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Information from the Department of European and International Cooperation

Topics: European Policy: The Chairman of the KAS, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, met in Cairo with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa | Free Media: A Pillar of Democracy | The fight for the Internet: Potential and Pitfalls | Freedom of Information in South East Europe | Rule of Law: Jurists' Training in Latin America | Political Dialogue: 5th NATO - India Dialogue | KAS builds Bridges between Kabul and Islamabad | Dialogue on Values and Religion: 11th Conversation on the Middle East | Freedom - A fundamental Value in Belarus


Information from the Department of European and International Cooperation

Topics - Political Dialogue: In August a CDU/CSU delegation visited South-East Asia, led by the head of its parliamentary group Volker Kauder. | Media: The first Germany-Africa journalism seminar took place during the World Cup in South Africa. | Dialogue on Values and Religion: The chairman of the KAS, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, received an honorary doctorate from Korea University in Seoul. | Economic and Social Governance: The former president of Ghana, John Kufuor, called at a KAS event for the acceptance of Africa as an economic partner.


Information from the Department of International Cooperation

The KAS Asia Media Programme addressed the development and effects of the Internet in China during two events in Beijing and Hong Kong | The KAS country office in Egypt and the think tank of the Egyptian cabinet jointly organised a workshop on the basic tenets of the Social Market Economy | The president of Argentina's Supreme Court, Dr. Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti in Buenos Aires at A forum of the KAS Rule of Law programme with judges and environmental experts | Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa paid a visit to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftungduring his visit to Germany.


Information from the International Cooperation Department

POLITICAL DIALOGUE: KAS in Albania – Professor Norbert Lammert MP opened the new office of the KAS in Tirana | RULE OF LAW: The 7th KAS Constitutional Law Conference in Heidelberg opened with a speech by Constitutional Court judge Prof. Udo Di Fabio | MEDIA: In February, the prime minister of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff held discussions with Emirati students and journalists in the KAS office in Abu Dhabi | ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL GOVERNANCE: The lecture series "The Social Market Economy in an International Context" began in Berlin with a speech by Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor.


Newsletter der HA Internationale Zusammenarbeit

NEW OFFICE IN ABU DHABI: German Parliament President Prof. Norbert Lammert inaugurated the new KAS office in Abu Dhabi | POLITICAL DIALOGUE: Colombian President Alvaro Uribe took part in a question-and-answer session with 600 young people and students | MEDIA: A number of international media representatives discussed current trends in journalism during the Africa Media Leadership Conference | ECONOMIC AND SOCIALGOVERNANCE: On invitation of the KAS, more than 100experts took part in September in a New Delhi conference on the financial crisis from the viewpoint of G20 states.


Information from the International Cooperation Department

Topics: 60 YEARS Of THE GERMAN CONSTITUTION: Germany is celebrating the important anniversary of 60 years of its constitution. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is honouringthe anniversary with several events at home and abroad. | MEDIA: The KAS media programme and Deutsche Welle jointly held a regional journalism workshop on the occasion of the presidential elections in South Africa. | HUMAN RIGHTS: Cambodian human rights activist Somaly Mam joined politicians on 22 April 2009 to discuss what causes human trafficking and how best to fight it.


Information from the International Cooperation Department

Topics: DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT: Dr. Franz Schoser, treasurer of the KAS, presents the Konrad Adenauer Medal to Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates | HUMAN RIGHTS: On 13 February 2009, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung officially opened its office in Rome | MEDIA: The long-time director of the Media Programme in Asia, Werner vom Busch, retires. In KAS International he says farewell in an interview | POLITICAL DIALOGUE: Colombian president Alvaro Uribe met representatives of the KAS as part of his state visit to Germany to exchange political views


Information from the International Cooperation Department

Topics: Young Palestinians from the Baader Youth Network came to Germany to study the political and economic system of the Federal Republic| Rule of Law | In Seoul, the president of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr Norbert Lammert, opened a symposium on economic, political, and societal challenges in a globalised world | In July 2008, the German Press Agency (dpa) and the Asian News Network (ANN) decided to cooperate | In October, members of the Nigerian Plateau State parliament visited Germany | ‘Protecting human rights worldwide!’ was the motto of this year’s KAS Day on September 17.


Newsletter of the International Cooperation Department

Topics: At the EU-Latin America Forum, Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel called upon Europe and Latin America todeepen their existing partnership | The rule-of-law programme for sub-Saharan Africa is mainly concerned with supporting actors who are committed to the rule of law in the region | Through a sensitisation campaign, the KAScontributed towards ensuring peaceful local elections in Benin | The KAS office in Fortaleza took advantage of the World Water Day to bring the water problem home to people and politicians | SHALOM – Israel’s 60th Anniversary


Newsletter of the International Cooperation Department

China's engagement in Africa was the theme of an international development-policy symposium held by KAS in Beijing. | Navid Kermani, the well-known German-Iranian author and orientalist, argues that eligiousness and civic engagement can be reconciled. | The media programme for Latin America has presented a study on the way in which the daily press addresses the growing poverty on the continent. | In Ghana, interested citizens had an opportunity to meet their MPs and inform themselves about theirwork in parliament.

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