Thursday, 17 September 2015, Potsdam

Orangery Sanssouci Castle, Potsdam

09:30 – 10:00        REGISTRATION
10:00 – 10:10        M100 YOUNG EUROPEAN JOURNALISTS

                            Presentation of the results

10:10 – 10:30        OPENING SPEECH     
                            Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Federal Chancellor ret., Bonn

10:30 – 12:15        SESSION I:
                            The post-war order in Europe: is it
                            drifting apart?
Can it survive?
                            Over recent years political, economic and
                            social conflicts in Europe and its neigh-
                            bouring states have increased alarmingly.
                            How is the EU meeting these challenges?
                            How should it be meeting them? What
                            are the implications of current events for
                            Europe’s role in the world?    
          Input:         Dr. Jamie SheaDeputy Assistant
                            Secretary General for Emerging Security
                            Challenges, NATO, Brussels

  Moderation:         Ali Aslan, TV-Host and Journalist, Berlin

12:15 – 13:15        LUNCH

13:15 – 14:45        SESSION II
                            Democracy as the foundation of the
                            State: The key to world order?

                            Twenty-five years after the restoration of
                            full sovereignty to Germany, how have our
                            democracies changed? What is the signifi-
                            cance – in actual and  normative terms -
                            for the concept of sovereignty of today’s
                            “post-national constellation” (Jürgen
                            Habermas) and the surrender of many,
                            previously nationally-held powers as a
                            result of the policy to save the euro? What
                            are the challenges of digitalisation?
          Input:         Dr. Ulrike Guérot, Founder and Director,
                            „European Democracy Lab“, Berlin

  Moderation:         Christopher Walker, Executive Director,
                            International Forum for Democratic Studies
                            - National Endowment for Democracy,

14:45 – 15:15        COFFEE BREAK

15:15 – 16:30        SESSION III
                            The impact of news management on
                            public opinion about world affairs:
                            Role and r
esponsibilities of the media
                            Today, independent journalism which
                            adheres to a code of professional practice
                            is arguably more necessary than it has ever
                            been; our expectations of it have certainly
                            never been higher. But how can we defend
                            the media’s role in building democracy in a
                            changing world? 
          Input:         Nenad Pejic, Editor-in-Chief, Radio Free
                            Europe / Radio Liberty, Prague

  Moderation:         Ali Aslan, TV-Host and Journalist, Berlin

16:30 – 16:45        SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK:
                            Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder, Professor of
                            Contemporary History, Johannes Gutenberg
                            University of Mainz
16:45 – 18:00        BREAK

17:00 – 17:30        Press conference
                            (for reporting journalists only)
                            Raphael Hall

                       M100 MEDIA AWARD

18:00 – 18:05        WELCOME SPEECH    
                            Jann Jakobs
                            Lord Mayor City of Potsdam
18:05 – 18:30        MAIN SPEECH        
                            Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
                            Federal Foreign Minister, Berlin

18:30 – 18:50        LAUDATIO    
                            Ferdinand von Schirach
                           Writer and Defence Lawyer, Berlin

18:50 – 19:10        ACCEPTANCE SPEECH    
                            Gérard Biard
                            Editor-in-Chief Charlie Hebdo, Paris


19:30 – 23:00        GALA DINNER
                            In cooperation with the
                            Alfred Herrhausen Society
                            New Chambers