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Australian-German Dialogue on Asia

In cooperation with the Australian National University

In cooperation with the College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU we will for the first time conduct a conference to address the challenges and opportunities offered by the ever-evolving geographical, economic and strategic space of Asia.

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2018 Pacific Update

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University in cooperation with the School of Economics at the University of the South Pacific and with the support of KAS is hosting the 2018 Pacific Update.

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53rd University of Otago Foreign Policy School

The University of Otago, in collaboration with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and KAS, is organising the 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School on the theme of “Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Transition: Ideas, Issues and Institutions”.

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1st Australian-German 1.5 Track Cyber Security Dialogue

"Mapping the Field: The New Ecology of Cyber Security Challenges"

Cyber security has become an integral part of states' foreign policy and their international relations. Meeting today's multi-faceted cyber security challenges therefore requires holistic approaches and collaborative capacity-building projects.


Inaugural Energy Policy Dialogue: Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region

KAS Australia and the Pacific, in cooperation with EUCERS and Climate-KIC Australia, is organising an expert level conference on the topic "Global Energy Security and Climate Change in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region".


Konrad Adenauer Lecture

mit Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

The inaugural oration of the Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series, delivered by the former President of the German Federal Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.

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Political Dialogue Programme New Zealand, Australia and Germany

The President of the German Federal Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation will visit Wellington, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra as part of a political dialogue programme.


Germany's New Role in the World

A lecture by Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause at Macquarie University in Sydney

At the invitation of KAS Australia and the Pacific, Professor Dr. Joachim Krause will give a lecture at the Department of Security Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney. It will address Germany's new role in a changing world order.

Expert talk

Navigating Uncertainty: Security Challenges and Strategic Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

A foreign policy roundtable

invite-only roundtable discussion with Professor Brahma Chellaney and Professor Joachim Krause who will provide expert Indian and trans-Atlantic/ European perspectives on the issue of security challenges and strategic partnership in the Indo/Pacific.

Expert talk

The Evolving EU-Australia Security Relationship in the Indo-Pacific Century

An invite-only foreign policy roundtable

KAS Australia & Pacific will host an expert roundtable in cooperation with the Perth USAsia Centre. Picking up the themes of the preceding Asia Pacific Regional Conference, this discussion will focus on regional security and new strategic challenges.


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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