Public event

Post-Munich Security Conference Discussion 2023

Join us as we reflect on the key issues and debates of this year's Munich Security Conference, with a particular focus on nuclear security topics. This event is hosted by the Centre for International Security.

The 59th Munich Security Conference (MSC) will take place from February 17 – 19, 2023 in Munich. Given today's challenging security environment, the MSC's personal, off-the-record discussions and high-level participation will be particularly important and generate significant interest. Therefore, save the date for the Hertie School Centre for International Security's annual Post-MSC Discussion to hear from people on the ground about the discussions in Munich and learn more about the main conclusions that can be drawn from the MSC 2023. Speakers will be added to this page as they're confirmed.



  • Dr. Tobias Bunde is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School. He also serves as Director of Research and Policy at the Munich Security Conference. His research focuses on foreign and security policies of liberal democracies.

  • Jessica Cox serves as Director of the Nuclear Policy Directorate at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Cox chairs the Nuclear Planning Group Staff Group. Prior to her NATO assignment, Ms. Cox was a policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Ms. Cox holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Francesca Giovannini is the Executive Director of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Tufts University, where she designs and teaches graduate courses on global nuclear policies and emerging technologies. Previously, Dr. Giovannini served as Strategy and Policy Officer to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

  • Mélanie Rosselet is the Director of Strategic Analysis at the Military Applications Directorate of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission. She is also a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) in Paris, where she heads the Interdisciplinary Center for Nuclear and Strategic Studies (CIENS).


  • Marina Henke, PhD is Professor of International Relations at the Hertie School and Director of the Centre for International Security. She researches and publishes on military interventions, peacekeeping, nuclear security and European security and defense policy.