Events

Event

Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.

Online-Seminar

Rule of Law Dialogue Series

Session 1: The Regulation of Big Tech Companies in the Digital Era

Discussion

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.

Online-Seminar

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.

Online-Seminar

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

Online-Seminar

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.

Lecture

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.

Online-Seminar

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.

Online-Seminar

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

Online-Seminar

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.

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.

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.

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