How to Avoid War: Diplomacy in a Multipolar World

cisgbonn Allgemein, Neuigkeiten, Veranstaltungen 2018

Bonn University 200th Anniversary: Public Lecture hosted by the CISG

To celebrate its 200-year anniversary, Bonn University holds a series of public lectures about the immense political and social challenges of our times.

Regional conflicts, nuclear threats, populism and autocracy – the liberal world order is unraveling. The long-lasting transatlantic dominance might have come to an end and other powers are emerging to fill the created power vacuum. Dialogue, negotiations and other measures are needed more than ever to better deal with growing uncertainty. Can diplomacy be the tool to restrain power and prevent crisis in times of disarray?

*Welcoming Remarks*

Professor James D. Bindenagel
(Henry-Kissinger-Professor and Head of the Center for International Security and Governance (CISG), University of Bonn),
Jan-Frederik Kremer
(Director Northrhine-Westphalia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom)


Elmar Brok 
(Former Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of the European Parliament)

***Panel Discussion***

Elmar Brok
(Former Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of the European Parliament)

Ambassador Tacan Ildem
(Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO))

David Kramer
(Senior Fellow at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs)

Dr. Amanda Sloat
(Robert Bosch Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution)

Moderated by Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp
(President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS))


Admission to this event is free. Registration is required:

Register Here

November 19, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Heussallee 18-14
53113 Bonn

200 years | 1818 – 2018



U.S. Generalkonsulat Düsseldorf

Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.


Liaison Office Internationale Wissenschaft der Stadt Bonn

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

AmerikaHaus e.V.