Event Reports

56th Otago Foreign Policy School

1 to 3 July 2022 Dunedin/New Zealand

The 56th Otago Foreign Policy School was held in hybrid format with KAS Australia’s support again this year, and was concerned with “New Zealand’s Role as a Space-Faring Nation”.

Pacific Update

28 to 30 June 2022 Suva/Fiji

KAS Australia and the Pacific is pleased that the 10th Pacific Update was held in person again this year, after the regional conference was cancelled in 2020 and held in virtual format in 2021. Dubbed to be the premier forum for the discussion of Pacific matters of concern, the conference took place from 28 to 30 June 2022 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva/Fiji.

KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law

Lessons for the Hunter from the EU Green Deal

The inaugural KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law was concerned with the EU Green Deal with a focus on the Just Transition Mechanism. The EU Green Deal was passed by the European Parliament in 2020 and aims to establish Europe as the first climate neutral continent by 2050. Underpinning the Green Deal is the European Climate Law – the binding legislative framework for the delivery of the EU’s commitments.

2021 KAS-EUCERS Energy Trialogue

Hydrogen Certification in Australia, Germany and Japan

H2x3 The 2021 KAS-EUCERS Energy Trialogue has concluded by way of a virtual seminar (public event) on “The Certification of Hydrogen in Australia, Germany and Japan”.

Europe's Indo-Pacific Embrace: Global Partnerships for Regional Resilience

On 7 October, KAS Australia and the Pacific and the Perth USAsia Centre hosted an online event to officially launch the ‘Europe’s Indo-Pacific embrace: Global partnerships for regional resilience’ report. In view of the German Guidelines to the Indo-Pacific and the recently published European Indo-Pacific Strategy, this event aimed to facilitate scientific exchange and strengthen bilateral as well as multilateral cooperation in the face of the Indo-Pacific region's increasingly challenging geopolitical environment.

2021 KAS-EUCERS Energy Trialogue

The Emerging Hydrogen Economies: Shared interests by Australia, Germany and Japan

H2x3 The 2021 KAS-EUCERS Energy Trialogue has kicked off by way of a virtual seminar (closed expert group) on the emerging hydrogen economies in, and shared interests by, Australia, Germany and Japan.

Geoconomics and Sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific: Integration across Geographies

with Keynote Speaker: Dan Tehan, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific hosted a special dialogue event with the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment at Parliament House.

China’s Great Game? Regional Connectivity, Power Asymmetries and Security Integration

KAS Australia and the Pacific hosted a dinner discussion on the foreign and security policy outlook for members of the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and security experts in Canberra.

Current Developments in the CDU and its International Relations

An exchange with representatives of the Liberal Party (Australia) and the National Party (New Zealand), with an impulse statement by Bertil Wenger, International Secretary of the CDU

3rd Europe-Australia 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue - Part 2

Dialogue on Joint Responses to Large Scale Cyber Incidents

The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together senior government representatives, policy makers, academic experts, practitioners and members of the diplomatic corps to share their views, develop better understandings and explore how cooperation could be strengthened. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various relevant institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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