Nexus25 - MSC Side event
Nexus25 - Shaping Multilateralism, an international project led by IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali) in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation kicked off its year-long activities with a side event at the Munich Security Conference on February 18. The lunch meeting brought together key policy stakeholders to discuss cross-cutting issues of climate security, development, and diplomacy. IAI Director Nathalie Tocci presented main takeaways of new Nexus25 research on the Sahel and South Asia.
Further speakers were: Boris Ruge, Munich Security Conference Vice-Chair, Niels Annen, Deputy Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development, Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO New America, Benedetta Berti-Alberti, NATO Head of Policy Planning, Office of Secretary-General, Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the World Food Program and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture (FAO), Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
The discussion, moderated by Michael Werz, aimed to provoke fresh thinking amongst a select group of MSC participants on multilateral approaches fit for the multidimensional and transnational challenges of the 21 st century.
This is the first of a series of Nexus25 meetings that promote engagement with a diverse range of bilateral and multilateral stakeholders throughout 2022. Nexus25 is funded by Stiftung Mercator, one of the largest private foundations in Germany. Amongst its goals is the promotion of European cohesion and a viable future of multilateral relations.