Events

Workshop

Expert Workshop: Towards a European Voice at the United Nations

For many years, calls have been loud and clear for the European Union to become a more cohesive foreign policy player that "speaks with one voice" and brings to bear the unified political weight of Europe in international affairs.

Book presentation

Book Launch: Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy

Join The New York Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for the launch of "Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy" with selected authors.

Workshop

Expert Roundtable: Harvesting Benefits & Addressing Challenges of Migration

The eyes of the international expert community on Refugees and Mixed Migration are focused on the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh this December. Even if most UN Member States sign the agreement, the main challenge starts with its implementation.

Discussion

The UN Development Reform: A German Perspective

Dr. Sebastian Paust, Director of the Division "United Nations“ in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) spoke at a luncheon with German UN employees on November 7th about the UN Secretary-Generals reform initiatives, for he expressed the full support of his agency. The event was co-hosted by KAS New York Office and the Association of German Employees at International Organisations (VDBIO).

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Organized Crime on the UN Security Council Agenda

Luncheon Discussion with Dr. Judith Vorrath Senior Associate in the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

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Anti-Corruption and Good Governance

Dialogue Program

Discussion

What Does the World Expect of Germany?

Discussion and Reception with Paul Ziemiak and Frances A. Devlin
The KAS New York Office and the American Council on Germany (ACG) are hosting a discussion and reception with Mr. Frances A. Devlin and Mr. Paul Ziemiak. Light snacks will be served.

Discussion

The Future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations in a New Global Order

A View from the European Parliament
The KAS Office New York and the American Council on Germany are hosting a discussion and reception with Mr. Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament. Light snacks will be served.

Event Reports

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

by Sebastian Borchmeyer

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.
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Event Reports

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

by Sebastian Borchmeyer

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.

Event Reports

The Afghan Peace Process

by Barbara Sabitzer

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.

Event Reports

Data as Political Capital

by Sebastian Borchmeyer

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.

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Evangelicals and Political Power in Latin America

by Sebastian Borchmeyer

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.

Event Reports

Cyber-Security: an issue for national and international security

From May 13 – 17, the KAS New York office hosted a dialogue program with security experts from Brazil on the topic of Cyber-Security. In the discussions, delegates brought in their broad range of expertise from their diplomatic, academic and private sector background.

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Crafting an Alliance for Multilateralism

by Sebastian Borchmeyer

The KAS New York Office, jointly with the EU funded Jean Monnet Research Network on EU-UN Relations (EUN-NET) and the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted a first discussion on the proposed “Alliance for Multilateralism” on May 14th. Opening remarks by the German Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Dr. Christoph Heusgen started off a vibrant discussion with panelists Edith Drieskens (Leuven University), Maria Gianniou (Athens University of Economics and Business), Robert Kissack (Barcelona Institute of International Studies) and Jake Sherman (International Peace Institute) moderated by Jan Techau (GMF).

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Democracy Works

by Barbara Sabitzer

Together with its South African partner, The Brenthurst Foundation, the KAS office New York launched the study Democracy Works.

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Media as a Guardian of Democratic Values and Multilateral Institutions

by Victoria-Charlotte Browning

KAS NY welcomes bloggers and independent journalists hailing from Ivory Coast, Cameroon, the DRC & South Africa who create content for the KAS supported media platform africablogging to examine how media can be a guardian of democratic values and multilateral institutions
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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.