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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…

July 7, 2010

Young Journalists successful at Grimme Online Award

The participants of the Journalist's Academy in Dubai benefit from their experience. This year, three young journalists and former participants of the German-Arab Journalist's Academies won the Grimme Online Award 2010: Simon Kremer, Marc Röhlig and Jan Hendrik Hinzel (take part in December 2009 in Dubai). The Grimme Online Award is Germany's most important Internet Award. more…

June 24, 2010

Dialogue with the Gulf-States about Foreign- and Security Policy

At the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung six young researchers from the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) visited from the 13th – 20th June 2010 Munich and Berlin and informed themselves about the security efforts undertaken by Germany. more…

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…