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EUMEF's 16th International Summer School in Berlin (2012)
The Cases of Egypt and Tunisia
26/08/2012 - 07/09/2012 | 09:00 - 20:00
The DGAP’s 16th International Summer School (held in Berlin August 26–September 7, 2012) focussed on transitions in Egypt and Tunisia and tested new concepts, theories, and models of democracy. Some 29 promising young professionals from Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, and Europe took part in the program of debates, workshops, lectures, and roundtables. Speakers included Paul Nolte, Tariq Ramadan, Volker Perthes, Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayyid, and Hamad Abdel Samad.
Second Seminar of the Franco-German Future Dialogue
29/06/2012 - 01/07/2012 | 09:00 - 17:00 France
Second Seminar of the Franco-German Future Dialogue
What lessons can Germany and France draw from the discrepancies in their security and defense policies regarding the intervention in Libya? Where do both countries stand regarding potential reforms to the Schengen treaty? Are current debates about integration in Germany and France comparable? These topics were discussed by participants of the 2nd annual Franco-German Future Dialogue that took place in Marseille from June 29 to July 1.
Category: France, Germany, North Africa
Egypt's Alarming Economic Situation
EUMEF's 16th New Faces Conference, “Socio-Economic Malaise as a Security Threat - Which Model and Reforms for Egypt?”
28/06/2012 - 01/07/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 Egypt
Egypt's Alarming Economic Situation
At the heart of the Egyptian protests lay demands for economic and social reforms to improve the harsh living conditions of the majority of the population and allow for a life in dignity.
Category: Egypt
Almost A Fifth of Frankfurters Have Never Been to Slobice
The International Diplomats Programme is engaged in cross-border cooperation
27/06/2012 | 08:30 - 18:30 | DGAP
Creating one coat of arms for both cities, sharing a bus route and promoting each other’s languages – during the programme day in Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice, the 4th International Diplomats Programme concentrated on cross-border cooperation. This includes the common fight to keep jobs.
The State of the Arab Uprisings
Current Transformation Dynamics and the Future of Arab-European Cooperation
26/06/2012 | 12:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
The State of the Arab Uprisings
How have Arab states transformed since the historic uprisings in 2011? What are the implications for Arab-European cooperation? These and other questions were discussed at the expert workshop hosted by the DGAP and the Bertelsman Stiftung. The aim of the workshop was to make sense of the current dynamics in the Arab neighborhood and to discuss Europe’s capacity to engage with the Arab world.
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
Unmanned Warfare
The Use of Drones and Its Implications for International Relations
25/06/2012 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Security
Omid Nouripour, MP, spokesperson on security policy for Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group and James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation, discussed political, ethical and judicial implications of unmanned warfare at the German Council on Foreign Relations. The discussion contributed a transatlantic perspective to an ongoing Task Force on the use of drones in armed conflicts.
Category: Security
“Mutual Perceptions: Asia, Europe and Germany in a Changing Global Environment”
22/06/2012 | 12:00 - 14:30 | DGAP | Asia
Category: Asia
“A realistic image of Germany”
Conclusion of the 7th Diplomatenkolleg
21/06/2012 | 18:00 - 22:00 Germany
“A realistic image of Germany”
On 21 June 2012, the 7th Diplomatenkolleg concluded with a closing ceremony in Berlin. During the event the participants emphasized that they had not only gained new contacts and established networks but also got to know Germany in its different political, economic and cultural facets.
Category: Germany
EU Enlargement: More than a box-ticking exercise
Think tank representatives from the Western Balkans visit Berlin
11/06/2012 - 15/06/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 Balkans
EU Enlargement: More than a box-ticking exercise
Policy analysts from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia take part in the 2012 TRAIN programme, which supports regional think tanks in the development and realization of their policy research. While the participating institutes pursue research in different thematic areas, their work shares a common reference point in the EU integration of the Western Balkan countries.
Category: European Union, Enlargement Process, Balkans
The Power of History
Alfred Grosser and Etienne François dispute the cultures of remembrance in Germany and France
07/06/2012 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Germany, History
The Power of History
“People remember differently in Germany and France,” said French political scientist and publicist Alfred Grosser. But “the differences in the cultures of remembrance become blurred,” answered his countryman Etienne François, a former professor of political science at the Free University in Berlin. Beside this national distinctiveness lies a common Franco-German memory that has long existed. Has this helped German foreign policy on its path toward “normalization”?
Category: History, Germany, France
“No military intervention in Syria!”
The International Diplomats Programme in Hamburg and Bremen
07/06/2012 - 08/06/2012 | 08:00 - 19:00
Helmut Schmidt had clear words to say about the crisis in Syria. The discussion with the former Federal Chancellor was one of the highlights of the excursion organized for those taking part in our in-service training programme for diplomats. The participants from the Near and Middle East, North Africa and Asia also explored with Helmut Schmidt global issues such as the power of the financial markets as well as more domestic issues like the rise of the Pirates Party.
Lessons from Afghanistan
Mark Sedwill, British Special Representative for Afghanistan, on future engagement in the Hindu Kush
31/05/2012 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Afghanistan, Security
Lessons from Afghanistan
How will allied troops pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 without jeopardizing the stability it has achieved so far? The country’s future was a focus of the recent NATO Summit; another Afghanistan conference will take place in July. Mark Sedwill, British Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, outlined the priorities and challenges facing international stability efforts at the DGAP.
Category: Security, Afghanistan
Attribution - How to live without it?
23/05/2012 | 13:30 - 18:30 | DGAP | Cyber Security
Category: Cyber Security
France Elects a New President
François Hollande defeats incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy
06/05/2012 | 18:00 - 22:00 | Französischen Botschaft | France
France Elects a New President
France has elected a new president. Socialist François Hollande defeated incumbent President Sarkozy in a run-off election on Sunday. He is the first socialist since François Mitterrand to take the highest office of the French Republic. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle praised Hollande’s victory as an “historical event.”
Category: France
Shared Security: Transforming Defence to Face the Future
02/05/2012 | 16:00 - 17:30 | British Embassy | United Kingdom
Category: United Kingdom
NATO Partners Need to Develop Skills Together
British Defense Minister Hammond on a stronger role for Germany in the alliance
02/05/2012 | 16:00 - 17:30 | Britische Botschaft | Security
NATO Partners Need to Develop Skills Together
Growing security-political challenges on the one hand, shrinking defense budgets on the other: It is only through common efforts among NATO partners (above all through effective coordination) that the world’s largest defense alliance will be able to fulfill its role in the future, said Philip Hammond at an event organized by the DGAP and the British Embassy in Berlin.
Category: Security, NATO
EU and Ukraine – Integration or Stagnation?
25/04/2012 | 14:30 - 19:00 | DGAP | Ukraine
Category: Ukraine
Franco-German Future Dialogue
Sixth annual opening seminar in Stuttgart
12/04/2012 - 14/04/2012 | 12:00 France
Franco-German Future Dialogue
Presidential and parliamentary elections, different economic models and approaches, cooperation and competition in energy policy – the Franco-German Future Dialogue 2012 featured discussions on a number of aspects regarding relations between the two countries. Entry-level professionals and doctoral candidates from Germany and France came together in Stuttgart for the opening seminar of the project, now in its sixth year.
Category: France, Germany
To argue against one’s convictions
7th Diplomatenkolleg day in Berlin
29/03/2012 | 09:00 - 17:00 | DGAP
Should the international community treat Iran as an equal partner or agree sanctions? Is a worldwide nuclear phase-out desirable? Should politicians legislate for a women’s quota? The participants of the 7th Diplomatenkolleg day on 29 March 2012 discussed these questions in the context of an Oxford debate.
Germany as Measuring Stick
EADS CEO Louis Gallois calls for an ambitious European industrial policy
27/03/2012 | 18:00 - 20:00 Europe, Economy and Finance
Germany as Measuring Stick
Joint efforts are the only way for Europe to overcome the financial crisis and remain economically competitive, according to Louis Gallois, CEO of Europe’s largest aerospace company. The discussion included Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO of Air Berlin, and focused on analyzing Germany’s economic strength and France’s current economic malaise: “We can learn a lot from Germany.”
Category: Economy and Finance, Europe
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