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Representations of the Mediterranean

Book Presentation

The Mediterranean is not only geographical evidence; it is a symbolic territory. Twenty researchers and writers from ten countries met to re-think the Mediterranean as a source of common identity in Europe and the Middle East.

Expert talk

The Future of the Barcelona Process

Second Workshop of the Mediterranean Dialogue Forum

The Mediterranean Dialogue Forum aims at developping strategies and policies in order to improve dialogue and cooperation in the Mediterranean region. The seminar will focus on EU enlargement and the repercussions of the situation in Iraq.


New Media in the Arab World

Starting after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, satellite TV mushroomed throughout the Middle East. Channels such as Al-Jazeera, Abu Dhabi, Al-Arabiya, and LBC have challenged the state's monopoly over information and opinion.


Books for Baghdad

Raising Awareness and Funds for Education

In co-operation with the KAS Near East Regional Office, the Iraqi Observatory has published a report on the situation of libraries and universities in Baghdad. The action aims at improving the conditions of educational institutions.


Afghanistan and Iraq: A Better Future for Books!

The Situation of the Publishing Industry in Iraq

In cooperation with the Society for the Promotion of Literature from Africa, Asia, and Latin America at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Expert talk

Democracy and Media in Yemen

Since unification in 1990 Yemen has opted for democracy as a strategy of societal cohesion. The press has witnessed increasing freedom. The seminar aims at assessing achievements and identifiying current challenges.


Modernity and Islam

New Approaches in Koranic Studies

After field studies in Yemen and reviewing early Koranic manuscripts kept in Sanaa and Tarim, this seminar will explore the ways of establishing a historical-critical edition of the holy book of Islam.

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Migration in the Middle East

The Social Impact of Globalization

While the Middle East is widely perceived as a region of emigration, it has become over the last years also one of immigration, in particular from Asia and Africa. The seminar will assess the situation and give policy recommendations.

Expert conference

Modernity and Koranic Studies

Modernity and Islam in the Near East

A modern interpretation of the Koran require that its text be put into a historical frame. Early manuscripts of Islam's holy book preserved in Tarim are important sources. The seminar will train staff of the Tarim Library in conservation techniques.

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Modernity and Koranic Studies

Modernity and Islam in the Near East

Modernity requires re-reading and re-interpreting Islam's holy book. The seminar will assess trends in Koranic Studies and requirements for establishing a historical-critical version of the text, of which Yemen holds invaluable early manuscripts.

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Foreign Relations Survey Launch (Wave IV)

Event Report

Getting Ready for a New Era of Political Life in Jordan

A Dialogue Session with Political Parties

In lieu of Jordanian political parties formalizing their situation to align with the new political parties' law, and witnessing new political parties being created, the Jordan Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Al-Quds Center for Political Studies and the Independent Election Commission have launched a dialogue session for political parties. Featuring party members from Morocco and Lebanon, the dialogue session aims to allow party members across the region to exchange their experiences in political parties' participation in parliamentary elections.

Political Participation in Jordan from a Religious Perspective


On June 24, 2023, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Office Abroad in Jordan, together with the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), organized the event "Political Participation in Jordan from a Religious Perspective" in Amman, Jordan. The conference was held under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul-Raouf Rawabdeh, Jordan's former Prime Minister. The Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan, Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, and about 100 people such as Muslim and Christian clergy, journalists and representatives of civil society attended the conference.

Jordan – Still an Anchor of Stability and a Partner to Shape the New Middle East?

Policy Roundtable in Berlin

On March 27th 2023, the Jordan Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the German Institute for Area Studies (GIGA), have organized a policy roundtable on Jordan at the KAS Headquarters in Berlin. KAS and GIGA have taken the pulse of the Hashemite Kingdom and have engaged with around 40 Jordanian and German analysts and the Berlin foreign policy community in order to discuss the domestic and foreign policy of Jordan, German-Jordanian relations and German and European policies towards Jordan.

Jordan: From Dreams to Reality - Opening Event

By: Alinde Gnatzy

Report on the opening event of the art exhibition.

Closing Ceremony of Civic Education Programmes 2022

Participants of KAS-JCCE programmes convene in Amman

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Jordan Office marked this year’s conclusion of the “Youth Academy” and “Women’s Voices” programmes which took place in cooperation with the Jordanian Centre for Civic Education (JCCE).

Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen and the Prospects of Peace

Expert Roundtable in Amman

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a panel discussion in Amman on the 25th October 2022 on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the prospects for peace.

Jordanian Academy for Political Education

The Closing Ceremony

On the 14th September 2022, KAS Jordan Office and Al-Quds Center for Political Studies celebrated the closing ceremony of their training, "Jordanian Academy for Political Education" in the King Hussein Club.

Young Leaders in Jordanian Political Parties

Following the recent outcomes of the royal initiative to modernize the political system, KAS- Jordan Office and Al-Quds Center for Political Studies have launched an Academy for Youth in Political Parties which revolves around promoting democratic standards within Jordanian political parties and enhancing political communication for young leaders.

Missiles Capability Protocol

Towards Better Security in the Middle East

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Jordan Office and the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS) hosted its first roundtable discussion on the Missiles Capability Protocol from the 17th-18th May 2022. The aim of this roundtable was to initiate an inclusive and constructive dialogue in order to develop confidence-building measures that entail missile capabilities. The roundtable hosted a number of experts representing various international bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the US Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the League of Arab States, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The roundtable analyzed different aspects of missile proliferation regionally and internationally; specifically, the legality of utilizing missiles in armed conflicts, and its impact on security and stability, and concluded with recommendations on how to reduce the threat of missiles and ensure a better regional security architecture.