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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.

Expert and Think Tank discussions in New Zealand

Several meetings and discussions on Asia and the current challenges in the Asia-Pacific region took place with experts and Think Tanks in New Zealand from the 5th to the 7th of September.

Pacific Update 2018

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, in cooperation with the School of Economics at the University of the South Pacific and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme – Australia and the Pacific, hosted the public-policy focused 2018 Pacific Update conference in Suva, Fiji over the 5th and 6th of July.

53rd Otago Foreign Policy School

“Asia-Pacific Diplomacy in Transition: Ideas, Issues and Institutions”

The University of Otago, in cooperation with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, brought together academics, diplomats and representatives of various ministries to discuss major trends and developments affecting diplomacy in New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region in the early 21st century, at the recent 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School.

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