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Overcoming Prejudices: Islam and the West


Over the past years, hostility towards Islam in Europe as well as scathing attacks on Western values have created the wide-spread impression that “Islam” and “the West” are two inherently incompatible and irreconcilable cultures. In light of this debate, experts from Europe and the Middle East convened in Doha to discuss ways to reduce prejudices and foster mutual understanding between Orient and Occident. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | May 28, 2015

Ongoing conflict in Yemen: how can the media play a more constructive role?

Kick-off workshop for research project on how local media polarise Yemeni society

Yemeni and international participants of the three-day workshop held in Amman, Jordan, 7-9 December 2014, quickly agreed: media in the Republic of Yemen are currently part of the problem, not of the solution. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | December 14, 2014

"A time of new beginnings?"

Between the hope for progress and the fear of regression: the Arab World in transition

Experts and decision-makers from thirteen Arab countries and Germany discuss prospects for the future at the second interregional KAS conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

Rahma Janetzke, Peter Sendrowicz, Muna Sukhni | Event Reports | December 8, 2014

Preparing our youth for the challenges of the future

Expert conference with young professionals

Ways towards a more practical professional training, an easier entry into the labour market and means for promoting women in their professional endeavours: participants from Germany and the Gulf discuss the economic and social prospects for an empowered youth in both regions. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Rahma Janetzke | Event Reports | November 23, 2014

International Dialogue Programme on Energy Security

Energy experts from around the world visit Germany

Energy is the lifeblood of all modern societies. But with a rapidly rising global consumption, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and volatile supply routes, governments around the world are facing the challenge of finding new ways to secure their future energy needs. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | October 27, 2014