On 9 June 1815, the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna was signed. Two hundred years later, on 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany hosted the G7 summit. This coincidence provided a unique occasion to reflect on the past, present and future of conference diplomacy. For this purpose, an international conference with eminent political scientists and historians took place at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin on 8 and 9 June 2015. Researchers as well as political practitioners discussed the lessons of 200 years of multilateral cooperation, in four crucial areas: inclusion, effectiveness, legitimacy, and international order.
The science portal L.I.S.A. has videorecorded all conference speeches. In this first part of the video series we present you the welcome address of Dr. Volker Perthes (Berlin) as well as the opening presentations by Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase (Frankfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel (Konstanz).