Events

Discussion

Youth, Peace and Security in Africa: The missing piece

Round table discussion with West African Experts
The KAS Office New York will host a panel disucssion with distinguished west african expert on the implementation of Resolution 2250. Join us at our roundtable discussion, where our panelists will share their insights.

Discussion

The Future of European Security Cooperation and the Dangers Facing the Liberal Order

Discussion and Luncheon with Nikolas Löbel, Member of the German Bundestag
The KAS New York office will be hosting a dicsussion with Nikolas Loebel, a member of the German Bundestag (CDU/CSU). During the meeting, Mr. Loebel will discuss the future of European Security Cooperation and dangers facing the Liberal Order.

Expert conference

Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: The Way Foward

Experts from the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST), the German Development Institute (GDI-DIE) and other international organizations will meet in the KAS New York office to discuss the challenges facing global development cooperation.

Conversation

A Network for a Lifetime - An event with current and former KAS fellowship students

The KAS New York office invites all current and former fellowship students to a get-together framed by a talk about the role of the UN in Iraq.

Discussion

Partners in Security Building in West Africa - UN, EU and the G5-Forces

Roundtable discussion with West African Terrorism Experts
As part of a dialogue program on terrorism in West Africa, the KAS office in New York cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion with experts from the region in order to discuss current challenges and possible solutions.

Seminar

Tackling a global problem with transnational solutions – terrorism and the United Nations

The german federal academy of security policy in the KAS New York office
The core seminar of the German Federal Agency of Security Policy will meet with an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, Dr. David Scharia, in the KAS New York office to dicuss the strategy of the United Nations to fight terrorism.

Lecture

A new government in times of global uncertainty – the foreign policy of the grand coalition

The Association of German International Civil Servants (VDBIO) and KAS New York invite you to a lecture by Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, about the foreign policy priorities of the new coalition government in Germany.

Discussion

Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders

Together with Cordaid and Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange, KAS New York cordially invites you to a panel discussion and reception entitled "Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders".

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.