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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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Globalization and the World's Poor

It has become a politically correct cliché that globalization has its winners and losers. The fast pace of globalization has resulted in a worldwide increase in trade, foreign investments and economic growth. Yet, the global market also confronts the world's poor and the most fragile developing countries with great challenges. On May 16, 2007, the Brookings Institution launched a book dealing with the impact of globalization on the world's poor. (Summary in German)

Angela Merkel – Key Player in Transatlantic Relations

„During this year’s EU-US summit, the German Chancellor impressed the Americans as a „key interlocutor for U.S. presidents in Continental Europe.“ The Wall Street Journal commented that “Germany is returning to the traditional, postwar role it has played from the days of Konrad Adenauer to Helmut Kohl”. According to an op-ed piece in the Washington Times, the summit under Merkel’s leadership “exuded clout.” (Report in German)

The War in Iraq – Staying the Course until Victory?

"It is too soon for a verdict." Those are the words President Bush chose in response to a recent interview question by a prestigious talkshow host about the success of his new Iraq strategy. At the same time, a new think tank report tried to beef up the American security offensive with new recommendations for the next phase of the new Bush strategy. To many in Washington, however, the war in Iraq seems already lost. After months of rangling between the Democratic majority in Congress and the White House, the showdown between the legislative and executive branch of the U.S. government reached a dramatic climax in Washington this week.(Commentary in German)

"The Presidential Elections in France"

The Implications for Europe and Transatlantic Relations

Speech given by Jean-Pascal Picy, Senior Adviser to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister of France

Brussels – Rival or Partner?

The Future of US-EU Relations

At an event hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation three members of European Parliament of the British Conservatives talked about the US-EU relationship. Another discussed topic was the relationship between Great Britain and the European Union. (Event summary in German)

Can Iraq be “Fixed”?

Opinions diverge when it comes to discussing a solution for Iraq. This became apparent once again at a panel discussion hosted by the World Security Institute. The remaining options of the U.S. government were discussed controversially. Moderator Alton Frye, Presidential Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Council on Foreign Relations, pointed out that consensus would not be the aim of the event, since it would be impossible to reach.(Summary in German)

Linking Security and Development in State Building

Recent Lessons from Afghanistan

During a discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center several experts analyzed the developments in Afghanistan during the last years. The discussion focused mainly on security and civil-military cooperation. (Summary in German)

Speech by Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia

"Energy: questions of security of supply, dependence and environmental protection" (Speech in German)

South East Europe: Key Challenges on the Road to Sustainable Regional Cooperation

During an event at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Interantional Studies Dr. Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, explained the developments in the region since the foundation of the Stability Pact in 1999. He furthermore addressed the issue of the accession perspective of the states to the European Union. (Summary in German)

Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons

A Threat to U.S. National Security?

On January 11th, 2007 China tested an anti-satellite weapon by shooting down an old weather satellite. Even though China said it adhered to the peaceful use of space, there were protests across the world. At the Heritage Foundation, Republican Senator Jon Kyl talked about China’s approach and its consequences for the United States. (Summary in German)