16. Außenpolitische Jahrestagung der Heinrich-Böll Stiftung in Kooperation mit dem ECFR

Am 18. Und 19. Juni 2015 fand in der Heinrich-Böll Stiftung die 16. Außenpolitische Jahrestagung in Partnerschaft mit dem ECFR statt. 


Ralf Fücks, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin

Walter Russell Mead, Bard College, New York

Dr. Volker Stanzel, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin

Dr. Herfried Münkler, Humboldt Universität zu BerlinDr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Dr. Sylke Tempel, Internationale Politik, Berlin

Katrin Göring-Eckardt, MP, Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group, Berlin

Dr. Rahul Sagar, National University of Singapore

Christopher Walker, Executive director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

Dr. Johannes Gerschewski, Research Fellow, Unit: Democracy and Democratiza-tion, WBZ – Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin

Dr. Frithjof Schmidt, MP, Deputy Chair of the Alliance 90/The Greens parliamen- tary group, Berlin

Barbara Unmüßig, Co-President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Mark Leonard, Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, London

Dr. Franziska Brantner, MP, Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group, Berlin

Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky, Department Head, European Union / North America, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Dr. Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director, Center for International and Re-gional Studies, Georgetown University, Doha

Dr. Rolf Mützenich, MP, Deputy Chair of the SPD parliamentary group, Berlin Marieluise Beck, MP, Eastern European Policy Spokesperson, Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group, Berlin

Olaf Böhnke, Head of Berlin Office, European Council on Foreign Re-lations, Berlin

Kristina Kausch, Head, Middle East and North Africa Program, FRIDE, Madrid

Omid Nouripour, MP, Foreign Policy Spokesperson, Alliance 90/The Greens

parliamentary group, Berlin

Dr. Josef Braml, Edithor-in-Chief, DGAP Yearbook, German Council on Foreign

Relations, Berlin


On June 18th and 19th the 16. Annual foreign Policy Conference took place in the Heinrich-Böll foundation. In Cooperation with ECFR Berlin participants dsicussed a range of topics under the headline „Dealing with authoritarian systems – Current challenges for a democratic foreign policy“. In the face increased internal and external challenges to the common western democratic project participants discussed a wide range of topics.

The universality of human rights is being called into question, as is the universal validity of international law. By repeatedly violating these standards themselves, the United States and European countries have undermined their credibility. Another contentious issue is the extent to which foreign policy can and must be based on democratic values. What would a democratic foreign policy beyond armed regime change and the pursuit of interests unfettered by values look like?