Neuer Leiter des KAS-Auslandsbüros in Korea - Auf gute Nachbarschaft

New country representative of KAS Korea

"Good neighbors"

It is more than just the entrance hall that is shared by the KAS office Korea and the diplomatic mission of Portugal. It is the link between Europe and the Korean peninsula, that both work on. Ambassador Antonio Quinteiro Nobre has visited the KAS office to greet his new neighbor. Since early March, Stefan Samse is representing KAS in Seoul. Before being posted to Seoul, the lawyer has been working in Berlin`s Senate administration for Justice and Consumer Protection.

Verabschiedung von Dr. Norbert Eschborn durch Saenuri-Generalsekretär Hwang Jin Ha MP am 19.11.2015 in Seoul

Farewell of Dr. Norbert Eschborn

Saenuri Secretary General praises KAS work in Korea

Hwang Jin Ha MP, Secretary General of South Korea's ruling conservative Saenuri party, paid tribute to the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Korea. The foundation has enjoyed considerable reputation around the country and deserved Korea's credit for its work over almost 40 years, Hwang said. He also bade farewell to Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Resident Representative of KAS to Korea, whose term on the peninsula will come to an end after more than four years at the end of December.

25 Years of German Unity

Contributors to the "East German reconstrution" in a dialogue with the Korean press

Dr. Albin Nees, former Vice Minister for Social Affairs in the State of Saxony, and Thomas Kunz, Director General with the Thuringia Ministry of Justice, met with famous Korean columnist Kim Young-hie for a lenghty interview about their contributions to the rebuilding of the East German administration after 1990 including personal anecdotes. Both Nees and Kunz were in Korea as guests of KAS and spoke during a rule of law symposium in cooperation with the of the Korea University. more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its activities and projects, the Foundation realizes an active and substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. In the following we present the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its activities in Korea.


Previous events

May 17

Theme Week Security 2016: Maritime Regime Building in North East Asia

The Legal, Economic, and Strategic Implications of China’s Artificial Island-building Projects for the South China Sea

May 16

Theme Week Security 2016: Transnational Risk Assessment and Responses


May 4

Fully booked


Political participation of adolescents and young adults in South Korea and Germany

Repercussions of the parliamentary election of April 13th

Apr. 20

Fully booked

Experts' Meeting

Analysis of the 20th National Assembly election results

Post-evaluation of the Parliamentary Election


Theme Week Security 2016: Artificial Islands in the South China Sea

Legal and Strategic Perspectives

On May 17, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the SLOC Study Group—Korea held their 6th joint conference at The Plaza Hotel in Seoul. The overarching theme of the conference—artificial islands in the South China Sea—produced a lot of [...] more…

Theme Week Security 2016: Transnational Risk Assessment and Responses


On May 16, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and RINSA held their 6th joint conference at the Westin Chosun hotel in Seoul amid a wide diversity of panels and presentations. The key headlines were related to the growing threat of [...] more…

Expert’s Meeting: A Post-Evaluation of the 20th Parliamentary Election

A week after the 20th parliamentary elections in South Korea, the KAS Korea Office invited representatives of the two major parties, Saenuri and Minjoo, as well as members of citizens’ initiatives to join an experts meeting to [...] more…

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