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Seminar

How to Combat Cyber Threats

Opportunities and Challenges for Closer Trilateral Cooperation Between the United States, Germany and Israel

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, USA is convening the next installment of our trilateral Seminar: “How to Combat Cyber Threats - Opportunities and Challenges for Closer Trilateral Cooperation Between the United States, Germany and Israel”

Study and Information Program

Germany, Canada and the USA: Multilateral approaches to common challenges

Visiting program in Ottawa und Washington D.C. with Professor Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, former federal minister and former prime minister of North Rhine-Westfalia, visited Ottawa, Canada and Washington, DC from February 17th to 21st. There he met with high-ranking political stakeholders and experts from think tanks and international organizations. He discussed in various settings the state of the transatlantic relationship, the challenges to the global order and the current issues driving the dialogue on both sides of the Atlantic.

Workshop

Expert Stakeholders Evaluate the UN Report on Digital Interdependence

Digital technologies are fundamentally changing societies worldwide.

This digital transformation offers immense opportunities. However, the accelerating pace of digitalization also creates new challenges, unintended consequences and risks. One current challenge is how to balance the opportunities with the risk which the digital transformation presents.

Study and Information Program

Role of Europe in a changing geopolitical environment

Visiting Program in Washington, DC with Dr. Lars Hänsel

Dr. Lars Hänsel, head of the Department Europe/North America, was in Washington, DC for meetings about the challenges and opportunities for transatlantic relations in 2020 and to discuss the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's work in Europe. Dr. Hänsel met with thought leaders and think tank experts to explore common ground and plan for future collaborations.

Expert talk

Advancing the Rule of Law: The Role of Technology and Development discussed at the ‘Law, Justice and Development Week 2019’

Expert discussion on November 7, 2019

Legal and judiciary stakeholders from recipient countries of the World Bank convene to discuss the intertwinement of technology and development and how broad access to justice can be influenced by technological developments. For this the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA hosts a dinner discussion with Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel of the World Bank as keynote speaker.

Workshop

70 years of NATO: The U.S., Europe and the Future of the Transatlantic Security Policy

Workshop on October 29, 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

Event

"Zeitenwende" - Germany, Europe and the United States 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

F.A.Z.- KAS Debate

Please join us for a F.A.Z.–KAS Debate at the Newseum to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The debate, in collaboration with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, will feature an esteemed panel of German and U.S. experts and era witnesses, including Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, former President of the German Parliament and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and Robert Zoellick, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and lead senior U.S. official in the Two-plus-Four negotiations for German Unification. You are invited to a reception following the discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Newseum before it closes its doors. Here you will find the largest segment of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany and explore other Newseum exhibits.

Lecture

Walling in and Walling out: Telling Germany in Post-Wall Literature and Film

Lecture with Dr. Michael Braun

Join us for a luncheon lecture in collaboration with the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, D.C. honoring Germany's national holiday and the 30th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the entire iron curtain that separated Western Europe from Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe. The speaker, Dr. Michael Braun, is the head of the Department of Literature at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, and a professor at the University of Cologne.

Seminar

Think globally, report locally

Worldwide challenges and media trends in local journalism

Local news is critical to building and maintaining democracy but local news coverage across the world is declining. Well informed citizens are essential for self-governing on a local and national level. How are local communities affected if local journalism is suffering? Without robust local news, citizens will not have the information they need for their everyday lives about their community’s institutions, schools, businesses and neighbors. Newspapers and other trustworthy media outlets are crucial for communicating global issues such as climate change and its local consequences.

Study and Information Program

Advances in Artificial Intelligence and their Political Implications

A visiting program for German digital policy professionals

Our delegation will visit the San Francisco Bay Area to gain insights into the innovation ecosystem of startups, universities, and venture capitalists, which is fueling revolutionary AI technologies.

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.