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2nd Pacific Meet and Greet

(by invitation only)

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to host the second iteration of its Pacific Meet & Greet on Thursday, 23 November 2023, in Canberra.

Symposium

IALS Annual Symposium

Property Law, Climate Change, Tech Disruption

“Climate change and technological developments are presenting challenges to settled principles of property law both personal/moveable and real/immoveable.” Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to support the International Association of Legal Science’s (IALS) Annual Symposium this year. The event is scheduled to be held on 23/24 November at the College of Law of the Australian National University.

Online-Seminar

Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region

Webinar

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to host a webinar in cooperation with the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and the British Institute for International Comparative Law (BIICL) on the protection of Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region.

Expert talk

'Polar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures'

Expert Discussion

KAS Australia and the Pacific, in cooperation with defence and security expert Prof Christian Leuprecht, is delighted to invite you to the 'Polar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures' expert discussion.

Expert conference

PIURN Conference

“Exploring the Sea of Islands”

KAS Australia is pleased to support for the first time the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network’s (PIURN) Annual Conference, scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 July in the Cook Islands.

Expert conference

ICON-S 2023 Annual Conference

Islands and Oceans: Public Law in a Plural World

KAS Australia is proud to support the International Society of Public Law’s (ICON•S) 9th Annual Meeting scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 July 2023 at the Faculty of Law of Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.

Lecture

Konrad Adenauer Lecture 2023

"Security Issues for the Pacific Region "

The Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series is dedicated to enhancing understanding of Europe and Germany in Australia and the wider region. With the Indo-Pacific quickly gaining geo-political importance, it is vital in reciprocity to enhance understanding of the region to European stakeholders as well. The initiative is the culmination of a longstanding partnership between the ANU Centre for European Studies and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a German political foundation with a regional representation in Canberra, covering Australia, New Zealand and 13 Pacific Island States.

Expert conference

NZIIA Annual Conference

‘International Solutions: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Place in a Troubled World’

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to support the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Annual Conference this year.

Seminar

Rule of Law and Development Port Vila/Vanuatu

2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law

KAS Australia is pleased to announce the 2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law scheduled to be held from 30 May to 2 June 2023 in Port Vila/Vanuatu. Implemented in cooperation with the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) and with the support of the School of Law of the University of the South Pacific (USP School of Law), this year’s Roadshow focusses on the rule of law and development, more precisely, the rule of law as a driver of development.

Expert talk

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KAS- AHK Canberra Delegation Roundtable

‘Trade, Supply Chains and Energy Security in a Changing International Security Environment’

KAS Australia and the Pacific will host a luncheon discussion for members of the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canberra in March. The topic focuses on regional connectivity, supply chains and security integration as international geopolitical events are said to increasingly drive economic developments in the Indo-Pacific.

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9th KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

2023

KAS Australia and the Pacific, in cooperation with the KAS offices in Brussels and Berlin, was pleased to be holding its 9th KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in October this year.

2nd KAS Australia and the Pacific Security Conference

'Zeitenwende' and Beyond

After a successful first iteration in 2022, we held the 2nd KAS Australia Security Conference on German-Indo-Pacific common security concerns on 12 and 13 September. The aim is to continue to grow the conference and establish it as an important platform for multilateral exchange on all matters defence, security and foreign policy. This year, KAS Australia and the Pacific was supported by the National Security College and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

German Delegation Visit to Australia

As part of our 2nd KAS Australia and the Pacific Security Conference, we were honoured to welcome a German delegation to Australia.

5th PIURN Conference

2023

This year KAS Australia has for the first time supported the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network’s (PIURN) bi-annual conference. The 5th PIURN Annual Conference was held from 4 to 6 July 2023 in the Cook Islands.

9th ICON-S Annual Conference

Islands and Oceans: Public Law in a Plural World

For the first time since its inception, the ICON-S Annual Meeting took place in Oceania. The International Society of Public Law is an international learned society with members from all around the globe.

6th Konrad Adenauer Lecture

‘Security Issues for the Pacific Region’

KAS Australia and the Pacific and the ANU Centre for European Studies were delighted to hold the 6th KAS Lecture in Canberra in June. This year's keynote was kindly delivered by former President of the Republic of Kiribati and advocate for climate action and ocean conservation H.E. Anote Tong, with concluding remarks provided by the German Special Envoy for the Pacific Islands States, H.E. Beate Grzeski.

Pacific Update

2023

The Pacific Update, an annual conference dubbed the premier forum for the discussion of matters of concern to the Pacific region, has taken place again with KAS Australia’s support. Co-organised by the Centre for Development Policy (Devpol) of the Australian National University (ANU) and the School of Economics of the University of the South Pacific (USP), the event was held from 13 to 15 June in the capital of Fiji.

NZIIA Annual Conference 2023

Auckland / New Zealand

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) was pleased to support for the first time the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs’ (NZIIA) Annual Conference this year.

2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law

The 2nd KAS-ANUCES Roadshow Rule of Law was held from 29 May to 2 June 2023 in Port Vila/Vanuatu. The Roadshow was implemented again in cooperation with the Centre for European Studies of the Australian National University (ANUCES). As a local partner, we were pleased to have the support of the School of Law of the University of the South Pacific (USP). The focus of the event was on the rule of law and development, more precisely, the rule of law as a driver of development.

Roundtable with PStS Thomas Hitschler

KAS Australia and the Pacific held a roundtable discussion with defence and security experts and Think Tank representatives in Canberra in March.