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ASPI-KAS Roundtable on China, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are joining forces for an expert dialogue on China.

Oct

2019

ASPI-KAS Roundtable on China, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are joining forces for an expert dialogue on China.
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Expert talk

5th Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)

Terrorism Realities Old and New: Assessing Continuing and Evolving Challenges
In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI, KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will organize its 5th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Berlin and Brussels from October 14 to 18 this year.

Expert talk

2nd KAS-EUCERS Energy Policy Dialogue, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney (New Zealand & Australia)

Energy Strategies: Germany, New Zealand & Australia – A Comparative Perspective
KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific (KAS Australia) has organised in cooperation with the European Centre for Energy and Resources Security (EUCERS) (to be renamed into European Centre for Climate and Energy Security) its 2nd Energy Policy Dialogue. The Programme is scheduled to take place from 7 to 11 October 2019 in New Zealand and Australia. The aim of the Dialogue is to bring together policy makers, experts and business representatives from Australia, Germany and New Zealand to discuss current energy policy issues and possible solutions.

Seminar

Political Parties in the South Pacific, Honiara Solomon Islands

Pacific Regional Conference Creating Inclusive Political Parties

Expert talk

Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion with German MP Carsten Mueller, Sydney Australia

Challenges in the Energy Policy Sector in Germany and Australia

Seminar

Pacific Update, Suva

The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre will host its Pacific Update with the support of KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific again this year.
The multidisciplinary conference takes place from 3 to 5 July 2019 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva/Fiji.

Forum

Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific is proud to support the University of Otago in New Zealand’s Foreign Policy School again this year.
The School provides a forum for discussion of current challenges and possible policy solutions.

Event

2. Australia-Germany 1.5 Track Cybersecurity Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels

Cybersecurity has become a priority for political leaders and discussion around these issues is important amongst value-partners and allies to ensure economic and national security for their populations. After the success of our inaugural Cybersecurity Dialogue 2018 in Canberra, this year we are bringing a delegation of Australian cybersecurity experts to Berlin and Brussels.

Discussion

SDG16 in the Pacific, Fiji

The Institute for Economics & Peace in cooperation with the KAS Australia & the Pacific office presented its most recent report on SDG16 in the Pacific, 'Strenghtening and legitimising institutions to achieve sustainable development'.

Event Reports

Expert and Think Tank discussions in New Zealand

by Simon Aleker

Several meetings and discussions on Asia and the current challenges in the Asia-Pacific region took place with experts and Think Tanks in New Zealand from the 5th to the 7th of September.

Event Reports

Pacific Update 2018

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, in cooperation with the School of Economics at the University of the South Pacific and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme – Australia and the Pacific, hosted the public-policy focused 2018 Pacific Update conference in Suva, Fiji over the 5th and 6th of July.

Event Reports

53rd Otago Foreign Policy School

“Asia-Pacific Diplomacy in Transition: Ideas, Issues and Institutions”
The University of Otago, in cooperation with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, brought together academics, diplomats and representatives of various ministries to discuss major trends and developments affecting diplomacy in New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region in the early 21st century, at the recent 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School.

Event Reports

1st Australian-German 1.5 Track Cyber Security Dialogue

by Katja Theodorakis

"Mapping the Field: The New Ecology of Cyber Security Challenges"
This inaugural conference brought together leading policy makers, government officials, business leaders and academic experts from Germany and Australia to discuss the most pressing cyber security challenges, and to identify areas for bilateral cooperation in cyber space.

Event Reports

Secure the future – extend free trade

Australian Prime Minister and KAS Chairman reaffirm a close cooperation between Australia and Europe
During his visit at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on April 23 2018, the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, stood up for the quick conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and the EU.

Event Reports

Australian Liberal Party Delegation Dialogue Visit to Berlin and Wiesbaden

by Beatrice Gorawantschy

From April 23 to April 27, 2018 a delegation of senior Liberal Party officials from Australia visited Berlin and Wiesbaden, to exchange experiences with their state and federal level counterparts in Germany.

Event Reports

Inaugural Energy Policy Dialogue in Australia

"Global Energy Security and Climate Change in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region”
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, in collaboration with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London and Climate-KIC Australia, brought together key international and regional experts from government, industry, academia and civil society to exchange comparative and contemporary perspectives on the challenges for comprehensive energy security strategies, the opportunities of digitalization, cyber security risks and the effects of energy and resource security on international relations and geopolitics.

Event Reports

"Europe is - its critics notwithstanding - a success story"

by Katja Theodorakis

Prof. Lammert opens Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series
On November 28, 2017 KAS' Regional Programme Asia and the Pacific had the honour of welcoming Prof. Norbert Lammert as the keynote speaker on the topic "Germany and Europe in a New Era of Global Challenges". The following quotation by Konrad Adenauer constituted the core message of his lecture: "European unity used to be the dream of a few. It became the hope of many. Today it is a prerequisite for all."

Event Reports

Policy Session at the APRC Perth "Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives”

by Katja Theodorakis

KAS Australia and Pacific was privileged to be hosting an important geostrategic panel discussion at the APCR in Perth. It brought together the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Singapore, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP and the Hon. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, political editor David Speers from Sky News as well as a select group of international security experts.

Event Reports

Political Dialogue Programme with German MPs Hauptmann and Klein

by Katja Theodorakis

Politial talks and roundtable discussions in Australia
On invitation of KAS Australia and Pacific, MP Mark Hauptmann and MP Volkmar Klein participated in a series of political talks, expert exchanges and roundtable discussions centred on the topics of Digitalisation, Economic Policy, Industry 4.0, Start-Ups, Energy and Cybersecurity in Sydney and Perth.
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