Institute of Political Science

Hon. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ischinger

Wolfgang Ischinger is a Professor Emeritus of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School in Berlin. He was Chairman of the Munich Security Conference from 2008 until 2022 and is now President of the Foundation Council. From 2006 to 2008, he was Germany’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and from 2001 to 2006, he served as Ambassador to the United States. Ischinger previously held a wide range of diplomatic and policymaking positions, including State Secretary (Deputy Foreign Minister, 1998-2001). In 2007, he served as the EU representative in the Troika negotiations on Kosovo. In 2014, he was the representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the National Dialogue Roundtables in Ukraine before serving as Chairman of the OSCE-mandated Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project in 2015.