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Electoral Geography in Southern Lebanon

Conditions of Democratic Representation

Lebanon's elections of 2000 have shown democratic deficits due to the setup of constituencies. The seminar will assess the situation in the south in preparation for a national conference to be held in Beirut at the end of the year.


Beyond Oslo?

Regional Developments and the Peace Process

Two areas of crisis continue to destabilize the Middle East - Iraq and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Fears that both issues be linked to each other are high. Whatever shapes the Middle East will take over the next months, the agonizing state of the peac


Local Governance in the Middle East

Experiences from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine

In cooperation with CERMOC Beirut / Amman


Educational Reform in Syria

The Didactics of Geography

In the process of opening up, Syria attaches great importance to educational reform. The workshop will enable teachers to further develop their presentation skills and to foster creativity among students.


Reformist Thinking in the Muslim World

Roundtable with innovative Muslim Intellectuals

Fundamental texts of religions do not speak for themselves. They are translated according to present time by theologians and intellectuals in any generations. The seminar will start a collection of reformist ideas and invite for dialogue.

Book presentation

Book Presentation: Jordan in Transition 1990-2000

The Near East between the Gulf War and September 11

As a buffer state situated between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the situation in Iraq, regional developments have had important impacts on Jordan. The publication tries to assess the evolution through the last decade.


The Impact of the Euro on the Mediterranean

Second Workshop of the Mediterranean Dialogue Program

The introduction of the Euro comes at a time when countries in the Mediterranean are concluding association agreements with the European Union. The seminar will assess the impact of the Euro on trade with those countries.


The Chances of Globalization in the Near East

The Publishing Industry in Lebanon

The cultural industries concentrated in Beirut are an asset that allows Lebanon to actively take part in the regionalization of economies. The workshop will assess the challenges and opportunities in this sector.


Electoral Geography in Eastern Lebanon

Conditions of Democratic Representation

The setup of constituencies is crucial for every democratic representation. The last elections in Lebanon in 2000 showed that the establishment of multi-confessional constituencies has resulted in democratic deficits. The workshop will assess the sit


Globalization and Migration in the Near East

The Phenomenon of Migration Networks

Migration is based on push as well as on pull-factors. Past decades have witnessed the establishment of networks allowing migrants to move more easily by relying on national, cultural, and religious ties.

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.

Jordanienreise von Hermann Gröhe

Christen im Nahen Osten, Flüchtlinge und demokratische Reformen im Fokus

Der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hermann Gröhe, besuchte am 26. und 27. Mai 2022 Jordanien. Er eröffnete eine internationale Konferenz zum Thema „Christen im Nahen Osten“ und informierte sich über die Lage der syrischen Flüchtlinge im Zaatari-Camp. In Gesprächen mit Politik und Zivilgesellschaft diskutierte Gröhe über die demokratischen Entwicklungsperspektiven des Haschemitischen Königreichs.

Jordanian and Palestinian Political Analysts Dialogue

Taking Stock and Rethinking Future Relations

KAS-Jordan Office and KAS Palestine Office organized a dialogue seminar for young Jordanian and Palestinian political analysts. The participants discussed current developments in the Middle East conflict as well as the shift in regional power relations and how it affects them both domestically. The decision-making processes of both governments were also examined, as well as possible future energy and water cooperation. Finally, issues of identity in both Jordan and Palestine were explored.

Training Programme for Municipal and Governorate Council Candidates

Jointly with Al-Quds Center, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Jordan Office conducted two training workshops on municipal and governorates management and how to run successful election campaigns. These two workshops took place in March 2022 in the governorates of Amman and Irbid.

The Untapped Potential of Jordan’s Youth for the Kingdoms Decentralization

An Event Report on the Workshop-Series “Local Administration and Youth” by KAS and MOPPA

The Jordan Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, has been organizing six one-day workshops on “Local Administration and Youth” across the Hashemite Kingdom. The workshops focused on raising awareness and promoting discussion for the upcoming municipal elections on March 22nd, 2022 and the role of local community. The first workshops in Madaba on February 17th, 2022 witnessed among its 19 participants a wide spectrum of Jordanian youth and women.

Jordan: Between Dreams and Reality

A Collective Virtual Arts Exhibition

A virtual arts exhibition under the theme 'Arts and Politics'

Civic education - A vehicle for change

By Pauline Augsten

On Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021, the Jordan Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in cooperation with its partner, the Jordanian Centre for Civic Education (JCCE), hosted a two-day conference on "Preventing Radicalization Through Education - A Regional Perspective." As panelists, three guests from Tunisia, Egypt and Palestine, in addition to Jordanian political analysts, educators, government officials, academics and religious figures took part in the discussions.

Jordan's International Relations Survey

Conducted by KAS Jordan Office & Cooperation Partner NAMA

This event was to lunch the survey that delves into perceptions of Jordan’s largest economic supporter, which country Jordan should have as an ally, and which country does Jordan share foreign policy objectives with, political relations and diplomatic relations, the roles played by active states in the region, Arab-Israeli conflict, instability and regional conflicts, and international rivalries.

Exchanging Experiences Among Young Parliamentarians Across the Arab World

Regional Workshop

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation-Jordan Office and Al-Quds Center for Political Studies jointly organized an international "experience-exchange" workshop in the Dead Sea featuring young parliamentarians and experts across the Arab world.