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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.

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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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Soziale Marktwirtschaft als Antwort auf globale Krisen

Ein Ausweg aus der Wirtschaftskrise führt nur über eine Rückbesinnung auf die Werte der sozialen Marktwirtschaft. Das war die Quintessenz eines Vortags, den Kardinal Marx im Rahmen seiner USA-Reise bei einer von der KAS mitorganisierten Veranstaltung an der Georgetown Universitiy hielt. Kardinal Marx sprach vor mehr als 70 geladenen Gästen über die globale Verantwortung, Wirtschaftskrise, die Europäische Union und die Notwendigkeit einer verstärkten Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europa und den USA, auch um gemeinsame Werte weltweit zu vertreten.

A Transatlantic Dialogue among Party and Policy Experts

"Conservative Parties Staying Competitive: The Challenges of the 21st Century"

With the financial crisis has come a change in the political party landscape in the USA – the Occupy Movement pressures the Democratic party to acknowledge socio-economic challenges while the Tea Party demands the Republican party to reorder its priorities regarding. The phenomena of the reshaping of the major parties is not limited to the United States as was illuminated in the roundtable discussion on “Conservative Parties Staying Competitive: The Challenges of the 21st Century.” The featured guest speaker was Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, former Prime Minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Eine gemeinsame transatlantische Zukunft

Chancen und Herausforderungen wirtschaftlicher Kooperation

“Auch wenn wir finanzpolitisch nicht in allem einig sind, verbindet uns doch eine gemeinsame transatlantische Zielstellung”, sagte der Ministerpräsident Sachsen-Anhalts, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, auf einer Veranstaltung, welche in Zusammenarbeit von KAS, dem American Council on Germany und dem deutschen Generalkonsul in San Franzisco stattfand. Ministerpräsident Haseloff sprach vor mehr als fünfzig kalifornischen Teilnehmern aus Wirtschaft und Politik.

Die NATO nach dem Gipfel von Chicago

"Die Bedeutung der NATO wird in Zukunft zunehmen", so Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp, Direktor der Research Division am NATO-Defense College in Rom. Kamp diskutierte auf einer Veranstaltung der KAS in Washington DC mit Sicherheitsexperten über die Zukunft der NATO über den anstehenden Gipfel von Chicago hinaus.

The Future of the Transatlantic Relations - Lessons from the Past

Walther Leisler Kiep

Im Vorfeld des Nato-Gipfels in Chicago organisierte dieKonrad-Adenauer-Stiftung eine Diskussion zum Thema „The Future of theTransatlantic Relationship – Lessons from the Past“ mit WaltherLeisler Kiep, dem Ehrenvorsitzender der Atlantik-Brücke und ehemaligemSchatzmeister der CDU.

Krisen als Chance für die transatlantischen Partner

Die gegenwärtige Finanzkrise in Europa sollte nicht als Krise, sondern als Herausforderung gesehen werden. Erst dann könne man die Situation als Chance zum Handeln begreifen. Dies sagte Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf in seiner Einführungsrede auf der Konferenz „After the Crisis? Germany and its Partners in a changing Europe”, welche die Konrad Adenauer Stiftung gemeinsam mit der Munk School for Global Affairs der University of Toronto und der Joint Initiative in German and European Studies des DAAD durchführte.

The West Adrift? How North Americans and Europeans need to adjust their transatlantic politics after the crisis

Keynote by Professor Neuss, Conference in Toronto Canada

“Continuity or change” – The “Rift or Drift” of the transatlantic community has been a permanent feature of debates. However, the resilience of NATO as well as of the transatlantic relationship in general have been remarkable. Nonetheless: The end of the Cold War and the onset of globalization have changed the relationship.

Promoting Renewable Energy – Promoting Cooperation

Israeli-Palestinian Delegation to the USA: Approaches to a Shared Energy Solution

Climate change and renewable energy is a top priority within the framework of German development cooperation. Hence, the Washington DC office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted a study trip of Israeli and Palestinian energy experts to Chicago and Washington DC from March 5th through 9th, 2012.

Ausgangs - nicht Endpunkt für „smart defense“

NATO-Gipfel Chicago 2012

Vom 28.-30. März 2012 organisierte der Chicago Council on Global Affairs unter Beteiligung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung eine hochrangig besetzte Konferenz zum Thema "Smart Defense and the Future of the NATO." Eingeladen waren renommierte Sicherheitsexperten verschiedener Regierungen der NATO-Länder, sowie Akademiker und Vertreter von Think Tanks und Organisationen, die sich mit Sicherheitsfragen auseinandersetzen. Im Mittelpunkt stand die Frage "Can the Alliance meet the Challenges of the 21st century?"

Die politische und wirtschaftliche Zukunft der Europäischen Union

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering wirbt in Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika für Vertrauen in die Europäische Union

“Europa ist stark, weil es auf gemeinsamen Werten basiert”. Mit dieser Überzeugung setzte Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MdEP, Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments a.D. und Vorsitzender der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in den USA ein deutliches Zeichen. In hochrangigen Gesprächen und bei Vorträgen in New York und Washington DC betonte Hans-Gert Pöttering sein Vertrauen darauf, dass Europa auch in Zukunft durch Solidarität auf der Basis gemeinsamer Grundüberzeugungen zusammengehalten und ein verlässlicher transatlantischer Partner sein werde.