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January 2, 2011

German Reunification

Exhibition on Life in East Germany before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall inaugurated in Kuwait

In context of the opening of the exhibition "The ideal world of dictatorship" on the Fall of the Berlin Wall at the American University in Kuwait (AUK), the Gulf Studies Center of AUK hosted a panel discussion titled "The Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Retrospective of Life in Germany Before & After 1990" on December 20th, 2010. Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf-States represented the KAS. He explained the effects of the Berlin Wall on people in both parts of Germany. more…

December 9, 2010
Teilnehmer des ersten Journalisten-seminars in Abu Dhabi 2010

First KAS Journalists Course off to a good start

The first Journalists Academy for young Emirati journalists organized by the KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States in cooperation with the UAE National Media Council (NMC) in Abu Dhabi kicked-off successfully. Starting the academy KAS-Coach Jochen Markett and Dr. Mohamed Ayish of the NMC gave the 12 participants an introduction into journalistic writing and research. This and the following courses aim to strengthen the quality of Emirati journalism.

October 19, 2010

Value-Based Economic Policy


Experts from more than a dozen Islamic and European countries followed the invitation of the Regional Program Gulf-States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and gathered in Abu Dhabi for the conference „After the crisis – approaches for a value based economic policy” from October 11th – 13th, 2010. The conference aimed to identify possible approaches that can contribute significantly to avoiding future economic crises and to enhancing sustainable economic growth. more…

October 18, 2010

German – European – Global

Dimensions of the German Reunification 20 years after

Under the patronage of the German, French and Polish Embassies, realized by the Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, the Goethe-Institut Gulf-Region and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States are pleased to present you a series of events. From October 26th until November 7th various movies, a colloquium, a comic exhibition as well as a multinational classical concert remember the 20th anniversary of the German Reunification from a European perspective. more…

October 12, 2010

Holger Haibach opens KAS-conference

Close economic cooperation based on values is key to avoid future economic crises

In the presence of about 100 representatives of politics and industry, Holger Haibach, MP and Majority Speaker on Economic Development and Cooperation, and Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, opened the KAS-conference „After the crisis – approaches for a value based economic policy“ in Abu Dhabi last night. Experts from Islamic and European countries gather in Abu Dhabi and compare Islamic Economics to the so-called Social Market Economy. more…

October 11, 2010
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International Conference "After the crisis - approaches for value-based economic policy" start today

The international Conference "After the crisis - approaches for value-based economic policy" will start today. The opening reception in attendance of H. E. Holger Haibach MdB, Member of the German Parliament, Majority Speaker for Development Policy will be held today at 7pm at the Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi. The conference, jointly organized by KAS, the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)and the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development runs from Oct. 1th – 13th, 2010.

October 10, 2010

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the National Media Council sign MoU on new training program for Emirati journalists

The KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States and the National Media Council (NMC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation for a new journalist training program in the UAE. "We are very happy to cooperate with the NMC", said Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative of KAS in Abu Dhabi. "Journalists are an important and integral part of today's information based society. With our experience KAS can make a valuable contribution and assist in forming tomorrow's news elite". more…

September 22, 2010

KAS enhances Gulf-EU-relations

Pöttering speaks out for rights of Christians in Islamic societies

Christians in all Islamic countries should be given the right to practice their faith freely. During a lecture at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi on September 20th, 2010 the Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, called for equal treatment of Christians and Muslims alike in their respective host-countries. more…

September 7, 2010

Positive Feedback for Ladies-Iftar

Ladies only! Around 20 ladies representing various nationalities and occupations in culture,education and business gathered last night at the home of Cultural Attachée Susanne Jokisch, German Embassy Abu Dhabi, for the traditional Islamic breaking of the fast during Ramadan. The Iftar dinner jointly organized by the German Embassy and the KAS-Regional-Program Gulf-States, gave the ladies ample opportunity for intercultural exchange and intensive network. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

August 5, 2010

Regional Program Gulf-States represented at WOCMES

The Regional Program Gulf-States and KAS-Office Amman jointly represented The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the 3. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf States, participated in a panel discussion on “The Multi-Level-Facets of Middle Eastern Security” which had been organized by KAS Jordan. more…