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Past and Future Problems of Cross-Mediterranean Relations: A European Perspective

A lecture by Dr. Martin Beck

On November 3rd, 2011 Dr. Martin Beck, head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Amman held a lecture within the course “The European Union: History, Law and Institutions” at Birzeit University's Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute for International Studies (IALIIS). The course is a constituent part of the MA program “International Studies”, offered by IALIIS in collaboration with KAS.

Legal encounter Palestinian Prisoners between International Law and the Occupier’s Law “recent swap deal”

Legal Encounter

A legal encounter “Palestinian Prisoners between International Law and the Occupier’s Law, recent swap deal” was held on 02.11.2011 at the Institute of Law, in Birzeit University in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.The encounter was held by Ms. Sahar Francis, Director of the Conscience Center for the Prisoners and Human rights and Dr. Ghassan Faramand, Director of the Institute of Law at Birzeit University.

The Arab Spring: Regional Developments. Impacts on Palestine and Israel

On October 27, 2011, the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah held a conference on the Arab Spring, the regional developments since and the impact on Palestine and Israel at the Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem. More than 100 Israeli and Palestinian participants from politics, academics and the media, as well as representatives of Jerusalem-based international organizations, listened to the contributions of the panelists.

Visit of Minister Boris Rhein

On October 27th, 2011 CDU Minister of Interior and Sports of the state of Hesse, Boris Rhein, visited the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s office in Ramallah.

Migration to Europe: between economics and politics

On Thursday, the 20th of October, a lecture entitled “Migration to Europe” was being held by Professor Phillippe Fargues, director of the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM) in Fiesole, Italy. The lecture is part of the syllabus „THE EUROPEAN UNION: UNIQUE PHENOMENON OR RELEVANT MODEL?“ instructed by professor Roger Heacock, within the course „International Studies“. The syllabus is a collaboration between the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies (IALIIS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah.

The Quest for Palestine Statehood: Legal, Political and Economic Implications

On October 25th, 2011, the Birzeit University’s Institute of Law (IoL) in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized the International Conference on “The Quest for Palestine Statehood” in terms of legal, political and economic implications. Prestigious scientists from various fields of expertise explored a range of possible approaches and processes required to build and proclaim the State of Palestine.

The Palestine media and the „agreement“ between Fatah and Hamas

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah and MIFTAH have been collaborating in improving the media since 2010. The common project „Promoting Good Governance through Empowering Media Students: A Critical Reading of Print Media“ was being initiated through the creation of a media observing analyst group. On this topic, journalism students are being offered practical lectures, workshops and trainings concerning responsible reporting and helping the students to critically receive the media.

Exchange through Literature

On October 10, 2011 a meeting of the Jerusalem Book Club took place with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah. The Book Club is a joint project of the Schmidt´s Girls College in East Jerusalem and the Academy of Music and Dance in West Jerusalem. It has the theme “Reading is Understanding”.

“Case Law on Labor Law: article (41)”

Birzeit Legal Encounter

The Institute of Law in Birzeit University organized, with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a legal encounter on “Case Law on Labor Law: article (41)”, on 28 September 2011 with contribution of His Honor, Judge Fawaz Attiyah, President of Jericho District Court, with the presence of a large number of representatives of the private sector institutions and the Palestinian Ministry of Labor in addition to a number of attorneys.

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“Individual and Collective Contract in the Palestinian Labor Law”

The Institute of Law - Birzeit University, in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, organized a legal encounter on “The Individual and Collective Contract in the Palestinian Labor Law”. The encounter took place on 19 September 2001 and was attended by Mr. Karem Nashwan, Director of Center for Democracy and Workers’ Rights.

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