Selected
Speakers 2011-2018

Annalena Baerbock Photo: Marc Darchinger

Every year, the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum brings together an international circle of over 200 high-ranking politicians, government officials, journalists and experts from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

On this page, you will find a selection of previous speakers at the Berlin Forum.

  • Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
    Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany
    Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Cem Özdemir, MP, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens
    Cem Özdemir, MP, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
    Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Fu Ying, Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress
    Fu Ying, Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy
    Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Prof. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President, Latvia
    Prof. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President, Latvia Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Ayman Safadi, fmr. Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan; Chief Executive Officer, Path Arabia, Abu Dhabi
    Ayman Safadi, fmr. Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan; Chief Executive Officer, Path Arabia, Abu Dhabi Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Federica Mogherini, The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
    Federica Mogherini, The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Najib Mikati, former Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic
    Najib Mikati, former Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
    Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); former National Security Advisor to the US President
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); former National Security Advisor to the US President Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • William Hague, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom
    William Hague, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Alexander Stubb, MP, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland
    Alexander Stubb, MP, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Kevin Rudd, MP, former Prime Minister of Australia
    Kevin Rudd, MP, former Prime Minister of Australia Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
    Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland Photo: Thomas Waßmann
  • Stavros Dimas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece
    Stavros Dimas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece Photo: Thomas Waßmann
  • Jürgen Trittin, MdB, Chairman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Parliamentary Group
    Jürgen Trittin, MdB, Chairman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Parliamentary Group Photo: Thomas Waßmann