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Virtual Democracy - Economic Implications

Fortaleza Edition

The second 2015 edition of the series “Virtual Democracy” took place at the Federal University of Ceará in Fortaleza focusing on the economic implications of virtual business activities. In this sense, what role should be attributed to a social-market economy in them? Postgraduates and students in economy debated these issues with experts in the field until a power outage brought the metropolis of Fortaleza to standstill, thus making clear to all the dependence on power and the actuality of power-security- compliant policies. more…

Friedrich Christian Matthäus | Event Reports | June 10, 2015

4th Alumni Stammtisch

KAS Alumni discuss in Ipanema

For the fourth time the KAS Alumni of Rio de Janeiro met in order to discuss the effects of the internet on democratic opinion-forming processes. Since 2012 the focus of KAS lays on issues of Virtual Democracy and the impact of the internet on the democratic process. Friedrich Christian Matthäus, Trainee of KAS Brazil, informed in a brief lecture about the series of workshops about “Virtual Democracy”. more…

Friedrich Christian Matthäus | Event Reports | June 2, 2015

Debates cycle of Parliament's School of the Municipality of São Paulo

Christian Matthäus lectures on the political system in Germany

The Italian deputy Fabio Porta, representing Italian residents in Latin America in the Roman parliament, presented Italy’s recent electoral reform. Soon after, Christian Matthäus of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation spoke about the essential characteristics of the German system to initiate a debate on the possibilities of reform in Brazil. The comparison of the three political systems aims to as push for a better understanding of alternatives and their benefits. more…

Friedrich Christian Matthäus | Event Reports | June 1, 2015

Virtual Democracy – Social Implications

Campo Grande Edition

The first edition of the series "Virtual Democracy" took place at the Dom Bosco Catholic University in Campo Grande, capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, with the participation of many experts on issues of the social implications of virtual activities. In two thematic panels and with the participation of over 100 student representatives they discussed the current challenges and political issues that Internet-based activities bring with them. more…

Friedrich Christian Matthäus | Event Reports | May 27, 2015

International Security Policy in the Global Work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

In our work throughout the world – in Latin America as well as Asia, Europe, Africa and North America – we have found that security-related deliberations are becoming more relevant. It is thus no longer adequate to consider development cooperation purely in terms of combating poverty. more…

May 13, 2015