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The World in 2030: Women, Development and Policy

AWPC Expert Meetings 2017

“Changing norms should be at the top of the 2030 Agenda. We all have a role to play in challenging these adverse social norms and reshaping stereotypes.” This was the conclusion from The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment, and one that was also reaffirmed during the Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus (AWPC) meetings that took place in Singapore. more…

Dilpreet Kaur | Event Reports | November 15, 2017

Germany has decided - What´s next?

Five weeks ago, Germany has decided. The CDU stayed the strongest party. But on 24 September 2017, the people´s parties had convinced less voters than expected, whereas the so called “race for the third place” was won by the AfD, a euro critical and right wing populist party, which has not even been in existence five years ago. It had gained more votes than the liberals, the greens and the leftist party, who all still made it into parliament. more…

Katharina Naumann | Event Reports | November 2, 2017

7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines benefits of regular exchange

"In today's world partnership is a necessity, not a luxury", this statement made by The Honorable Rose E. Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at a roundtable discussion of the 7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines the spirit of this year’s dialogue in Brussels. Over the course of two days, the high-ranking Asian delegation had bilateral briefings at the NATO Headquarters and engaged in a closed-door dialogue addressing questions of great power politics, projecting stability, cyber security, and NATO's perception in Asia-Pacific. more…

Patrick Rüppel | Event Reports | October 17, 2017

Final Workshop of the 7th Batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) in Germany

Modern Election Campaigning in Times of Populism

“Even in the digital age, door-to-door campaigning and local canvassing remain as important as ever – perhaps more than ever.” Those remarks by Connect 17 representatives, a CDU election campaign project, were among the most important take-aways for the 7th batch of the Konrad-Adenauer-School of Politicians (KASYP) during their final workshop in Germany, bringing home the still important personal engagement and localism of national politics. more…

Dr. Frederick Kliem | Event Reports | October 5, 2017

ASEAN Roundtable 2017

“ASEAN at 50: Charting the Future Together”

On October 2, KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia’s long term partner, the ASEAN Studies Centre of ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute in Singapore, hosted this year’s ASEAN Roundtable. In the year 2017, the event was of course all about the ASEAN jubilee. more…

Dr. Frederick Kliem | Event Reports | October 2, 2017