Events

Discussion

Fake News, Disinformation, and automated Propaganda: How to protect the democratic discourse?

Space for this exclusive event is limited. Please, register at newyork@kas.de (not later than Monday, Dec. 11, at noon).This event is organized by KAS Washington.

Lecture

New Priorities? Germany's UN Policy after the Elections

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Reception with Dr. Andreas Nick, Member of the German Bundestag on the future German UN policy.

Discussion

Main take-aways of the COP23 for Africa

Ways ahead and possible areas of cooperation with the international community at the UN and beyond

African climate change politicians and experts coming directly from COP23 in Bonn are participating in a KAS organized dialogue program at the United Nations.

Discussion

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

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Luncheon with Tim Wenniges, Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office in Shanghai on “China’s Role in the World after the 19th Party Congress”.

Discussion

Iraq post-ISIS: Ways towards Stabilization and Reconciliation

Within the context of the dialogue program "The Future Role of the United Nations in Iraq" KAS New York cordially invites you to an off-the-record discussion with members of a a high-level delegation from Iraq (Bagdad and Erbil).

Discussion

“Parsing Germany’s Election Results and Coalition Negotiations”

Analysis and Discussion

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Reception with Nico Lange and Jeffrey Rathke on “Parsing Germany’s Election Results and Coalition Negotiations”.

Book presentation

Making Africa Work

KAS New York is happy to invite you to the launch of this first-hand account. It deals with the question of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs on the continent. A blueprint for a prosperous Africa!

Lecture

Where next for the European Union and Transatlantic relations?

A discussion with Klaus Welle, Secretary General of the European Parliament, on the occasion of his visit to the United Nations

Discussion

Lessons from Development Actors on Integrating PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism)

Challenges and Opportunities

This event is being held under Chatham House Rule, and organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and the Prevention Project: Organizing against Violent Extremism. Registration is required.

Discussion

German Approaches to Crisis Prevention and the Marshall Plan for Africa

Political Salon with Thorsten Frei

We are happy to welcome Thorsten Frei, Member of the German Bundestag, for a discussion on German approaches to crisis prevention and the Marshall Plan for Africa!

Virtual Side Event during the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

A Decade of Action on SDG Delivery: How to strengthen the partnership with the private sector?

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations held a digital conference side event to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on 16 July 2020 on how to foster partnerships, seek avenues for better collaboration and establish next steps in fulfilling the business community desire to ensure private sector engagement at local and global levels in achieving the UN Decade of Action and the SDGs.

Second IOE-KAS Workshop on UN Engagement with the Private Sector

Enhancing Cooperation between UN Resident Coordinators and Employer and Business Membership Organisations and Companies

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) share a common mission of supporting a rules-based, social market economy and contributing through robust partnerships to the global goals set out in the 2030 Agenda. To this end, IOE and KAS joined forces to host a series of virtual conferences to explore opportunities for partnerships between United Nations Resident Coordinators (UNRCs) and IOE member organisations and their company affiliates with a view to enhancing cooperation for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda, as well as measures to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.

First IOE-KAS Workshop on UN Engagement with the Private Sector

Enhancing Cooperation between UN Resident Coordinators and Employer/Business Membership Organisations, and strengthening collective Action to address COVID-19 Impacts

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Foundation share a common mission of supporting a rules-based, social market economy and contributing through robust partnerships to the global goals set out in the 2030 Agenda. To this end, IOE and KAS joined forces to host a virtual conference to explore opportunities for partnerships between United Nations Resident Coordinators (UNRCs) and IOE member organisations and their company affiliates with a view to enhancing cooperation for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda, as well as measures to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.

Human Rights and the Problem of Shrinking Civic Spaces in East Africa

From 13 – 16 January 2020 we welcomed a delegation of Human Rights Defenders from East Africa to New York for a dialogue program addressing the shrinking civic spaces in their countries. The six delegates, two each from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda met not only people from the UN Secretariat but also different UN organizations as well as representatives from Human Rights NGOs and religious organizations.

Strengthening the voice of Europe at the United Nations

New Year’s Reception and Exchange with Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations

Luncheon discussion with Dr. Gerd Müller and German nationals working for the United Nations

On September 24th, KAS New York office invited to a luncheon with Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and German international servants working across different UN agencies. The occasion of Dr. Gerd Müller's stay in New York was the annual visit to the UN General Assembly and his participations in the SDG, Climate and Health Summits.

KAS pictures

Reception and dinner of the ‘Global Investors for Sustainable Development’ Alliance

On September 24th, KAS New York hosted a reception and dinner with the Strategy Group of the newly founded ‘Global Investors for Sustainable Development’ (GISD) Alliance. The group consisting of experts appointed by the CEOs of GISD members met in New York to develop a plan of action and to prepare the official launch of the GISD Alliance on October 16th.

The Afghan Peace Process

What Challenges Lie Ahead for an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led Solution?

The week before the UNAMA resolution was renewed, Dr. Ellinor Zeino, Head of KAS’ Office in Kabul, Afghanistan was in New York for a dialogue program with different UN agencies and permanent missions.

Data as Political Capital

What kind of Rules & Regulations do we need for a digitized Democracy

Digitization has completely altered the way our societies communicate and how political opinion-making is shaped. Foreign interference, online hate-speech, data leaks on social media platforms, fake-news have made it more important than ever to define a global rules-based system and code of conduct that sets a common standard and protects democracy.

Evangelicals and Political Power in Latin America

José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, Professor at the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru, together with co-authors introduced the newest publication called Evangelicals and Political Power in Latin America at a book launch event at KAS New York. The meeting was co-organized by the KAS country office in Lima and featured contributing authors from Brazil, Costa Rica and Colombia presenting national case studies from their respective countries. The researchers also met with representatives of various United Nations agencies and faith-based institutions based in the New York City area.