9th KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue


KAS Australia and the Pacific, in cooperation with the KAS offices in Brussels and Berlin, was pleased to be holding its 9th KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in October this year.

2nd KAS Australia and the Pacific Security Conference

'Zeitenwende' and Beyond

After a successful first iteration in 2022, we held the 2nd KAS Australia Security Conference on German-Indo-Pacific common security concerns on 12 and 13 September. The aim is to continue to grow the conference and establish it as an important platform for multilateral exchange on all matters defence, security and foreign policy. This year, KAS Australia and the Pacific was supported by the National Security College and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

German Delegation Visit to Australia

As part of our 2nd KAS Australia and the Pacific Security Conference, we were honoured to welcome a German delegation to Australia.

5th PIURN Conference


This year KAS Australia has for the first time supported the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network’s (PIURN) bi-annual conference. The 5th PIURN Annual Conference was held from 4 to 6 July 2023 in the Cook Islands.

9th ICON-S Annual Conference

Islands and Oceans: Public Law in a Plural World

For the first time since its inception, the ICON-S Annual Meeting took place in Oceania. The International Society of Public Law is an international learned society with members from all around the globe.

6th Konrad Adenauer Lecture

‘Security Issues for the Pacific Region’

KAS Australia and the Pacific and the ANU Centre for European Studies were delighted to hold the 6th KAS Lecture in Canberra in June. This year's keynote was kindly delivered by former President of the Republic of Kiribati and advocate for climate action and ocean conservation H.E. Anote Tong, with concluding remarks provided by the German Special Envoy for the Pacific Islands States, H.E. Beate Grzeski.

Pacific Update


The Pacific Update, an annual conference dubbed the premier forum for the discussion of matters of concern to the Pacific region, has taken place again with KAS Australia’s support. Co-organised by the Centre for Development Policy (Devpol) of the Australian National University (ANU) and the School of Economics of the University of the South Pacific (USP), the event was held from 13 to 15 June in the capital of Fiji.

NZIIA Annual Conference 2023

Auckland / New Zealand

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) was pleased to support for the first time the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs’ (NZIIA) Annual Conference this year.

2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law

this report is only in English

The 2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law was held from 29 May to 2 June 2023 in Port Vila/Vanuatu. The Roadshow was implemented again in cooperation with the Centre for European Studies of the Australian National University (ANUCES). As a local partner, we were pleased to have the support of the School of Law of the University of the South Pacific (USP). The focus of the event was on the rule of law and development, more precisely, the rule of law as a driver of development.

Roundtable with PStS Thomas Hitschler

(this event was only in English)

KAS Australia and the Pacific held a roundtable discussion with defence and security experts and Think Tank representatives in Canberra in March.


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