Agenda and Participants

Who was in Munich, what were the topics, and who were the speakers and panelists?

 

Download the agenda for the 52nd Munich Security Conference, the list of participants, and the list of observers here.

Friday, February 12, 2016
03.00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

 

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

 

03.05 p.m. – 03.45 p.m.

 

Opening Statements

 

Ursula von der Leyen
Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

Jean-Yves Le Drian
Minister of Defence, French Republic, Paris

 

03.45 p.m. – 04.45 p.m. 

 

 

Special Address by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

 

King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein
King, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman

Intermission

 

Statements

 

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani   
President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul

Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister, Republic of Iraq, Baghdad

Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh 

 

04.45 p.m. – 05.45 p.m.

Panel Discussion

"Daeshing" Terror and Safeguarding Liberties

 

James R. Clapper
Director of National Intelligence, United States of America, McLean, VA

Robert Hannigan
Director, Government Communications Headquarters, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Cheltenham 

Robert Antonius Cornelis Bertholee
Head, General Intelligence and Security Service, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Zoetermeer 

Gerhard Conrad
Director, EU Intelligence Analysis and Situation Centre, European External Action Service, Brussels

Moderator: Richard N. Haass
President, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY

 

05.45 p.m. – 05.50 p.m.

 

Comment

"Daeshing" Terror and the Role of the Internet 

 

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, Mountain View, CA

 

06.15 p.m. – 06.45 p.m.

 

 

Statements

 

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

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran

 

06.45 p.m. – 07.45 p.m.

 

 

 

Panel Discussion 

Refuge Refused? The EU and the Migrant Crisis

 

Peter Altmeier  
Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin 

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey, Ankara 

Bert Koenders
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Hague

Paolo Gentiloni
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Republic, Rome 

William Lacy Swing 
Director General, International Organization for Migration, Geneva

Moderator: Christiane Amanpour 
Chief International Correspondent, CNN, Atlanta, GA

 

06.15 p.m. – 07.15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07.45 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

10.15 p.m. – 11.15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Trade, Prosperity and Security

 

Michael Froman
Ambassador, Trade Representative, United States of America, Washington, D.C.

Ignacio Garcia Bercero 
Director, Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, European Union, Brussels 

Friedrich Merz
Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V., Berlin

Mauro Vieira
Minister of External Relations, Federative Republic of Brazil, Brasilia

Toomas Hendrik Ilves 
President, Republic of Estonia, Tallinn 

Moderator: Philip Stephens
Associate Editor, Financial Times, London 

 

Reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Munich

 

Welcome: Dieter Reiter
Lord Mayor, City of Munich

 

Night Owl Session: The Plot Sickens – The Health-Security Nexus

 

Introduction: Joanne Liu   
International President, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva 

Introduction: Christopher Elias
President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA 

Hanna Serwaah Tetteh
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Republic of Ghana, Accra

David M. Rodriguez
General, Commander, United States African Command, Stuttgart 

James L. Jones
General (ret.); former National Security Advisor of the United States of America; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; President, Jones Group International, Washington, D.C.

Stefan Oschmann
President, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures & Associations; Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt

Rüdiger Krech
Director of Health Systems and Innovation, Office of the Assistant Director General, World Health Organization, Geneva

Moderator: Robin Niblett
Director, Chatham House, London 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

Boundless Crises, Reckless Spoilers, Helpless Guardians? The State of the International Order

 

09.00 a.m. – 09.10 a.m.

Opening Statement

 

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin; Chairperson-in-Office, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Berlin

 

09.10 a.m. – 09.30 a.m.

 

Opening Statement

 

Jens Stoltenberg
Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels

 

09.30 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

Prime Ministers' Debate

 

Manuel Valls 
Prime Minister, French Republic, Paris

Dmitry A. Medvedev
Prime Minister, Russian Federation, Moscow 

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

 

10.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.

Presidential Debate


Petro Poroshenko
President, Ukraine, Kyiv

Sauli Niinistö
President, Republic of Finland, Helsinki

Dalia Grybauskaitė
President, Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius

Andrzej Duda
President, Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Martin Schulz
President, European Parliament, Brussels

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

 

11.45 a.m. – 12.05 p.m.

 

 

Statement

 

John F. Kerry
Secretary of State, United States of America, Washington, D.C.

 

12.05 p.m. – 01.00 p.m.

Foreign Ministers' Debate

 

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin; Chairperson-in-Office, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Berlin

Sergey V. Lavrov  

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, Moscow


Philip Hammond 
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London 

  


Moderator: Wolfgang Ischinger  

Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich

03.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m.

Panel Discussion 

Doubling Down? China and the International Order(s)

 

Introduction: Fu Ying  
Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People's Congress, People's Republic of China, Beijing 

Kevin Rudd 
Former Prime Minister of Australia; President, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York, NY

Ng Eng Hen
Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore, Singapore

Robert Corker
Senator, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, United States of America, Washington, D.C.

Fu Ying
Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People's Congress, People's Republic of China, Beijing

Moderator: Sebastian Heilmann
President, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin 

 

05.00 p.m. – 06.30 p.m.

Panel Discussion 

Between Reassurance and Reengagement? The Future of NATO

 

Introduction: Klaus Iohannis
President, Romania, Bucharest 

Erna Solberg
Prime Minister, Kingdom of Norway, Oslo 

Michael Fallon
Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London

Peter Hultqvist
Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm

Witold Waszczykowski
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Petr Pavel
General, Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels

Moderator: R. Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

05.00 p.m. – 06.30 p.m.

 

Panel Discussion

Climate and Energy Security: Is the Heat Still on?

 

Ilham Aliyev
President, Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

Maroš Šefčovič
Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Energy Union, European Union, Brussels

Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator, Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States of America; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change and the Bipartisan Senate Oceans Caucus, Washington, D.C. 

Oliver Bäte
Chief Executive Officer, Allianz SE; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Munich

Kumi Naidoo 
Former Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam 

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

 

05.00 p.m. – 06.30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Towards Further Euro-Atlantic Integration?

 

Introduction: George Soros
Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations; Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, New York, NY

Gjorge Ivanov
President, Macedonia, Skopje 

Borut Pahor
President, Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana 

Kolinda Grabar Kitarović 
President, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

Milo Djukanović
Prime Minister, Montenegro, Podgorica

Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Prime Minister, Georgia, Tbilise

Moderator: Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Republic of Austria; Chairperson-in-Office 2017, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

 

08.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

State Dinner hosted by the Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria

 

Welcome: Horst Seehofer
Minister-President, Free State of Bavaria, Munich

Laudatio: Jan Eliasson
Deputy Secretary General, United Nations, New York, NY

Laureate: Laurent Fabius
Former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic; President, COP21, Paris

 

10.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. 

 

 

Night Cap Session

The Future of Warfare: Race with the Machines 

 

Rose Gottemoeller
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, United States of America, Washington, D.C.

Alexander Grushko
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO, Brussels

Thomas Rid
Professor of Security Studies, King's College, London

James Stavridis
Admiral (ret.); former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Medford, MA

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY

Moderator: Espen Barth Eide
Head of Geopolitical Affairs, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Geneva

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Africa: Keeping P(e)ace

09.00 a.m. – 09.15 a.m.

Opening Statement

 

Kofi Annan
Former Secreaty General of the United Nations; Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2001, Geneva

 

09.15 a.m. – 09.25 a.m.

Comment

 

Salil Shetty
Secretary General, Amnesty International, London

 

09.25 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

 

 

Panel Discussion

 

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
President, Federal Republic of Somalia, Mogadishu 

Youssef Amrani
Minister in Charge of Mission at the Royal Cabinet, Kingdom of Morocco; former Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Rabat 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa 

Jean-Marie Guéhenno
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Crisis Group; former Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations; Member of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project, New York, NY

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

Chairman: Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Chairman, Tana High Level Forum, Lagos 

 

Human Plight – Out of Sight?

09.00 a.m. – 09.10 a.m.

 

 

Opening Statement


Fatou Bensouda
Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Hague

 

09.10 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Panel Discussion


Tammam Salam  
President of the Council of Ministers, Republic of Lebanon, Beirut 

Ine Eriksen Søreide 
Minister of Defence, Kingdom of Norway, Oslo 

Filippo Grandi 
High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations, Geneva 

Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and Chief Executive Officer, New America, Washington, D.C.

Roula Khalaf
Deputy Editor, The Financial Times, London

Moderator: Jane Harman
President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Member of the Advisory Council, Munich Security Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

Growing Rifts, Power Shifts? The New Geopolitics of the Middle East

11.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

Statement

 

John McCain
Senator, Chairman 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.

 

11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.

Panel Discussion

 

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani 
Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar, Doha 

Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani 
Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Riyadh 

Norbert Röttgen
Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Bundestag, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Berlin

John McCain
Senator, Chairman 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.

Comment: Riad Hijab
Former Prime Minister of Syria; Head of the High Negotiation Committee, Syrian Opposition Movement, Riyadh

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, BBC, London

 

12.15 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. 

Final Comment 

 

Moshe Yaalon
Minister of Defence, State of Israel, Jerusalem

Moderator: Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent, BBC, London 

 

12.30 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

 

Wolfgang Ischinger

Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Munich