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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…

March 9, 2012

Women and Media

The workshop “Women and Media“, organized by KAS Amman and First Media Company took place in Amman on February 11th 2012. The main goal of this workshop was the identification and analysis of the severe difficulties of women in gaining leadership positions in the Jordanian media sector. The different sessions targeted the various reasons for this problem and aimed for solutions eventually leading to gender equality. more…

March 1, 2012

Book Launching: “Jordan’s New Draft Competition Law: Achievement Made, Improvement Required.”

On January 25th, 2012, Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organization and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Amman organized an event in order to celebrate the launch of a new book published by the two organizations. The book has the title: “Jordan’s New Draft Competition Law: Achievement Made, Improvement Required.” and it is giving insights why competition laws are crucial to economic development and countering corruptive practices. more…

February 25, 2012

Opportunities, Problems, and Challenges of Oil-Producing Countries: Lessons learned from Rent Theory and Empirical Cases

On 1st of February 2012, Dr. Martin Beck was invited to give a guest lecture entitled “Opportunities, Problems, and Challenges of Oil-Producing Countries: Lessons learned from Rent Theory, and Empirical Cases,” at the Department of Political Science of Salahaddin University Erbil, Iraq/Kurdistan. In his lecture Dr. Beck discussed the problems which are caused by external rents through the production of oil and presented policy recommendations to oil-producing countries. more…