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July 18, 2013

Mass Influx to Jordan

Since the beginning of the uprising in Syria in March 2011 more than 1.7 Million Syrians have left their country out of fear of the consequences of the civil war. According to the UNHCR more than 498.529 of them fled to Jordan. Thereby, the Hashemite Kingdom hosts almost one third of the displaced Syrians, and thus – after Lebanon – more than any other country in the region. more…

July 15, 2013

Corporate Governance

Recent reforms, liberalisations, and privatisations by the government supported the growth of Jordan’s economy. However, this growth combined with a free market and globalization has challenged various businesses. In this context, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Amman Office and Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organisation organised a seminar on the topic of “Corporate Governance” on June 24th, 2013 as many problems can be tackled, or even eliminated, by adopting sound corporate governance systems. more…

July 11, 2013

The Arab Spring and its Impact on Women

Women played a crucial role in the long years of resistance to dictatorships. The movements of the Arab Spring have given them unprecedented visibility; women are now confronting attempts to exclude them from decision-making processes and the public sphere through discrimination and violence. With regard to this development, KAS Amman and Jadal Media Training Center organized a round table discussion aimed at giving key insights on the Arab Spring and its impact on women’s rights. more…

July 11, 2013

The Arab Spring and its Impact on Media

With the beginning of the Arab uprisings, a wave of optimism and anticipation for a freer and more diverse media landscape rose. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right and essential to the realization of other rights set forth in international human rights instruments. Within this context, KAS Amman and Jadal Media Training Center held a workshop to discuss the development of the media during and after the Arab Spring and its vital role in enhancing democracy, integrity, and transparency. more…

May 22, 2013

Jordanian Judiciary and Arbitration

On April 30th, 2013, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Amman (KAS Amman) and Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organisation (TAG-Org) organized a seminar on the topic of judiciary and arbitration in Jordan. Law as well as business experts with practical experience participated in the seminar to discuss the advantages and difficulties of commercial arbitration in the context of the Jordanian judiciary. more…

May 16, 2013

Uprisings in the Middle East

On 11th of May 2013, KAS Amman, under the patronage of the Jordanian Prime Minister HE Dr. Abdullah al Nsour, organized a seminar on “Uprisings in the Middle East”. Renowned politicians and scholars of various institutions and ministries spoke on the social, economic, and religious consequences of the Arab Spring for Jordan. Special attention was given to the Syrian conflict and the impact it has on Jordan. (Only available in German.) more…

May 16, 2013

"The International Community Should Not Leave Jordan Alone in Supporting the Syrian Refugees"

Former President of the European Parliament and Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, met King Abdullah II in Amman to discuss the influence of the Syrian crisis on Jordan and the situation in the region.

May 14, 2013

Hans-Gert Pöttering met with King Abdull

"The international community should not leave Jordan alone in supporting the Syrian refugees"

This Sunday, former President of the European Parliament and Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, met King Abdullah II in Jordan´s capital Amman. (Only available in German.) more…

May 8, 2013

Secular forces keep losing their support

Regional elections in Iraq

On 20th August 2013, for the first time since 2009, regional elections were held in Iraq. They were supposed to take place in 14, according to other sources in 15, of the 18 government districts. However, elections took place in only 12 government districts. (Only available in German.) more…

May 7, 2013

A Research on Challenges Facing Iraqi Women Obtaining Legal Rights

KAS Amman, Women Empowerment Organization, and the Lebanese American University Beirut organized a regional roundtable on the challenges Iraqi women are facing in the process of obtaining better legal rights. Women’s rights activists, academics from the field of Gender Studies, as well as high ranking judges participated in the workshop to discuss gender discrimination in Iraqi law. The results will be collected in a research paper. more…