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Geostrategic Policy Session "Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region – Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives"

2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

KAS Australia & Pacific will host an expert panel as part of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, with keynote speeches by The Hon. Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia and Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Singapore

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Political Dialogue Programme with German MP Mark Hauptmann

Politial talks and roundtable discussions in Australia

On invitation of KAS Australia and Pacific, MP Mark Hauptmann will participate in a series of political talks, expert exchanges and roundtable discussions centred on the topics of Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity in Sydney and Perth.


Pacific Regional Dialogue on Political Parties


In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji, KAS Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific will engage with numerous political party representatives from the Pacific region.

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Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

"Transforming the New Threat Landscape"

In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will organize its 3rd annual Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Berlin and Brussels from September 4- 8 this year.

Study and Information Program

Information and dialogue programme in Nadi and Suva

As part of KAS portfolio in the region, the KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will undertake a project scoping trip to Nadi and Suva.

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Political Dialogue Programme New Zealand and Germany

Chairman of the German Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with Australia and New Zealand to visit Wellington and Auckland as part of a political dialogue programme between New Zealand and Germany


Expert Discussion on German-Australian Relations

A high-ranking delegation from the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Sydney will visit Berlin


Official opening of KAS´ Australia Office

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has officially open its Australia office, located in the Parliamentary triangle in Canberra on 22 March 2017.

Expert talk

Political Dialogue Germany and Australia

High-ranking German delegation visited Australia

From 20 to 24 March 2017, a high-ranking German delegation visited Australia.


Hon. Mathias Cormann at KAS headquarters

On 8 December 2016, Minister Mathias Cormann and Professor Dr. Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, addressed the public at the headquarters of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.


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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