Cutting the Gordian Knot of Lebanon’s Power-Sharing System

Hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut and Carnegie Middle East


Democracy in Crisis, Democracy in Change: From Popular Defiance to Citizen Participation

In partnership with L’Observatoire de la fonction publique et de la bonne Gouvernance (OFP) of the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (USJ), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is holding on the 14th of November, 2019, a conference on the challenge of participative democracy in Europe and Lebanon with the participation of politicians, experts and academics from Europe and Lebanon. The conference will take place at the Amphithéâtre Gulbenkian, Bâtiment A, Campus des sciences sociales, rue Huvelin, in Achrafieh from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm. Even today, democracy is still a struggle of citizens against abuses not only in countries with authoritarian rule but also in some Western democracies that are currently experiencing a crisis of representative democracy. Therefore, the conference will tackle the following topics: “Challenges and limits of participatory democracy “, “The Internet at the service of citizen participation”, “Innovative local experiences” and then try to show ways “Towards a real citizen participation in Lebanon”


Workshop „Wirtschaftliche Stärkung von Frauen in ländlichen Gebieten“

Der Workshop wird von der KAS als Teil einer Veranstaltungsreihe zur wirtschaftlichen Stärkung von Frauen in ländlichen Gebieten angeboten. Ziel ist es, die teilnehmenden Unternehmerinnen in den Bereichen Finanzmanagement, Marketing und Branding zu fördern und untereinander zu vernetzen. Der theoretische Teil des Workshops wird ergänzt durch praktische Übungen, in denen die Teilnehmerinnen ihre Waren einer breiten Öffentlichkeit vorstellen.

Studien- und Informationsprogramm

Call for Applications Research Assistant in Lebanon

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in cooperation with The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), seeks a full-time research assistant to play a key role in a project dealing with Lebanon’s National Defense Strategy. The aim is to support a research project analyzing the political situation surrounding possible negotiations over a defense strategy, both on a national and regional level.


Liberalization and Empowerment of Women Through Military Service

Under the patronage of General Joseph Aoun, Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, the Committee for Women Political Empowerment is honored to invite you to attend the Conference on "Liberalization and Empowerment of Women Through Military Service" on Tuesday, Wednesday, 18 and 19 June 2019. Opening: Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 5:30 pm


E.U. Election Night

Europe is awaiting the E.U. 2019 elections with a notably higher anticipation and attention than previous elections. The results bear the potential to change not only the E.U.’s political dynamics, but also Europe’s role in the Middle East.


Pressekonferenz: The public survey on the economic and financial conditions in Lebanon

Im Auftrag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung führte Statistics Lebanon zwischen dem 4. und 13. Dezember 2019 im Libanon landesweite Befragungen zur wirtschaftlichen Situation des Landes durch. In Zeiten allgegenwärtiger Herausforderungen zeigen die Ergebnisse der Umfrage persönliche Einschätzungen der aktuellen Lage Libanons.


The United States under Trump: Internal Dynamics and Repercussions on the Middle East

Since 2017 the United States’ strategy towards the Middle East Region has shifted. The Trump administration has generated worldwide attention by moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, cutting funds to UNRWA and announcing the withdrawal of its troops from war-torn Syria in late December 2018.


Workshop for the Lebanese Army - CIMIC

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut and SMART Center, in close cooperation with and on the request of CIMIC, organized a 5-day workshop aiming at empowering army members by practicing non-violent communication techniques for effective conflict prevention and conflict resolution and at promoting civil-military cooperation within the Lebanese army.


Political Parties and Natural Resource Policies

On 12 November 2018, with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) organized a round-table titled “Political Parties and Natural Resource Policies” in Beirut, Lebanon.

Innovation & Think Tank Sessions for a better Lebanon - Part II

A free online series program on topics related to politics, economics, finance, as well as social

Strengthening and promoting the electoral awareness among Lebanese youth

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with Advanced Democracy for Sustainable Peace (AD 4 Peace) delightfully announce the start of their project “Strengthening and promoting the electoral awareness among Lebanese youth”.

Beirut Debates

Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat am 29. Oktober ihr neues Diskussionsforum "Beirut Debates" eröffnet. Die Reihe soll eine Plattform für Debatten zwischen Vertretern aus Politik, Privatwirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Aktivisten und der Zivilgesellschaft bieten. Das Format wird verschiedene Standpunkte zusammenbringen und eine Plattform bieten, um über die Herausforderungen und Chancen zu debattieren, mit denen der Libanon und die MENA-Region konfrontiert sind. Beirut, das im Nahen Osten für seinen liberalen Ansatz, Toleranz für Vielfalt Vielfalt und freien Meinungsaustausch bekannt ist, ist ein Dreh- und Angelpunkt der intellektuellen Debatten in einer Region, in der kritische Stimmen oft unterdrückt werden. Die erste Veranstaltung in dieser Reihe fand am 29. Oktober unter dem Titel "Rethinking Foreign Aid for Lebanon: A Reflection on Lessons Learned, Accountability and Responsibility ".

Co-Working offices and post-crisis support for affected freelancers and entrepreneurs

On August 4th, 2020 a catastrophic explosion hit our beloved country Lebanon, gravely damaging Beirut and its surrounding neighborhoods. The massive explosion caused extensive suffering to the people of the city, tremendous damage to its physical and cultural fabric, and dealt a severe blow to multiple economic sectors, hitting the heart of entrepreneurship, freelancers and digital districts. Over 100,000 businesses were closed and thousands of freelancers lost their laptops and office equipment.

Innovation & Think Tank Sessions for a better Lebanon

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with I Have Learned academy announced the start of "Innovation & Think Tank Sessions for a better Lebanon" a free online series program on topics related to politics, economics, finance, as well as social.

Rebuild Beirut

How to fight against corruption on repair works?

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) carried out a digital seminar on “Rebuild Beirut: How to fight against corruption on repair works?” on the 13th and 16th of October 2020.

Navigating Entrepreneurship - Unternehmertum in Jungen Jahren Fördern

Ein Projekt, das Schülern in jungen Jahren in die Grundsätze des Unternehmertums nahebringen und sie mit dem notwendigen Know-How ausrüsten soll

Angesichts der gegenwärtigen Krise muss der Libanon eine Generation wirtschaftlich widerstandsfähiger Bürger aufbauen. Rural Entrepreneurs und die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung wollen mit dem Projekt "Navigating Entrepreneurship" zu diesem Ziel beitragen.

Politisches Dialogprogramm zur aktuellen Krise im Libanon

MdB Marian Wendt

Das KAS Auslandsbüro Libanon hat vom 16.-19. August die Delegationsreise des Abgeordneten Marian Wendt begleitet. Die Explosionen haben große Teile der libanesischen Hauptstadt zerstört und ein ganzes Land in Schockstarre versetzt. MP Wendt hat sich nach den Ereignisse des 4. Augusts ein genaues Bild vor Ort verschafft und mit Vertretern von Hilfsorganisationen, staatlichen Institutionen im Einsatz und politischen Gruppen geredet.

COVID-19 National and Local Responsibilities in Lebanon and Germany

On the 26th of June 2020, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held an online webinar in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International, aiming to address National and Local Responses and Responsibilities in Lebanon and Germany to COVID-19. The panels included German MdB Marian Wendt of the State of Saxony, MP Elias Hankach from Lebanon, Governor of Baalbek-Hermel Bachir Khodr, Landrat of Traunstein Sigfried Walch and Mayor of Bcharre Freddy Keirouz. The panels were moderated by Mrs. Tania Awad Ghorra.

Public Policy Making on the Local Level

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Lebanon Office (KAS) in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) organized an online training via Zoom on “Public Policy Making on the Local Level” for 26 young politicians from Lebanon. The training took place on 02.06.2020 with and introductory course, followed by 2 workshop sessions on 03.06.2020. The sessions were held by Mr. Razvan Orasanu.