Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

10. November 2014

Reception at the Federal Foreign Office

11. November 2014

8:15 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:10
Welcome Remarks by Dr. Klaus Wehmeier, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, Körber Foundation, Hamburg

Reviewing German and European Foreign Policy

9:10 – 9:20
Keynote Speech by Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany

9:20 – 9:30
Keynote Speech by Federica Mogherini, The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

9:30 – 10:30
Panel Discussion
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President and CEO, International Crisis Group, Brussels
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Federica Mogherini, The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany
Moderator: Christiane Meier, Correspondent, ARD Morning Magazine, Berlin

The Middle East in Disarray

11:00 – 12:30
Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Director-General, Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to the Federal Chancellor, Federal Chancellery, Berlin
Najib Mikati, fmr. Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic
Ambassador Dr. Alireza Moayeri, Director, Iranian National Center of Globalization Studies (INCGS), Presidential Office, Tehran
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman, Gulf Research Center, Jeddah
Moderator: Souad Mekhennet, Journalist and Author, The Washington Post, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Frankfurt am Main

12:30 – 14:30
Breakout Sessions – Lunch (see below)

Is War in Asia a Realistic Scenario?

14:30 – 16:00
Dr. Markus Ederer, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Carolina Hernandez, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Holslag, Professor of International Politics, Free University, Brussels
Minoru Kiuchi, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo
Prof. Dr. Wang Dong, Associate Professor and Director, School of International Studies, Center for Northeast Asian Strategic Studies, Peking University, Beijing
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Paulsen, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber Foundation, Berlin

Geopolitical Challenges in Eastern Europe

16:30 – 18:00
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow
David Kramer, President, Freedom House, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Norbert Röttgen, MP, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
Pavlo Sheremeta, fmr. Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Moderator: Christiane Hoffmann, Deputy Head, Berlin Office, Der Spiegel

Dinner at Historic Bank Vault of Deutsche Bank (Austernbank)

Breakout Sessions – Lunch (not open to the press)

  1. Germany’s Foreign Policy
    Speaker: Dr. Thomas Bagger, Head, Policy Planning Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
    Moderator: Dr. Sylke Tempel, Editor-in-Chief, Internationale Politik (IP), German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin

  2. Challenges Facing US Foreign Policy
    Speaker: David Kramer, President, Freedom House, Washington, D.C.
    Moderator: Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Editor Foreign Affairs, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Frankfurt am Main

  3. Russia and the West
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Pavel K. Baev, Research Director and Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
    Moderator: Bernhard Müller-Härlin, Program Director International Affairs, Körber Foundation, Berlin

  4. The Future of Ukraine
    Speaker: Oleksii Makeiev, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kyiv
    Moderator: Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, Managing Director, Polityka Insight, Warsaw

  5. The Jihadist Challenge
    Speaker: Dr. Guido Steinberg, Senior Associate, Research Division Middle East and Africa, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
    Moderator: Dima Tarhini, Senior Presenter, Arabic Desk, Deutsche Welle Global, Berlin

  6. Israel as a Regional Player
    Speaker: Prof. Uzi Arad, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Lauder School
    of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Herzliya
    Moderator: Nora Müller, Program Director International Affairs, Körber Foundation, Berlin

  7. China and its Neighbors
    Speaker: Prof. Ye Hailin, Deputy Head of Department, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
    Moderator: Bernt Berger, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Asia Program, Institute
    for Security and Development Policy, Nacka

  8. Security Challenges for AfPak
    Speaker: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Committee on Defence
    and Defence Production, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad
    Moderator: Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi, Director, Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Berlin

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