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Freedom versus Security – A Dilemma?

National, European and world political instability is stirring up fear. Confronted with terrorism, separatism and migration we are facing the question how to weigh up ‚freedom versus security. What concepts are there for the future? Can we still give a clear answer to what is more important to us? The following personalities examine these questions from different perspectives:
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei
Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an intergovernmental organisation within the United Nations system and Nobel Peace Prize Joint Winner (with the IAEA) in 2005. He has also served in various roles within the United Nations in New York, including Director of its Legal Division, head of the Division of External Relations, and Assistant Director General for External Relations. 2012 he became the coordinator of National Salvation Front. He was Vice President of Egypt (14 July 2013 - 14 August 2013.
Prof. Dr. Niall Ferguson
Professor of Political and Financial History at Harvard University and Bestselling Author is one of the world's leading historians of the global economy. He is a regular contributor to television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic and a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics. He uses his detailed research into economic and political developments and analyses current trends and shows businesses how useful lessons can be learned from previous events.
Garry Kasparov
Kasparov became the youngest ever World Chess Champion in He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until 2000. Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess 2005, choosing instead to devote his time to politics and writing.. He formed the United Civil Front, and joined as a member of "The Othislso a highly respected strategy consultant and made a worldwide name as a charismatic and contagious speaker
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
One of the most popular European politicians. The former Minister of Economy and Technology and former Minister of Defence serves as a “Distinguished Statesman” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington he leads a new high-level transatlantic dialogue initiative focused on current political, economic, financial, as well as technology issues. Since December 2011, Baron zu Guttenberg serves also as a Senior Advisor to the European Commission’s “No Disconnect Strategy”, providing strategic counsel on how to give on-going support to internet users, bloggers and cyber-activists living under authoritarian regimes.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Ischinger
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Deputy Foreign Minister. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Federal Republic of Germany's ambassador to the UK, and before that the German ambassador to the US for almost five years. In 2007, he represented the European Union in the troika negotiations on the future of Kosovo. He is also Chairman of the Ambassadors Advisory Board of the Executive Council on Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.
Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin
Prof. Dr. Julian Nida Rümelin is the former German Minister of State for Culture and a former member of Munich's Department of Arts and Culture. He is professor of Philosophy and Politics and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is a renowned expert on philosophy, politics, economy, ethics, values, culture and society.

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