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Study and Information Program

Trade in a New Geoeconomic Era

KAS USA / AICGS Transatlantic Trade Week

Over the past year, the United States and the European Union have made progress in resolving several bilateral trade disputes surrounding tariffs, subsidies, and taxes that had plagued their relationship for many years. More recently, they have demonstrated impressive resolve in facing up to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, China continues to present a challenge to the global trading system.

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The Emerging Global Data Economy – Implications and Options for the Transatlantic Relationship

KAS USA / Cambrian Online Event

This event launches the new report “The Emerging Global Data Economy – Implications and Options for the Transatlantic Relationship” from Cambrian, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA. The report highlights developments in the “Datasphere” and that thinking about data has evolved from a research and business domain to a (geo-) political and policy domain.

Study and Information Program

Mobility of the Future - What can Germany learn from the U.S.?

A Visiting Program in Washington, DC, Virginia und Michigan with State-Elected Officials

From March 21st to March 25th, a delegation from Germany will be in the U.S. for meetings with academic experts, stake-holders and regional officials on cutting-edge transportation technologies and infrastructure needs. The group consists of elected officials from the parliament of the state of Hesse and will travel to Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Detroit on an information tour and discussions about the newest developments in electric vehicle and autonomous driving research and technologies.


Bundeswehr delegation visits new KAS USA office

KAS USA Briefing

First briefing for a group in our new office: The guests were officers and sergeants of the German Delegation Norfolk, NATO Allied Command Transformation (NATO’s Warefare Development Command). Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is one of NATO's two strategic headquarters, it has been in place since 2003.

Book presentation


Memoirs of a 100-Year-Old German American Ritchie Boy

Home in Exile

How did Günther Stern, just 15 years old, manage to obtain the life-saving visa for emigration to the United States in 1937? What exactly did he have to do as Ritchie Boy, enemy reconnaissance officer of the US Army Military Intelligence Unit, in occupied France in 1944/45? What was his role in advancing exile émigré research, as a renowned professor of German studies in the United States? And why did he at nearly 100 years of age, decide to accept German citizenship in 2019?

Study and Information Program

The USA and Germany: Multilateral approaches to common challenges

Visiting program in Washington, D.C., and New York City with Professor Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers

Prof. Jürgen Rüttgers, former federal minister and former minister president of North Rhine-Westfalia, visits Washington, D.C., and New York from from February 12st to 26st. There he will meet with high-ranking political stakeholders and experts from think tanks and international organizations. He will discuss 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.

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Digital Technologies and the Environment: A Synergy for the Future

KAS USA / Diplo US Online Event

This event launches the new report “Digital Technologies and the Environment: A Synergy for the Future” from Diplo US, published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA (KAS). The report explores the impact of current digital technologies on the environment and discusses negative impacts but also digital technologies’ significant potential in addressing climate change.

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Pathways towards Transatlantic Cooperation and Policy Frameworks

KAS - E3G Forum on Climate, Trade and Development

A new report by E3G and published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung USA explores the interconnectivity of three distinct policy areas: climate, trade and development. Critical components of the discussion are how trade can play an essential part in addressing the larger challenge of climate change and its impact on developing countries.

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A Lie Can Travel: Election Disinformation in the United States, Brazil, and France

KAS USA / Center for Democracy and Technology Online Event

A new report from the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), explores recent case studies of election disinformation in the U.S., Brazil, and France. The report also examines tactics for mitigating the problem, including intervention options by governments, platforms, and civil society.

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Transatlantic Blue Economy Initiative – Study Launch

KAS USA / Wilson Center Online Event

The term “Blue Economy” has been used in different ways. A comprehensive World Bank Report defines the Blue Economy as “comprising the range of economic sectors and related policies that together determine whether the use of oceanic resources is sustainable. An important challenge of the blue economy is thus to understand and better manage the many aspects of oceanic sustainability, ranging from sustainable fisheries to ecosystem health to pollution.”

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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.