Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman of Munich Security Conference

Wolfgang Ischinger is currently the chairman of the Munich Security Conference. He was the  Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany and ambassador to the United States and United Kingdom, as well as Global Head of Government Relations of Allianz SE. During his extensive career, received awards and honors such as the Manfred Wörner Medal in 2015, given by the then German Defence Minister Ursula Von der Leyen. 


Thursday March, 3

Panel I: The Rejection of the Soviet Collapse

There have been numerous large transformations, shifts, and potential missed opportunities in the three decades since the Soviet Union's demise. Discourse has shifted from the end of so-called history and the possibility of the emergence of a common European home to impossible security demands and the outright invasion of Ukraine. This panel's discussion will center on how Russia and the West have come to terms with the collapse of the Soviet Union over the last thirty years, and what this means for current and future relations in light of the current war.

Moderator: Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairman, Latvian Transatlantic Organization