Expert conference

German and American Perspectives on the Middle East

The ongoing reshuffle 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 in influence, transatlantic cooperation, or at least understanding, in this region seems more important than ever. Against this background, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Middle East Institute are convening German and American experts to discuss the respective assessments, interests and foreign policy strategies concerning the protracted and difficult dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Why Facts and Think Tanks matter

2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch
On January 31st 2019, the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) is published. In a multi-stage process, international experts evaluate Think Tanks e.g. with regard to their influence on political decisions, their digital communication skills and the quality of their research findings.

Expert conference

Judicial independence under threat?

Global conference in Strasbourg
Keynotes and discussions


Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on his mission to Poland

Report of the Special Rapporteur Dr. Diego García-Sayán


Prepared for the digital era?

The state of digitalization in selected countries
Lunch Discussion


A credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans– stocktaking between the Sofia and London summits

Ambassadorial Discussion Forum on Western Balkans
Hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. under the joint patronage ofthe Embassy of the Republic of Albania and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

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Singapore - Germany: Mastering innovation and resilience in the digital age

The striving innovation hub Singapore is a regional beacon, leading the ASEAN community as chairman into 2018. At the same time challenges like smarter cities, cybersecurity and educating the workforce of the future are similar in Germany.

Expert talk

The Palastinians' uncertain future

Palestinian Public opinion, the prospects for inner reconciliation and for peace with Israel
On personal invitation only


Speech by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Der Premierminister wird über aktuelle politische Herausforderungen weltweit aber insbesondere im bilateralen Verhältnis zu Deutschland und der EU informieren. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik.

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Future of Work, Automation, and the Global Labor Market

Cooperation with the Young Transatlantic Initiative and the Economic Association MIT
Iden Sungyoung Kim

Event Reports

The World after Corona: Webinar for scholarship holders in Berlin

by Isabel Weininger, Lewe Paul

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.

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Tolerance is not enough

by Gisela Elsner

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.

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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.

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Fostering digital innovation

by Christian Echle, Katharina Naumann, Sebastian Weise

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

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4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

by Patrick Rüppel

“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

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

by Aylin Matlé,

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.

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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!

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by Anna Wasserfall

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.

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„Nous sommes en train de recouler“

by Andrea Ellen Ostheimer

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.

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Collectively shaping the future of German-Namibian friendship

by Thomas W. Keller

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.