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Online-Seminar

“China’s growing security role in Africa: Views from West Africa, Implications for Europe”

Presentation of study - Invitation to Online Seminar 16 July 2020

Online Seminar. Language: english

Online-Seminar

From Fake News to Deep Fakes: On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society

For years, the influence of fake news and the manipulation of public and political perception has been a threat to political systems. Especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories have risen to new heights, as non-state actors – among them extremists and populists – tried to take advantage of the situation. But also state actors have engaged in the distribution of fake news concerning the virus, putting their own citizens at risk.

Online-Seminar

Co-creating digital assets to support, upskill and inspire Mobile Journalism across Asia

The Mobile Journalism Conference Asia 2020 will take place fully online this year, on 25-27 June. Second year running, German think-tank Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has pivoted their annual conference to a virtual format, co-creating digital content with experts and upcoming talents to promote a more vibrant and positive outlook to mobile journalism in Asia. This will be the first virtual conference for the global industry, and it is dedicated to offering a digital platform for networking opportunities, skills upgrading and community engagement.

Discussion

Russia-China: Emerging Alliance or Eternal Rivals?

Wie ist die Intensivierung zwischen den russisch-chinesischen Beziehungen aktuell einzuschätzen? Haben wir es mit dem Entstehen einer neuen strategischen Allianz zu tun oder ist dieses Szenario unrealistisch?

Expert conference

Southern Africa after the Election Year 2019

In May 2019 the African National Congress (ANC) won another, though this time unconvincing, electoral victory in South Africa. President Ramaphosa has to deal with a difficult political and economic situation after the “State Capture” of the network around former president Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa’s “New Dawn” pledges of economic growth and anti-corruption have so far not been implemented with the desired effectiveness, not least due to intra-party disputes within the ANC. At the same time, the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), struggles to find a new strategy after internal disputes and the election of a new leadership which raises new questions about the role of opposition parties and coalition building.

Expert talk

Democracy matters in global health

Democracy has played little role in the recent history of global health, but new research shows democracy is becoming more important as the health needs of low- and middle-income nations shift from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases.  Mr. Bollyky will present the findings of the first comprehensive assessment of the links between democracy, adult life expectancy, and cause-specific mortality in 170 countries between 1970 and 2016.

Discussion

State of Europe

Die Europa-Rede ist eine jährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung unter Mitwirkung der höchsten Repräsentanten der Europäischen Union zur Zukunft Europas. Sie wird an einem Ort europäischen Schicksals gehalten, in Berlin, wo am 9. November 1989 mit dem Fall der Mauer das große, nun nicht mehr geteilte Europa möglich geworden ist.

Discussion

The future of online efforts to prevent extremism

The complex security risks we face are increasingly global and digital in nature. The risk of radicalisation – that could potentially culminate in terrorism – is increasing as a result of the internet and extremist content that circulates online. Therefore, not only offline prevention work needs to be encouraged, but CVE approaches must be tailored to the digital sphere and taken to scale for more impact.

Conversation

Keynote Speech by The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales

New South Wales, with a population of 8 million and the latest annual growth rate of 3 per cent, is the engine room of the Australian economy. Premier Berejiklian was re-elected in March. She will set out her agenda and outline how NSW has positioned itself as a future-focussed, competitive and well-integrated global leader.

Expert conference

7th “Adenauer-Conference“

Germany´s Role in International Security Affairs

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Strengthening the partnership between Europe and Africa

African and European parliamentarians discuss ways of closer parliamentary cooperation

Promoting close cooperation between Europe and Africa is a priority of Germany's current EU Council Presidency. In addition to relations at government level, parliamentary exchange plays a decisive role in this context. On Monday, at the invitation of KAS, European and African members of parliament therefore discussed possibilities for closer parliamentary cooperation in times of Corona and in the context of the envisaged new EU-Africa strategy at a digital conference.

Iden Sungyoung Kim

The World after Corona: Webinar for scholarship holders in Berlin

Chinese and Indian scholarship holders developed recommendations for policy and decision makers

From April 7-16 the Department Asia and the Pacific in Berlin organised a webinar for KAS-scholarship holders from India and China who are currently in Germany, on the topic “The World after Covid-19”. During two online live debates and several written tasks as well as an ongoing online discussion on the implications of the Corona-pandemic for Germany, for their respective countries of origin and the world in general, the participants developed recommendations for policy and decision makers. The outcome are recommendations for Germany, India and China. This will further encourage the participants to build on their created ideas and thoughts and level-up the set of recommendations to discussions on feasible policy frameworks and their implementation. This was the second meeting of the Asian group of scholarship holders in 2020, after a first meeting with the team in Hamburg in January.

Tolerance is not enough

3rd International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Singapore

In cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held the third International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief titled “Upholding a Rules Based System on Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Singapore on 30 and 31 October 2019.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

4. Europakonferenz in Cadenabbia

European Roundtable | 18. – 20.10.2019

Zum vierten Mal lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unter der Schirmherrschaft von Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Beauftragter für Europäische Angelegenheiten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und ehemaliger Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Politiker(innen) aus zwölf europäischen Ländern zum „European Roundtable“ in Cadenabbia ein. Ziel der Konferenz war es laut Herrn Pöttering vor allem, angesichts der aktuellen unruhigen weltpolitischen Lage, Gemeinsamkeiten für zukünftige „vertrauensbildende Maßnahmen“ für die Europäische Union zu finden.

Fostering digital innovation

Innovation experts from Asia visit Berlin

In the area of digital innovation, Germany can learn a lot from Asia. In September, a delegation of twelve Asian innovation experts visited Berlin. They had a clear message: Whoever wants to shape the future in his or her own interests must actively promote innovation and be open to change. In both areas, Germany still has some catching up to do.

KAS / Patrick Rüppel

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

Germany and the US in the Middle East and North Africa: from joint interests to conflicting strategies?

The ongoing re-shuffle of the Middle East presents a challenge to Germany and Europe as well as to the United States. With the post-colonial order eroding and other regional and international actors gaining influence, transatlantic cooperation in the region seems more important than ever.

KAS

Singapore – Germany: The future of mobility

How the internet of things and on-demand transport transforms cities and challenges our way of thinking.

A lively discussion with several experts from Singapore and Europe took place during the annual Asia & Pacific Week. How will digitalization revolutionise our idea of cities and transportation? AI, big data, automated on-demand vehicles and even flight taxis – the participants immerged deeply into the matter!

KAS

#AfricanDemocracy

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa

The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.

KAS

„Nous sommes en train de recouler“

Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights are neither self-evident nor irrevocable – more than ever, we have to fight for them

On April 24th, 2019 the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege , met at KAS Office New York with representatives of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations. The focus of the ensuing discussion was how civil society can be even more instrumental in the fight against sexual violence in conflict zones.