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Eh to Zed Newsletter
June 2022
KAS Canada

Who We Are
KAS Canada

Dear readers,

Welcome to our newsletter! Four times a year, we will showcase our recent work and upcoming projects. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a German political foundation that is politically associated with but legally and financially independent of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). In Canada, we seek to intensify political cooperation between Germany and Canada to strengthen transatlantic relations and to address common challenges of global nature.

This newsletter encompasses the highlights of our recent work and upcoming projects. Keep reading to stay in touch with our events, publications, news and more. For fequent update of KAS Canada, connect with us on social media or head over to our website linked below.

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Newest Publications 

The Multilateral Trading System in Crisis
EU-Canada Leadership and Collaboration

Author Dr. Kristen Hopewell analyzes the need of Canada-EU collaboration in the world of trade.

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The Legacy of Canada's Residential School System
Adressing Past Injustices from a Canadian-German Perspective

Authors Dr. Oliver Schmidtke and Dr. Matt James' comparisons of Canada and Germany lead to four key conclusions about what meaningfully addressing historical injustices tends to require.
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Other Publications
Kanada mit C Podcast Series
Kanada mit C (in English, Canada with a C) is a podcast series by KAS Canada that features guest experts on important topics nationally and globally.
Newest Episode:
Canadian Conservatism and the Conservative Party of Canada with Michael Chong, M.P.

Michael Chong was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and represents the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. He currently serves as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Official Opposition.

KAS Canada is now on Spotify! Click below to listen in.
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Upcoming Events

International Political Science Assosiation (IPSA) Open Access Publishing: A New Era in Scholarly Communication
Aiming to contribute toward finding an optimal and sustainable solution, IPSA  will host a two-day conference covering various topics surrounding the transition of scholarly publications to the Open Access format. This two-day hybrid conference will take place September 13-14, 2022, onsite in Montreal, as well as virtually. The program will consist of multiple panels and several roundtable discussions led by global experts in the field of Open Access publications. The entire program will be streamed live through an online event platform for the virtual attendees. This event is conducted in partnership with KAS Canada, Concordia University and the American Political Science Association (APSA).

September 13-14, 2022
Concordia University & Virtually

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APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Join us to address the latest scholarship in political science at the 118th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 15-18, 2022, in-person in Montreal.  The 2022 conference theme is Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.” Come by our KAS Canada booth in the main exhibition hall and check out our latest work & giveaways!

September 15-18, 2022
Palais des congrés

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Past Events

G7 Strenghtening Security and Sustainabilty: German and Canadian Contributions
On May 10th , KAS Canada jointly hosted the hybrid event "G7 Strengthening Security & Sustainability: German & Canadian Contributions" in collaboration with the German Embassy Ottawa, the G7/G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto, the German Consulate General Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History. Click below to watch the recording of the event.


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Public Views of Immigration and Diversity: Causes and Consequences for Policy
On May 18th, KAS Canada and the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of British Columbia held a successful workshop that brought together political science experts from Canada, Germany and USA to discuss immigration policy and public opinion. The workshop held great discussions with leading scholars of public opinion and policy practitioners who shared and discussed cutting-edge work analyzing what people in modern, immigrant-receiving countries think about immigrants and immigration in Canada, Europe and the USA. Thank you to all the participants for sharing your important research!

Partner Projects
Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholar on Transatlantic Relations

The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Canada have successfully chosen a scholar for the position as Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholar on Transatlantic Relations. The position will involve teaching one MA-level seminar at Carleton University on a topic in transatlantic relations; the precise topic will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant to reflect their
scholarly expertise. The visiting scholar will be introduced in our next issue.

Centre for European Studies
Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies

Held by Dr. Daniel Stockemer, the Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies is a research unit associated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. In June, Dr. Stockemer released a new book "Muslims in the Western World", which provides an overview of Muslims identity and sense of belonging in the Western world and discusses the extent to which Muslims are integrated in their country of residence. Find out more here

KARC website
Canada and Germany In the News
KAS Canada would like to introduce Friedrich Merz, new Chairman of the Christian Democractic Union of Germany (CDU).

Friedrich Merz was a young fiscal policy specialist when he rose to the position of chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the winter of 2000, amidst the turmoil of the CDU donations affair. Only two years later, he ceded the position to Angela Merkel, who was at that time the national chairwoman of the CDU. Merz was elected the next leader of the CDU in the first general poll of the party's membership, held in December 2021, after having tried and failed to win the position in late 2018 and early 2021. More than any other leading politician of his generation, he embodies the conservative and pro-business traditions of the CDU/CSU.

Photo credits: Jens Schicke
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Norbert's O Canada Insights

Dear friends of KAS Canada,

I am very pleased that the second issue of our newsletter has again met with your interest. And rightly so: with our two new publications and the latest episode of our podcast Canada with a C, we offer you the best research at a high level on current topics that are important for Canada as well as an interesting insight into current political events from a prominent source. We at the KAS office in Ottawa are currently preparing for the Canada visit of our Chairman, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, the long-time President (Speaker) of the German Bundestag (Parliament). He will visit British Columbia in July and we will report about it in the next issue of this newsletter. Until then, I wish you a peaceful and relaxing vacation season - enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

With best regards,

Dr. Norbert Eschborn
Director, KAS Canada office
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