Event Reports

In the Aftermath of the Changes: Problems and Future of Euro-Mediterranean Relations

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal

The Arab protests have shown the motivation and will of especially young people for changes and democracy. Europe’s role in this process of democratization has the potential to make a significant difference for the future Euro-Arab relations. In light of these developments, the KAS Amman and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies held a workshop on the problems and the future of the relationship between Europe and the Middle East. A focus of the international conference was on Muslim-Jewish-Christian relations in the two regions and the promotion of inter-faith dialogue.

International Conference on Cross Cultural Education

KAS Amman Office contributed to a scientific conference organized and designed by Adyan Foundation in cooperation with Notre Dame University and other renowned academic partners. The two-day conference took place in Lebanon on June 2/3 and aimed at fostering Cross-Cultural Euromed education.

Linking Civil Society and Academia: The Relevance of Women and Gender Studies

On Friday, June 17/18, 2011 over 20 representatives of Iraqi academic institutions and leading non-governmental organizations, supported by some selected representatives of gender studies in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey gathered in Amman, Jordan, to discuss women and gender studies.

Visit of Leading Journalists from Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories

From April, 3-10, 2011 six leading journalists from Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories joined Dr. Martin Beck, Resident Representative of the KAS Amman, in visiting the media cities of Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. There, the journalists had the opportunity to engage with German journalists on a professional level and to discuss a variety of issues with leading representatives of German politics.

The Arab Uprising: Domestic Consequences and International Reactions

On May 19th, KAS Amman in conjunction with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies held a closed roundtable discussion that brought academics and experts together to discuss “The Arab Uprisings: Domestic Consequences and International Reactions.” Panelists tackled issues including the future of Euro-Mediterranean relations, the potential trajectories of Arab regimes, and the international perceptions of the Arab Spring.

The Uprising in the Arab World What Happened, What’s Next?

On May 6, 2011, KAS Amman and the Institute of Financial Economics of the American University of Beirut organized a joint workshop on "The Uprising in the Arab World - What Happened, What’s Next?”. Leading academics and experts discussed the underlying causes and future challenges of the Arab Spring, described as the most dramatic political mass movement since the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Please find here a detailed report on the workshop:

The Role of Municipalities in Local Development in Jordan

On March 24th, 2011, KAS Amman and the Visions Center for Strategic and Development Studies organized a joint workshop on ‘The Role of Municipalities in local development in Jordan’. Experts on this topic, political decision-makers and representatives of civil society were able to discuss decentralization and its implementation in Jordan. Please find here a detailed report on the workshop:

Decentralization and Local Development in Jordan

On February 21, 2011, KAS Amman and Visions Center for Strategic and Development Studies organized a joint workshop on "Decentralization and local development in Jordan". Experts, political decision makers and representatives of the civil society debated on the topic of decentralization and its implementation in Jordan. Please find here a detailed report on the workshop:

“DEMOCRACY AND ELECTIONS – HISTORY AND TESTIMONIES”

Under the patronage of the Minister of Political Development in Jordan, Engineer Musa Maaytah, KAS launched its joint publication with the Arab Women Media Center on November 4, 2010, in an event in the Sheraton Hotel Amman at the attendance of important cultural, political and media figures. The book contributes to review the history of elections in Jordan, covers the different election regulations and amendments and carefully examines the new 2010 electoral regulations.

Visit of leading representatives of KAS partners in the Kingdom of Jordan

from October 24, 2010 to October 31, 2010 to the Federal Republic of Germany

On October 24, 2010, four heads of our partners accompanied by Dr. Martin Beck travelled to a one-week study visit to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany: His Excellency Hasan Abu Nimah (Regional Center for Human Rights), Dr. Khaled Awamleh (Visions Center for Strategic and Development Studies), Mr. Oraib Al-Rantawi (Al-Quds Center for Political Studies), and Mr. Mustafa Nasereddin (Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization). Here is a report on the visit:

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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