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May 25, 2010

Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at the Gulf

German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her 4-day visit to the Gulf States in Abu Dhabi. This gave KAS the opportunity to give a short overview on the activities of its still young Regional Program Gulf-States. Her visit shows the increasing importance of the region - not only economically but also politically. Against this background the Chancellor welcomed KAS’ commitment and activities. Jidda in Saudi-Arabia, as well as Qatar and Bahrain are the next stops on the trip. more…

May 17, 2010

KAS initiates CSR Networking Evenings

For the first time the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States and the Academy for Responsible Management invited to a network event on May 9th, 2010. The evening marked the start of a CSR Network Evening series and included a panel discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Market Economy. more…

May 13, 2010

KAS briefs parliamentary control panel

The parliamentary control panel of the Bavarian Parliament chaired by Dr. Manfred Weiß (CSU) visited the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States to be briefed on the political situation in den Gulf-countries. Main focus of the informational meeting were questions regarding homeland and national security.

May 12, 2010

Arab CSR-Conference in Abu Dhabi

KAS promotes responsible entrepreneurship

"Corporate Social Responsibility means for entrepreneurs to take on an active and responsible role in society. This principle is also a fundamental idea of the social market economy," said Thomas Birringer, Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States at a panel discussion at the Arab Corporate Social Responsibility Conference on May 9th, 2010 in Abu Dhabi. more…

May 5, 2010

KAS-Journalist's Academy

"Diwan" magazine published

And here it is: „The Diwan“! – The Arabic-German magazine which was jointly produced by young journalists from Germany and the Gulf region at the KAS Journalist’s Academy in Dubai last December. The magazine - its design, its feel, and its stories - is the result of a successful cross-culture cooperation between the participants. The magazine can be ordered at

May 4, 2010


Interview with Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

On the occasion of his visit to Qatar at the end of April Vice-Chairman of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and President of the German Bundestag Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert gave an interview to Al-Jazeera. You can view a two-part recording in Arabic on our Youtube Channel "onlineKAS". more…

April 15, 2010

Junge Union meets young Emiratis

Philipp Mißfelder MdB and Chief of State Chancellary Dr. Beermann in the UAE

During their visit to the UAE Philipp Mißfelder MdB, Spokesman for Foreign Affairs of CDU/CSU, and Dr. Johannes Beermann, Chief of the State Chancellery of the German State of Saxony, met with students in Abu Dhabi. The KAS regional program Gulf-States had invited to a discussion round at Sorbonne University on April 12, 2010. more…

March 24, 2010

Successful Internship

A unique mixture of traditional and modern elements

There are only few places in the world with a similar mixture of traditional and modern elements within society and such cultural plurality as you encounter in Abu Dhabi. This is what I discovered during my three months internship at the regional office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Abu Dhabi this spring. And it was these regional distinctions that made this internship so special. more…

March 10, 2010

KAS with positive results:

First appearance at largest ever Abu Dhabi International Bookfair

On Sunday the 20th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair came to a close with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. More than 230.000 visitors, 367 exhibitors from 60 countries and record sales of over US $10m made the Book Fair a great success. And the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States can look upon very positive results. „The Book Fair was an excellent platform for us to introduce our goals and activities to a larger audience“, said Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf-States. more…

March 2, 2010

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the Internationale Book Fair in Abu Dhabi

For the first time KAS Regional Program Gulf-States is represented at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Together with the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut, the German School Schule, as well as the GTZ and the DAAD, KAS gives an overview of its activities and publications from its Near and Middle East offices. The Abu Dhabi Book Fair is considered the most professionally organised and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa. You can find KAS in Hall 9, D26.