Annual meeting of ZIF’s International Advisory Board


The annual meeting of ZIF’s International Advisory Board took place in Berlin on June 11 and 12, 2018.

After a discussion of ZIF’s activities, an exchange with Dr. Thomas Bagger, Director-General for Foreign Affairs at the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, took place. Afterwards, the group met Minister of State Michael Roth for dinner at the International Club at the Federal Foreign Office. The second day of the meeting started with a "Food for Thought"-breakfast followed by working group sessions with ZIF colleagues and a thematic session on leadership in peace operations.

Some new members joined ZIF’s Advisory Board this year: Dr. Alhaji Sarjoh Bah, Luis Carrilho, Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, David Haeri, Brigadier General Oliver Kohl, and Dr. Brigitte Lammers. After many years of serving as the chairperson of the Advisory Board, Ambassador (ret.) Bernd Mützelburg handed over to Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director of the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy, as new chairperson and Lt. General Erich Pfeffer, Commander at the Bundeswehr Operations Command in Schwielowsee, as his deputy. ZIF is extremely grateful for the support Ambassador Mützelburg has provided to the organization during all those years and is very pleased to continue working with him as Honorary Member of its Advisory Board in the future.