Event Reports - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific
Inaugural Energy Policy Dialogue in Australia
"Global Energy Security and Climate Change in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region”
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, in collaboration with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London and Climate-KIC Australia, brought together key international and regional experts from government, industry, academia and civil society to exchange comparative and contemporary perspectives on the challenges for comprehensive energy security strategies, the opportunities of digitalization, cyber security risks and the effects of energy and resource security on international relations and geopolitics.
"Europe is - its critics notwithstanding - a success story"
Prof. Lammert opens Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series
On November 28, 2017 KAS' Regional Programme Asia and the Pacific had the honour of welcoming Prof. Norbert Lammert as the keynote speaker on the topic "Germany and Europe in a New Era of Global Challenges". The following quotation by Konrad Adenauer constituted the core message of his lecture: "European unity used to be the dream of a few. It became the hope of many. Today it is a prerequisite for all."
Policy Session at the APRC Perth "Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives”
KAS Australia and Pacific was privileged to be hosting an important geostrategic panel discussion at the APCR in Perth. It brought together the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Singapore, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP and the Hon. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, political editor David Speers from Sky News as well as a select group of international security experts.
Political Dialogue Programme with German MPs Hauptmann and Klein
Politial talks and roundtable discussions in Australia
On invitation of KAS Australia and Pacific, MP Mark Hauptmann and MP Volkmar Klein participated in a series of political talks, expert exchanges and roundtable discussions centred on the topics of Digitalisation, Economic Policy, Industry 4.0, Start-Ups, Energy and Cybersecurity in Sydney and Perth.
Pacific Regional Dialogue on Political Parties
DOES THE PACIFIC NEED POLITICAL PARTIES?
Based on this question, a regional workshop on political parties in the South Pacific region took place in Fiji from the 19th to the 20th of September in cooperation with the UNDP.
Europa auf dem Weg zur Sicherheitsunion
Wie die EU Terror bekämpft – und was sie von Australien lernen könnte
Vor einem Jahr schlug EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker vor, „ein Europa zu schaffen, das schützt, stärkt und verteidigt“. Gerade die terroristische Bedrohung könne auf europäischer Ebene teilweise besser bekämpft werden. Ein paar der wichtigsten Ziele sind: Rückkehrer stoppen, Radikalisierung verhindern, Terroristen bestrafen. Australiens Vorgehensweise liefert in diesem Zusammenhang interessante Anknüpfungspunkte.
3RD AUSTRALIA-EUROPE COUNTER-TERRORISM DIALOGUE IN BERLIN AND BRUSSELS
"Transforming the New Threat Landscape"
From the 4th until the 8th of September, the 3rd "AUSTRALIA-EUROPE COUNTER-TERRORISM DIALOGUE" took place in Berlin and Brussels. In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific brought a high-level delegation of CT policy-makers and experts from Australia to have the opportunity for a fruitful exchange of knowledge and experience about current developments, effective counter-strategies and new collaborative activities.
Information and dialogue programme in Nadi and Suva
As part of KAS portfolio in the region, the KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific undertook a project scoping trip to Nadi and Suva.
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