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Munich Young Leaders

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The Munich Young Leaders (MYL) network is a joint project of Körber-Stiftung and the Munich Security Conference (MSC) that provides a forum for future decision-makers to strengthen their international networks and inspire new thinking in foreign and security policy.

Since its founding in 2009, the network has become an integral part of the MSC and brings together 25 outstanding young representatives of governmental institutions, parliaments, think tanks, media and the private sector from all over the world every year. The MYL are all under 40 years old and command expert knowledge in foreign and security affairs.

At previous events, the MYL have met with high-ranking participants of the MSC such as the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Fatou Bensouda, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the foreign ministers of India and Iran – Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Javad Zarif – as well as Fu Ying, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, and President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde.

Once a year, all MYL gather for the Annual Meeting, which takes place in a different country each year and is organized in large part by local MYL alumni. Furthermore, all MYL have the opportunity to attend a variety of events (on- or offline) organized by Körber-Stiftung and the MSC.

In cooperation with other institutions, such as the renowned London International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) or NATO, members of the network may also participate in other conferences or join other young professional networks.

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Alisa Vogt

Programme Director
Körber Network Foreign Policy, Munich Young Leaders

Anna Merk

Programme Manager
Körber Network Foreign Policy, Munich Young Leaders

Johanna Maria Oesinghaus

Programme Manager
Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, Körber Network Foreign Policy, Munich Young Leaders