Ex-Bundespräsident Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler mit Vertretern der deutschen politischen Stiftungen in Korea

Visit to South Korea

Former German Federal President Köhler meets with Political Foundations

On the occasion of his participation in an international conference of a South Korean media group the former German Federal President and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler (left) received a political and economic briefing from the representatives of German organizations in the Republic of Korea, among others also Dr. Norbert Eschborn (right), Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

KAS-Vizevorsitzende Hildigund Neubert beim koreanischen Partner Yeo-Myung School

Integration of North Korean refugees

KAS Deputy Chairwoman Hildigund Neubert visits Partner Yeo-Myung School

An interim appraisal of the integration of North Korean refugees in South Korea was the main topic of a visit to KAS's Korean partner Yeo-Myung School by the Deputy Chairwoman of KAS, Hildigund Neubert. The former State Secretary held talks with both faculty and students of the school and was particularly impressed by the various pieces of art created by the students as ameans to overcome their traumata many of them have been suffering from since their escape.

Expertengespräch Marineakademie der Republik Korea

German-Korean Security Dialogue

Overwhelming Interest in Western Maritime Security Strategies

Around 500 members of the Korean Naval Academy in Jinhae participated in the presentation on "Maritime Security Strategies of the EU and NATO: a Comparison", given by the former Inspector of the German Navy, Vice Admiral (ret.) Lutz Feldt, on May 1. KAS Korea cooperated for the first time with the Academy in connection with the German-Korean Security Dialogue initiated by the Foundation already in 2011. This year five events of the KAS "Theme Week Security" attracted more than 800 people.



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.



North Korean Refugees in South Korea

Arduous Escape and Difficult Integration

Since the division of states and the subsequent military conflict between North and South Korea, thousands of North Koreans fled their country in view of political repression and economic despair. Their target destination is [...] more…

Vade Mecum for Korean Unification

by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Blum

Within a very short period of time, communist North Korea could become as politically unstable as East Germany did more than twenty years ago. What does the German experience tell us? more…

South Korea on a Journey of Self-Discovery

From „Victim Nationalism“ to Nation Branding

People familiar with Korea are generally aware of the fact that Korean nationalism can present the greatest obstacle to foreigners trying to understand what the Koreans are like. There is clearly a specifically Korean type of [...] more…

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