Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2022 Photo: Svea Pietschmann

Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2022

The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shaken the foundations of German foreign policy beliefs – a ‘Zeitenwende’.
At this year’s Berlin Foreign Policy Forum high-ranking participants from government, politics, academia discussed the repercussions of the so called ‘Zeitenwende’ for Germany’s international action while shedding light on both domestic and international perspectives and expectations.

How can a European security order of the future look like? How should Germany and Europe address the geo-economic distortions of the conflict? What are the implications of Russia’s aggression for the Indo-Pacific strategies of Western partners? What challenges does the war pose for countries in the Global South and for German development cooperation?

These and other questions were discussed at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2022 under the title “The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe.”

Selected Speakers

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  • Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
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  • Photo: U.S. Department of State
  • Photo: Alliance 90/ The Greens (Bundestag fraction)
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Agenda

9:00 – 10:00
Opening Remarks

  • Thomas Paulsen, Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung

Welcome Addresses

  • Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia
Welcome Adresses delivered by Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany and followed by Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia
Welcome Adresses delivered by Annalena Baerbock, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany and followed by Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia Photo: Svea Pietschmann

10:00 – 11:00
The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe

  • Arancha González Laya, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Spain
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Chair, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence; fmr Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway
  • Iuliia Osmolovska, Chair of the Board, Transatlantic Dialogue Center, Kyiv; GLOBSEC Senior Fellow; Munich Young Leader 2009
  • Artis Pabriks, Minister for Defence; Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Latvia

Moderator: Antje Pieper, Deputy Head, Main Editorial Office for Politics and Current Affairs, ZDF, Mainz

The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe - Antje Pieper, Arancha González Laya, Iuliia Osmolovska, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Artis Pabriks
The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe - Antje Pieper, Arancha González Laya, Iuliia Osmolovska, Ine Eriksen Søreide, Artis Pabriks Photo: Svea Pietschmann

11:15 – 12:15
A Fragile Balance? Peace and Conflict in the Indo-Pacific

  • Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Berlin
  • Akiko Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
  • Susan Thornton, Visiting Lecturer in Law; Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School, New Haven; fmr Assistant Secretary of State, United States Department of State

Moderator: Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) London; Munich Young Leader 2013

A Fragile Balance? Peace and Conflict in the Indo-Pacific - Lynn Kuok, Akiko Fukushima, Franziska Brantner, MdB, Susan Thornton
A Fragile Balance? Peace and Conflict in the Indo-Pacific - Lynn Kuok, Akiko Fukushima, Franziska Brantner, MdB, Susan Thornton Photo: Svea Pietschmann

13:00 – 13:45
Breakout Session 1 – China and Russia – United Against the West?

  • ZHAO Long, Senior Fellow and Assistant Director, Institute for Global Governance, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
  • Alexander Gabuev, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow; Munich Young Leader 2011

Moderator: Leslie Schübel, Programme Manager International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

13:00 – 13:45
Breakout Session 2 – Paying the Price for Russia’s War: Repercussions for the African Continent

  • Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary-General; Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York

Moderator: Xenia Kelemen, Programme Manager International Affairs, Körber- Stiftung

13:00 – 13:45
Breakout Session 3 – Finding the Chance in Crisis? European Green Transition at a Crossroads

  • Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary; Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Climate and Environment, Kingdom of Norway

Moderator: Anna Merk, Programme Manager International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

13:00 – 14:00
Breakout Session 4 – National Security Strategies and Public Perspective in Germany and the US

In Cooperation with Pew Research Center

  • Thomas Wright, Special Assistant to the President; Senior Director for Strategic Planning, United States National Security Council, Washington D.C.
  • Michael Scharfschwerdt, Head, Policy Planning, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin


Presentation of The Berlin Pulse 2022/23 Survey Results

  • Julia Ganter, Editor, The Berlin Pulse, Körber-Stiftung
  • Jacob Poushter, Associate Director, Pew Research Center, Washington D.C.

Moderator: Clara Bredenbrock, Programme Manager International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

14:00 – 14:30
Spotlight Interview: A New Geopolitical Germany?

In Cooperation with DER SPIEGEL

  • Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany

Moderator: Britta Sandberg, Paris Bureau Chief, DER SPIEGEL

Spotlight Interview with Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with DER SPIEGEL
Spotlight Interview with Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with DER SPIEGEL Photo: Svea Pietschmann

14:30 – 15:00
Times of Change? The Future of Transatlantic Relations

Including The Berlin Pulse survey results

  • Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels

Moderator: Julia Ganter, Editor, The Berlin Pulse, Körber-Stiftung

Discussion of the survey results of »The Berlin Pulse 2022/23« in cooperation with the Pew Research Center, with Julia Ganter and Julianne Smith
Discussion of the survey results of »The Berlin Pulse 2022/23« in cooperation with the Pew Research Center, with Julia Ganter and Julianne Smith Photo: Svea Pietschmann

15:30 – 16:15
Where is China headed? A Conversation with…

  • Kevin Rudd, President; Chief Executive, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York; fmr Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia

First Comment: Jürgen Hardt, MdB, Foreign Policy Spokesperson, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag

Moderator: Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia and President; Chief Executive, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia and President; Chief Executive, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York Photo: Svea Pietschmann

16:45 – 17:20
Conflict Zone

In Cooperation with DW

  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels

Moderator: Sarah Kelly, Host Conflict Zone, DW, Berlin

Conflict Zone with Sarah Kelly and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels
Conflict Zone with Sarah Kelly and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels Photo: Svea Pietschmann

17:20 – 17:30
Closing Remarks

  • Thomas Paulsen, Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung
  • The »The Berlin Pulse 2022/23« is handed to Annalena Baerbock by Thomas Paulsen
    The »The Berlin Pulse 2022/23« is handed to Annalena Baerbock by Thomas Paulsen Photo: Svea Pietschmann
  • The Berlin Pulse 2022/23
    The Berlin Pulse 2022/23 Photo: Svea Pietschmann
  • Closing Remarks by Thomas Paulsen
    Closing Remarks by Thomas Paulsen Photo: Svea Pietschmann

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