“A World in Danger: The Future of US-European Relations”
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference,
and former German Ambassador to the United States
Ambassador Christopher Hill
WorldDenver Board Member,
and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Macedonia, Poland, and South Korea
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger (1978 ACG Young Leader) has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) since 2008. He is Senior Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen. He advises the governments, international organizations, and the private sector on strategic issues. Over the course of his long diplomatic career, Amb. Ischinger’s roles included State Secretary in the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and German ambassador in Washington D.C. and London. Wolfgang Ischinger studied law at the universities of Bonn and Geneva. Subsequently, he studied International Law, International Economic Relations, and Contemporary History at Fletcher School of Law as well as Diplomacy and at Harvard Law School (M.A., Fletcher School, 1973).
Ambassador Christopher Hill is currently the Chief Global Advisor and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver. Prior to this position, he was the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University, a position he held from September 2010 to December 2017. Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as ambassador to Iraq, April 2009 until August 2010. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs from 2005 until 2009, during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, he was the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Previously he served as U.S. ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999), and special envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He also served as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the Staff of the National Security Council, 1999-2000.