Events

Workshop

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): 1st Training-Workshop for Batch 12

Political Parties’ Functions and Organizations in Democratic Societies

As the pandemic continues to constrain international travel, the new batch of young politicians will hold their first training-workshop virtually this coming 11 – 16 April 2021 via Zoom. The new batch, KASYP 12 is composed of 26 fellows representing 12 Asian countries.

Discussion

ADLA Online Discussion Series 2021

When history repeats itself: Myanmar's continuing struggle for democracy

The ADLA Online Discussion Series serves as the main platform for the Asian Democratic Leaders’ Alliance to talk about pressing issues affecting democracy, peace, and development in Asia and globally. The objective of this platform is to heighten awareness and deepen understanding on these issues among leaders, organizations, and communities so that they may work together in addressing these issues and in the end advance democracy, peace, and sustainable development in the region.

Discussion

Digital Sovereignty

Laws and Policies to govern Digital Media and Social Media in Asia

All three regional programmes of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung which are based in Singapore - Media, Rule of Law and Political Dialogue - come together to discuss "Digital Sovereignty. Laws and Policies to govern Digital Media and Social Media in Asia", and we would like to invite you to join the conversation.

Live stream

Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) Official Launching

Advancing Democratic Leadership and Governance in Asia

Building on the idea behind the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians - Leaders Caucus (KASYP-LC), the Asian Democratic Leaders’ Alliance (ADLA) programme is conceptualised as a ‘network and a platform’ for KASYP alumni to promote democratic leadership and governance in the region, by initiating, leading, and implementing programmes and activities which engage the general public.

Discussion

Data and Innovation in Singapore and India

First presentation of findings from the study "Data and Innovation in Asia-Pacific"

Data fuels digital change. The ability to collect and process ever-increasing amounts of data is the key to innovation and growth. This event is the first in a series surveying seven different Asian territories to deepen understandings of innovation and data policies, and contribute to debates about data governance and data protection.

Forum

KAS - RSIS MINISTERIAL FORUM

The Indo-Pacific: Geostrategic Challenges and Opportunities for Germany and Singapore

A strengthening of the defence co-operation between Germany and the countries in the region is an important priority for Germany’s Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. On November 13, she will engage in a public virtual exchange with Singaporean Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen in order to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the security cooperation between both countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Online-Seminar

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 03: Future of International Cooperation Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

After a successful 2nd session, the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series will now discuss the “Future of International Cooperation Post-COVID-19 Pandemic”. In this 3rd session, the panel discussion will examine the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on international political cooperation, project the economic changes in international trade, overseas development assistance, and world norms, and identify new ways of cooperation after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue the economic and political developments in Asia.

Discussion

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 02: A Conversation on Building Inclusive 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia

Session 2 of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series with the title, “A Conversation on Building Inclusive 'New' Normal in the Philippines and in Indonesia” will tackle pragmatic and effective insights, practices and approaches to make participatory governance, particularly with disadvantaged sectors, in these two countries more people-centred, open and inclusive, and accountable.

Discussion

Sri Lanka under Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Domestic Challenges and International Priorities

ISAS-KAS Panel Discussion

After months of uncertainty and delays, Sri Lanka held its parliamentary elections on 5 August 2020. While the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government’s victory was expected, the overwhelming numbers it received were unprecedented. The parliamentary polls were a referendum on the government’s handling of COVID-19 and an endorsement of its performance in the last eight months. The panel will examine the political, economic, social and international challenges and imperatives for Gotabaya’s government following the parliamentary polls.

Workshop

Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): 2nd & 3rd Module

Election Campaigning for Political Parties

For this year, KASYP batch 10 and 11 will have a joint training-workshop on election campaigning for political parties and this will be delivered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic this coming August 2-7 and 17-19, 2020.

Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) Official Launch

Advancing Democratic Leadership and Governance in Asia

Congratulations to the Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) for the successful launch of the network!

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5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

The Future Of The International Order Is Decided In Asia

German-Asian cooperation possesses abundant potential for maintaining the rules-based international order and keeping global trade routes open – requirements for both regions’ prosperity. Which challenges are governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific and Germany facing under Covid-19? What lessons have been learned?

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 03: Future of International Cooperation Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

The third installment of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020 focused on the future of international cooperation in post-COVID-19 pandemic. The objectives of this particular discussion were to examine the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on international cooperation, to project the economic changes in international trade, official development assistance and world norms post-COVID-19, and to identify new ways of cooperation in order to continue the economic and political developments of Asian countries.

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 02: A Conversation on Building 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia

The second session of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series was successfully conducted on September 26, 2020 via Zoom video communication platform with the theme: A Conversation on Building Inclusive 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia.

75 Jahre Vereinte Nationen

Die Zukunft der VN, Politikberatung und Think Tanks: Unsere Zukunft Gemeinsam Gestalten

Zum 75. Jahrestag der Gründung der Vereinten Nationen veranstaltete das Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program der University of Pennsylvania am 6. Oktober eine digitale Konferenz zur Zukunft der Vereinten Nationen. An der Konferenz, die Teil der globalen Feierlichkeiten war, nahmen über 500 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Think Tanks aus allen Regionen der Welt teil. Vertreterinnen und Vertreter führender Think Tanks waren eingeladen, ihre Analysen aktueller transnationaler und internationaler Herausforderungen vorzustellen, ihre Erfahrungen in der Zusammenarbeit mit den Vereinten Nationen zu teilen und Empfehlungen für die zukünftige Kooperation von Think Tanks und den Vereinten Nationen abzugeben. Auch die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung war eingeladen, ihre Analyse und ihre Arbeit vorzustellen. Gleich zwei Mitarbeiterinnen der KAS, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Leiterin des Büros der Stiftung in New York, und Dr. La Toya Waha, Mitarbeiterin des Regionalprogrammes Politikdialog Asien in Singapur, waren auf den beiden Panels der Veranstaltung vertreten. Zum Abschluss der Veranstaltung richtete sich Under-Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond an die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, um über ihre Rolle bei der Erneuerung der Vereinten Nationen zu sprechen.

Durch Ideologie Getrennt, Durch Gewalt Vereint?

Podiumsdiskussion und Buchbesprechung

„Was motiviert politische Gewalt in Deutschland und was haben die verschiedenen Phänomenbereiche gemeinsam?“ war die zentrale Frage der Diskussionsveranstaltung mit dem Titel „Durch Ideologie getrennt, durch Gewalt vereint?“. Diskutiert haben wir diese Frage mit Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter, Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar und Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick vor dem Hintergrund unserer Publikation „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“.

KASYP Batch 10.3 & 11.2 Online Training-Worskshop

Election Campaigning for Political Parties

Last August 02 - 08 and 17 - 19, 2020, 28 KASYPers from Batch 10 and 11 participated in the first online training-workshop of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP). They underwent a training on election campaigning for political parties which aims to provide participants with the understanding and skills of electoral campaigning and its many tools as well as the importance of providing organized electoral choices to citizens through political parties, and training on bridging democratic leadership (second session on co-ownership).

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 01: Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia

Last 25 June 2020, the KAS PDA team launched successfully its “KASYP Virtual Discussion Series” with the aim to facilitate an online exchange platform that will allow the KASYP alumni to share their best practices and on-going lessons in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The first session of this series focused on discussing the “Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia”. The objective of this session was to examine the varying impacts of COVID-19 pandemic among the youth in terms of their education, employment, career, social life, and many more.

United by Violence, Divided by Cause?

Experten aus Asien und Europa diskutierten Radikalisierung hin zu Gewalt Phänomen-übergreifend

Gewalttaten wie die Serie von islamistischen Selbstmordanschlägen auf Kirchen und Hotels in Sri Lanka oder der Anschlag auf einen Sikh-Temple in Deutschland werfen wiederkehrend die Frage nach den Ursachen der Radikalisierung von Individuen und Gruppen auf. Radikalisierung und darauffolgende Gewalttaten werden zunehmend als eine Herausforderung für den Fortbestand demokratischer und rechtsstaatlicher Institutionen verstanden und wirken sich nicht selten auch direkt auf die internationalen Beziehungen der betroffenen Länder aus. Diese Veranstaltung beschäftigte sich unter dem Title „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“ mit der Vorstellung und dem Vergleich verschiedener Fälle und Phänomene in Asien und Europa.

KASYP Batch 11 First Training Module Successfully Completed!

This year marks the end of a decade, but for KASYP, it will be the start of a new one. Since 2010, we have successfully trained 10 batches of more than 200 young political leaders in the region. Last February 2020, we started a new decade for KASYP with Batch 11 comprising of 23 young politicians coming from 12 Asian countries and representing 19 political parties.