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November 21, 2011

Records of Dubai Debates now online

Who's got the Power? The Future of energy in the Arabian Gulf

The future of energy in the Arabian Gulf“ was the topic of the third “Dubai Debates”. Leading experts discussed the long journey from “black gold” towards “solar gold” and shed the light on opportunities and risks of nuclear energy, challenges of renewables and raised questiones about energy efficiency in the Arab Gulf. If you missed the debate watch the videos now online. more…

October 24, 2011

Stonger Political Awareness

Elected members of the Federal National Council discuss their role publically for the first time in UAE history

Almost 130.000 Emiratis were called to the ballot box to vote for 20 candidates to be elected to the Federal National Council (FNC) last September. This was only the second elections in UAE history. How significant they were for the country was discussed at a conference jointly organized by KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and Zayed University on October 20th 2011. Newly elected FNC candidates, well-known Emirati commentators, and campaign communication experts analyzed the election process. more…

October 17, 2011

Forum at Zayed University to examine FNC elections, public participation

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States in association with Zayed University’s College of Communication and Media Sciences will host a symposium reflecting on the recent Federal National Council elections on Oct. 20 at ZU's new campus in Khalifa City. The event, entitled “Creating Public Awareness – Reflections on the 2011 FNC elections,” will feature several newly elected FNC candidates, well-known Emirati commentators, and campaign communication experts. more…

October 12, 2011

"German Day" in Al Ain

Konrad Adenauer meets Scheich Zayed

In a joint German-Emirati presentation, Dr. Holger Löttel from the foundation “Bundeskanzler-Adenauer-Haus” and Dr. Fatima Al Sayegh from UAEU gave a talk about Konrad Adenauer Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. more…

October 4, 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility Evening

A Generation in the Waithood – Lecture with Justin Sykes from Silatech Qatar about "Entrepreneurship as Social Policy"

“Without the perspective of having a job, the youth of the Arab countries are not motivated to leave their parents’ homes, let alone to set up their own families. This leads to a young generation that is in the situation of waithood, waiting for a better future” more…

July 11, 2011

Think Tanks in the Gulf-Region

What is the role of Think Tanks in Arab Gulf-States and how can their potential be unleashed? International experts discussed these questions in a conference in Salalah, Oman. The focus of the dialogue was the responsibility of Think Tanks as bridges between governments and the civil society. more…

June 26, 2011

Records of Dubai Debates "After the Arab Awakening" now complete

Where is the region going after the Arab Awakening? Which ideals will it embrace? How can the Arab world create more than 100 million jobs for its youth by 2020? What are the forces that will shape the future of the Arab World? Follow the whole Debate with Dr. Dalia Mogahed, Dr. Tarek Yousef, Abdel Bari Atwan and Dr. Shadi Hamid now online on video. more…

June 15, 2011

Public conference examines role of media in Arab societies

Arab and Western journalists, academics and experts gathered at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi today addressing the Role of the media in Arab societies.The conference, organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the College of Communication and Media Sciences of Zayed University aimed at exploring the reciprocal relationship between societal changes and the media. more…

June 12, 2011

The Role of the Media in Arab Societies

Journalists, experts and academics like Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy, Rainer Hermann, FAZ, Caroline Faraj, CNN Arabic, Dr. Jan Keulen, Doha Center for Media Freedom, Mishaal Gergawi as well as Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Center in Doha discussing the media coverage of the Arab Spring, the role of the news media and social media in the arab society and highlights the differences between western and arab media. Follow live on Twitter #RMAS more…

June 2, 2011

15.000 Twitter follower

Success of „Dubai Debates“ surpasses expectations

With the new „Dubai Debates" the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States in cooperation with bridgemedia and CNN explored new territories of public debate formats in Dubai: A life audience of more than 120 guests,among them leading international analysts and journalists, followed the discussions „After the Arab Awakening: Opportunities und Challenges for a New Arab World".Listeners and participants in the high-profile panel alike twittered the debate life and reached out to 15.000 Twitter-followers. more…