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Local Journalism: Shrinking Resources, Growing Challenges

KAS USA / Medill School Online Event

Local news outlets have been decimated at an alarming rate, a trend turbocharged by the Covid-19 pandemic. And yet, during the public health crisis, local news outlets were essential to communities as important hubs of reliable information. Many journalists find themselves covering critical topics with fewer resources, including climate disasters. How is the local news crisis affecting coverage of the major issues of our time?

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Three Challenges, Shared Solutions – Framing a Global Agenda

KAS - E3G Forum on Climate, Trade and Development

The international community is faced with the challenge of mitigating climate change to keep global temperature increase within safe limits. At the same, the international community must provide opportunities for development of the Global South, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated the economic challenges in many of the developing countries.


Threat Perception & International Cooperation

KAS USA / NSPC Online Series

With renewed cooperation and a return to great power competition, the end of the decades-long occupation of Afghanistan, and the democratization and rapid development of technology, the time is ripe to turn our eyes to new domains and emerging threats to national security. Events on 9/11 set the world’s security agenda for the following two decades. As we open a new era, what are the challenges that will define the next 20 years and how can international partnerships confront them?

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After the German Election: Results, Reasons and Ramifications

KAS USA Online Event

Some call it the biggest vote in Europe this year: Germany decides on a new parliament. For the first time in postwar history the incumbent Chancellor is not running again. After 16 years of Angela Merkel, who will be Germany’s next chancellor?

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A New Transatlantic Policy Approach Towards the Western Balkans

CSIS-KAS Series: Germany at the End of the Merkel Era

Please join CSIS and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for a conversation on U.S. and German policy towards the Western Balkans. As the Biden administration pledges to work closely with its European allies, new policy approaches, development tools, and dialogue mechanisms to revitalize transatlantic policy across the region are essential as these countries grapple with weak institutions, endemic corruption, democratic backsliding, and are increasingly influenced by strategic competition.


Six Months into the Biden Presidency: Transatlantic Trends and Aspirations

KAS USA / ACG Online Symposium

With the election of Joe Biden, there is a strong desire on both sides of the Atlantic to repair and revitalize transatlantic relations. In light of the recent G7, NATO, and U.S.-EU summits, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic recognize that the combined power and influence of the European Union and the United States is indispensable for global cooperation on a range of issues including defense and security, climate change, trade and investment, health, digitalization, and confronting the rising power of China.


Where are Transatlantic Trade Relations Headed? China, the WTO, and Climate Change

KAS USA / AICGS Online Series: Transatlantic Trade Week

With the advent of the Biden administration, both the tone and the substance of transatlantic economic relations are already improving. Although a number of bilateral irritants remain, there is now an opportunity for a common agenda on a number of key trade policy challenges.


Strategic International Ties at the Local Level: The Case of Northern Virginia and Region Stuttgart

KAS USA / NVRC Online Event

Local governments around the world face similar challenges like climate change, public safety, economic development and infrastructure revitalization. By looking beyond country borders for strategies and solutions through global engagement with other local governments, communities and regions may find a way to prosper and strive.


Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.


Post Covid-19 International Exchanges: The Future of Professional Exchanges

KAS-ACE Series

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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.