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2. Australia-Germany 1.5 Track Cybersecurity Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels

Cybersecurity has become a priority for political leaders and discussion around these issues is important amongst value-partners and allies to ensure economic and national security for their populations. After the success of our inaugural Cybersecurity Dialogue 2018 in Canberra, this year we are bringing a delegation of Australian cybersecurity experts to Berlin and Brussels.


SDG16 in the Pacific, Fiji

The Institute for Economics & Peace in cooperation with the KAS Australia & the Pacific office presented its most recent report on SDG16 in the Pacific, 'Strenghtening and legitimising institutions to achieve sustainable development'.


Roundtable discussions with Mark Hauptmann, Member of the German Bundestag (MP) in Wellington

He will be visiting New Zealand from 15 until 18 April 2019.

Mark Hauptmann, Member of the German Bundestag (MP), was awarded a PM Fellowship by the New Zealand Government. PM Fellowships provide an opportunity for rising political leaders to visit New Zealand and to learn more about, and to intensify, the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and their home country.


Political Dialogue Programme Australia and New Zealand: Tackling the New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times

Dr Klaus Schueler, Federal Managing Director of the CDU Germany, and Frank Priess, Deputy Head, Department for European and International Cooperation at KAS Germany, to visit Canberra, Sydney, Wellington and Christchurch. February 2019

These are turbulent times for liberal democracies like Australia and Germany as they face similar political challenges- both internally and externally. Likewise, New Zealand is still adjusting to political changes following the change of power from the National Party to a Labour-New Zealand First-Green coalition.


ASPI-KAS Cybersecurity Fellowship: Exchanging Knowledge and Enhancing Cooperation

KAS Australia and the Pacific and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute are engaging in a new joint initiative intended to enhance cooperation on analysis of current cyber security challenges (February/ March 2019)

In the wake of ongoing hacking attacks from a variety of actors, including documented state-sponsored hacking programs, cyber interference, espionage and targeted data/intellectual property theft, many nations have taken unprecedented steps to protect their countries' critical infrastructure and push back against malicious cyber activities.



with Professor Sir Christopher Clark

Professor Sir Christopher Clark, Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, will be the keynote speaker of the second Konrad Adenauer Lecture.


4th ASPI-KAS 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 will organize its 4th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Canberra and Sydney from October 22-26 this year.


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 is organizing a workshop on political parties in the Pacific which will take place in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Expert talk

Political Dialogue Programme Australian-German Relations

with German MP Volkmar Klein

MP Volkmar Klein to visit Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne as part of a political dialogue programme between Australia and Germany

Expert talk

Expert and Think Tank discussions in New Zealand

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


5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

The Future Of The International Order Is Decided In Asia

German-Asian cooperation possesses abundant potential for maintaining the rules-based international order and keeping global trade routes open – requirements for both regions’ prosperity. Which challenges are governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific and Germany facing under Covid-19? What lessons have been learned?

“The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and Germany”


KAS Australia and the Pacific, in partnership with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), brought together The Honourable Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence, Germany and Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence, Australia for a hybrid dialogue on the strategic outlook in the Indo-Pacific and the potential of Australian–German Defence relations. The discussion was moderated by ASPI’s Executive Director Peter Jennings, with KAS Australia & The Pacific Director Dr Beatrice Gorawantschy introducing the Ministers and delivering the vote of thanks.

Energy Policy Dialogue 2020 in cooperation with ANU Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, AHK Australia, EUCERS and the Energy Transition Hub

The Hydrogen Economy: Prospects for a German-Australian Collaboration

KAS Australia’s 2020 Energy Policy Dialogue has concluded with a virtual public seminar on The Hydrogen Economy - Prospects for a German-Australian Collaboration. The aim of the event was to provide senior German and Australian representatives from industry, policy and research with a forum to map out opportunities for collaboration on hydrogen R&D, investment and trade, and to discuss how to overcome barriers.

Multilateralism and Regional Cooperation in Times of Global Crises: Australia and Europe and the International Order

The 2020 KONRAD-ADENAUER LECTURE, delivered by the Hon Julie Bishop - Chancellor, Australian National University and former Foreign Minister of Australia

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program Australia and the Pacific in cooperation with the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) held their annual Konrad Adenauer Lecture on 1 October 2020 in a hybrid form this year.

6th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue 2020 Discussion Series

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) held 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 - Part 1

'Covid-19 & the road to global cyber norms: The case of banning cyber operations against public health infrastructures'

This was the topic of the first discussion of our 3rd Europe-Australia cybersecurity dialogue which we have adapted to a ‘Virtual Discussion Series in Three Parts’, in collaboration with experts from the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) in Berlin. Under the heading of ‘Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia’, the three sessions centred around multilateral and multi-stakeholder engagement and the potential for increasing cooperation as the COVID-19 pandemic has widened the attack surface for cyber operations.

Rule of Law Dialogue 2020

Reforming Tax Sharing in a Federation

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific (KAS Australia) has proudly supported the Melbourne Law School’s (MLS) virtual seminar with Prof Rudolf Mellinghoff.

Energy Policy Dialogue 2020 - Expert Discussion in cooperation with the Energy Transition Hub

Hydrogen Strategies in Germany and Australia

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific in cooperation with the Energy Transition Hub hosted a virtual expert discussion on “Hydrogen Strategies in Germany and Australia”.

Political Dialogue Program in Australia and New Zealand with Dr Klaus Schueler and Dr Peter Hefele

Tackling the New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times

KAS Australia and the Pacific was pleased to welcome Dr Klaus Schueler, State Secretary (ret’d) and former Federal Managing Director of the CDU, for a political dialogue program with Australian and New Zealand politicians, political party and industry representatives, academics and think tank experts. Dr Schueler, who is now the Board of Management’s representative for national and international politics at LANXESS and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation was accompanied by Dr Peter Hefele, Director Team Asia and the Pacific, KAS Berlin.


Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion with German MP Carsten Mueller

Challenges in the Energy Policy Sector in Germany and Australia

MP Carsten Mueller (Member of the Economic Affairs and Energy Committee; Chairman of the Parliamentary Circle on Energy Efficiency, Chairman of the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency; etc.) in the course of a Roundtable Discussion held on 16 September 2019 in Sydney had the opportunity to discuss energy policy matters with representatives from the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, the energy industry and energy authorities.

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