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June 21, 2012
Dr. Martin Beck

“Presenting KAS Amman”

On June 21st, 2012, Dr. Martin Beck met with a German study group from the Thomas Morus Academy Bensberg and the Association for the Promotion of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology. The meeting took place at KAS Amman office where they discussed the activities of the foundation and the political situation in Jordan.

June 15, 2012

The Potential Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Underlying Factors and Prospects

Regional conflicts, extreme economic disparity coupled with political and economic rents; and the lack of a consolidated intellectual movement appear to be the major hindrances to democratic reform in the Arab Spring. On May 04, 2012 the Institute of Financial Economics and KAS Amman organized a conference at the AUB in Beirut with various experts and academics to discuss the political developments. The event provided valuable insight to the likely outcomes in several countries in the region. more…

June 12, 2012

Commercial Arbitration

In cooperation with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, KAS Amman organized a one-day conference on commercial arbitration. Drawing from the expertise and invaluable knowledge of the presenters, the objective of the conference was to promote comprehensive understanding in the use of arbitration for the Jordanian business community. more…

June 10, 2012
Dr. Martin Beck

"Lecture on Islam and Democracy of Dr. Martin Beck"

Martin Beck gave a keynote speech on Islam and International Relations in the frame of a scientific conference on "Democracy and Islam" in Wildbad Kreuth in Germany (April 18 to 20, 2012).

May 10, 2012

Dr. Martin Beck's interview for “Anstöße” magazine

Dr. Martin Beck gave an interview for the January issue of “Anstöße”, a German magazine by “Evangelische Akademie Hofgeismar” in which he explained the current situation in the Middle East – emphasizing the differences between Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Syria. He pointed out that a transition process has started but that it is still doubtful whether stable democracies will arise from it. Economic difficulties could hinder positive development. more…

March 31, 2012

KAS Amman Newsletter

The eighth edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available. Please subscribe for free by kindly sending us an email at, subject: “Newsletter”. Please click here for the newsletter more…

March 28, 2012

"Integrating Human Rights Concepts into University Curricula According to a National Action Plan"

Due to the importance and the crucial role Human Rights education has in the process of achieving a universal culture of human rights, KAS Amman and the Jordanian Centre for Civic Education (JCCE) conducted a specialized regional workshop for a group of University Professors to raise awareness and train them on how to integrate human rights concepts into university curricula. The outcomes of the workshop were highly successful and the concepts achieved will be further promoted. more…

March 27, 2012
Dr. Martin Beck


Dr. Martin Beck published an article on "Dynasties" in Encyclopedia of Global Studies, edited by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Victor Faessel (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, pp. 436-39).

March 25, 2012
Dr. Martin Beck


On March 24th, in the frame of the workshop "Reimagining Regional Security of the Middle East after the Arab Spring" held at Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho, Palestine, Dr. Martin Beck gave a speech on "The Arab Spring: Facilitating the Re-Emergence of a Regional Power in the Middle East?

March 16, 2012

Training workshop: " Strengthening the Principles of Good Governance: Institutional Capacity Building for Charity Organizations and the Ministry of Social Development"

KAS Amman, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Visions Center for Strategic and Development Studies, organised a training workshop on February 25, 2012 which sought to raise the technical competence and legal expertise of governing bodies. It focused also on the cooperation between the Ministry and non-governmental organisations within Jordan. The participants shared experiences and identified mutual challenges, in order to develop solutions for the benefit of the Jordanian society. more…