Events

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!

Lecture

Taking on Development Policy in Light of Today’s Challenges

Germany, the United Nations, and Multilateral Organizations
The American Council on Germany and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will host a Political Salon with Matthias Meis, Political Analyst in the Strategic Planning Department, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Conversation

Efforts at the UN and in Germany to Promote Gender Equity in a Changing Work Environment

Breakfast Briefing
The ACG and KAS will host a breakfast briefing with Ursula Groden-Kranich, Member of the German Bundestag (CDU).

Expert talk

Current terrorist threat scenarios in Israel and Germany

Breakfast meeting with AJC
Breakfast meeting with members of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New York.

Study and Information Program

Dynamic changes in Islamic terrorism: Challenges for the open Western societies

Dialogue program
From February 26th to March 1st 2017 the dialogue program "Dynamic changes in Islamic terrorism: Challenges for the open Western societies" will take place in New York, organized by the local KAS office.

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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).

Event Reports

Democracy Works

by Barbara Sabitzer

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

Event Reports

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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Event Reports

„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.