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Discussion

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.

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.

Collectively shaping the future of German-Namibian friendship

High-ranked Namibian delegation visits Berlin on the invitation of the administration of the German Bundestag and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

From February 17th until February 23rd 2019, the Namibian speaker of parliament Peter Katjavivi together with a delegation consisting of members of parliament and administrative staff, visits Germany’s political hub Berlin. In cooperation with the administration of the German Bundestag, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited fourteen high-ranked senior officials of the Namibian parliament for a study visit to Berlin.

Juliane Liebers

In spite of Brexit: United in shared values

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke about British-European relations after Brexit at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin

Great Britain's exit from the European Union is getting closer. But even though the United Kingdom withdraws from European institutions, Britons want to stay "best friends" with the rest of Europe, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stressed during his visit at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation: Shared values, thriving trade, close cooperation in security and the network of the international order will continue welding together the island and the continent in the future.

Ireland and Brexit

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee visits the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Helen McEntee Minister of State for European Affairs for Ireland visited Berlin and spoke to representatives form the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung regarding Brexit and KAS involvement in Ireland.

Challenges for India’s Security Policy

India is steadily gathering momentum and its global political significance is increasing rapidly. However, changes in the neighborhood are confronting the country with new challenges. In addition, with the national elections of the first chamber of the Indian Parliament, the Lok Sabha, in 2019 a landmark event for India is coming up. At a breakfast discussion in Berlin, experts from India and Germany discussed the situation, with the background of the upcoming parliamentary elections and current developments in the area of foreign and security policy.

Industry 4.0 and new impetus for the Indo-German partnership

Second Indo-German Economic Dialogue at the Indian Embassy in Berlin

On 28th June 2017, 2nd Indo-German economic dialogue took place at the Indian Embassy in Berlin. It was jointly organized by the office of the German Member of Parliament, Mr. Mark Hauptmann, Indian Embassy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Louisa Heuss / Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

"Am allerwichtigsten ist es, das Vertrauen der EU-Bürger zu gewinnen"

Laura Kövesi über ihre neue Rolle als Leiterin der Europäischen Generalstaatsanwaltschaft

Bis Ende 2020 soll die neu gegründete Europäische Staatsanwaltschaft ihre Tätigkeit in Luxemburg aufnehmen. Geleitet wird sie von der Rumänin Laura Kövesi. Die 46-Jährige stellte sich und ihre Behörde jetzt bei einer Veranstaltung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung vor. Als langjährige Antikorruptions-Ermittlerin in Rumänien bringt sie viel und vor allem intensive Erfahrung mit.

kas

"Chile sollte die aktuelle Krise als Chance für tiefgreifende Reformen begreifen"

Stellv. Generalsekretär in Chile

Dr. Gerhard Wahlers ist zu Gesprächen nach Chile gereist. Während seines Aufenthalts tauscht er sich sowohl mit hochrangigen Vertretern der Politik, insbesondere Partnerpartei PDC, als auch mit Vertretern der Zivilgesellschaft über die aktuelle Situation Chiles aus, das seit dem 18. Oktober von teilweise gewalttätigen sozialen Unruhen erschüttert wird.

"Die baltische Freiheit roch nach Cheeseburger"

Hundert Jahre Deutsch-Litauische Beziehungen

Es war nur ein kleines Informationsbüro in Bonn am Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz. Dort trafen sich zunächst ehrenamtliche, diplomatische Vertretungen der drei baltischen Staaten. Doch im ersten Stock, in der Abluft des darunterliegenden Fast-Food-Restaurants schrieben sie Geschichte. „Die baltische Freiheit roch nach Cheeseburger“, erinnerte sich der Referatsleiter im Bundeskanzleramt Knut Abraham an die Anfänge der Staatsbildung von Litauen, Estland und Lettland. Mit der Unabhängigkeitserklärung Litauens am 11. März 1990 startete eine neue Ära der Beziehungen zwischen Litauen und Deutschland.

KAS / Nathalie Burkowski

"Serbien: Ankerland des Westbalkan"

Die serbische EU-Integrationsministerin zu Gesprächen in Berlin

Im Vorfeld Ihrer Teilnahme an der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz hielt sich Jadranka Joksimović, Ministerin für europäische Integration der Republik Serbien, zu politischen Gesprächen in der deutschen Hauptstadt auf. Joksimović, die zugleich als Internationale Sekretärin für die Pflege der auswärtigen Beziehungen der serbischen Regierungspartei SNS von Staatspräsident Aleksandar Vučić zuständig ist, besuchte am 11.02.2020 auch die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.