Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2019 Photo: Marc Darchinger

Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2019

From Ambition to Action: Making Multilateralism Work

On 26 November 2019, Körber-Stiftung in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office hosted the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum for the ninth time. Under the headline “From Ambition to Action: Making Multilateralism Work” the Berlin Forum set the stage for discussions on the most important current foreign policy challenges for Germany and Europe. How can Germany strengthen multilateral structures together with its key partners? How will election results in EU member states and of the European Parliament affect European integration and the EU's international role? Can we develop international regimes to control new technologies in warfare and prevent a new global arms race?

Agenda

9:00 – 9:30
Opening Remarks

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

Welcome Addresses

  • Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany

  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway

Welcome Address by Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
Welcome Address by Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Photo: Marc Darchinger

09:30 – 10:30
From Ambition to Action: How to Make Multilateralism Work

  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway
  • Jan Eliasson, fmr. Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Chair, Governing Board, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • Nils Schmid, Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, SPD Parliamentary Group; Member, German Bundestag
  • Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Intervention: Leonie Bremer, Spokesperson, Fridays for Future

Moderator: Tina Hassel, Head, Berlin Studio, ARD

„From Ambition to Action“: Kori Schake, Nils Schmid, Tina Hassel, Jan Eliasson, Ine Eriksen Søreide
„From Ambition to Action“: Kori Schake, Nils Schmid, Tina Hassel, Jan Eliasson, Ine Eriksen Søreide Photo: Marc Darchinger

11:00 – 11:15
The Berlin Pulse 2019 – German Foreign Policy and Public Opinion

In Cooperation with Pew Research Center

Interactive Presentation by

  • Liana Fix, Programme Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung
  • James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy, Pew Research Center
Presentation of The Berlin Pulse with James Bell
Presentation of The Berlin Pulse with James Bell Photo: Marc Darchinger

11:15 – 12:30
Still a Transformative Power? The EU and its Neighbourhood

  • David Zalkaliani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  • Valery Voronetsky, Chairperson, Standing Commission on International Affairs, House of Representatives of the National Assembly, Republic of Belarus
  • Olena Zerkal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the European Integration, Ukraine
  • Roderich Kiesewetter, Member, German Bundestag; Special Representative for Foreign Affairs, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Moderator: Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

The EU and its Neighbourhood – Roderich Kiesewetter, Valery Voronetsky, Nathalie Tocci, Olena Zerkal, David Zalkaliani
The EU and its Neighbourhood – Roderich Kiesewetter, Valery Voronetsky, Nathalie Tocci, Olena Zerkal, David Zalkaliani Photo: Marc Darchinger

14:15 – 15:00
Conflict Zone

In Cooperation with DW

  • İbrahim Kalın, Presidential Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

Moderator: Tim Sebastian, Presenter Conflict Zone, DW

İbrahim Kalın, Presidential Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey
İbrahim Kalın, Presidential Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Photo: Marc Darchinger

15:30 – 16:30
Taxes, Tariffs, Trade Agreements: Europe in a Geo-Economic World

  • Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Ireland
  • Nadia María Calviño Santamaría, Acting Minister of Economy and Business, Kingdom of Spain
  • Sabine Weyand, Director-General, Directorate-General Trade, European Commission

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

Nora Müller, Sabine Weyand, Paschal Donohoe, Thomas Paulsen, Olaf Scholz, Nadia María Calviño Santamaría
Nora Müller, Sabine Weyand, Paschal Donohoe, Thomas Paulsen, Olaf Scholz, Nadia María Calviño Santamaría Photo: Marc Darchinger

17:00 – 18:00
Arms Control in the 21st Century: New Technologies, New Arms Race?

  • Antje Leendertse, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office
  • Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
  • Richard Burt, U.S. Chair, Global Zero
  • ZHAO Tong, Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Moderator: Des Browne, Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Chair, European Leadership Network

Antje Leendertse, Alexander Grushko, Richard Burt und Zhao Tong
Antje Leendertse, Alexander Grushko, Richard Burt und Zhao Tong Photo: Marc Darchinger

18:00 – 18:30
Spotlight Interview: Is Europe Going Green?

In Cooperation with DER SPIEGEL

  • Annalena Baerbock, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens; Member, German Bundestag, Berlin

Moderator: Britta Sandberg, Correspondent, Paris Bureau, DER SPIEGEL

Annalena Baerbock, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens; Member, German Bundestag
Annalena Baerbock, Co-Chair, Alliance 90/The Greens; Member, German Bundestag Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Ine Eriksen Søreide
    Ine Eriksen Søreide Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Leonie Bremer, Fridays for Future
    Leonie Bremer, Fridays for Future Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Presentation of The Berlin Pulse
    Presentation of The Berlin Pulse Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Tilo Jung, Jung & Naiv
    Tilo Jung, Jung & Naiv Photo: Marc Darchinger
  • Publikum des Berliner Forum Außenpolitik
    Publikum des Berliner Forum Außenpolitik Photo: Marc Darchinger

List of Participants

Selected Media Coverage

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