"Towards Mutual Security - 50 Years of Munich Security Conference"

On the occasion of the 50th Munich Security Conference in 2014, the Munich Security Conference Foundation is publishing the volume "Towards Mutual Security – 50 Years of Munich Security Conference." In the book, numerous prominent participants, including former and current heads of state and government as well as foreign and defense ministers, reflect on the conference’s history and significance, some of the major issues debated, and on key security challenges facing the international community.

The book "Towards Mutual Security. Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference."

The book will be published on January, 22nd, 2014, by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, a German publishing house based in Göttingen. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Vice President Joseph R. Biden open the volume with anniversary messages. Authors include former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, US Secretary of State John Kerry, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, US Senator John McCain, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as well as his colleagues Carl Bildt of Sweden and Radosław Sikorski of Poland, the former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as well as his predecessors George Robertson and Javier Solana, among many others. The book is published in English and is supplemented by numerous photographs from the conference’s history.


A press copy of the e-book can now be ordered. Additional information and material can be found on the publishing house's website, www.v-r.de. The The table of contents as well as an excerpt from the book are available for download here. Moreover, in the coming days, we will publish a few selected essays from the book on securityconference.de.

22 January 2014: Book presentation and MSC "Kick-off" event, Berlin
22 January 2014: Press conference regarding the 50th Munich Security Conference, Munich
31 January to 2 February 2014: 50th Munich Security Conference


The book:

Stiftung Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz / Wolfgang Ischinger (ed.)
Towards Mutual Security - Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference
First edition 2014, 494 pages, with numerous images and documents, hardcover
€ 49,99 D / € 51,40 A / SFr 62,90
ISBN 978-3-525-30054-1
Published on January 22nd, 2014.



Your points of contact concerning public relations:

Press Office of the Munich Security Conference:
The team of the MSC Press Office is available here:
Tel +49 (0)89 37979 4921

Fax +49 (0)89 37979 4960

For requests concerning interviews or statements to the MSC please contact:
Oliver Rolofs
Tel.:  +49-(0)89-37979 4921
Mail: press@securityconference.de

Publishing House Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht:
Reviewers’ copies/press e-books can now be ordered.
Ulrike Schermuly
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Tel. +49 (0)551 50 84-471
Fax:+49 (0)551 50 84 477
Mail: u.schermuly@v-r.de

15 January 2014, by MSC