January 29, 2016
The war in Syria, the refugee catastrophe and the crisis of the European security order are among the key topics on the agenda of the 52nd edition of the Munich Security Conference, which will take place under the chairmanship of Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger from 12 to 14 February 2016, in the Bavarian capital (Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich). 23 heads of state and government as well as dozens of foreign and defense minister have already confirmed their participation. Together with her French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will open the conference. In the run-up to the meeting the MSC is releasing its second Munich Security Report (MSR) featuring important trends and issues in international security. More about MSR here.