Event Reports

Political Dialogue Program in Australia and New Zealand with Dr Klaus Schueler and Dr Peter Hefele

Tackling the New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times

KAS Australia and the Pacific was pleased to welcome Dr Klaus Schueler, State Secretary (ret’d) and former Federal Managing Director of the CDU, for a political dialogue program with Australian and New Zealand politicians, political party and industry representatives, academics and think tank experts. Dr Schueler, who is now the Board of Management’s representative for national and international politics at LANXESS and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation was accompanied by Dr Peter Hefele, Director Team Asia and the Pacific, KAS Berlin.


Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion with German MP Carsten Mueller

Challenges in the Energy Policy Sector in Germany and Australia

MP Carsten Mueller (Member of the Economic Affairs and Energy Committee; Chairman of the Parliamentary Circle on Energy Efficiency, Chairman of the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency; etc.) in the course of a Roundtable Discussion held on 16 September 2019 in Sydney had the opportunity to discuss energy policy matters with representatives from the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, the energy industry and energy authorities.

(c) Hartmut Voigt

2nd Australia-Germany Cybersecurity Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels, June 24 – 28 2019

After the success of our first Australia-Germany Cybersecurity Dialogue in Canberra in 2018, for this year’s dialogue we took a group of Australian experts to Berlin and Brussels. The delegation engaged in theme-focused roundtables and bilateral meetings at relevant ministries and institutions in Berlin and Brussels to examine current challenges and how to best manage them based on multifaceted approaches and bi-lateral/multi-lateral cooperation.

Pacific Update, Suva

The Pacific Update, a multinational conference organised by ANU’s Development Policy Centre in cooperation with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and with the support of KAS Australia and the Pacific as well as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was held from 3 to 5 July 2019 at USP in Suva/Fiji.

Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin

The University of Otago, with the support of KAS Australia and the Pacific, has held its 54th Otago Foreign Policy School from 28 until 30 June 2019 in Dunedin/New Zealand.

4th ASPI-KAS 1.5 Track Australia/Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

“Shifting Frontiers: Addressing Post-Caliphate Terrorism Dynamics”

In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific brought a high-level delegation of Counter-Terrorism policymakers and experts from Germany and the EU to Australia to discuss current trends, effective counter-strategies and increase cooperation regarding these developments.

Fusion Photography

Luncheon Discussion with German Minister of Defence

On the occasion of the visit of the German Minister of Defence, Dr Ursula von der Leyen, KAS Australia and the Pacific co-hosted a luncheon discussion in cooperation with the German Embassy.

Political Dialogue Programme Australian-German Relations with MP Klein

mit MdB Volkmar Klein

Australia and Germany have been enjoying an increasingly close relationship. MP Volkmar Klein’s visit to Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne provided an excellent opportunity to focus on strengthening these ties further.

Pacific Political Party Workshop

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji, in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, organised a workshop on Political Parties in the Pacific which took place recently in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Australian-German Dialogue on Asia

In cooperation with the College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU we conducted for the first time a conference to address the challenges and opportunities offered by the ever-evolving geographical, economic and strategic space of Asia.

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