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May 30, 2009

Lawyers Discuss Bilateral Agreements and International Investment Law with German Expert at the Asian Institute of Management

(Photo L-R: Prof. Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer, University of Bonn; KAS Country Representative Klaus Preschle; Prof. Marvic Leonen, UP Law) “Investment law is the prototype of economic globalization” stated Prof. Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer at a lecture entitled, ‘Recent in International Investments Law’ on May 7 organized by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

May 27, 2009

Huge Interest in German Basic Law – Events in Tagbilaran City, Cebu City Cagayan de Oro City and Metro Manila

(Photo: Dean Raul Vallanueva, College of Law, Xavier University, Justice Romulo Borja, Dean Adrian Barba, College of Law, Liceo de Cagayan University, Mayor Constantino Jaraula, Cagayan de Oro city, Prof. Dr. Dr. Rudolf Dolzer) The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) took advantage of the 60th Anniversary of the German Basic Law (the German constitution) which was approved on May 8, 1949 and organized a lecture series in the Philippines in partnership with the Supreme Court, the Philippine... more…

May 14, 2009

Regional Assembly Meets for High- Level Dialogues

(Photo: KAS Country Representative Klaus Preschle and Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri addressing the members of the Regional Assembly). The 24 members of the Regional Assembly in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao were able to meet numerous high personalities during their 2009 seminar organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG). Among the guest speakers were Presidential Adviser Governor Jose Clemente Salceda... more…

May 11, 2009

Speaker Nograles: Constitutional Amendments are Needed

(Photo: House Speaker Prospero Nograles addresses the audience) The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung launched a new series of policy papers on Institutional Reform, last April 22, just one day after the Supreme Court’s decision on the party-list participation and the height of the discussion about a house resolution that aims to amend the charter regarding economic provisions. more…

April 20, 2009

Issue-based, not Personality-based Politics for 2010?

It’s the economy, stupid. Prof. Alex Magno from the Centrist Policy Institute (Photo, right) and Presidential Economic Adviser, Gov. Joey Salceda (Albay) have given outlooks on the economy and discussed current developments and a possible stimulus package for the Philippines to an audience of 40 young politicians from all parts of the country. Gov. Salceda praised the stimulus package of the government and said it was right to do hard decisions in good times to be in a better... more…

April 15, 2009

Learning from the Obama Campaign

Social entrepreneur and former student at the Kennedy School in Harvard Illac Diaz (photo), presented to over 40 young politicians on how the support base of Barack Obama was set up during the Primaries. The lecture was held during a seminar for young politicians organized by the Centrist Policy Institute (CPI) and supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Illac Diaz was a volunteer for the Obama campaign in 2008... more…

March 31, 2009

Chief Justice Puno: Christians and Muslims must have respect for each other

(Photo, Chief Justice Reynato Puno and KAS Country Representative, Klaus Preschle) Chief Justice Puno called for more respect and acceptance of the Other to resolve the Mindanao conflict. He was the keynote speaker in the conference on Christian-Muslim Solidarity in Aid of Development organized by the Asian Center for the Study of Democracy and the Workers Party (LAPIANG MANGGAGAWA) with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, held on March 19, 2009 at the University of Asia... more…

March 6, 2009

Peace mediator Johan Galtung urges Creativity and Concreteness in dealing with “Bangsamoro problem”

(Photo: Prof. Johann Galtung) Norwegian peace mediator Johan Galtung urged the exercise of more creativity and concreteness in tackling the on-going problem with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and stressed the need for multi-dimensional approaches in finding a solution. He further espoused the importance of not being limited by specific paradigms and called for a change in one’s mindset, endorsing the idea of a “tetralemma” vis-à-vis the traditional “dilemma” model of thinking; a... more…

March 2, 2009

Exchanging views with Timor- L’este President and Nobel Laureate for Peace Ramos Horta

(Photo: KAS Country Representative Klaus Preschle exchanged views with Timor – L’este President Ramos Horta on Peace Policy in Southeast Asia) President Horta delivered a speech entitled, “Is Long Lasting Peace an Attainable Dream?” at Teresa Yuchengco Theater at De La Salle University on January 15, 2009. The lecture was included in the program of the 8th Young Economist’s Convention, a joint activity of the Angelo King Institute at De La Salle University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung... more…

February 27, 2009

World’s Most Powerful Organizations Need New Approach to Accountability

Recent global troubles such as the global financial crisis have proven that global actors and institutions have far greater effect on the lives of individuals than that of the financial realm. However, according to the Global Accountability Report (GAR) released by global Think-Tank, One World Trust (OWT), and launched last Feb. 12, 2009 in the Philippines by the Asian Institute of Management and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, many of these powerful global actors, which include corporate... more…