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Event Programme

Monday, 10 June 2024

15:30 Registration 

16:15 Welcome

  • Annette Schavan, Chair Executive Board; Hertie Foundation

  • Cornelia Woll, President; Hertie School 


16:30 - 18:15 Polarisation and the decay of political order


Francis Fukuyama, Professor; Stanford University


  • Catherine de Vries, Dean of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science; Bocconi University

  • Jens Spahn, Member of the German Bundestag

Moderated by Andrea Römmele, Vice President of the Hertie School.


Humboldt Carré

Behrenstraße 42

10117 Berlin

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 11:00 Security in a fragmented world


Boris Pistorius, German Federal Minister of Defence


  • Christoph Heusgen, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference 

  • Federica Mogherini, President; College of Europe

Moderated by Cornelia Woll, President; Hertie School.


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 

11:30 - 12:30 Student-Leaders Dialogue

The laureates of the student essay competition will discuss their winning ideas with a panel of experts, including:

  • Francis Fukuyama, Professor; Stanford University 

  • Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology; Hertie School

  • Norbert Röttgen, Member of the German Bundestag

Co-moderated by Caroline Weimann, founder and CEO; Join Politics and Thurid Hustedt, Dean of Graduate Programmes; Hertie School.

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 -15:30 Higher education and research in hard times

  • Joseph H. H. Weiler, Professor of Law; New York University 

  • Shalini Randeria, President; Central European University

Moderated by Mark Hallerberg, Professor of Public Management and Political Economy; Hertie School

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break


18:00 – 19:00 Conferment of the third Henrik Enderlein Prize

  • Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe and Climate Action; German Federal Foreign Office

  • Cornelia Woll, President; Hertie School and President of the Jury

  • François Delattre, Ambassador of France to Germany

Co-hosted by the Hertie School, the German and French Foreign Offices and Sciences Po.

19:00 Closing reception

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