Event Reports

The Arab Uprising and its Political Implications on Lebanon

On June 24th, KAS Amman in conjunction with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies held a closed roundtable discussion that brought experts together to discuss “The Arab Uprising and its Political Implications on Lebanon”. Panelists tackled issues including the complications of the Arab uprising on Lebanon, the formation of Miqati’s government, and the implications of Syria demonstrations.

Energy Security in the Middle East and the Gulf Region - Geopolitics, security challenges and sustainable supplies

Geopolitik, Sicherheitspolitische Her-ausforderungen und nachhaltige Versorgung

In joint organisation with the Arab Institute for Security Studies and the Energy Research Program, the KAS Amman held a regional workshop entitled "Energy Security in the Middle East and Gulf Region - Geopolitics, Security Challenges and sustainable supplies" from July 6th - 7th. Under the auspices of the primie minister of Jordan, the panellists tackled - together with the international audience - current challenges in energy policy facing the Middle East, including the question of ensuring sustainable petroleum- and gas supplies.

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:

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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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