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IDU Forum 2022

International Conference in Washington

After a two-year break due to Covid, the annual Forum of the International Democrat Union (IDU) was back again this week in Washington, D.C. The KAS Office USA participated with a panel discussion on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the food supply in Africa. Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, IDU Chairman and former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Volkmar Klein, spokesman for economic cooperation and development of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, also discussed opportunities and challenges for foreign investment and regional integration in Africa.

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KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar 2022

A Visiting Program in Washington, DC, New York, NY and Dallas, TX

We are happy to resume the annual KAS-AJC Exchange Seminar this year after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Twelve participants from Germany will visit Washington, DC, New York, NY and Dallas, TX. for an in depth exchange with U.S. stakeholders. The program 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.

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The US Midterms 2022

KAS USA / KAS European Office Online Event

Join the KAS European Office and the KAS Office USA for a special online event after the U.S. midterm elections. In two rounds of talks in Washington and Brussels, we want to analyze the results and discuss what they mean for Europe.

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German Campaign Experts in the US: 2022 Midterms

A Visiting Program in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA

In October, a delegation of German party and campaign experts visited the United States ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The group heard from counterparts in Washington, DC, before heading to Atlanta, Georgia to observe campaign efforts on the ground in a key battleground state. In addition to campaign and polling experts, the group met with grassroots campaigners, journalists, and elected officials.


The United States and the Midterm Elections

RTL School of Journalism visits KAS Office USA

The upcoming midterm elections will be in the center of a briefing and expert discussion on September 30th for a group of students of the Cologne based RTL School of Journalism. They will be in Washington to experience firsthand the political and media landscape of the American capital. The young journalists will take a deep dive into the political culture and the intricacies of the two-party system to deepen their understanding of how to report about U.S. policy and society.

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Trans-Atlantic Economy at the Local Level: The Case of Northern Virginia & Hamburg, Germany

KAS USA / NVRC Online Event

Please join the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung USA and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for an online event that will explore the dynamic of economic engagement between the United States and Germany at the local level through the work of Hamburg, Germany and Arlington County, Virginia.

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Transatlantic Trade Agenda: Priorities and Outlook

A Visiting Program in Washington, D.C. with MEP Daniel Caspary

MEP Daniel Caspary, Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and member of the Committee on International Trade, visited Washington, D.C., from September 20th to 22nd. He met with members of Congress and representatives from the administration, along with experts from various think tanks and international institutions. They discussed current barriers and prospects in the realm of transatlantic trade, as well as opportunities for transatlantic cooperation against the backdrop of the Ukraine War.

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Opportunities for the Global South – A New Fair Deal

KAS - E3G Forum on Climate, Trade and Development

Developing countries already under a climate change crisis, are now facing additional stress exacerbated by events unraveling in the northern hemisphere. In addition to the already existing challenges faced by the United States and Europe – e.g., Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, energy supply conundrum and the looming potential of a recession – there is a need to not lose sight of long-term objectives in the Global South.

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New in News: Four Case Studies of Innovative Models in Local Media

KAS USA / Medill Online Event

In recent years, an alarming number of communities around the world have lost their local newspapers and many now qualify as news deserts. This worldwide trend has serious implications for democratic societies while misinformation and disinformation fill the void. But bright spots are emerging in the United States with new models of local media.

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Opportunities and Challenges for Transatlantic Cooperation

A Visiting Program in Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC and Spartanburg, SC with Members of the German Bundestag

From June 7 to June 10, Thomas Silberhorn, Spokesperson for Transatlantic Relations of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and the Member of Bundestag Anne König, visited the U.S. They discussed current issues related to security, trade, and digitization, alongside domestic issues, including the upcoming US midterm elections in November. The delegation met representatives from Congress and the Administration, as well as a wide range of US experts.

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Transatlantic Relations in Transition: New Impulses and Priorities for Cooperation

Dialogue program in Washington, DC, Austin and Houston, TX

In February 2024, four members of the German Bundestag visited Washington, Austin and Houston to exchange ideas with American stakeholders. The program focused on new avenues for cooperation in politics and business. (Report in German)

Innovation and Disruption in Emerging Technologies

Norbert Lammert and Gerhard Wahlers in Washington and San Francisco

The focus of this year's visit to the U.S. by Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, KAS Chairman and former President of the German Bundestag, and Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, Deputy Secretary General of the Foundation, was on challenges and solutions in dealing with artificial intelligence and in the global competition for investment and innovative companies.

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.

Neues Büro der KAS in Washington eröffnet

Eine neue Heimat für die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in den USA: Mit einem Empfang hat das Auslandsbüro Washington seine neuen Räume eingeweiht.

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.



In Washington und New York stehen die Auslandsbüros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unter neuer Leitung. In der Nachfolge von Nico Lange hat Paul Linnarz Anfang Mai das KAS-Büro in Washington übernommen. Andrea Ostheimer leitet ab August das KAS-Büro in New York. Sie beerbt Dr. Stefan Friedrich. Im Rahmen zweier Vortragsveranstaltungen hat der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Bundestagspräsident a.D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, die beiden neuen Auslandsmitarbeiter in der vergangenen Woche offiziell vorgestellt.

Chinas Herausforderung in Wirtschaft und Handel an den Westen

Aussichten und Perspektiven aus amerikanisch-deutscher Sicht

Für die USA ist Chinas wirtschaftlich und geopolitisch starkes Auftreten eine Herausforderung für die westliche liberale Weltordnung. Auf einer Veranstaltung im Hudson Institute wurde die Studie am 7. Februar vorgestellt und von Experten diskutiert.

„Keine Alternative zum Dialog“

Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen

Stellv. Generalsekretär Gerhard Wahlers spricht mit Vertretern der Trump-Administration in Washington über gemeinsame außen- und sicherheitspolitischen Herausforderungen.

Briefing Tour für Politikberater aus den USA zu den Bundestagswahlen

Gesellschaftliche Trends und neue Entwicklungen in Politik und Wirtschaft lassen sich vor allem in Wahlkampfzeiten und bei der Themensetzung im Wahlkampf erkennen.