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April 30, 2009

KAS in Bhutan

The Regional Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Mr. Colin Duerkop called on the Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley recently to discuss possible cooperation arrangements between the Foundation and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

February 3, 2009

KAS in Dili

Political Dialogue with Timor Leste

Within the framework of political dialogue with think-tanks and political parties, Timor Leste's Minister of Foreign Affairs received members of a KAS-Delegation. Picture: (from left to right) Prof. Christian Roschmann and Mr. Clauspeter Hill, Directors of the Rule of Law Programmes in Africa and Asia, Zacarias Albano da Costa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Timor Leste and Dr. Colin Dürkop, Regional Representative of the Political Dialogue Programme in Singapore.

January 14, 2009

IYDU Council Meeting in Wellington

International Young Democrat Union Council Meeting

During the IYDU annual Council Meeting, Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key invited the participants for a reception in the Parliament Buildings. Picture: Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key (left) talking to CDI Asia-Pacific General Secretary Francis Manglapus (center) and Dr. Colin Dürkop, KAS-Singapore (right)

January 7, 2009

Book Launch

Social Market Economy

During the ISEAS Regional Outlook Forum 2009, a reprint of the encyclopdia “Social Market Economy – Principles and Implementation, Economic Policy from A to Z” was introduced to a wider public. Picture: Ms Triena Ong, Managing Editor and Head of Publishing at ISEAS and Dr. Colin Dürkop, KAS Singapore.

December 5, 2008

Gender Trends in Southeast Asia

Women Now, Women in the Future

This symposium, which, supported by KAS, was the first of its kind covering issues on Gender Trends in Southeast Asia was attended by participants from diverse sectors ranging from governmental to profit-based organisations. Guest-of-Honour, Minister of State Mrs. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon launched the symposium with a speech. Presentations held during the event included topics like (a) women and family; (b) women and employment; (c) women and politics; (d) women and health; and (e) women and religion. more…

November 24, 2008

KAS-LOGODEF Conference in Olongapo City

Cities in Search of the Ideal Communities

The 16th Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Network for Better Local Governments, entitled "Cities in Search of the Ideal Communities", organized by KAS and LOGODEF, was held on Nov. 19-21 in the Philippines. Over a dozen experts from various countries in East and Southeast Asia delivered presentations on urban planning in the spirit of new public management. Cities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines were analyzed from a comparative perspective. more…

November 4, 2008

10th EU-East Asia Think-Tank Dialogue

Institutional Development in Regional Organizations

The 10th annual EU-East Asia Think-Tank dialogue with the theme on "Institutional Development in Regional Organizations – Charter Making in the EU and ASEAN" was recently held in Cebu/Philippines. The Dialogue was attended by participants from ASEAN Institutes of strategic and international studies as well as experts from Japan, Korea and China. Furthermore, representatives from various EU think tanks also were participating.

October 2, 2008

SEAMUS meeting in Singapore

Networking Enlightened and Liberal Muslims in Southeast Asia

A networking workshop on the meaning of liberal Islam and the concept of enlightened Islam was recently held in Singapore among members of the Southeast Asian Muslims for Freedom and Enlightenment (SEAMUS) which is a network of reform-oriented Southeast Asian Muslim organizations dedicated to the promotion of human rights, gender equality, pluralism, peaceful resolution of conflicts and civil society. more…

August 25, 2008

29th General Assembly of AIPA (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly)

During the 29th AIPA General Assembly, held form 19 to 24 August in Singapore and on the occasion of the celebration of 2008 as European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with ASEAN countries Mr. Hartmut Nassauer MEP had talks with KAS Singapore concerning the relations between EU and ASEAN and on possible joint activities in 2009. more…

August 13, 2008

The rise of China

was the main theme of an international workshop jointly organised by East Asian Institute Singapore and KAS Regional Office. The workshop which coincided with the opening days of the Beijing Olympics provided an up-to-date policy analysis of East and Southeast Asian Countries and their multi-faceted security, economic and political relations with China.