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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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Pakistan’s Changing Strategic Environment

During an event at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Interantional Studies, Mushahid Hussain explained Pakistan’s changing strategic environment. Hussain is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Pakistani Senate and the secretary general of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League.(Summary in German)

Civil War in Iraq

Containment Options for the United States

In case President Bush’s new Iraq plan should fail and Iraq cannot be saved, the United States has to prepare for the question how to „manage“ the consequences of an Iraqi civil war. A Washington think tank with close ties to the Democratic Party just released a study proposing a containment policy for a potential civil war in Iraq. But President Bush is also facing criticism from his own party as well as calls for a more reality-based Iraq policy. (Report in German)

State of the Union 2007

President Bush Faces a New Congress

The panel discussion organized by the Brookings Institution analyzed the President’s State of the Union Address, which he had delivered the previous day. Various experts of the Brookings Institution discussed and evaluated the President’s statements. Of most interest were the topics foreign policy, energy, global warming, health care and immigration. (Summary in German)

Burundi at Peace: What does it mean?

The Great Lakes Policy Forum, a coalition of governmental, nongovernmental and multilateral organizations, discussed the current situation in the state of Burundi. The intention was to inform about the developments in the country since the peace agreement was reached. (Summary in German)

Expanding the Eastern Frontier

Bulgaria, Romania and the EU

The event of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars informed the participants about the new member states of the European Union - Bulgaria and Romania – and the implications for both the two countries and the European Union. In their lectures, Margarita Assenova and Dr. Vladimir Tismaneanu concentrated on the situation in their respective countries, while Dr. Esther Brimmer discussed the future development of the European Union as a whole. (Summary in German)

The Rise of the Shiites

Implications for the Middle East

In his lecture, Yitzhak Nakash, Middle East expert at the Brandeis University and author of the book "Reaching for Power: The Shi`a in the Modern Arab World", discussed the changing position of the Shiites in the Middle East. He focused especially on the situation in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. (Summary in German)

U.S. Policy toward Iraq under Scrutiny

White House under Pressure

In a recently published study, Dr. Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and former insider of the Bush administration in the NSC, CIA and State Department, promotes a comprehensive engagement of the United States with Iran. The criticism of the “Republican dissident” of the White House stirred a controversy in Washington. (Summary in German)

New Way Forward in Iraq

Immediately following its announcement, President Bush’s new strategy in Iraq encountered wide-ranging rejection and skeptical reactions in his own country. A prestigious Democratic think tank hosted a panel discussion with renowned foreign policy experts to present a first analysis of the new Iraq policy, particularly of its echo among the Democrats in Congress.(Summary of event in German)

Turning Point in Iraq: U.S. Senators Call for Troop Surge

On the eve of President Bush’s much anticipated announcement of his new policy on the war in Iraq and one day after the convening of the newly elected Congress, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the leading conservative think tanks in Washington, hosted a podium discussion on the future progress of the United States in Iraq. Two of the most influential Members of Congress, Senator John McCain, in line for his party’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate, and Senator Joseph Lieberman, former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, shared their assessments of America’s future Iraq policy after their return from a recent trip to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel.(Attached summary is in German.)

U.S. Iraq Policy in the Balance

ISG Report - "Bush's last chance for success"

Barely a week after the release fo the ISG report, most Americans believe that the United States is losing the war in Iraq and support the main elements of the Baker-Hamilton Commission for a new strategy in Iraq, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. Politically, however, the commission’s report remains a political orphan with little support from the Bush administration and Congress.(Attached summary is in German.)