Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Wolfgang Ischinger is chairman of the Munich Security Conference, since 2008, and a senior professor of security policy and diplomacy at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. A strategic policy advisor who serves on many boards, Ischinger’s previous diplomatic posts include German ambassador to the United Kingdom (2006-2008), German ambassador to the United States (2001-2006), and state secretary/deputy foreign minister of Germany (1998-2001). He was involved in the Kosovo troika process and the Ukraine crisis, and in 2015, he chaired an OSCE-mandated panel on proposals for more resilient European security. Ischinger publishes widely on strategic issues and writes a monthly column for the MSC website.