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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.

Conversation

Under Duress: Multilateralism, Partnerships, and Strategic Alliances

Conversation followed by Q&A Session

If anything, the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the common global challenges facing Europe and the United States that know no national or geographic boundaries. Global health concerns, climate change, arms control, an increasingly aggressive Russia, and domestic and international concerns regarding China are among the common challenges that require a joint approach. There is more urgency than ever to prevent a fracturing of the multilateral system.

Live stream

Surveillance and Information Disorder in Africa

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Online-Seminar

The Impact of Elected Members on the Security Council’s Agenda: Germany’s Sixth Tenure in 2019-2020

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A Session

Online-Seminar

The nexus of health and security

Early warning, crisis management, and increased resilience in a multilateral framework

COVID-19 hit the international community unprepared irrespective of the fact that a variety of global risk analysis as well as national security strategies cited pandemics as a likely risk scenario for forthcoming decades. To the contrary, countries had reduced for years their stockpiles of PPE and relied on global production chains for strategic equipment. The velocity of the virus’ spread around the globe dwarfed any attempts for mere national responses. Its impact on societies, health systems and economies underlined the need for comprehensive responses cross-cutting across health, economic, and security sectors.

Online-Seminar

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Das Schweigen des UN-Sicherheitsrats in der Covid-19 Pandemie

Während die Generalsversammlung der Vereinten Nationen bereits zwei Resolutionen zur Corona-Pandemie verabschiedete, war vom UN-Sicherheitsrat bisher kaum etwas zu hören. Ob ein Ende dieser Paralyse des mächtigen UN-Gremiums in Sicht ist, wollen wir am 4.Mai mit unseren Experten diskutieren.

Book presentation

Book launch "FeMALE Diplomacy - Women in Foreign Policy"

Only a few women sit at the negotiating table when it comes to war and peace. Foreign and security policy remains a largely male dominated domain in politics. As of June 2019, 11 women are serving as Head of State and 12 are serving as Head of Government. As of January 2019, only 20.7 per cent of government ministers worldwide were women. The five most commonly held portfolios by women ministers are: Social Affairs; followed by Family/Children/Youth/Elderly/Disabled; Environment/Natural Resources/Energy; Employment/Labour/Vocational Training; and Trade/Industry.

Conversation

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Women in Politics fostering Digital Inclusion

Women are 12% less likely to use the internet globally than men. In low and middle-income countries, the gap between women’s use and that of men even widens to 26%. Most pronounced becomes this digital divide in LDCs, where women are 33% less likely than men to use the internet. These digital inequalities matter particularly as digital technologies, including the internet, are having increasingly profound impacts also on other aspects of economy, society and culture. Any action to enhance digital equality therefore has not only important positive impacts on gender equality in general but also contributes to the development of societies. In order to enhance women’s equality and empowerment through digital inclusion all stakeholders need to work together in order to foster skills and education, to provide connectivity, and to create adequate policy frameworks.

Discussion

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Luncheon Debate "The female face of migration"

Although the share of women in the total number of international migrants fell from 49.3% (2000) to 47.9% in 2019, the situation varies across regions. In North America, Europe and Oceania the percentage of migrating women has surpassed 50%. Also Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting already 49.9% of migrant women. These women often migrate alone in search for better jobs, education opportunities and greater freedoms. On their journey or in their countries of destination they often become victims of fraud, abuse, rape or discrimination. According to UNODC data the majority of victims of human trafficking are women and young girls (71%). This data clearly highlights the need to strengthen the instruments for protection, but also for information campaigns amongst migrant women. We cordially invite you to discuss with our panelists how current challenges can best be addressed.

Discussion

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Land rights for women as a factor for development

In half of the world, women are still unable to assert their land and property rights. Although inroads have been made over the years on the legal side, the gap between law and practice remains. According to FAO data, agricultural productivity could be enhanced by 20% to 30% if more women would have secure tenure of the land they are working on. In many societies, be it in Latin America, Sub-Sahara Africa or even in the Balkans, discriminatory social practices still prevent to harvest the benefits for socio-economic development that secure land rights for women could bring. Therefore, we invite you to discuss with our panelists how a lack of understanding of laws within communities and families can be addressed, how women can gain better access to legal services and how also other relevant factors such as financial instruments need to be adjusted.

Candlelight networking

A get-together with former and current KAS fellowship students

On December 12th KAS New York hosted a lecture and get-together for current and former fellowship students.

„It’s on us to rationalize the discourse!“

On December 12th, 2017 the KAS offices Washington and New York hosted a discussion at KAS New York about the democratic discourse in times of fake news and disinformation.

China’s Role in the World after the 19th Party Congress

Mr. Tim Wenniges, Head of the KAS Office in Shanghai visits the KAS New York office

Tackle the problems at their roots – with the help of the UN

Hochrangige irakische Delegation aus Bagdad und Erbil besucht auf Einladung der KAS New York

High-ranking Iraqi delegation from Baghdad and Erbil visits New York on KAS invitation

„Politik wie vor 20 Jahren bringt keine Wahlergebnisse wie vor 20 Jahren“

Die Bundestagswahlen liegen bereits über eine Woche zurück, die Koalitionsverhandlungen haben jedoch noch nicht Fahrt aufgenommen – zumindest noch nicht offiziell. Vor diesem Hintergrund analysierten Nico Lange, Büroleiter der KAS Washington, und Jeffrey Rathke, Senior Fellow und stv. Leiter des Europa-Programms am Washingtoner Think Tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), das Ergebnis der Wahl und wagten eine Vorausschau auf die Koalitionsverhandlungen.

Freedom of Religion or Belief and Women’s Rights – reinforcing each other?

On September 22nd, 2017 KAS New York hosted an inspiring gathering of female parliamentarians from all over the world.

Making Africa Work

Buchpräsentation

A first-hand account of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs on the continent. A blueprint for a prosperous Africa!

„Where next for the European Union and transatlantic relations?"

European politics in an era of uncertainty.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) on the importance of diplomatic outreach at the UN

Der „diplomatische Marathon“ des AJC

Leaders of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and members of the AJC’s Young Leadership Program (ACCESS) meet with KAS scholarship students to discuss advocacy efforts in the UN system.

„Hoffentlich sind wir nicht schon zu spät dran“

Extremismus-Prävention an der Schnittstelle von EZA und Sicherheitspolitik

Alexander Avanessov hat über 30 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich Entwicklung und wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit. Kurz vor dem Sommer hat er die Koordination der globalen PVE -Programme des UN-Entwicklungsprogramms UNDP übernommen. Bei einer Veranstaltung am 28. Juli im New Yorker KAS-Büro, die gemeinsam mit dem Global Center on Cooperative Security organisiert wurde, äußerte Avanessov seine Sorge darüber, dass mit der systematischen Integration von PVE in die breitere Entwicklungszusammenarbeit reichlich spät begonnen wurde.