Press Releases

21 April 2017, by MSC / WPL

MSC and WPL host European Defence Roundtable in Malta

On April 25, 2017, the eve of the informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Malta, the European Defence Roundtable will bring together around 20 female decision-makers from government, parliaments, and civil society for a frank...

13 February 2017, by MSC

"Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?" – Munich Security Conference Publishes Munich Security Report 2017

Is the world facing disorder and the rise of illiberal actors? Just ahead of the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference from February 17-19, the Munich Security Conference Foundation publishes the third edition of its...

10 February 2017, by MSC

Updates on the Munich Security Conference 2017

Chancellor Merkel to give speech – President Gauck to receive Ewald von Kleist Award – Munich Security Report to be published on Monday.

03 February 2017, by MSC

Munich Security Conference 2017 takes place against the backdrop of transatlantic uncertainty and the crisis of the liberal order

From February 17 to 19, 2017, the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will bring together hundreds of decision-makers in the realm of international security at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. Under the...

01 November 2016, by MSC

MSC hosts second Core Group Meeting in Beijing [updated]

At the invitation of the Chinese government, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will host a Core Group Meeting in Beijing on 2 & 3 November. After 2011, this is the second MSC event in the Chinese capital. Topics of the Core...

17 September 2016, by MSC / DTAG

Debating Cyber Security in Silicon Valley: MSC and Deutsche Telekom host 4th Cyber Security Summit

Recent cyberattacks on the US Democrats, the global payment network SWIFT or the power grid in Ukraine clearly illustrate: The debate on cybersecurity has never been more important. This is why, on 19 and 20 September, the Munich...

29 August 2016, by MSC

MSC and ONS Foundation host high-level meeting on energy security in Stavanger [updated]

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) Foundation and the ONS Foundation, two of the most prominent institutions in their respective fields, have partnered for a high-level debate on critical energy security challenges,...

13 July 2016, by MSC / DTAG

MSC and Deutsche Telekom host Cyber Security Summit in Silicon Valley

The fourth Cyber Security Summit will be hosted by the Munich Security Conference and Deutsche Telekom in Silicon Valley. On September 19 and 20, 2016, around 100 senior representatives from science, politics, business and the...

04 July 2016, by MSC

NATO after Warsaw – MSC organizes European Defence Roundtable and Young Leaders Reunion

Two top-level Munich Security Conference events on the occasion of the NATO summit (8-9 July) in Warsaw: Munich Young Leaders Reunion and European Defence Roundtable.

28 May 2016, by MSC

MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger commends decision by Macedonian President to rescind amnesty measures

The Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, commends the decision by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to step back from his decision to pardon various Macedonian politicians: "This is an...

14 April 2016, by MSC

Strengthening the North-South Security Dialogue: MSC convenes first Core Group Meeting in Africa [updated]

On April 14 and 15, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) hosts its first event on the African continent as part of its MSC Core Group Meeting series. The joint fight against violent extremism, crisis prevention and management in...

10 February 2016, by MSC

The Munich Security Conference's "Ewald von Kleist Award" honors successful Paris climate deal negotiators

In 2016, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, and the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, will receive the Munich Security Conference's "Ewald von...

09 February 2016, by MSC

Boundless Crises, Limited Capabilities – the Weakness of the International Order will be at the Heart of the Debates at the 52nd Munich Security Conference

From February 12 to 14, Munich will again host some of the most important decision-makers in the realm of international security policy: Around 600 leaders will gather for the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC), chaired by...

02 February 2016, by MSC

Munich Security Conference named "Best Think Tank Conference‎"

For the third year in a row, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the "Best Think Tank Conference" in the world, according to the University of Pennsylvania's latest "Global Go To Think Tank Index".

27 January 2016, by MSC

MSC releases Munich Security Report 2016

In the run-up to the 52nd edition of the Munich Security Conference (12 to 14 February 2016) the MSC is releasing its second Munich Security Report. Under the title "Boundless Crises, Reckless Spoilers, Helpless Guardians", the...

03 December 2015, by MSC

Panel of Eminent Persons presents Final Report at the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council

"We propose a return to diplomacy. We need a robust diplomatic process, which is designed to replace mutual recrimination with rebuilding trust. Without military activity, without propaganda, without rhetoric," said Ambassador...

14 October 2015, by MSC

Munich Security Conference Convenes Core Group Meeting in Tehran

On October 17, 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will gather in Tehran for the first time as part of its MSC Core Group Meeting series. Co-hosted with the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) and held...

03 September 2015, by MSC

European Defence 2015: Lessons from the Crises – Impulses for Integration

On September 15-16, 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) organizes the second European Defence Summit in Brussels. More than 200 decision-makers from politics, the armed forces and the business community will gather in the...

17 June 2015, by MSC

Panel of Eminent Persons Explores Lessons Learned for the OSCE from its Engagement in Ukraine

A greater focus on conflict prevention, stronger leadership and a legal personality are some of the ways to make the OSCE work more effectively and more efficiently, said Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich...

16 June 2015, by MSC

Munich Security Conference meets in Vienna on Ukraine Crisis [Updated on June 16]

Today and tomorrow, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) meets in Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna as part of its "MSC Core Group Meeting" series to debate critical issues of European security. Key topics will include the Ukraine...

30 April 2015, by MSC

Energy Security Summit 2015 - Crises and Prices: Energy Security Amidst Multiple Uncertainties [Updated on May 5]

On May 6-7, 2015, the Energy Security Summit of Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum and the Munich Security Conference will take place for the third time in Berlin. In the light of multiple international crises and conflicts, national...

05 February 2015, by MSC

Munich Security Conference Increasingly a Hub for Civil Society Activities / "Ewald von Kleist Award" goes to OSCE

To many, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) still is a meeting of statesmen and military leaders. But it has also become a hub and platform for civil society initiatives and NGOs.

26 January 2015, by MSC

First Munich Security Report published - new digest on important trends

On 26 January 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has published its first Munich Security Report (MSR), an annual digest on critical questions and important trends in international security policy. This year's inaugural...

12 January 2015, by MSC

A focus on the collapse of the international order - The 51st MSC in light of current crises and conflicts

From 6 to 8 February 2015, the Bavarian capital will be again in the focus of international politics. Over 400 renowned decision-makers in international politics, including about twenty heads of state and government and more than...

04 December 2014, by MSC

Wolfgang Ischinger to chair an OSCE Eminent Persons Panel on "European Security as a Common Project" [updated]

At today’s OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, launched a high-level Panel of Eminent Persons on "European Security as a Common Project," in close cooperation with...

24 October 2014, by MSC

2014 Cyber Security Summit: Transatlantic Dialogue between Business and Politics

For the third Cyber Security Summit, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and Deutsche Telekom will bring together representatives of the Federal Government, EU, NATO, the U.S. Government, and international leading companies. The...

23 October 2014, by MSC

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) met in New Delhi - Summary

On October 21 and 22, 2014 the MSC held its 6th MSC Core Group Meeting, this time in New Delhi in cooperation with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). The conference in New Delhi focused on security architecture in Europe and...

21 October 2014, by MSC

"Democracy is one of the most powerful tools for dealing with security problems"

During his opening keynote at the 6th Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in New Delhi today, India's National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval stressed the importance of the unity of democratic states in dealing with...

17 October 2014, by MSC

A new approach to global security: MSC meets in New Delhi [updated]

On October 21 and 22, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will host its next Core Group Meeting in New Delhi in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi. The meeting is co-hosted by the Chairman of the...

13 October 2014, by MSC

The MSC will meet in New Delhi to discuss current global security challenges

On October 21 and 22, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will host its next Core Group Meeting in New Delhi in partnership with the Indian Observer Research Foundation.

26 May 2014, by MSC

The crisis in Ukraine, the shale revolution in the US, and EU energy security

Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum and the Munich Security Conference anticipate high-ranking guests at 
"Energy Security Summit 2014" in Berlin (27/28 May).

13 May 2014, by MSC

Energy Security Summit 2014: The Next Great Game? Global Impacts Of The Shale Revolution

Shale revolution in the U.S. and crisis in Ukraine – a turning-point for European energy policy? The second Energy Security Summit will take place on May 27-28, 2014 in Berlin and will feature high-ranking speakers from politics...

02 February 2014, by MSC

Ewald-von-Kleist-Award presented to Helmut Schmidt and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

This year, the MSC’s Ewald-von-Kleist-Award goes to Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (SPD) and former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in recognition of their significant efforts in promoting European security and...

30 January 2014, by MSC

Live from the 50th Munich Security Conference

For the interested public, the Munich Security Conference will be offering information on and from the conference in a number of different ways and formats.

29 January 2014, by MSC

Munich as the capital of security policy

From January 31 to February 2, 2014, the Bavarian capital will again be in the focus of international politics. Over 400 renowned decision-makers in international politics, including about twenty heads of state and government and...

28 January 2014, by MSC

50th Anniversary of the Munich Security Conference. Young Foreign Policy Professionals Talk to Fabius and Zarif - First Munich Young Leaders from Iran, Afghanistan and Palestine

Hamburg, 28 January 2014. Just as in previous years the Munich Young Leaders are meeting at the same time as the 50th Munich Security Conference from 30 January to 2 February. For the sixth time in succession the project...

08 November 2013, by MSC

Live broadcast of the 2nd Cyber Security Summit on Nov. 11 - from 10 a.m. (CET)

High-ranking participants from politics, the business sector, and society will again come together to discuss the hazards in cyberspace on November 11, 2013. The summit will focus on the topics of intelligence and data security...

07 November 2013, by MSC

Working to rebuild transatlantic trust at a critical moment: The MSC Core Group meets in Washington

Four years after its first meeting in Washington D.C. and subsequent gatherings in Moscow, Beijing, and Doha, the Munich Security Conference Core Group convened again in the US capital.

06 November 2013, by MSC

The new issue of "The Security Times" is available for download

The new issue of "The Security Times" has been published on the occasion of the 5th MSC Core Group Meeting in Washington D.C. and the 2nd Cyber Security Summit in Bonn. Numerous prominent contributors write about the NSA spying...

01 November 2013, by MSC

"Restoring Trans-Atlantic Trust"

In an op-ed for the "New York Times", Wolfgang Ischinger analyzes the current transatlantic rift over NSA spying and points out a number of measures through which trust could be restored.

30 October 2013, by MSC

Munich Security Conference meets in Washington D.C. to discuss NSA-spying scandal

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) continues its successful series of “MSC Core Group Meeting” events and holds the fifth edition of the Core Group Meetings on November 5 and 6, 2013 in Washington D.C. Consequences of the...

26 September 2013, by MSC

U.S.-Iranian Thaw

In an interview with the broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bayern 2 Radiowelt) yesterday, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, welcomed the new tone in the dispute concerning Iran’s...

05 July 2013, by MSC

High-Ranking international Guests expected at "Energy Security" Conference

On 10 July 2013, international political, business and social representatives will gather in Frankfurt am Main at the invitation of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and the F.A.Z. Forum, and under the aegis of Germany's...

24 June 2013, by MSC

Is our energy supply still secure?

F.A.Z. and MSC organise first international conference on energy security

22 May 2013, by MSC

Fruitful discussions on the wider Middle East: The Munich Security Conference (MSC) Core Group meets in Doha

After gathering in Washington, DC (2009), Moscow (2010), and Beijing (2011), the MSC Core Group held its 4th meeting in Doha, Qatar, on 22 May 2013. Hosted by the chairman of the MSC, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, and under the...

20 May 2013, by MSC

Focus on the Arab world: First Munich Security Conference meeting in Doha, Qatar (Update)

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) continues its successful MSC Core Group Meeting series with a new regional focus on the Middle East and Gulf Region. On 21 and 22 May, the Munich Security Conference will meet in Doha, Qatar...

15 May 2013, by MSC

Focus on conflicts in the Arab world: first Munich Security Conference meeting in Doha, Qatar

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) continues its successful MSC Core Group Meeting series in 2013 with a new regional focus on the Arabian Gulf; on 21 and 22 May, for the first time, the Munich Security Conference will meet in...

25 April 2013, by MSC

First summit on European security and defence in Berlin

On April 25 and 26, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will host the first “Future of European Defence Summit” under the aegis of Javier Solana, formerly General Secretary of NATO and EU High Representative for Foreign and...

24 April 2013, by MSC

Munich Security Conference welcomes agreement between Serbia and Kosovo

On the occasion of the agreement concluded in Brussels between Serbia and Kosovo, regarding measures for the long-term normalization of relations between the two states, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former...

01 February 2013, by MSC

Brent Scowcroft is presented with the Munich Security Conference Ewald-von-Kleist Award in acknowledgement of his lifetime achievement

Brent Scowcroft, former United States National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, will be presented with the Munich Security Conference Ewald-von-Kleist Award on Saturday, 02 February 2013, to...

18 September 2012, by MSC

Date of the 49th Munich Security Conference, February 1-3, 2013

The date for the next Munich Security Conference (MSC) is set. The 49th MSC will be held from February 1 to 3, 2013. Like recent years, decision makers in foreign and security politics as well as from the business sector are...

03 February 2012, by MSC

Munich Security Conference Goes Social Media­­: Twitter Followers Join the Debate

From this year on, the Munich Security Conference will be present in social networks as internet users can follow the latest conference developments via Twitter and Facebook. The Twitter hashtag for the 48th Munich Security...

25 January 2012, by MSC

New Security Policy Ideas: Thomas de Maizière talks to Munich Young Leaders

Thomas de Maizière, the German Minister of Defence, Robert Zoellick, the President of the World Bank, and Amre Moussa, candidate in the Egyptian Presidential Elections, will be talking to the Munich Young Leaders 2012 on the...

08 November 2011, by MSC

Focus on new centers of power: First Munich Security Conference meeting in Beijing

From 20 to 21 November 2011, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will continue its new Munich Security Conference Core Group series and make its debut in Beijing to discuss China's, India's and other Asian nations' growing role...

08 September 2011, by MSC

Media Accreditation to the 48th Munich Security Conference – Early Registration for Media Representatives Commences

The 48th Munich Security Conference (MSC) is scheduled for 3 to 5 February 2012. Media representatives focusing on foreign, security and economic policy and interested in joining the conference have the opportunity to...

06 April 2011, by MSC

Munich Security Conference establishes a non-profit-making limited liability company

The Munich Security Conference (MSC), which until now has not had any legal form, will be transformed into the non-profit-making Stiftung Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz GmbH (Munich Security Conference Foundation). This is to...

02 February 2011, by MSC

MSC provides live and current information from the conference room

The 47th Munich Security Conference (MSC) from 4 to 6 February 2011 can be accessed live on the internet. In addition to extensive reporting on this year’s security policy issues and discussions on the website...

01 February 2011, by MSC

Alliot-Marie and Schäuble Talk to Young Foreign Policy Leaders

Prominent politicians meet Munich Young Leaders for the third time within the framework of the Munich Security Conference

19 October 2010,

Moscow session of the Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) will hold its second MSC Core Group Meeting in Moscow on October 19-20, 2010. After the successful launch of the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Washington D.C. in 2009, the...

10 September 2010,

Startup to the 47th Munich Security Conference – Early Registration for Media Representatives Commences

The 47th Munich Security Conference (MSC) is scheduled for 4 to 6 February 2011. Until 31 October 2010, a limited number of interested media representatives may avail themselves of the opportunity to obtain registration for...

14 July 2010,

Munich Security Conference supports Russia's changed foreign policy course

In its attempts to modernize the country, Russia is focusing on a new approach to foreign and security policy. Moscow envisages partnerships with the EU and the US. Within the framework of modernization and a new alliance with...

13 April 2010,

European Statement Issued for Washington Nuclear Summit

Jointly with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, 40 former senior European politicians have directed an appeal to the participants of the nuclear summit held in Washington to show increased responsibility in matters of international...

16 March 2010,

Wolfgang Ischinger to speak before U.S. Congress – Hearing on Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture in the 21st Century

Following an invitation by Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Howard L. Berman, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger is going to attend a hearing on 17 March 2010 before the United States House of Representatives on...

07 February 2010,

Video message of UN-Secretary General

The Video message of UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to the participants of the 46th Munich Security Conference is now available online in the MSC media center at www.securityconference.de.

04 February 2010,

Javier Solana Receives Ewald-von-Kleist Award of the Munich Security Conference for His Lifetime Achievements

For his outstanding leadership advancing the cause of peace Javier Solana, former High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union and Secretary General of NATO, will receive the...

03 February 2010,

Guttenberg Talks to Young Security Policy Experts

The Munich Young Leaders meet international leaders within the framework of the 46th Munich Security Conference

29 September 2009,

Building Global Bridges: New Internet Presentation of the Munich Security Conference Start of the Accreditation Procedure for Representatives of the Media

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be online with a new web page. At the same time this is the start of the accreditation procedure for the media coverage of the 46th Munich Security Conference from 5 to 7 February 2010.In...