DGAP Events

Overview of DGAP Events

Members of the German Council on Foregin Relations can hear renowned experts discuss the key questions and prevailing topics of foreign policy at the DGAP on a regular basis. Below is a listing of upcoming and recent events taking place within the framework of the DGAP's Council. Additional events at the DGAP are organized within the framework of the Research Institute and can be viewed here.


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JungeDGAP Ambassador’s Briefing: H. E Jeremy Issacharoff
22/01/2019 | 19:00 - 20:30 | DGAP
1st KF-DGAP Speaker’s Forum: Denuclearization and Peace-settlement on the Korean Peninsula
01/10/2018 | 09:30 - 11:30 | DGAP | Korea
Category: Korea
The Future of EU-Kosovo Relations
08/05/2018 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP
Junge DGAP: “Unter Drei” with Amanda Sloat
After the Munich Security Conference 2018: Security challenges for the transatlantic partnership
19/02/2018 | 19:00 - 20:30 | DGAP | Transatlantic Relations
Category: Transatlantic Relations
The New “Macedonian” Moment for the Western Balkans
Keynote Address by H.E. Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
06/09/2017 | 18:00 - 19:30 | DGAP
The New “Macedonian” Moment for the Western Balkans
After deep political crisis, Macedonia has a new government. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev seeks to walk the Balkan country back from the cliff edge of political and ethnic violence that could otherwise draw in neighboring countries and trigger regional instability.
Problem Solved?
How to Tackle the Refugee Crisis and Migration to the EU
20/06/2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | Mercator Center Berlin | Europe, Migration
Why is it so difficult for Europeans to agree on how to solve the refugee crisis and the problem of migration in general? What can they do to address the root causes? What shape should a European solution take?
Category: Development Policy, Security, Migration, Digitale Beeinflussung, Near and Middle East/North Africa
The European Union Naval Operation to Counter Human Smuggling in the Southern and Central Mediterranean
05/12/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP
The Passage to Europe
How a Continent Became a Union
02/11/2016 | 16:00 - 17:30 | DGAP
Beyond the War: Freedom of the Press in Ukraine
Joint event by Kiev Dialogue and The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
13/09/2016 | 08:30 - 10:00 | Berlin | Ukraine
In the Early Bird Breakfast the panelists talked about the implementations of reforms in Ukraine to ensure the liberty of press in the country. Although media rights and press freedom exist, Ukrainian Oligarchs influence the media landscape.
Category: Ukraine
Fostering Democratic Security in Europe in Times of Crisis
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on the Role of the Council
05/07/2016 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | European Union
One effect of the multiple crises currently facing the European continent is a change in the way the 47-member Council of Europe (CoE) is perceived. Beyond promoting common standards, charters, and conventions – and generally streamlining cooperation among European countries – how can a body as diverse as the CoE continue to enhance democratic stability across Europe?
Category: European Union
The Middle East: World Crisis?
A conference co-organized by the DGAP and the New York Review of Books Foundation
04/06/2016 - 05/06/2016 | 09:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
The Middle East: World Crisis?
An intensive two-day conference at the DGAP in Berlin sought to contribute toward an understanding of the region’s multiple crises, with panels on: Iran; the rise of ISIS; Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia; Immigration, Asylum, and Human Rights in Europe; the Israel-Palestine Conflict; and "Outside Powers."
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
Azerbaijan and its Neighborhood:
Challenges to the Security and Foreign Policy
11/05/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Azerbaijan
Category: Azerbaijan
What Future for the EU? A View from Bulgaria
H.E. Daniel Mitov: Foreign Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
13/04/2016 | 12:00 - 14:00 | DGAP | Bulgaria, European Union
Category: Bulgaria
Iran: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution – or Both?
09/02/2016 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP
Disintegration of the Middle East:
Implications for Israel’s National Security and Foreign Policy
25/11/2015 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP
Reluctant Meister
How Germany's Past is Shaping Its European Future
01/10/2015 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP
A Conversation with Fania Oz-Salzberger
Berlin as the Emblem of German-Israeli History
13/05/2015 | 16:00 - 17:30 | DGAP | Israel, Bilateral Relations
Category: Bilateral Relations, Israel, Germany
Germany as a “Force for European Orientation”
Norbert Röttgen outlines his expectations for German foreign policy
07/05/2015 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Germany, International Policy/Relations
Germany as a “Force for European Orientation”
Röttgen, who chairs the Bundestag’s committee on foreign relations, identified three major upheavals that are threatening stability in the world today: the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the collapse of states in North Africa, and the internal erosion of EU unity. These are the greatest challenges for German – and European – foreign policy, said the CDU politician. His speech was given to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the DGAP. Audio file below (in German).
Category: International Policy/Relations, Germany
The European View from the Western Balkans
Montenegro's Experience
07/05/2015 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP | Balkans, NATO
The European View from the Western Balkans
Prime Minister Milo Đukanović of Montenegro addressed the DGAP on May 7. Since its successful referendum for independence of 2006, Montenegro has sought to establish itself as an independent state in the Western Balkans. Its efforts to obtain membership in NATO and the EU show its clearly pro-European orientation. What does the country hope for in terms of Euro-Atlantic integration? What problems are to be encountered along the way? A short interview.
Category: European Union, NATO, Balkans
A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy: The Next Six Decades
Celebration marks the DGAP’s 60th anniversary and the conclusion of the Foreign Ministry’s “Review 2014” project
25/02/2015 | 18:00 - 20:00 | Auswärtiges Amt | German Foreign Policy
A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy: The Next Six Decades
Last year Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier launched an extensive review of German foreign policy, inviting scores of political observers and commentators to offer their input. He presented the results at the foreign ministry in an official ceremony to celebrate the DGAP’s 60th anniversary. The occasion could not be more fitting, he said, since the DGAP, too, has worked for 60 years in pursuit of the same ideal: a fresh look at German foreign policy
Category: German Foreign Policy
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