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Since its establishment in 2011, the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum has become the most important annual foreign policy gathering in Berlin. The Berlin Foreign Policy Forum convenes around 250 high-ranking national and international politicians, government representatives, experts and journalists to discuss the foreign policy challenges for Germany and Europe. In addition to the German foreign policy community, more than half of the participants come from other European countries, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. Attracting more than 45.000 live views in 2017, the Forum reaches an even broader European and international audience.

The Forum was initiated on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Second World War and is hosted in cooperation with the Ministry.

The stated aim of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum is to stimulate interest in central foreign policy topics among a wider public in Germany and other countries, and for this reason our pro-active public relations support makes full use of the new media. We place particular emphasis on participation by the younger generation.

Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2018

“Unite or Decline: Europe’s Future in an Unruly World”

26-27 November 2018, Berlin

This year's Berlin Foreign Policy Forum will take a strategic look ahead: How can Germany keep the European Union together and contribute to the debate about its future? What are Europe’s answers to rising nationalism and populism? What role can Europe play to prevent a further de-stabilization of the Middle East? How will relations with Russia and China develop? And how can we address the emerging rift in the transatlantic alliance?

The Berlin Foreign Policy Forum will begin with a kick-off event in the evening of Monday, 26 November 2018 and will conclude on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. Further information on the agenda will be provided soon.

Speakers

Fatou Bensouda
Prosecutor,
International Criminal Court

Heiko Maas
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Federal Republic of Germany

Jüri Luik
Minister of Defence,
Republic of Estonia

Tina Hassel
Head,
ARD Berlin Studio

Ursula von der Leyen
Minister of Defence,
Federal Republic of Germany

Alexey Pushkov
Chairman,
Committee on Information and Media, Council of Federation, Federal Assembly of Russia

Further speakers as well as information on the agenda will be provided in due course.

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10117 Berlin
Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 60
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Liana Fix
Programme Director
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Policy Game

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 77
E-Mail fix@koerber-stiftung.de
Twitter @LianaFix

Christoph Heilmeier
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 66
E-Mail heilmeier@koerber-stiftung.de

Theresa Kirch
Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum; Körber Policy Game

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 69
E-Mail kirch@koerber-stiftung.de

Julia Harrer
The Berlin Pulse

Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 65
E-Mail harrer@koerber-stiftung.de

The Berlin Pulse

The Berlin Pulse contrasts perspectives on German foreign policy by high-ranking international authors with current German public opinion based on representative surveys. Both the domestic and international expectations focus on the most pressing international challenges Germany currently faces. They elaborate on what German international responsibility should entail.

The Berlin Pulse is published annually on the occasion of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum.

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