Information for Media Representatives
About the Munich Security Conference (MSC)
The MSC's objective is to build trust and to contribute to the peaceful resolution of conflicts by sustaining a continuous, curated and informal dialogue within the international security community. Today, the MSC is the world’s leading forum for debating international security policy. The MSC conceives of its conferences as a type of "marketplace of ideas" where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions are exchanged. It provides a venue for official and non-official diplomatic initiatives and ideas to address the world’s most pressing security concerns. The MSC also offers protected space for informal meetings between officials and thus – as its original motto has it – build peace through dialogue. In addition to its annual flagship conference, the MSC regularly convenes high-profile events on particular topics and regions and publishes the Munich Security Report, an annual digest of relevant figures, maps, and research on crucial security challenges.
You can find a short overview of the conference's history here. For further information on the MSC's evolution and its goals, also read the essay "Towards Mutual Security: From Wehrkunde to the Munich Security Conference" by Wolfgang Ischinger, published in the 2014 anthology Towards Mutual Security – Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference.
In addition to the traditional annual conference in Munich in early February, the MSC has developed further specialized formats to discuss key challenges in international security policy in different capitals around the world:
Questions regarding press and media
The MSC press office is happy to assist you with any press or media related questions.
Regarding interview or statement requests, please contact:
Johannes Schmid, Press Officer
Munich Security Conference
Phone +49 89 37979 4921
Fax +49 89 37979 4960