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September 23, 2014

Youth and Social Entrepreneurship

Omani students learn basics of social entrepreneurship

With a rapidly growing population - more than half of all inhabitants are under the age of 25 - the Sultanate of Oman is facing major economic and social challenges. It is precisely for this reason that the idea of social entrepreneurship holds such great promise for the country's future development. more…

May 26, 2014

Quadriga host Ali Aslan in Oman

The privilege of experiencing other cultures

As a nation of merchants and seafarers, Oman has developed a tradition of cultural openness and religious tolerance. In the Middle East, the country serves as a prime example of peaceful co-existence between different religions and cultures. more…

April 24, 2014

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

At the Al Duaij Family Diwan, Kuwaitis discuss the role of media in interreligious dialogue with the renowned German journalist and “Quadriga” host Mr Ali Aslan. more…

March 24, 2014

Making the Business Case for Women’s Employment

Women represent over 60% of all students in Saudi Arabia, but only few manage to successfully transition into the workforce upon graduation. Yet, the country’s economy and businesses could greatly profit from this unused pool of talent, as Dr Anne Wichel-Schnieber and Noura Al Turki highlighted during a side event of the Jeddah Economic Forum 2014. more…

March 23, 2014

Journalism Workshop in Oman

Tis early practice only makes the master: becoming a journalist means taking responsibility

Exploring in depth, uncovering irregularities, bringing deficiencies to the light – investigative journalism plays an essential role in the public debate. more…

February 26, 2014

SMEs in Oman

Omani entrepreneurs inspired by German economic model

How can young Omanis find their way into self-employment and which are the best methods to encourage these enterprises? Economic expert Guido Zakrzewski spoke about this topic during the sixth SME-Conference in Muscat and showcased the promotion of SMEs in Germany. more…

January 17, 2014

International Reports

Qatar between Marketing and Realpolitik

Qatar remains a vulnerable micro-state wedged between its large neighbours, Saudi Arabia and Iran. In the long-term this cannot be gilded by its smart advertising strategy. more…

December 18, 2013

International Congress at the Dead Sea

Europe, the Levant and the Gulf States – Chances for Triangular Cooperation

Shortly before Christmas, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited academics, experts and decision-makers from the three regions to discuss the current priority issues of the Middle East during a multiday symposium, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

October 14, 2013

SHARAKA Lecture Series

Young Women in the Gulf Region in Need of Career Opportunities

About 70% of students in the Gulf region are female. Only a small fraction, however, makes the successful transition from the classroom to the executive floor. The situation in Germany is similar, as most of the leading positions within corporations are occupied by men. more…

April 25, 2013

Beyond Rhetoric?

Sharaka hosts lecture series on EU foreign policy

The EU funded Sharaka project held its second series of lectures in Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain from 15 to 17 April 2013. This time, the lecture aimed at providing information about the EU, its institutions and policies in the Mediterranean. more…