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International Workshop on "External Impacts on Freedom and Democratization in Southeast Asia"

This workshop, co-hosted by KAS and UNPAR, aims to measure and analyse external impacts on democratization processes, as well as to evaluate the success of international development agencies in promoting good governance and democracy in the region.


Dialogue with moderate Islam

This workshop will discuss, inter alia, various perspectives to the continuing endeavor of engaging and networking with proponents of moderate forms of Islam so as to contain and eliminate the threat of terrorism within a multicultural framework.


ISEAS Regional Outlook Forum 2008

The ISEAS Regional Outlook Forum will look at a region which is in constant state of flux. The rise of China and India, and the role of the US continue to influence the power game in Asia.


Visit of Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag and Vice-President of Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The two-day visit of H.E. Dr. Norbert Lammert in Singapore will, inter alia, comprise the following events:


Regional Seminar on Islam and Democracy

A series of regional conference on Islam and Democracy was initiated by The Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID) in 2005. The conference scheduled this year from 10 -12 December will be supported partly by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.


Public Forum on Indonesia in the World

"Will Indonesia, the fourth populous country in the world and the most populous country in ASEAN, emerge as a new economic power centre in Asia?" This public forum, supported by KAS, aims to give insights into Indonesia's potential economic role.


The System of Political Foundations in Germany

Presentation by Dr. Colin Dürkop, Resident Representative of the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies



Building a Robust Regional Financial Architecture in Asia: Developments and Policy Challenges

The objective of the ASEAN Roundtable, which was first initiated by ISEAS in 1988, is to review major developments in ASEAN and to explore new directions for ASEAN economic cooperation in the light of the rapidly changing global environment.


How does East Asia matter to Europe and vice versa?

Comparative Understandings on Foreign and Security Policy Issues

The seminar is the fist event jointly by KAS and JIIA and aims at promoting intellectual exchange and dialogue between scholars from Japan and Germany on a range of topical foreign policy and security policy issues.


Bilateralism versus Multilateralism in South East Asia

Hiroshima Peace Institute Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to analyze high profile cases of bilateral tensions in East and Southeast Asia to determine the causes of persistent bilateral tensions and to examine how the tensions can eventually be resolved.

Moving into Our Digital Futures

Online Launch Event of the Volume II of The Next Digital Decade: Case Studies from Asia

Together with Digital Asia Hub, KAS has published two volumes of the edited series The Next Digital Decade: Case Studies from Asia. In order to celebrate the launch of the publication, two online events have been planned. The second event “Moving into Our Digital Futures”, which took place on 30 September 2021 via Zoom platform marked the launch of the second volume of the series.

Digital Asia Future

Launch event of the Volume I of The Next Digital Decade

Together with Digital Asia Hub, KAS has published two volumes of the edited series The Next Digital Decade: Case Studies from Asia. In order to celebrate the launch of the publication, two online events have been planned. The first event “Digital Asia Future”, which took place on 23 September 2021 via Zoom platform marked the launch of the first volume of the series.

Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) Official Launch

Advancing Democratic Leadership and Governance in Asia

Congratulations to the Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) for the successful launch of the network!


5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

In Asien wird über die Zukunft der internationalen Ordnung entschieden

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KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 03: Future of International Cooperation Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

The third installment of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020 focused on the future of international cooperation in post-COVID-19 pandemic. The objectives of this particular discussion were to examine the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on international cooperation, to project the economic changes in international trade, official development assistance and world norms post-COVID-19, and to identify new ways of cooperation in order to continue the economic and political developments of Asian countries.

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 03: A Conversation on Building 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia

The second session of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series was successfully conducted on September 26, 2020 via Zoom video communication platform with the theme: A Conversation on Building Inclusive 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia.

75 Jahre Vereinte Nationen

Die Zukunft der VN, Politikberatung und Think Tanks: Unsere Zukunft Gemeinsam Gestalten

Zum 75. Jahrestag der Gründung der Vereinten Nationen veranstaltete das Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program der University of Pennsylvania am 6. Oktober eine digitale Konferenz zur Zukunft der Vereinten Nationen. An der Konferenz, die Teil der globalen Feierlichkeiten war, nahmen über 500 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Think Tanks aus allen Regionen der Welt teil. Vertreterinnen und Vertreter führender Think Tanks waren eingeladen, ihre Analysen aktueller transnationaler und internationaler Herausforderungen vorzustellen, ihre Erfahrungen in der Zusammenarbeit mit den Vereinten Nationen zu teilen und Empfehlungen für die zukünftige Kooperation von Think Tanks und den Vereinten Nationen abzugeben. Auch die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung war eingeladen, ihre Analyse und ihre Arbeit vorzustellen. Gleich zwei Mitarbeiterinnen der KAS, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Leiterin des Büros der Stiftung in New York, und Dr. La Toya Waha, Mitarbeiterin des Regionalprogrammes Politikdialog Asien in Singapur, waren auf den beiden Panels der Veranstaltung vertreten. Zum Abschluss der Veranstaltung richtete sich Under-Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond an die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, um über ihre Rolle bei der Erneuerung der Vereinten Nationen zu sprechen.

Durch Ideologie Getrennt, Durch Gewalt Vereint?

Podiumsdiskussion und Buchbesprechung

„Was motiviert politische Gewalt in Deutschland und was haben die verschiedenen Phänomenbereiche gemeinsam?“ war die zentrale Frage der Diskussionsveranstaltung mit dem Titel „Durch Ideologie getrennt, durch Gewalt vereint?“. Diskutiert haben wir diese Frage mit Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter, Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar und Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick vor dem Hintergrund unserer Publikation „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“.

KASYP Batch 10.3 & 11.2 Online Training-Worskshop

Election Campaigning for Political Parties

Last August 02 - 08 and 17 - 19, 2020, 28 KASYPers from Batch 10 and 11 participated in the first online training-workshop of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP). They underwent a training on election campaigning for political parties which aims to provide participants with the understanding and skills of electoral campaigning and its many tools as well as the importance of providing organized electoral choices to citizens through political parties, and training on bridging democratic leadership (second session on co-ownership).

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 01: Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia

Last 25 June 2020, the KAS PDA team launched successfully its “KASYP Virtual Discussion Series” with the aim to facilitate an online exchange platform that will allow the KASYP alumni to share their best practices and on-going lessons in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The first session of this series focused on discussing the “Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia”. The objective of this session was to examine the varying impacts of COVID-19 pandemic among the youth in terms of their education, employment, career, social life, and many more.