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How Democracy Wins

KAS USA / IWDU Panel Discussion: The Role of Female Leadership in the Face of Rising Threats to Democratic Values

With global authoritarianism on the rise, the importance of reliable and consistent leadership is as essential as it has ever been. In national security and foreign policy, women have traditionally played a vital role in promoting democracy, human rights, and social justice.


New Models in Local News: How AI will change the Business of Local News

Workshop hosted by KAS USA and Medill School of Journalism

With breathtaking speed, generative AI is changing how journalists produce and people consume news. One of the major questions is this: How will AI affect the business models of local media around the globe?


Cybertrialogue – United States, Israel and Germany

KAS USA Seminar in October

Building on the June 2023 KAS Cybertrialogue in Berlin, which stressed the challenges and possibilities of democracies to protect critical infrastructure, we continue our event series in Washington, DC. Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine the awareness of cybersecurity needs has risen markedly and the focus on resilience has become sharper.

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Threat Perception and Deterrence after the Ukraine War

KAS USA / UVA Online Event

This online event launches a new report by the National Security Policy Center at the University of Virginia, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA. It sets out to create a new understanding of deterrence and risk in this era of tripolar Great Power Competition.


One Year Inflation Reduction Act

Initial Outcomes and Impacts for US-EU Trade and Investment - KAS USA / E3G Panel Discussion

This event launched a new report by E3G, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA. It sets out to gather initial evidence of any impacts that the Inflation Reduction Act may have for EU-U.S. trade and cleantech investment.

Study and Information Program

KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar 2023

A Visiting Program in New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL

12 participants from Germany visited New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL for an in depth exchange with U.S. stakeholders. The annual KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar connects political and civic leaders from the U.S. and Germany to shape the relations between Israel, Germany and the U.S., to learn about Jewish life in our countries and to discuss Jewish Advocacy efforts.


KAS USA / AGI Transatlantic Trade Week 2023

The Future of "Friendshoring" and Reconciling Trade and Climate Policies

The global trading system is becoming increasingly contested as domestic, climate, and national security priorities play a larger role in U.S. and EU policymaking. In the United States, the Biden administration – with an approach that has been called "friendshoring" – is looking to reorient supply chains toward like-minded partners. In the European Union, several new policy tools reflect a more geoeconomic approach to policy making.

Study and Information Program

Media Policy and Common Political Challenges from a Transatlantic Perspective

Dialogue Program with State Lawmakers from Hesse

From April 24th to the 28th, a delegation from Hesse traveled to Chicago, IL and Washington, DC for talks with media experts, regional officials, industry stakeholders and academic experts. The state parliamentarians exchanged views with American experts on media policy and possible solutions to polarization on both sides of the Atlantic.

Study and Information Program

World Health Summit Regional Meeting

Visiting Program in Washington, DC with the Members of Bundestag Hermann Gröhe and Dr. Georg Kippels

Hermann Gröhe, Vice Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, former Federal Minister of Health and Vice Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung visited Washington, DC on the occasion of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting. He was accompanied by fellow Bundestag Member Dr. Georg Kippels, Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, the Health Committee, and the Subcommittee on Global Health.

Study and Information Program

Dimensions of the Transatlantic Economy, Innovation in Higher Education and Multilateral Cooperation

Visiting program in Boston, New York and Washington, DC with Professor Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, former federal minister and former minister president of North Rhine-Westfalia, visited the United States from February 10th to the 17th. He met with experts from academic institutions and research organizations to take an in-depth look at US education and innovation. Rüttgers, a board member of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, held talks with business representatives, high-level political stakeholders and think tank experts about the transatlantic relationship in the light of the war in Ukraine and the state of the economy. Representatives of the United Nations, IOE and ILO discussed with Dr. Rüttgers current challenges and future opportunities to drive the dialogue on both sides of the Atlantic for multilateral cooperation.

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Die Politische Landschaft der USA nach den Präsidentschaftswahlen

Am 15. November 2012 besuchte eine Gruppe von über 20 Journalisten und Wirtschaftsexperten die Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Washington für ein Briefing zum Thema „Einblicke in die politische Landschaft der USA nach den Präsidentschaftswahlen“ als Teil eines Programms, welches die Wirtschaftsabteilung österreichischen Botschaft organisiert hatte.

Transfer from Politics to the Public: Content and Methods

A Transatlantic Dialog Program with Elected Officials and Political Strategists

German elected officials and political strategists met with campaign officials and experts in the Washington, DC, region and Boston, Massachusetts to discuss and observe the November 6 elections.

Putin 2.0 - Eine neue Eiszeit?

Diskussionsrunde mit Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff MdB

Die zweite Amtszeit Vladimir Putins und Spannungen in den amerikanisch-russischen Beziehungen hinsichtlich der Konflikte in Syrien und Iran haben Russland wieder in den Fokus der internationalen Gemeinschaft gerückt. Vor diesem Hintergrund organisierte die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kooperation mit der Transatlantic Academy und dem German Marshall Fund eine Diskussion mit dem Bundestagesabgeordneten und Koordinator für die deutsch-russische zwischengesellschaftliche Zusammenarbeit Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff.

Understanding the Role of Political Communication

Dialogue Program with MdB Philipp Mißfelder and young political leaders

Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Philipp Mißfelder, MdB, led a delegation of young elected officials and political activists to Washington, DC, from July 9-13. The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Washington organized a program against the backdrop of the presidential and congressional elections in November 2012. The group participated in many roundtable discussions in Washington DC and the battleground state of Virginia to exchange ideas about the transatlantic relationship and learn more about the way American campaigns communicate with the public.

KAS ehrt Brückenbauer im deutsch-jüdisch-amerikanischen Dialog

Eugene Dubow zum 80. Geburtstag

"Das Austauschprogramm des American Jewish Committee mit der KAS hatdie Atmosphäre in der jüdischen Gemeinschaft in den USA wesentlichverändert." Dies sagte Eugene Dubow auf einem Essen in Washington,welches die KAS zu seinen Ehren gab. Eingeladen waren Freunde undWegbegleiter Eugene Dubows. Dieser Anlass war auch Gelegenheit, dieBedeutung der deutsch-jüdischen Beziehungen für den transatlantischenDialog zu diskutieren.

US-Wahlkampf 2012: Was ist neu?

Diskussionsveranstaltung mit politischen Nachwuchskräften

Der Wahlkampf geht nach dem Ende der Vorwahlen und kurz vor den Nominierungsparteitagen in die heiße Phase. Mit wachsendem Interesse wird der Wahlkampf auch in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit verfolgt. Für eine Delegation von deutschen Nachwuchskräften aus Politik und Medien, die im Rahmen eines jährlichen Austauschprogrammes mit dem American Jewish Committee Washington besuchten, organisierte die KAS eine Diskussionsveranstaltung mit dem Wahlkampfexperten und Kommunikationsstrategen Dr. Michael Cornfield.

Zentralasiens zunehmende strategische und wirtschaftliche Bedeutung

Internationale Konferenz in Washington DC

Mit dem geplanten Abzug der NATO-Truppen aus Afghanistan kommen zunehmend auch die Nachbarländer Zentralasiens in den Blickpunkt. Es stellt sich zudem die Frage, welche Auswirkungen der Truppenabzug auf die regionale Sicherheit und Stabilität haben wird. Darüber hinaus ist unklar, was die Einstellung des militärischen Engagements für ein zukünftiges politisches Engagement in der Region bedeutet.

Transatlantic Free Trade and Economic Relations

Dialogue Program with MdB Peter Beyer

During recent meetings in Washington, DC, and Virginia, MdB Peter Beyer, a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the German Bundestag, discussed trade and economic issues with elected officials, business leaders and policy experts. Mr. Beyer presented his views and support of a proposed trade agreement between the United States and European Union. The candid discussions that ensued provided insight into the political challenges, areas of concern and potential timeline for an agreement to move forward.

Ein neues Narrativ: Die Zukunft der Europäischen Union und der transatlantischen Beziehungen

Peter Beyer zu einem Dialogprogramm in den USA

Zu einem Dialogprogramm über die transatlantischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen besucht Peter Beyer MdB derzeit die USA. Zu Beginn des Programms diskutierte er mit über 20 Master-Studenten an der Old Dominion University in Virginia.

US-Journalismus: Alles auf Social Media

Den ganzen langen Winter über freut man sich in Washington auf das Kirschblütenfest im März, wenn die bis zu hundertjährigen Bäume mit ihrer kurzen Blüte den Frühling ankündigen. Auf eine dauerhafte Blütezeit dürfen sich dagegen Facebook, Google und Twitter einrichten. „Ohne Soziale Medien geht nichts mehr“, sagt beispielsweise Ben Scott, politischer Berater für Innovation im US-Außenministerium. Seine Zuhörer im Washingtoner Büro der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sind dreißig RTL-Journalistenschüler, die während einer Ausbildungsreise vier Tage in der amerikanischen Hauptstadt Station machen.