Agenda Friday, 4. February 2011 


03:00 PM


Wolfgang Ischinger
Ambassador, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Munich



03:15 PM


Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg

Federal Minister of Defence, Berlin

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Brussels




William Hague

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, London



04:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Implications of the Financial Crisis on Global Stability and Security


Mohammed El-Erian

CEO, PIMCO, Newport Beach

Olli Rehn

EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Brussels

Wolfgang Schäuble

Federal Minister of Finance, Berlin

George Soros

Chairman of the Open Society Institute, New York

Robert Zoellick

President of the World Bank, Washington D.C.


moderated by: 


Nik Gowing

BBC, London



04:30 PM

Followed by

Buffet Dinner for participants and observers, co-hosted by the City of Munich 

Christian Ude

Lord Mayor of the City of Munich

Dalia Grybauskaite 

President of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius



Agenda Saturday, 5. February 2011 


09:00 AM

Welcome by the Conference Chairman



09:10 AM


Ban Ki-moon

Secretary General of the United Nations, New York


09:40 AM

followed by

Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor, Berlin

David Cameron

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London


11:00 AM

followed by

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State, Washington D.C.

Herman van Rompuy

President of the European Council, Brussels


12:00 AM

followed by

Sergei Lavrov

Foreign Minister, Moscow

John McCain

U.S. Senator, Washington D.C. 

02:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Nonproliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament: What’s Next?


Ahmet Davutoğlu

Foreign Minister, Ankara

Sergei Ivanov

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Moscow

Jon Kyl

U.S. Senator, Washington D.C.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Chairman of the SPD Parlamentary Group, Berlin

Ellen Tauscher

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Washington D.C.


moderated by: 


Toomas Ilves

President of the Republic of Estonia, Tallinn


04:20 PM


Baroness Catherine Ashton

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy, Brussels


04:40 PM

Panel Discussion

Cyber Security


General Stéphane Abrial 

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk

Thomas de Maizière 

Federal Minister of the Interior, Berlin

Shivshankar Menon 

National Security Advisor, New Delhi

René Obermann

CEO, Deutsche Telekom, Bonn

Günther Oettinger 

EU Commissioner for Energy, Brussels


moderated by: 

Joseph S. Nye

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard


06:00 PM

Panel Discussion

What’s happening in the Arab World?


Uzi Arad 

National Security Advisor, Jerusalem

Ahmet Davutoğlu

Foreign Minister, Ankara

Javier Solana Madriaga 

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (ret.), Alcobendas   

Volker Perthes

Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

Frank Wisner 

Special Envoy, Washington D.C. (via live conference)


moderated by: 

Nik Gowing

BBC, London


08:00 PM


Hosted by the Minister President of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer

(by special invitation)


Agenda Sunday, 6. February 2011 

Global and Regional Security Challenges


09:05 AM

followed by

Guido Westerwelle

Federal Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor, Berlin

Hamid Karzai

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul

Michèle Alliot-Marie

Foreign Minister, Paris



Mikheil Saakashvili 

President of Georgia, Tblisi


11:00 AM

A Tribute to Richard Holbrooke



11:15 AM

Panel Discussion

NATO and Afghanistan: A Regional Approach?


Michèle Flournoy

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington D.C.

Joseph Lieberman

U.S. Senator, Washington D.C. 

Radosław Sikorski

Foreign Minister, Warsaw 

Rangin Dadfar Spanta

Former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Kabul 

Admiral James Stavridis

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Mons


moderated by: 

Nik Gowing,

BBC, London