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Wolfgang   Ischinger

Wolfgang Ischinger

Ambassador & Chairman of the Munich Security Conference


Wolfgang Ischinger is the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and known as one of Germany‘s leading diplomats. He teaches at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin as Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice and at the University of Tübingen as honorary professor. He advises the private sector, governments, and international organizations on strategic issues. Read More >

After graduating in law, he joined the Foreign Service in 1975. From 1998 to 2001 he was State Secretary in the Federal Foreign Office. He was German Ambassador in Washington until 2006 and in London until 2008.

In 2008, Wolfgang Ischinger became the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference. From 2008 to 2014, he was also Global Head of Government Relations at Allianz SE, Munich.

Wolfgang Ischinger has received a number of awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit and the Leo Baeck Medal. He is a member of several supervisory and advisory boards, such as the Atlantik-Brücke, the American Academy and the Atlantic Council.

Ambassador Ischinger draws on an extraordinary wealth of experience in international negotiations and offers a deep insight into modern diplomacy. His lectures are characterized by concise and trenchant analyses. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Munich Security Conference 2020 Highlight Video

The World in Danger: Germany and Europe in an Uncertain Time

US, Europe & China: 2021 Global Politics & Diplomacy

World in Danger Teaser Video

Speech Topics

German Security Policy: Quo vadis?

Diplomacy and Power: On the Use of Military Means in International Politics

Driving Change: International Order in Times of a Global Power Shift

Europe vis-à-vis Global Challenges

Opportunities & Risks of New Markets