The International Security Forum Bonn, since many years, serves as a platform to convene distinguished international experts and practitioners of security and foreign policy to debate the future of transatlantic relations and key challenges in international politics. The aim is to identify ways and means for a successful German, European and transatlantic foreign and security policy and to develop and discuss comprehensive strategic solutions to pressing security challenges.
From 19 October to 22 October 2023, ISFB will be held for the eighth time in person on the premises of the University of Excellence Bonn as the most important international security conference in North Rhine-Westphalia and all neighboring federal states.
The ISFB is composed of a transatlantic conference day, the Main Day (on October 19), which focuses primarily on traditional security policy issues, and the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight »Global Energy Transitions« (October 20 – 22).
The International Security Forum Bonn 2023 will take place under the patronage of Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst. The Main Day under the title »A World out of Joint – Global Power Shifts and Religous Extremism« provides international experts the possibility to discuss the future of transatlantic relations and key challenges in international politics. The Main Day of the International Security Forum Bonn 2023 is hosted by the Henry Kissinger Professorship for Strategic and Integration Studies at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies in cooperation with the Academy of International Affairs NRW.
The Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight “Global Energy Transitions” consists of two complementary segments: On October 20th, high-level international experts will discuss interactions between energy supply and international conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, as well as the importance of global power shifts for various facets of energy security broadly in the panels “Geopolitics of Energy Transitions” and “Geoeconomics and Energy Transitions”, “Innovation and Technology: Shortcuts to Sustainable Futures?” and “Beyond Dependence: Energy Cooperation Among Tech Middle Powers”. After short remarks of each panelist, each format will offer great opportunity for discussion with the audience. Based on this distinguished international conference, on the following days, young academics and experts will develop scenarios and contrive sustainable, resilient and successful strategies for European and German policymakers in a professional, method-based strategic foresight workshop.