Apply to Become “MSC Junior Ambassador“

Deadline: 10th December 2013
Open to: young professionals and students who were born in or after 1985
Venue: 31 January – 2 February 2014 at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany


The Munich Security Conference is a leading international and independent forum in the field of foreign and security policy. Established in 1963 by Ewald von Kleist, it brings together decision-makers and experts – heads of state and government, foreign and defense ministers, diplomats and other government officials, military leaders, members of parliament, leaders of international and non-governmental organizations, CEOs and other private sector experts, as well as think tankers and academics – from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges. Since 2008, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, a senior German diplomat and former deputy foreign minister, has been chairman of the conference. The next MSC will be held from 31 January to 2 February 2014 at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich.

In the run-up to its 50th edition in 2014, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the second round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors program. By means of an essay contest, we want to give three dedicated students or young professionals the opportunity to attend next year’s MSC. The program is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1985.


Essay Topic and Guidelines


At the 60th Munich Security Conference in 2024, what will be the most important security challenge on the agenda, and why?


Submissions should not be longer than 6,000 characters and be written in the style of an op-ed. We expressly welcome a wide range of perspectives and put a premium on original, creative writing and surprising arguments. The winning essays will be published on the conference’s website. We will pay for travel expenses and provide accommodation at a conference hotel for the three winners. We expect the Junior Ambassadors to be willing to share their conference impressions via our website and social media from their perspective as the youngest conference attendees.


Deadline for entries is Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 11.59 pm Eastern Standard Time. You can find the application form here: In addition to your essay, please also upload a short CV and fill in the form. The MSC will only notify those contestants that have been selected. The MSC is not accountable for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind occurring with or as a result of the prize, or from participation in the contest.

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