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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.

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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.

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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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Erneuerbare Energie als Basis internationaler Kooperation

Israelisch-Palästinensische Fachdelegation diskutiert mit Experten in den USA

Vom 5.-9. März 2012 organisierte die KAS Washington ein Dialogprogramm mit Energieexperten aus Israel und den palästinensischen Gebieten. Im Rahmen des Programms diskutierten am 8. März 2012 Fachexperten bei einer Veranstaltung in der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung über die Frage, ob erneuerbare Energie eine Basis für internationale Zusammenarbeit sein könne.

Transatlantic Security Cooperation

The Military in Germany and the U.S. - Two Perspectives

On February 17 and 18, more than 400 participants attended the Fifth Annual German Conference at Harvard to discuss this year’s theme, “The German Angst of Leadership.” The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted a panel discussion on security policy, featuring remarks by both a German soldier and a U.S. soldier who discussed their experiences in Afghanistan.

The 2012 Presidential Race - Current Developments and its Impact on Foreign Policy

A Roundtable Discussion with Philipp Mißfelder, MdB

German and American political insiders and policy experts assemble to discuss the upcoming 2012 U.S. presidential election with Philipp Mißfelder, Member of the German Bundestag.

Dr. Günter Krings' Perspective on a Modern Conservative Approach to Sustainable Energy Policy

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, along with co-host Ecologic Institute, held a luncheon discussion on February 2nd. The topic “Sustainability in Energy Policy and Beyond – A Modern Conservative Approach in German Politics” was presented by Dr. Günter Krings, who is Vice Chairman of the CDU parliamentary group and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development. Present to hear Dr. Krings’ speech were senior experts in the field of energy policy.

„2012 – Das Jahr der Entscheidungen für die deutsche und amerikanische Politik“

Am 10. Januar 2012 organisierte die Konrad Adenauer Stiftung eine Veranstaltung anlässlich des Besuchs von Michael Grosse-Brömer MdB und Dr. Günter Krings MdB zum Thema „2012 – Das Jahr der Entscheidungen für deutsche und amerikanische Poltik“.

German Development Assistance Reform - What does it mean for Africa?

Günter Nooke, G8 Personal Representative for Africa

Angesichts der aktuellen deutschen Entwicklungshilfereform diskutierte eine Gruppe von amerikanischen NGO- und Think Tank-Vertretern deren Auswirkungen und Bedeutung mit dem G8-Beauftragten für Afrika, Günter Nooke.

A Transatlantic Response to the Arab Spring

Speech by Joseph Daul, MEP and Chair, EPP-ED Group

The significance of 1775 for the United States can easily be compared with the significance of 1789, 1848, and 1989 for Europe. All these dates mark history because they were the occasions of revolts of populations that felt oppressed, who fought against what they considered to be tyranny and injustice. Whatever may come in wake of the Arab revolutions, history will continue to be written.

Too Big to Manage

Die KAS Washington diskutiert mit ihren Gästen die aktuelle Wirtschaftslage, die Krise und die Zukunft der Euro-Zone

Diesen März ist es bereits drei Jahre her, dass JP Morgan Chase & Co die Investmentbank Bear Stearns mit staatlicher Hilfe übernahm, um eine Insolvenz des angeschlagenen Finanzriesen zu vereiteln. Dieser Rettung sollten in den kommenden Monaten noch viele weitere Übernahmen und Insolvenzen folgen. Im Vergleich zu 2008 hat sich die Lage heute zwar beruhigt, doch die Krise ist weiterhin aktuell und allgegenwärtig.

Den Terror an seiner Wurzel bekämpfen

Die KAS Washington diskutiert die Zukunft der Terrorbekämpfung

Am 31. Januar 2011 hatte das Washingtoner Büro der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung zu einer Diskussionsrunde zum Thema „Preparing for the Security Threats of the 21st Century“ geladen. Zu Gast waren General Brent Scowcroft, der als nationaler Sicherheitsberater unter den US-Präsidenten Gerald Ford und George H. W. Bush gedient hatte und der frühere Innensenator und stellvertretende Ministerpräsident Brandenburgs Generalleutnant Jörg Schönbohm.

Brutstätte des globalen Jihad


Bruce Riedel, Leiter von Obamas Policy Review Group für Afghanistan und Pakistan, stellt sein neues Buch Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of Global Jihad vor. Die wichtigste Aussage: Die US-Regierung darf die zivile Führung Pakistans nicht weiter untergraben. Sollte Pakistan ein islamistischer Jihad-Staat werden, droht der internationalen Gemeinschaft eine Bedrohung von bisher unbekanntem Ausmaß.