Conflict Prevention and Human Rights in Lebanon

Training and Graffiti in order to promote the youth in Al-Qaa

To reconcile Syrians and Lebanese, train the youth in conflict prevention and human right as well as to promote tourism, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation worked toghether with the NGO Dawaer on behalf of the Bernhard-Vogel-Foundation in Al-Qaa, North Bekaa-valley. On the 9th and 10th of June, a final workshop taught the youth life skills with regard to human rights, conflict management and dealing with racism. Also, in a community project a graffiti artist from Beirut and teenagers from Al-Qaa created interactive wall paintings in order to raise awareness for similar reconciliation projects. more…

Event Reports | June 12, 2018

Security Amidst Dissolution

Conference on the security situation in the Middle East

On 25th and 26th of May 2018, KAS and Maison du Futur - in cooperation with the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, the UQAM Center and the Municipality of Bikfaya - organized their annual conference on “Security amidst Dissolution” in Bikfaya. The conference offered a platform to discuss the security situation in the wider Middle Eastern region to various renowned experts from various countries and more than 200 guests. more…

Event Reports | June 5, 2018

Lebanon’s Stability between International Resolutions and Regional Tensions

KAS, MEIRSS and RFCS organized roundtable to discuss policy paper

On the 31st of May, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) & Regional Forum for Consultancy and Studies (RFCS) held a closed roundtable discussion to exchange ideas about the Policy Paper “Lebanon’s stability between international resolutions and regional tensions” by Former Brigadier General Khaled Hamade. more…

Event Reports | June 1, 2018

Lebanese Elections

Underhanded strategies to gain an edge and clientelism as a strategy to garner votes

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies (LCPS) published two policy paper authored by Sami Atallah and Zeina El-Helou, called “Lebanese Elections: Underhanded strategies to gain an edge” and “Lebanese elections: Clientelism as a strategy to garner votes”. On the 6th of May 2018 Lebanese civil society voted in the parliamentary elections, after the previous parliament extended its term three times since 2013. Both studies take a look at the methods used by parties and candidates to obtain votes. more…

May 28, 2018

Politics of Coincidence: the Harak Confronts its "Peoples"

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the American University of Beirut, Issam Fares Institute, published a study together under the title: “Politics of Coincidence: the Harak Confronts its ‘Peoples’”, authored by Carole Kerbage. The paper seeks to analyze the dynamics of demonstration in relation to the various social groups involved during the waste crisis in summer 2015. more…

May 4, 2018