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“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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Germany´s Role in International Security Affairs