Ambassador Paul Bremer and former Congressman Jim Kolbe joined a group of young transatlantic leaders to discuss the importance of U.S. and German shared values in shaping foreign policy.
A delegation of German elected officials and political strategists observed the November 6 U.S. elections and met with experts to learn about current policy debates in the U.S, developments in the elections, and the strategy and tactics used in the campaign.
Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Philipp Mißfelder, MdB, led a delegation of young elected officials and political activists to Washington, DC, from July 9-13. The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Washington organized a program against the backdrop of the presidential and congressional elections in November 2012.
MdB Philipp Miβfelder and a group of young elected officials and political activists will travel to Washington, DC, to learn more about the role of political communication and how it influences voters and policy debates.
Partisan Media in the U.S.
In the United States, the political debate is starkly divided into two opposing camps. This applies not only to party politics, but also to the media, which is becoming increasingly partisan.
“Even if we do not agree on every aspect of fiscal policy, we nonetheless share a common transatlantic goal,” declared the Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, at an event organized by KAS, the American Council on Germany and the German General Consulate in San Francisco. Minister-President Haseloff addressed more than fifty representatives from California's business community and civic society.
Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, will meet wtih economic policy experts and elected officials in Washington, DC and Virginia to discuss economic and trade issues that affect the transatlantic relationship.
Economic Crises as an Opportunity for Change – a Christian Contribution
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, an expert on Catholic Social Teaching, will examine its relevance to the current international predicament and discuss economic crisis as an opportunity for far-reaching change. Only an economic system centered on the human person, he will argue, can generate societies that are both prosperous and just in the long run.
Dr. Günter Krings MdB presents: „Sustainability in Energy Policy and Beyond – A Modern Conservative Approach in German Politics“
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, along with co-host Ecologic Institute, held a luncheon discussion on February 2nd. The topic “Sustainability in Energy Policy and Beyond – A Modern Conservative Approach in German Politics” was presented by Dr. Günter Krings MdB, who is Vice Chairman of the CDU parliamentary group and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development. Present to hear Dr. Krings’ speech were senior experts in the field of energy policy.
Money Laundering and Security Issues in Central America: A Transnational Approach to a Transnational Problem
Members of the laRED Central American think tank network met with experts in Washington, DC, to discuss the challenges of money laundering and organized crime in Central America. The meetings and public discussions will aid laRED's research for an upcoming policy paper on the topic, due to be published in January 2012.