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Study and Information Program

Promoting Peace in the Middle East

Delegation of Israeli and Palestinian politicians, organized in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation offices in Jerusalem and Ramallah as well as the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information

Discussion

Democracy Promotion by the United States - Consequences from Experience

Victor Orbán, former Prime Minister of Hungary

Briefing for Victor Orbán, former Hungarian prime minister, Prof. Dr. János Horváth, member of parliament, Karoly Dan, foreign policy advisor to Victor Orbán, as well as Dr. Lászlo Deák, representative of the EU Commission in the United States

Expert talk

Energy Security - Energy Efficiency - Climate Change

Tanja Gönner, Environmental Minister of Baden-Württemberg

Discussion with Robert Dixon, Senior Coordinator for Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Environmental Quality, White House

Expert talk

Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence

for National Security and Nation Building

in cooperation with the American Academy for Diplomacy and the RAND Corporation

Study and Information Program

Religion and politics in Germany and the United States

Delegation of representatives of Evangelical organizations in the United States

Study and Information Program

KAS-AJC Exchange Program

Briefing and exchange program in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee

Study and Information Program

The domestic and foreign policy debate in the USA

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, former Minister-President of Thuringia

Briefing Program

Conversation

Economic Policy in Germany and Europe

Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf

in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University

Discussion

Internal and External Security: a German Perspective

Jörg Schönbohm, Minister for the Interior of Brandenburg

Discussion

Expert talk

Treaty on the Transatlantic Partnership

Is a Strong Europe Really in America's Interests?

Hartmut Nassauer, MEP and vice chairman of the Group of the European People's Party in the European Parliament; Werner Langen, MEP and chairman of the German CDU/CSU Group in the EP and Markus Ferber, co-chairman of the German CDU/CSU Group in the EP

Deutschland, Europäische Verteidigungsinitiativen und die NATO

Workshop der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kooperation mit dem German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington D.C.

Experten aus Europa diskutieren gemeinsam mit US-Außen- und Sicherheitsexperten aktuelle Herausforderungen der europäischen Sicherheitspolitik und die Zukunft transatlantischer Kooperation.

„Rights, Technology and Development“ – KAS-Büro USA beteiligt sich an der LJD Week 2019 der Weltbank

Die Law, Justice and Development Week 2019 der Weltbank fand vom 4. bis 7. November in Washington D.C. statt. Das diesjährige Thema lautete „Rights, Technology and Development“. Erstmalig hat sich das KAS-Büro USA in Kooperation mit der Weltbank an der internationalen Veranstaltung beteiligt.

Central Asia: New Great Games or Great Opportunities?

Central Asian states and their Path to Development and Prosperity

European leaders and members of the transatlantic business community met with experts and officials from Central Asia to discuss the development and future prosperity of the region in a successful summit in Chicago from September 15-16, 2016. After decades of transition after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has emerged once again as an essential crossroads of strategic importance for Europe, Russia, and South and East Asia.

Mitigating Crisis with Opportunity

KAS Transatlantic Conference 2016

From June 17th through 23rd, 2016 25 high-ranking officials and experts from the European Union and the United States convened at the KAS Academy in Cadenabbia, Italy for the 4th annual KAS Transatlantic Conference: “Global Crisis and Opportunity - Transatlantic Responses to Innovation and Transformation”. This conference was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung offices in Brussels and Washington, D.C.

US Political, Economic, and Financial Developments and Implications at the National and Sub-National Levels in Germany

Politicians from Hessen Take Fact-Finding Mission to New York and Washington, DC

US political, economic and financial developments call for closer scrutiny to better understand their implications at German national and sub-national levels. Finance Minister from Hessen, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, led a delegation of State of Hessen parliamentarians on a fact-finding mission to New York and Washington, DC, to explore how presidential campaign politics in America may influence global economic policy and trans-Atlantic relations.

US Political, Economic, and Financial Developments and Implications at the National and Sub-National Levels in Germany

Politicians from Hessen Take Fact-Finding Mission to New York and Washington, DC

US political, economic and financial developments call for closer scrutiny to better understand their implications at German national and sub-national levels. Finance Minister from Hessen, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, led a delegation of State of Hessen parliamentarians on a fact-finding mission to New York and Washington, DC, to explore how presidential campaign politics in America may influence global economic policy and trans-Atlantic relations.

Forging Bridges through dialogue on the Transatlantic Digital Disconnect

Signs of finding a common ground with the new agreement “Privacy Shield” and passing of the Judicial Redress Act

Transatlantic relations are strong, albeit with some 21st Century challenges. Both the European Union and the United States are striving to create digital economies. It’s still unclear if these digital markets can fully integrated. There are a number of “tangled issues”, like the protection of privacy rights, freedom of speech and national security that pose a challenge in finding the right balance when trying to construct a policy framework. A lot is at stake.

Setting the Agenda for 2016

A Discussion with KAS Expert Hans-Hartwig Blomeier

Looking to begin the New Year with fruitful transatlantic debate and discourse the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted a reception at which KAS London Director Hans-Hartwig Blomeier led the discussion over a potential “Brexit” and many of its consequences. Sixty experts from think-tanks, government, and the private sector joined Mr. Blomeier in engaging the pertinent questions of EU reform, geopolitical implications of a “Brexit,” and more.

Call for worldwide freedom of religion or belief as a human right

New York Conference with members of parliament: lack of religious freedom linked to refugee crisis

Freedom of religion or belief has come under increasing threat in many parts of the world. The German CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader Volker Kauder, with the direct action of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) under Chairman Hans-Gert Pöettering, in partnership with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), took concrete steps to ensure global religious freedom at the second ever IPPFoRB Conference.

Trouble around TTIP and who will be the next President?

U.S. experts and aspiring German journalists are discussing the trade agreement and the presidential campaign

Trade expert Dr. Charles Ludolph answered tough questions of a group of young journalists about the controversial transatlantic trade agreement TTIP from a U.S. perspective. Followed by political consultant Soren Dayton and Washington reporter Emily Schultheis, who talked about the upcoming presidential election and introduced the candidates.