Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2017


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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

9:00 – 9:10
Welcome Remarks
Thomas Paulsen, Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung

9:10 – 9:40
Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany

9:40 – 10:40
What Kind of Union? The Future of the European Project
Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union, European Commission
Niels Annen, MP, Member, SPD Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag
Elmar Brok, MEP, Member, European Parliament
Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent Europe, The New York Times
Dominique Moïsi, Senior Counselor, Institut Montaigne
Moderator: Arnd Henze, Correspondent, ARD Berlin Studio

10:40 – 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00
Line(s) of Defence: Securing Europe and its Neighborhood
Radmila Šekerinska, Minister of Defence, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of the Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Michael Georg Link, MP, Free Democratic Party Faction, German Bundestag
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, fmr. Secretary General, NATO; Founder and Chairman, Rasmussen Global
Moderator: Lorenz Hemicker, Political Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

12:00 – 13:45
Breakout Sessions / Lunch
(registration on 5 December / not open to the press)

(registration on 5 December / for press only)
Global Player under Construction? Reflecting Germany’s International Responsibility
Ralf Beste, Head, Policy Planning, Federal Foreign Office
Brendan Simms, Professor, History of International Relations, University of Cambridge
Moderator: Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

13:45 – 14:15
Spotlight Interview
Cem Özdemir, MP, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens
Interview: Britta Sandberg, Head, Foreign Desk, DER SPIEGEL

14:15 – 14:30
Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:30
Körber Debate: Are Europeans Free-riding on Security?
Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
Kenneth R. Weinstein, President and CEO, Hudson Institute
Moderator: Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45
A ‘Westphalia’ for the Middle East? Historical Lessons for a Future Peace
Taha Özhan, MP, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Volker Perthes, Executive Chairman of the Board and Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Roula Khalaf, Deputy Editor, Financial Times
Moderator: Brendan Simms, Professor, History of International Relations, University of Cambridge

16:50 – 17:10
Stabilizing the Middle East I: Which Way Ahead for the GCC?
Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, Founder and President, Emirates Policy Center (EPC)
Moderator: Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

17:10 – 17:30
Stabilizing the Middle East II: How to Safeguard the Nuclear Deal?
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Deputy Foreign Minister for Education and Research, The Islamic Republic of Iran
Moderator: Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

17:30 – 17:45
Coffee Break

17:45 – 18:45
Northeast Asia on the Brink? The North Korea Nuclear Crisis
Igor Morgulov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
Fu Ying, Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress
Roderich Kiesewetter, MP, CDU/CSU Faction, German Bundestag
Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor to the President for Foreign and National Security Affairs, Republic of Korea
Anne Gearan, Diplomatic and Political Correspondent, The Washington Post
Moderator: Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times

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