Event Reports

The World in 2030: Women, Development and Policy

AWPC Expert Meetings 2017

“Changing norms should be at the top of the 2030 Agenda. We all have a role to play in challenging these adverse social norms and reshaping stereotypes.” This was the conclusion from The UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment, and one that was also reaffirmed during the Asian Women Parliamentarian Caucus (AWPC) meetings that took place in Singapore.

Germany has decided - What´s next?

Five weeks ago, Germany has decided. The CDU stayed the strongest party. But on 24 September 2017, the people´s parties had convinced less voters than expected, whereas the so called “race for the third place” was won by the AfD, a euro critical and right wing populist party, which has not even been in existence five years ago. It had gained more votes than the liberals, the greens and the leftist party, who all still made it into parliament.

7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines benefits of regular exchange

"In today's world partnership is a necessity, not a luxury", this statement made by The Honorable Rose E. Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at a roundtable discussion of the 7th NATO-Asia/Pacific Dialogue underlines the spirit of this year’s dialogue in Brussels. Over the course of two days, the high-ranking Asian delegation had bilateral briefings at the NATO Headquarters and engaged in a closed-door dialogue addressing questions of great power politics, projecting stability, cyber security, and NATO's perception in Asia-Pacific.

Final Workshop of the 7th Batch of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) in Germany

Modern Election Campaigning in Times of Populism

“Even in the digital age, door-to-door campaigning and local canvassing remain as important as ever – perhaps more than ever.” Those remarks by Connect 17 representatives, a CDU election campaign project, were among the most important take-aways for the 7th batch of the Konrad-Adenauer-School of Politicians (KASYP) during their final workshop in Germany, bringing home the still important personal engagement and localism of national politics.

ASEAN Roundtable 2017

“ASEAN at 50: Charting the Future Together”

On October 2, KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia’s long term partner, the ASEAN Studies Centre of ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute in Singapore, hosted this year’s ASEAN Roundtable. In the year 2017, the event was of course all about the ASEAN jubilee.

Election-Bridge Asia im deutschen Bundestagswahlkampf

37 Prozent - so lautete das Ergebnis der CDU bei der Bundestagswahl im internen Tippspiel einer Gruppe von asiatischen Kampagnen-Experten, welche die letzten Tage des Wahlkampfs auf Einladung der KAS in Hamburg und Berlin beobachteten.

Second Training Workshop for KASYP Batch 2017-2018

On Local Governance and Development

To think about sustainable development and good governance, it is paramount to highlight the initiatives of local institutions and politics. This was why the 8th KASYP Batch met in Penang from 23rd to 26th August to discuss further.

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political Leaders Caucus (KASYP-LC) Experts' Meeting

For Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | #KASYP4SDGs

Committed to discussing good governance practices within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Young Political Leaders Caucus (KASYP-LC) met from 4-5 August in Bangkok to discuss roadmap moving forward.

31st Asia-Pacific Roundtable

“The Future of the Asia Pacific: Issues and Institutions in Flux”

“The people are asking the most fundamental questions again. Questions that have not been asked in decades. […] People are questioning our political system, our basic values, and our political interests.” With a distinct European and American perspective, Nico Lange, Director of the KAS Office Washington, advanced the traditional debate on Asian security.

„ASEAN is a process“ - Panel discussion on the occasion of ASEAN´s golden jubilee

The year 2017 marks ASEAN´s 50th anniversary. What started out as a project of five foreign ministers from Southeast Asia in 1967 has become an anchor of political and economic stability – against challenges and criticism. How will ASEAN develop in the years to come?

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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