Events - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021
„Politics and trust“
The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.
Rule of Law Dialogue Series
Session 1: The Regulation of Big Tech Companies in the Digital Era
Foreign and Security Policy Outlook:
China’s Great Game? Regional Connectivity, Power Asymmetries and Security Integration
KAS Australia and the Pacific will host a dinner discussion for board members of the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and security experts in Canberra.
Political Leadership for a New Era: What will Germany’s Next Chapter Look like?
A conversation with the CDU’s international secretary Bertil Wenger on the political challenges of the post-Merkel era
As current chancellor Angela Merkel is set to retire at the federal election in September 2021, the next German government and its chancellor will inherit very complex policy challenges, domestically but especially in the foreign policy arena. KAS’ Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will organise a virtual roundtable with the CDU’s international secretary Bertil Wenger and representatives of the Australian Liberal Party and New Zealand National Party, on the leadership and policy challenges of the Covid-19 era and Germany’s next chapter.
The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and Germany
Senator The Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence, Australia and The Honourable Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister of Defence, Germany in Conversation
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program Australia and the Pacific invite you to their upcoming discussion on THE INDO-PACIFIC: GEOSTRATEGIC CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIA AND GERMANY
Energy Policy Dialogue 2020 /2
The Hydrogen Economy: Prospects for a German-Australian Collaboration
In this forum, senior German and Australian representatives from industry, policy and research will map out opportunities for collaboration on hydrogen R&D, investment and trade, and discuss how to overcome barriers.
Konrad Adenauer Lecture 2020
MULTILATERALISM & REGIONAL COOPERATION IN TIMES OF GLOBAL CRISES Australia and Europe and the International Order
The COVID-19 crisis is making clear how many of today's global challenges cannot be contained within national borders and require sustained cooperation amongst trusted partners and in international fora. For Australia, taking a more active role in shaping a free and open Indo-Pacific extends beyond its immediate geographical neighbourhood and rests on increased engagement with like-minded nations to set norms and standards. Similarly, the EU (as well as NATO) is reorienting its outlook to adapt to the major strategic realignment underway and is looking to build stronger ties with value partners. This requires a rethink of what successful international engagement means and what cooperative networks around the shared goal of an open Indo-Pacific could look like.
3rd European-Australian Cybersecurity Dialogue - Session 3
‘Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia’
The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together policy makers, experts and practitioners from Europe and Australia to share insights and experiences. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations. This year’s dialogue will take place in a virtual format where speakers' short input statements will be followed by an interactive discussion amongst all invited experts.
6th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue 2020 - Session 2
“The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Extremism Dynamics: Towards National Resilience”
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program Australia and the Pacific in cooperation with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are holding their annual Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue in virtual form this year – through two separate discussions on the 18th of August and 1st of September 2020
3rd Europe-Australia 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue - Session 2
Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia
A Virtual Discussion Series in Three Parts The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together senior government representatives, policy makers, academic experts, practitioners and members of the diplomatic corps to share their views, develop better understandings and explore how cooperation could be strengthened. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various relevant institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations.