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10 years since the Arab Spring

Prospects for democracy and development in the Middle East and North Africa

Language: English/German - Arabic translation available

Online-Seminar

South Africa as a strategic partner for Germany?

Perspectives of the German-South African Cooperation

Germany and South Africa cooperate on a bilateral and increasingly on a multilateral level. As currently holding the presidency of the EU and AU, the last few months both governments prepared the summit of the two regional organizations originally scheduled for autumn 2020. As non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council they have collaborated to assess and resolve conflict-ridden situations. Will South Africa continue to be an important partner for Germany in solving future challenges at the global and continental level and in strengthening multilateralism?

Online-Seminar

Framing the Future of AI

Policy Dilemmas and Solutions

Live stream

Eleventh „State of Europe“

The „State of Europe“ is an annual event on the future of the European Union (EU).

The „State of Europe“ involves high representatives of the EU and takes place in Berlin, a place of Europe’s destiny, where on the 9th of November 1989 the great and no longer divided Europe has become possible with the fall of the Berlin wall.

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.

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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?

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.