Future Affairs 2020

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On 14 December 2020, Germany’s Federal Foreign Office was hosting the second “Future Affairs” conference in Berlin, a joint production with re:publica and with the support of the non-profit think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. This year’s international event was focusing on the topic “Decoupling the Internet – Taking Sides or Chances?”.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic the conference took place as an hybrid event. Most of the speakers were incorporated into the live show via a remote guest solution. For the moderation a small studio was set up on site of the Federal Foreign Office. Germany’s Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was opening the one-day conference in Berlin. Other speakers were Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice of the European Union, Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Annegret Bendiek, Deputy Head of Research Division EU/Europe of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.