Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2020 Photo: David Ausserhofer

Berlin Foreign Policy Forum 2020

Turning Crisis into Opportunity? Europe in a (Post-) Pandemic World Order

On 24 November 2020, Körber-Stiftung in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office hosted the tenth Berlin Foreign Policy Forum. Despite extraordinary circumstances, the Berlin Forum took place as a hybrid event with exclusive online participation. Shortly after the US presidential election and during the German EU Council Presidency, the Berlin Forum was held under the central topic “Turning Crisis into Opportunity? Europe in a (Post-) Pandemic World Order”. The discussions covered a wide range of topics, from European challenges brought about by the pandemic to Europe’s position in an increasing US-China rivalry. Which global role will the US play in the future? How can digitalization contribute to an open, liberal society? Our newly developed conference platform connected participants from all over the globe working in politics, government, think tanks, civil society and the media to follow the event and participate in the discussion.

Agenda

09:00 – 10:30
Turning Crisis into Opportunity? Europe in a (Post-)Pandemic World Order

  • Welcome: Thomas Paulsen, Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung
  • Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs, Portuguese Republic
  • Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia


Moderator: Anna Sauerbrey, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Der Tagesspiegel

Opening discussion with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia.
Opening discussion with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia. Photo: David Ausserhofer

11:00 – 11:30
Conflict Zone

In Cooperation with DW

  • Ryszard Antoni Legutko, MEP, Co-Chair, European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Moderator: Sarah Kelly, Presenter Conflict Zone, DW

Conflict Zone with Sarah Kelly
Conflict Zone with Sarah Kelly Photo: David Ausserhofer

11:45 – 12:15
Spotlight Interview: Germany and Europe at a Crossroads

In Cooperation with DER SPIEGEL

  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany

Moderator: Mathieu von Rohr, Head of Foreign Desk

Spotlight Interview with Mathieu von Rohr, Head of Foreign Desk, DER SPIEGEL and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence
Spotlight Interview with Mathieu von Rohr, Head of Foreign Desk, DER SPIEGEL and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence Photo: David Ausserhofer

14:30 – 15:30
The US-Europe-China Triangle: A Great Decoupling?

  • Keyu Jin, Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science [live from London]
  • Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore [live from Singapore]
  • Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of Department External Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, fmr. Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government [live from Cambridge MA]

Moderator: Liana Fix, Programme Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

The US-Europe-China Triangle: A Great Decoupling? Liana Fix, Keyu Jin, Kishore Mahbubani, Stormy-Annika Mildner und Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The US-Europe-China Triangle: A Great Decoupling? Liana Fix, Keyu Jin, Kishore Mahbubani, Stormy-Annika Mildner und Joseph S. Nye Jr. Photo: David Ausserhofer

16:00 – 16:30
A Conversation on the US Role in the World with…

In Cooperation with German Marshall Fund of the United States [live from Washington DC]

  • Samantha Power, fmr. United States Ambassador to the United Nations; Professor of the Practice, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School

Moderator: Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

„A Conversation on the US Role in the World“ with Samantha Power and Karen Donfried
„A Conversation on the US Role in the World“ with Samantha Power and Karen Donfried Photo: David Ausserhofer

16:45 – 17:00
The Berlin Pulse 2020/21: German Foreign Policy and Public Opinion

  • Interactive Presentation of The Berlin Pulse 2020/21 survey results

17:00 – 17:30
Körber Global Leaders Dialogue

  • Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government, Kingdom of Spain [live from Madrid]

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

Körber Global Leaders Dialogue with Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón and Nora Müller
Körber Global Leaders Dialogue with Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón and Nora Müller Photo: David Ausserhofer

18:00 – 19:00
Special Session: A New Global Digital Order?

In Cooperation with Aspen Institute Germany

  • Eric Schmidt, Chair, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence,fmr. Executive Chairman and CEO, Google; Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures [live from Washington DC]

Moderator: Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany; Elisabeth von Hammerstein, Programme Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

  • The team behind the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum
    The team behind the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Heiko Maas
    Heiko Maas Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Augusto Santos Silva
    Augusto Santos Silva Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Q&A
    Q&A Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Liana Fix
    Liana Fix Photo: David Ausserhofer
  • Behind the scences
    Behind the scences Photo: David Ausserhofer

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