Webcast Recap

This year, the Munich Security Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary. These fifty years of substantive dialogue on security cooperation have existed against a changing political backdrop – from the tensions of the Cold War and the brutal conflict in the Western Balkans, to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the global “War on Terror.” Mutual security and the transatlantic relationship are once again faced with challenges in the form of the crisis in Ukraine. What does this crisis mean for mutual security, and how will it affect the security architecture in Europe? The Wilson Center brings together this distinguished panel to discuss these issues, as well as the recent anniversary volume: “Towards Mutual Security: Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference.”


  • Wolfgang Ischinger

    Distinguished Scholar
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Former National Security adviser; Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Steven Pifer

    Director, Arms Control Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Christian F. Ostermann

    Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project