Public event

Post-Munich Security Conference Discussion 2024

Join us as we reflect on the key issues and debates of this year's Munich Security Conference together with Fu Ying. This event is hosted by the Centre for International Security.

The 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) will take place from February 16 – 18, 2024 in Munich. Given today's challenging security environment, the MSC's personal, off-the-record discussions and high-level participation will be particularly important and generate significant interest. Therefore, join the Centre for International Security's annual Post-MSC Discussion to hear from Fu Ying, former Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Tobias Bunde, Director of Research and Policy at the Munich Security Conference, about the discussions in Munich and the main conclusions that can be drawn from the MSC 2024. The event will begin with a welcome by Hertie School President Cornelia Woll.


Welcome and introduction

  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Woll is President of the Hertie School and Professor of International Political Economy. Woll came to the Hertie School in 2022 from Sciences Po in Paris, where she had served in many roles since 2006, including President of the Academic Board, Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center. 

Keynote speaker

  • Fu Ying is the former Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), and Founding Chairperson of the Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University. Fu Ying started her career with China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1978 and had long engaged in Asian affairs. She served successively as Director of Division and Counselor in the Asian Affairs Department of MFA. In 1992, she joined the UN peacekeeping mission in Cambodia. She was appointed Minister Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia in 1997, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines in 1998, and Director General of the Asian Department of MFA in 2000. She then was appointed Ambassador to Australia (2004-2007) and Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2007-2009). She served as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Affairs and then for Asian Affairs (2009-2013). Fu Ying was elected deputy to China’s 12th (2013) and then 13th (2018) National People’s Congress (NPC). She was the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee and spokesperson of the 12th NPC (2013-2018), and the Vice-Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s 13th NPC (2018-2023).


  • Dr. Tobias Bunde is a senior researcher at the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School. He also serves as Director of Research and Policy at the Munich Security Conference. His research focuses on foreign and security policies of liberal democracies.