With Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering

“Europe: Player or Loser?”

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering will visit the United States for a dialogue program with elected officials, policy experts, business representatives and students to discuss current challenges the EU faces - especially as they relate to conflict in Ukraine, volatility in the Middle East and Europe's internal challenges. He will adress the question of whether Europe will be able to maintain a leading role within the transatlantic community or not pending the ability to find sustainable solutions. more…

Workshop with Dr. Günter Krings MP

“Threats from Within – Common Transatlantic Answers to Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq“

In the light of the challenges and threats for domestic security caused by international terrorism the transatlantic partners need to pursue common actions. In order to respond to these challenges, different answers to various problems are required. Dr. Günter Krings MP, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Internal Affairs will discuss the current situation with US-representatives. more…

International Reports

An Anchor in Society

Apart from a short period during the Vietnam War, the American people have always supported their military, which in turn is strongly anchored in society. more…



to the Washington, DC office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The Washington office is in charge of the Foundation's activities in both the United States of America and Canada. The KAS maintains a broad network of personal and institutional contacts in North America.



Nov. 14

Twenty Five Years Later:

Memory Culture and Political Controversy over the Legacy of East Germany

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Previous events

Oct. 1 - 11

“Europe: Player or Loser?”

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament (ret.) and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Sep. 30

TTIP – A Discussion about the Political Challenges

US Trade Experts meet with Dr. Achim Dercks

Sep. 18 - 19
Experts' Meeting

“Perspectives on Cooperative International Development in Central Asia - Is There a Common Ground?”

Dialogue with Klaus-Jürgen Hedrich, former Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Coop


The Green Side of Energy Security

Energy policy is one of the most important contemporary issues for both the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). It is not only central in fueling the economy on both sides of the Atlantic, matters of energy security [...] more…

Safe as houses: Comparing Housing Finance Policies in the U.S. and Germany

Alexander Reisenbichler compares housing policy in the US and Germany

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, Alexander Reisenbichler, a visiting DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate at George Washington University in Washington, DC, provided a comparative look at the housing market [...] more…

A Transatlantic Perspective on Current Events Shaping Trade and Foreign Policy

Young German Leaders get to share their views with US policy experts

As part of the annual exchange program of the American Jewish Committee and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the KAS in Washington organized a roundtable discussion with young German leaders and American policy experts. A common [...] more…

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