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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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Pöttering in Chicago

KAS-Vorsitzender erinnert an Rolle der USA bei deutscher Wiedervereinigung

Die deutsche Einheit hätte ohne Unterstützung der USA und der europäischen Nachbarländer nicht hergestellt werden können. Daran erinnerte der Vorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und ehemalige Präsident des europäischen Parlaments, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, beim Empfang des deutschen Generalkonsuls anlässlich des Tages der Deutschen Einheit in Chicago.

Wachsende wirtschaftliche Ungleichheiten als globale Herausforderung

Ein transatlantischer Blick auf die inequality-Debatte

Die KAS Washington hatte nun den Sozial- und Wirtschaftsexperten Prof. Dr. Matthias Zimmer, Bundestagsabgeordneter aus Frankfurt/M., eingeladen, um mit ihm über die Entwichlungen in den wachsenden wirtschaftlichen Ungleichheiten zu diskutieren. Experten aus Weltbank und verschiedenen Think Tanks, die sich auf die Ursachen und Auswirkungen von Ungleichheit konzentrieren, trugen zu dieser Debatte eine transatlantische Perspektive bei.

A Transatlantic Perspective on Current Events Shaping Trade and Foreign Policy

Young German Leaders get to share their views with US policy experts

As part of the annual exchange program of the American Jewish Committee and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the KAS in Washington organized a roundtable discussion with young German leaders and American policy experts. A common theme during the discussion was that the US-EU relationship is entering a new phase of engagement.

Herausforderungen der inneren Sicherheit gemeinsam angehen

Ein transatlantischer Blick nach Nahost offenbart notwendige gemeinsame transatlantische Anstrengungen

Nach neusten Erkenntnissen der Sicherheitsbehörden beiderseits des Atlantiks haben Tausende von US-Amerikanern und Europäern ihre Heimatländer verlassen, um sich in Krisenstaaten in Nahost terroristisch schulen zu lassen. Dies hat die KAS zum Anlass genommen, eine Expertenrunde zu organisieren mit dem Ziel, aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln dieses vielgestaltige Problem zu analysieren. Fragen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, der inneren Sicherheit, der Wertevermittlung und Werteverteidigung wurden hier angesprochen.

“Energy has the Potential to Divide Us”

Transatlantic dialog to global challenges – a meeting with American energy experts and Professor Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer

Finding an approach to energy policy was the center of discussions Professor Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer had with U.S. leading experts on energy and climate issues. The meetings were held on July 18, 2014 in Washington DC.

„Freedom works!“

Abgeordnete des US-Kongress zeigen gemeinsam mit Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff MdB Unterstützung zum Assoziierungsabkommen

Während seines Aufenthalts in den USA besuchte Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff MdB, stellvertretender Fraktionsvorsitzender der CDU/CSU, den US-Senat, um die Unterzeichnung des Assoziierungsabkommens zwischen der EU mit der Ukraine, Georgien sowie Moldawien zusammen mit ranghohen amerikanischen Politikern und Botschaftern zu würdigen.

KAS brings aspiring German journalists closer to the U.S. capital

28 Students from RTL School of Journalism participate in a program in Washington

For 12 years, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Journalism Academy, the RTL School of Journalism and the KAS Washington Office have cooperated successfully on a program for aspiring German journalists to learn more about the American media landscape.

KAS bringt jungen deutschen Medienmachern die US-Hauptstadt näher

RTL-Journalistenschule mit 28 Volontären in Washington

Seit nunmehr 12 Jahren arbeiten die KAS-Journalistenakademie, die RTL-Journalistenschule und das Stiftungsbüro in Washington erfolgreich zusammen.

USA, Germany and Israel: Transatlantic Triangle United By Values and Challenges?

Conference with multiple high level experts from Israel, Europe and the United States

The “USA, Germany and Israel: Transatlantic Triangle United by Values and Challenges?” conference convened distinguished panelists from Europe, the United States, and Israel to discuss the political, economic, and cultural relationships between these three countries. In four panels on the rule of law, the economy, religion, and Israel’s relationship to the West experts identified affinities and shared values, while simultaneously highlighting differences and challenges.

Israeli, German and American Foreign Policy

Key note address and discussion with Ambassador Dennis Ross

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave the current round of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians until the end of April to make progress. Where are we now in this process and how exactly should the transatlantic partners work together with the goal to bring solutions in this negotiation cycle? The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) gave attention to these questions and organized a discussion with international experts. KAS welcomed Ambassador Dennis Ross, the former special assistant to Barack Obama and close advisors to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to provide his insight.