Press release

Wolfgang Ischinger appointed as professor at the Hertie School

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference will teach in the programme "Master of International Affairs".

Berlin, 23 February 2015 – Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger joins the Hertie School faculty as Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice. The Chairman of the Munich Security Conference will focus on the new study programme “Master of International Affairs“ (MIA) and support the development of a research centre in this field at the School in Berlin.

“The field of international relations is currently subject to profound change. Acting in an isolated way is not possible anymore. Prosperity and peace in one region are almost always dependent on stability and security in another. We need young professionals who understand this process and know how to shape it. I am looking forward to making a contribution to their development at the Hertie School“, says Wolfgang Ischinger.

In addition to teaching in the MIA, Ischinger will be a Senior Fellow in the Dahrendorf Research Project on European foreign relations (in cooperation with the London School of Economics and Stiftung Mercator). He will also actively participate in public debate, notably as part of  the Hertie School’s new discussion series „Innovations in International Affairs“.

Wolfgang Ischinger has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008. Previously, he served as Ambassador of Germany to the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2007, he represented the EU in the negotiations about the Kosovo’s status and in 2014 the Chairman in Office of the OSCE during the Ukraine crisis. Currently, he is Chairman of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project, submitting proposals for strengthening European Security to the OSCE. Ischinger teaches as honorary professor at the University of Tübingen and has published widely on foreign relations and security policy. He has also been honoured with several awards, among others, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Leo Baeck Medal.

Further information: Wolfgang Ischinger’s portrait, CV and publication list are available from the Hertie School’s Press Office at pressoffice[at]hertie-school[dot]org.