Events - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific
2019 Konrad Adenauer Lecture with Mr Elmar Brok - Member of the European Parliament (1980-2019)
“Quo vadis, Europe? Questions of Identity, Sovereignty and Responsibility”
As the longest serving member of the European Parliament (EP) for almost 40 years, Elmar Brok is widely credited for his significant contributions to EU foreign policy (Head of European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs for 13 years) and constitutional matters. Following his retirement from Parliament in June this year, Mr Brok was appointed Special Adviser to the outgoing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on relations with Ukraine.
ASPI-KAS Roundtable on China, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are joining forces for an expert dialogue on China.
5th Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
Terrorism Realities Old and New: Assessing Continuing and Evolving Challenges
In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI, KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will organize its 5th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Berlin and Brussels from October 14 to 18 this year.
2nd KAS-EUCERS Energy Policy Dialogue, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney (New Zealand & Australia)
Energy Strategies: Germany, New Zealand & Australia – A Comparative Perspective
KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific (KAS Australia) has organised in cooperation with the European Centre for Energy and Resources Security (EUCERS) (to be renamed into European Centre for Climate and Energy Security) its 2nd Energy Policy Dialogue. The Programme is scheduled to take place from 7 to 11 October 2019 in New Zealand and Australia. The aim of the Dialogue is to bring together policy makers, experts and business representatives from Australia, Germany and New Zealand to discuss current energy policy issues and possible solutions.
Political Parties in the South Pacific, Honiara Solomon Islands
Pacific Regional Conference Creating Inclusive Political Parties
Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion with German MP Carsten Mueller, Sydney Australia
Challenges in the Energy Policy Sector in Germany and Australia
Pacific Update, Suva
The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre will host its Pacific Update with the support of KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific again this year.
The multidisciplinary conference takes place from 3 to 5 July 2019 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva/Fiji.
Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin
KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific is proud to support the University of Otago in New Zealand’s Foreign Policy School again this year.
The School provides a forum for discussion of current challenges and possible policy solutions.
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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.
1st Australian-German 1.5 Track Cyber Security Dialogue
"Mapping the Field: The New Ecology of Cyber Security Challenges"
This inaugural conference brought together leading policy makers, government officials, business leaders and academic experts from Germany and Australia to discuss the most pressing cyber security challenges, and to identify areas for bilateral cooperation in cyber space.
Secure the future – extend free trade
Australian Prime Minister and KAS Chairman reaffirm a close cooperation between Australia and Europe
During his visit at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on April 23 2018, the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, stood up for the quick conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and the EU.
Australian Liberal Party Delegation Dialogue Visit to Berlin and Wiesbaden
From April 23 to April 27, 2018 a delegation of senior Liberal Party officials from Australia visited Berlin and Wiesbaden, to exchange experiences with their state and federal level counterparts in Germany.
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.
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