastrophe
Introduction: Kenneth Roth
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
Geneva Debriefing Lakhdar Brahimi
Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on Syria, New York, NY
Emma Bonino
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italian Republic, Rome
Najib Mikati
Prime Minister, Lebanese Republic, Beirut
António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations, Geneva
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and Chief Executive Officer, The New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Comment Ahmad Al Assi Jarba
President, National Coalition of the Syrian Revolution and Armed Forces, Cairo
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Global Power and Regional Stability
09.00 a.m. – 09.30 a.m.
Opening Statements Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General, United Nations, New York, NY
Herman Van Rompuy
President, European Council, Brussels
09.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Europe

Panel Discussion

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
Laurent Fabius
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, French Republic, Paris
Sergey V. Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Moscow
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Munich

10.40 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. A Transatlantic Renaissance?
Panel Discussion John Kerry
Secretary of State, United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense, United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger

Ambassador, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Munich
12.00 p.m. – 01.00 p.m. Europe, America, and Asia
Panel Discussion Prof. Dr. Ivo Josipović

President, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb 

Lindsey Graham

Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, United States of America, Washington, D.C. 

Fu Ying


Chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, People’s Republic of China, Beijing 

Shivshankar Menon

National Security Advisor, Republic of India, New Delhi 

Moderator: James G. Stavridis 

Admiral (ret.); former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Comment Fumio Kishida

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Tokyo
03.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. MSC at Fifty: The Past, Present, and Future of International Security

Panel Discussion Helmut Schmidt
Former Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Editor, Die Zeit, Hamburg
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
Former President of the French Republic, Paris
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Former United States Secretary of State; Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc., New York, NY
Prof. Dr. Egon Bahr
Former Federal Minister for Special Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
Radoslaw Sikorski
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, Warsaw
David Miliband
Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Josef Joffe
Editor, Die Zeit, Hamburg
05.00 p.m. – 06.30 p.m. Global Power and Regional Stability:

A Focus on Central and Eastern Europe
Panel Discussion Introduction: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Former United States National Security Advisor; Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Leonid Kozhara
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine, Kiev
Vitali Klychko
Party Chairman, Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms, Kiev
Leonid Slutsky
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Integration and Compatriot Relationships, Russian Federation, Moscow
Irakli Garibashvili
Prime Minister, Georgia, Tbilisi
Traian Băsescu
President, Romania, Bucharest
Chairman: Štefan Füle
Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, 
European Union, Brussels
05.00 p.m. – 06.30 p.m. Energy and Climate Security
Breakout Session Introduction: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lorentz
President and Chief Executive Officer, Stiftung Mercator, Essen
Günther Oettinger
Commissioner for Energy, European Union, Brussels
Anshu Jain
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt a. M.
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism for the Senate Committee on Judiciary, United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York, NY
Moderator: Dr. Daniel Yergin
Executive Vice President and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Washington, D.C.
05.00 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. The Post-Conflict Conundrum
Breakout Session Philip Hammond
Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London
Philip M. Breedlove
General, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO Allied Command Operations, Mons
Mohamed Emhemed Abdul Aziz
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Libya, Tripoli
Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi
Director, Center for International Peace Operations, Berlin
Chairman: Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania; Member of the Advisory Council, Transparency International, London
08.00 p.m. State Dinner hosted by the Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria
Presentation of the Ewald-von-Kleist-Award
10.30 p.m.

Night Cap: Big Data and the Future of Intelligence


(Chatham House Rule, participants only)
Introduction: Ian Manocha
Vice President of Government, SAS Europe, Middle East, Africa 
 and Asia Pacific, London
Dr. August Hanning
Former State Secretary; former President of the German Foreign Intelligence Service, Berlin
Michael V. Hayden
General (ret.); former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency; Principal, The Chertoff Group, Washington, D.C.
Jane Harman
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Georg Mascolo

Former Editor-in-Chief of Der Spiegel; Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, February 2, 2014
2014: A Year for Long-Term Solutions?
09.00 a.m. – 09.45 a.m. The Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue
Panel Discussion Ivica Dačić
Prime Minister, Belgrade
Hashim Thaçi
Prime Minister, Pristina
Baroness Catherine Ashton
Vice President of the European Commission; High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union, Brussels 

09.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. What Season is next for the Middle East?
Panel Discussion Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoğlu
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey, Ankara
Dr. Khalid Mohamed A. Al-Attiyah
Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar, Doha
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani
Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Riyadh
Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Riyadh
John McCain
Senator, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Ian Bremmer
President and Founder, Eurasia Group, New York, NY 

11.45 a.m. – 01.00 p.m. Iran
Panel Discussion Mohamad Javad Zarif
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran
Carl Bildt
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm
Dr. Yukiya Amano
Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
Christopher Murphy

Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 
 United States of America, Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Munich 

01.00 p.m. – 01.30 p.m.
Statement Moshe Ya'alon
Minister of Defence, State of Israel, Jerusalem
Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, BBC World, London