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Munich Security Conference 2016 follow-up discussion

Boundless crises and more unfinished business unpacked

The war in Syria, the refugee crisis, the global activities of jihadist terrorist groups and the precarious state of the European security order: these were just some of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) agenda points in 2016. For the 52nd time, dozens of heads of state and government as well as foreign and defence ministers from all over the world came together in Munich on 12-14 February, under the chairmanship of Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, to discuss a wide range of international security challenges.

The discussion at the Hertie School picked up on the MSC's agenda points and conclusions, illuminated trends and critical challenges to international security, and focused on follow-up actions to be taken. The discussion also touched upon questions raised in Anne-Marie Slaughter's latest book.


Helmut K. Anheier, Dean and President, Hertie School

Opening statement:

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America


Thorsten Benner, Director, Global Public Policy Institute GPPI; Adjunct, Hertie School

Sylke Tempel, Editor-in-Chief, Internationale Politik and Berlin Policy Journal; German Council on Foreign Relations DGAP


Jutta Falke-Ischinger, Journalist; Senior Advisor, Burson Marsteller.