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Sicherheit in Krisenzeiten

Ambassador Christopher Heusgen talks about “Security in times of crisis” – focusing on Europe, the transatlantic alliance, Switzerland, and foreign policy.


Wednesday, 08. November 2023, 18:30 – 20:00 h

At the University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich, KOL-G-201 (Aula)

Event Language: German

Russia's attack on Ukraine in February 2022 has brought the war back to Europe. What are the consequences of this? For Europe, for the transatlantic alliance, for Switzerland? How does the "Global South" look at this conflict? And what does it mean for our foreign policy? Can the strength of the right prevail against the right of the strongest?

Admission is free. No pre-registration necessary. No seat reservation possible.
This event will be live-streamed and provided for replay.


Ambassador Dr Christoph Heusgen

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Short Bio

Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2022. He teaches political science at the University of St. Gallen.

Heusgen was Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York from 2017 to 2021. Since 2005, he has advised Chancellor Merkel on foreign and security policy issues and headed the Foreign Policy Department in the Federal Chancellery as Ministerial Director. From 1999 to 2005, Christoph Heusgen headed the Political Staff of the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana.

Heusgen holds a doctorate in economics. He studied at the University of St. Gallen, Georgia Southern College in the USA and the Sorbonne in Paris.

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