Event Reports

The Media and its Role in Monitoring the Municipal Elections

On October 22nd, KAS Amman in cooperation with First Media Company held a roundtable discussion that brought experts together to discuss "The Media and its Role in Monitoring Municipal Elections". Panelist tackled questions of competency of municipalities, transparency and integrity in municipal elections and the power of media in fostering positive change in the administration of elections as well as in the public perception of elections.

Empowering Local Governments in Jordan:

Enhancing Political and Developmental Relations between Local Governments and Local Communities

Since municipalities, respectively, local governments form the centre of developmental and investment activities in its community, KAS Amman and the Vision Center for Strategic and Development Studies organized a workshop on the empowerment of local governments in Jordan. The workshop took place on October 26th, 2011 in Jerash and was aimed at enhancing the role of municipalities and strengthening their relations with civil society organizations and the private sector in order to make their work most efficient.

Dr. Martin Beck taught a course on Cross-Mediterranean Relations at the Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy

Dr. Martin Beck taught future Jordanian diplomats on cross-mediterranean relations at the Insitute of Diplomacy. The four-day course was held from October 3rd to 6th and covered historical and theoretical aspects of Euro-Arab relations, the relevance of the Israli-Palestinian conflict and the challenges of the Arab Spring.

Study Visit to Brussels with Directors of JCCES, LCCES and WEO.

Accompanied by three directors of leading non-governmental organizations from Jordan Mona al-Alami (Jordanian Center for Civic Education Studies), Susan Arif (Women Empowerment Organization, Iraq) and Rula Mikhael (Lebanese Center for Civic Education Studies), Martin Beck travelled to a study visit to Brussels, which was organized by the KAS office in Brussels headed by Andrea Ostheimer. The participants had the opportunity to meet high-ranking figures from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Action Service, NATO and several important non-governmental organizations.

Media and Political Development

On September 10th, KAS Amman in cooperation with First Media Company held a roundtable discussion concerning "Media and Political". Panelist discussed the role of media in raising awareness for political developments among youth and in promoting democracy in societies.

Integration of Human Rights Concepts in the Educational Curricula

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung with the cooperation of the Women’s Studies Center at the University of Jordan and the American University of Madaba are organizing a seminar entitled “The Iraqi women's movement: Between Dictatorship, Occupation and the Struggle for Women's Rights”. The talk will be given by Professor Nadje Al-Ali-- a professor of gender. In this seminar, Professor Al-Ali will present some of the main issues and challenges facing the Iraqi women's movement historically and in present-day Iraq.

Empowering Local Governments in Jordan: Enhancing Political and Developmental Relations

between Local Governments and Local Communities

KAS Amman and the Visions Center started a series of workshops focussing on decentralisation and the role of municipalities in local development. The aim of this workshop was to increase the institutional capacity of municipalities by enhancing their coordination and cooperation with NGOs in managing local resources and developing general policies. KAS Amman and the Visions Centre, feel deeply committed to promote the capacity building of municipalities and the value of subsidiary.

The Arab Uprising and its Economic Implications on Lebanon

On June 24th, KAS Amman with the cooperation of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies held a closed roundtable discussion that brought experts together to discuss “The Arab Uprising and its Economic Implications on Lebanon”. Panelists tackled Lebanon economic particularities in light of many factors and the recommendations to overcome the tough economic period.

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.

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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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