Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Promenadeplatz 2 - 6, 80333 München

Sunday 18 February 2018 


At the Munich Security Conference 2018, the LOISACH GROUP will host a roundtable discussion engaging senior German and American leaders, jour­nalists and academics to further strengthen the strategic dialogue by discussing the stra­tegic lessons identified by the MSC 2018 for the security partnership and then seeking to translate these lessons into practical steps to deepen the dialogue.



Lunch: 13:30 - 15:00, Fürstensalon

Introduction by

GCMC Director LTG (Ret.) Keith W. Dayton: "Role and function of the LOISACH GROUP"

Lunch Speaker: ADM (Ret.) James G. Stavridis, Dean, Fletcher School Tufts University

Session 1: 15:00 - 16:15, Gelber Salon

State of the German-U.S. Strategic Dialogue

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Michta (Dean GCMC)

Speakers: LTG Hans-Werner Wiermann and LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges, followed by discussion.

Coffee Break: 16:15 - 16:45

Session 2: 16:45 - 18: 15, Gelber Salon

Aligning U.S.-German Security Policy

Moderator: Dr. Jack Clarke (Professor GCMC)

Speakers: Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp (President Federal Academv for Securit1,1 Policy, Berlin) and Dr. Dan Hamilton (Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University) followed by discussion.

Dinner: 18:30 - 20:30, Refektorium

Welcome by AMB lschinger, followed by remarks by LTG (Ret.) Dayton and speech by Dr. Celeste Wallander (President & CEO, The U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law, Washington, D.C.).


 - By Invitation Only -



DEU - USA Strategic Dialogue @ MSC 2018 Invitation