Fachkonferenz Freitag, 31. Januar 2020 /

20th Foreign Policy Conference - Expert Conference

Multilateralism 2.0 - In Search of new Partnerships for the German and European Foreign Policy

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Datum, Uhrzeit
Fr., 31. Jan. 2020,
08.30 – 16.00 Uhr In meinem Kalender speichern
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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Bundesstiftung Berlin

The 20th Foreign Policy Conference of the Heinrich Boell Foundation will explore the potential of new alliances between Germany, the EU and like-minded non-European countries in different fields of global governance and multilateralism.

After Germany and France launched an Alliance for Multilateralism at the margins of the UN General Assembly in September 2019, the 20th Foreign Policy Conference of the Boell Foundation will explore this concept in depth and address the following overarching questions:

  • In which policy fields should Berlin and Paris reach out for new global partners? How could new partners help advancing multilateral approaches in security, trade or climate issues?
  • Which countries would be ideal candidates for a global Alliance for Multilateralism? Should Berlin focus on like-minded countries such as Canada and Japan, or reach out also to similar-minded countries in Latin America, Africa or Asia?
  • Which repercussions are to be expected for the EU and NATO? Would an Alliance for Multilateralism divert too much attention from the transatlantic and European project and lead to a devaluation of the EU and NATO?


Speakers (among others):
Sebastian Groth, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Hans Maull,German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
Sithembile Mbete, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Franziska Brantner, German Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens, Berlin
Amrita Narlikar, GIGA, Hamburg
Anna Cavazzini, European Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens, Brussels
Meredith Lilly, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Lisa Badum, German Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens
Karthik Nachiappan, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Izabella Teixeira, Co-Chair International Resource Panel, UN Environment Program, Brazil
Susanne Dröge, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin
Agnieszka Brugger, German Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens
Deborah Sanders, Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, King’s College London, UK
Jan Techau, Director of the European Program, German Marshall Fund, Berlin
James Goldgeier, School of International Service, American University, Washington, USA
Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, USA
Sergey Lagodinsky, Member of European Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens, Brussels, Belgium
Rachel Rizzo, Center for a New American Security, Fellow Robert-Bosch-Foundation, Washington / Berlin
Ulrich Speck, German Marshall Fund, Berlin


This is the Expert Conference part of the 20th Foreign Policy Conference 2020, taking place on Friday, 31 January 2019.

Please note that the public opening event takes place on Thursday, 30 January 2020, which you are very welcome to attend as well. Find more information about the public opening here.


Milena Grünewald
Project Officer Foreign and Security Policy
Email: milena.gruenewald@boell.de








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