Foreign Affairs Association Online

Organizer: Foreign Affairs Association e. V., Foreign Affairs Association

Content design and moderator: Dr. rer. pol. Beatrice Bischof

Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey (Oxford) and Dr. Beatrice Bischof (GfA, Member of the Board)

Organizer: Foreign Affairs Association e. V., Foreign Affairs Association

Theme: “Current developments in the international and European economy – unemployment and how we deal with it.”

Interview: Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey (Oxford) und Dr.Beatrice Bischof (Moderation)

Date:  15. June 2020.

“Current developments in the international and European economy – unemployment and how we deal with it” with Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, Oxford Martin School

Dr. Frey heads the Future of Work program at Oxford Martin School. In 2019, he joined the Advisory Board on “Global Future” on the “New Economic Agenda” of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Advisory Board of the Bretton Woods Committee. His study “The Future of Employment: How Vulnerable Jobs Are to Computerization” was used as a model by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Bank of England, and the World Bank. The BBC uses it to predict crises.

It’s about the future of work, digitization, and sustainability.
#FutureofWork #Digitalization #Sustainability #Globalization #Covid19

The conversation is in English. However, there is a summary in German at the end of the video (from 26:30 min).

Conversation between Tyson Barker (Head of Technology and Foreign Policy, DGAP) and Dr. Beatrice Bischof (Member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Foreign Policy

Organizer: Foreign Affairs Association e. V., Foreign Affairs Association

Theme: “China’s Digital Strategy: The Digital Silk Road”

Interview: Tyson Barker (DGAP) and Dr.Beatrice Bischof (Moderation)

Date:  11. November 2020.

Conversation between Tyson Barker (Head of Technology and Foreign Policy, DGAP) and Dr. Beatrice Bischof (Member of the Board of Directors of the Foreign Affairs Association e. V.)

The digital silk road is a growth story. The digital economy of China will in the future cover the “entire spectrum” of technologies. In the most remote areas of the world, data sets and smartphones are used to create entrepreneurs. China makes its citizens rich, but at the same time keeps them under control. The system of “digital Leninism” is an export hit, but it competes with the liberal democracies. The race for global influence has begun and it is digital.

Tyson Barker is a program manager for technology and foreign policy at the German Society for Foreign Policy (DGAP). Previously he was u. a. Deputy Executive Director and Fellow at the Aspin Institute Germany, responsible for Digital and Transatlantic Programs, Senior Advisor in the Office for European and Eurasian Relations at the US State Department, and Director for Transatlantic Relations at the Bertelsmann Foundation. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Atlantic, The National Interest, and “Der Spiegel”.

Foreign Affairs Association Online

Organizer: Foreign Affairs Association e. V., Foreign Affairs Association

Content design and moderator: Dr. rer. pol. Beatrice Bischof

Conversation between Prof. Horst Teltschik and Dr. Beatrice Bischof (Member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Foreign Policy

Organizer: Foreign Affairs Association e. V., Foreign Affairs Association

Theme: “The War in Ukraine: Classification and Possible Solutions”

Interview: Prof. Horst Teltschik and Dr.Beatrice Bischof (Moderation)

Date:  11. March 2022.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Horst Teltschik, foreign policy advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl and head of the Munich Security Conference (1999–2008)

In the interview on the classification and the question of possible solutions to the war in Ukraine from March 11, 2022, the following questions are addressed:

1. The Russian invasion of Ukraine did not come as a surprise, at least according to statements by large US think tanks. Russian troop movements were meticulously monitored by US secret services and published long beforehand as part of information policy as part of US crisis management. And yet the world was ultimately surprised. Why were the warnings not taken seriously “enough” by the European or German side?

2. What are Putin’s motives and interests? Stop the much-mentioned and also not new NATO eastward expansion, establish a Russia-friendly government in Ukraine? The annexation of part or all of Ukraine?

3. What means can we counter this? In terms of security policy, a military option is hardly an option, economic sanctions (in the areas of technology, energy, banking) are already in place, but these also harbor their risks. How do you rate the possibilities?

4. What could a solution look like? A resumption of Russia’s face-saving involvement in security and European formats (NATO-Russia Council, a European security architecture, a non-aggression pact with NATO…), the surrender of the Donbass, and neutrality of Ukraine?

5. Who could be the participants in a solution, which role could Europe play, which China?

Horst Teltschik was one of Helmut Kohl’s closest advisors. After Helmut Kohl was elected Chancellor on October 1, 1982, Teltschik became Ministerial Director and head of the department “Foreign and Internal German Relations, Development Policy, External Security” in the Federal Chancellery in Bonn. In 1983 he became Deputy Head of the Federal Chancellery. In 1989/90 he was special representative for the negotiations with Poland, he was involved in the German-German negotiations at the time of reunification and German reunification.

On February 10, 1990, Teltschik accompanied BK Kohl to the meeting with the then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow, which was decisive for German reunification. As a result, the Kremlin recognized the Germans’ right to self-determination for the first time since 1945, and Gorbachev paved the way for German unity.

Teltschik chaired the Munich Security Conference from 1999 to 2008.

Moderator: Dr. Beatrice Bischof, board member of the Society for Foreign Policy

### About the Foreign Policy Society ###

Since it was founded in 1948, the Society for Foreign Policy (GfA) has been a non-partisan platform for dialogue with politicians, scientists, and journalists from Germany and abroad.

She organizes numerous lectures, panel discussions, and conferences for more than 700 members and guests. The society offers first-hand background information and an international network. In addition to membership fees and donations, it is supported by the Bavarian State Government and the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

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Portrait Teltschik: StagiaireMGIMO / / CC BY


Invited Speaker Dr.rer.pol. Beatrice Bischof

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” (John Keating)

Organizer: EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH)

Visions for Europe

Reshaping the future: Women, Technology, and Sustainability

Visions for Europe Podcast brought to you the inspirational discussion with Beatrice Bischof on Reshaping the future: Women, Technology, and Sustainability.

Müge Cöteli and Beatrice Bischof talk about:

Since August 2021, you are a Board Member of the EUTECH Women in Technology Alliance. Could you tell us a bit about what awoke your interest in EUTECH and what made you join the Board of one of the most strategic Alliances in the Chamber?
At EUTECH, we support the understanding that technology, and fast-moving technological developments “oblige”, -meaning that as we benefit from increased opportunities linked to those developments, a responsibility arises as to the way we are to benefit from them. Looking at World Politics and the way it evolved in the past 50 years-what would you consider the biggest promise brought by technological developments:
-From a point of view of sustained societal development?
-From a hope for a facilitated alignment over time on key concepts such as equality in opportunities, equality in rights, fairness-or justice?
-From a point of view of the societal impact on politics?
If you were to distinguish networking and collaboration, how would you frame each of these concepts?
What is the value of interdisciplinary and international networking for sound societal progress?
If we look at society as a sum of individuals. How can technology be the key driver of a more accessible and considerate governance system?
What education is advisable?
Is it possible in your view, to apply technology as a lever to circumvent human vice-and how would that work?
How would you describe sustainability in your words?
To which degree does sustainability relate to peace-and how would technology contribute to it?

International Contributions

Organizer: WFWPI (Women´s Federation for World Peace International, UN Offices, Geneva)

Event: 19th WFWP EU Annual Conference, 4th of June 2021

Invited Speaker & Project Proposal: Dr.rer.pol. Beatrice Bischof

Co-creating Spaces for Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
“What Steps are Women taking toward Sustainable Peace?”
WFWPI 19th WFWP EU Annual Conference.
Opening Remarks
Dr. Julia Moon, President, Women’s Federation for World Peace, Int’l WFWPI
Session I: What Steps are Women taking toward Sustainable Peace on the Korean Peninsula?
Dr. Yang Ho Hong, Ministry of Unification, South Korea
Hon Emanuela Del Re, Former Vice Minister Foreign Affairs; Expert on Conflict Studies, Italy
Mme. Ximena Bartolomé Tocino, Deputy Head at the Embassy of Spain in Mozambique
The Mirae Team, Presenting their Survey of Korean Youth on “Reunification”.
Dr. Lan Young Moon, Co-Chair, Korean Council on Reconciliation and Cooperation 2003-2010
Entertainment: North Korean Young Musicians Vienna Cultural Center
The Little Angels, South Korean Children’s Folk Ballet
Session II: Projects, Partnership, and Implementation: Co-creating Spaces for Peace
Dr. Anna Grichting, Founder, Border Meetings, Switzerland
Keynote Speaker on “Women’s DMZ Peace Development Project in Korea
Special Respondents:
Ms Chiara Francesca Caraffa, Eurocommunicazione, Journalist
Prof. Kyung Do Suh, “International Cooperation Plan for DMZ World Peace Park”, South Korea
Dr. Beatrice Bischof, TV Journalist, Board Member Foreign Affairs Association, Germany.
Ms. Isabella Krapf, Director, Korean Cultural Center, Vienna
Mr Heiner Handschin, Director, UPF Office for UN Relations, Geneva
Ms. Carolyn Handschin, President NGO Committee on the Status of Women, UN Geneva

Co-creating Spaces for Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula

Women empowerment project proposal by Dr. Beatrice Bischof

Her proposal for the development of a cultural peace zone between North and South Korea is the establishment of a thematic hub consisting of the components of politics, economy, technology, and society (PETS-A Foreign Policy Ecosystem). The theme is a cultural asset of Korea such as ginseng or gim. A women’s cooperative consisting of South and North Korean women should operate it and produce this product with modern technology (example Vertical Farming, Sustainable Integrated Farming) in the field of food and cosmetics or even medicine and sell it via the online store. As an approach, here we have the combination of women-cultural value-business project-peace making through inclusion and intersectoral coordination. The important impact is a common goal. It is a Social Entrepreneurship or Responsible Entrepreneurship project supported by the UN and EU international framework. A similar project already exists in Morocco, with Argand’Or.

Sequenzen: 2.02.46-2.08.21 und 2.33.50 -2.36.49

Website WFWP:

International Leadership Conference

Organizer: Universal Peace Federation (UPF) for Europe & the Middle East

Webinar: Toward the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Peace and Security

Date: 30th June 2021

Invited Speaker: Dr.rer. pol. Beatrice Bischof

ILC2021-6-Session 6 “Europe and the Korean Peninsula” & Closing “Think Tank 2022 Recommendations”
The Korean War – the first major conflict of the Cold War – broke out in 1950. Several European countries sent troops in support of the United Nations Command. Until then a relatively unknown country in the West, Korea was put on the map. The armistice signed in July 1953 brought an end to the armed conflict on the peninsula, which remained divided between North and South. However, no peace treaty was signed. Whether there will ever be lasting peace depends in great part on the major powers in the region.
Europe’s role has evolved from military intervention to a soft power approach, economic cooperation with South Korea, humanitarian aid for and diplomacy with North Korea. Drawing on their experience in conflict management, the panelists will address the question of Europe’s contribution to the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Moderator: Mr. Peter Haider, President, UPF Austria
Dr. Walter Feichtinger, President, Center for Strategic Analysis (CSA) in Vienna
Mr. Alyn Ware, Director, Peace, and Disarmament Program, World Future Council
Dr. Beatrice Bischof, Foreign Affairs Association, Munich, Germany
Dr. Dieter Schmidt, Medical doctor, Chairman of UPF Central Europe
In the latter part of the webinar, the Closing Session will feature a summary of recommendations expressed in this ILC 2021 webinar series.
Mr. Jacques Marion, Co-chair, UPF Europe & Middle East, France
Dr. Katsumi Otsuka, Chair, UPF Europe & Middle East
Dr. Afsar Rathor, President of LIOS, Austria
Dr. Michael Balcomb, Regional President, FFWPU Europe, and the Middle East, United Kingdom
Read more about UPF at their website

ILC2021-6-Session 6 “Europe and the Korean Peninsula” & Closing “Think Tank 2022 Recommendations”

Peace support project proposal by Dr. Beatrice Bischof

My proposal for a European or German policy with regard to peaceful reunification of Korea is based on two pillars:

1. Peoples diplomacy: contact at the level of the people should be expanded step by step. This could be done through projects as described in PETS-A Foreign Policy Ecosystem and outlined in the case of the Women’s Hub project for the peace zone. Nevertheless, channels of dialogue with the government should also be kept open.
2. Nuclear Diplomacy: The nuclear issue, disarmament, should be pursued through the confidence-building and verification system of the IAEA in a step-by-step approach.

Conclusion: German reunification does not really serve as a role model, it was the product of a unique opportunity in history that had to be seized. The case is different on the Korean Peninsula and should therefore be pursued through a step-by-step approach involving the people and satisfying their interests on the way to a common goal (reunification).

Sequenzen: 30.12-46.12 and 1.06.27-1.15.20

Read more about Universal Peace Federation (UPF) at their website

Organizer: WFWPI (Women´s Federation for World Peace International, USA)

Event: GWPN “A Unified Korea Rising Above Challenges” on November 8, 2021

Invited Speaker: Dr.rer.pol. Beatrice Bischof

The second Global Women’s Peace Network Korea, Japan, and USA Forum on Women’s Leadership in Reconciliation & Peacemaking Forum – “A Unified Korea – Rising Above Challenges.”

Sequenzen:   1:04:29 – 1:14:50

Website WFWP:

Organized by Medpoint, Shaikha Noora Bint Khalifa Abd al-Aziz Al Khalifa Group of Companies, and The Nine Training Center.

Universities 195 Virtual Higher Education Conference, under the Patronage of H. E. Dr. Majid Bin Ali Al Noaimi, The Minister of Education Bahrain,

The Concept of the Universities 195 Higher Education Virtual Conference is to bring all universities from all around the world through a virtual platform, to benefit enormously from a unique global educational experience. One hundred and ninety-five world-class universities and highly-reputed vocational institutes from all continents will form the basis of this conference. The conference will be replete with high-level speakers for 4 days who will share best practices, new career paths, future science, trending topics, and much more. Conference Objectives: 1. To support higher education and vocational training to overcome challenges and obstacles, 2. To learn about future science and prepare young people for careers of the future, 3. To shed light on the concepts of future majors, sustainability, modern engineering, financial technology (FinTech), and much more. The four topics are Challenges and Opportunities in the New Normal, Sustainability, Future Majors, Showcasing Higher and Vocational Education Programmes.

Medpoint Talk Show – Cavalla International
UniversityConference panel: 2:05:56 of which Cavalla 2:37:55 then Dr. Beatrice Bischof contribution 2:46:06 – 2:54:54

Bahrain TV News Center. News Zoom Conference Call, December 2021. Invited Speaker: Dr.rer.pol. Beatrice Bischof.

Universities 195 Education Virtual Conference. News Zoom Conference Call, December 2021. Invited Speaker: Dr.rer.pol. Beatrice Bischof.

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