DGAP Core Expertise Events page

Workshop “Promotion of Think Tank Work on Migration and Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco”
07/12/2017 - 10/12/2017 | 10:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Middle East/North Africa
From December 7–10 2017, the DGAP’s MENA Program hosts a workshop in Berlin, which focuses on the promotion of think tank work on migration and socio-economic challenges in Morocco. The workshop is the first of two workshops that give participants the opportunity to analyze and tackle complex issues related to socio-economic development and migration in Morocco through discussions with experts and the presentation of their own policy papers and policy recommendations. In addition, participants will receive training in policy paper writing.
Category: Middle East/North Africa
Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socioeconomic Challenges in Tunisia
MENA program reports on the second of its Tunis workshops, September 6–9, 2017
06/09/2017 - 09/09/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Tunis | Tunisia
What factors are impeding Tunisia’s socioeconomic development and how can decision-makers tackle them effectively? What measures are needed to reform the Tunisian security sector and what are the key objectives of the reforms? How can greater cooperation between civil society and the state help to counter extremist narratives and improve current de-radicalization strategies? How can the international community support Tunisia’s transformation process? How can think tanks and similar institutions make their voices heard and promote their policy recommendations more effectively to decision-makers? These were some of the questions tackled in the workshop.
Category: Tunisia, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Human Rights in Iran
Subordinated to a Successful Realpolitik
20/02/2017 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Iran, Human Rights
Human Rights in Iran
The conclusion of the Iran nuclear treaty in July 2015 and its entry into force the following January had a significant impact on both German and European politics vis-à-vis Iran and with regard to media coverage of the Islamic Republic. Human rights issues have shifted out of focus in favor of economic interests. What is the reality of the human rights situation in Iran, and what effect does the conclusion of the treaty have on the country? What does it mean for German and European foreign policy toward Iran? These were some of the questions of an expert panel discussion organized by the DGAP’s Middle East and North Africa program in cooperation with the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA).
Category: Human Rights, Iran
The Middle East: World Crisis?
A conference co-organized by the DGAP and the New York Review of Books Foundation
04/06/2016 - 05/06/2016 | 09:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
The Middle East: World Crisis?
An intensive two-day conference at the DGAP in Berlin sought to contribute toward an understanding of the region’s multiple crises, with panels on: Iran; the rise of ISIS; Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia; Immigration, Asylum, and Human Rights in Europe; the Israel-Palestine Conflict; and "Outside Powers."
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
Workshop Report: Deconstructing Islamist Terrorism in Tunisia
Policy Workshop in Tunis: February 25–27, 2016, Tunis
25/02/2016 - 27/02/2016 | 09:00 - 18:00 Tunisia
Workshop Report: Deconstructing Islamist Terrorism in Tunisia
A three-day policy workshop in Tunis – organized by the EU-Middle East Forum of the DGAP’s MENA program in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), and Le Labo’ Démocratique – brought together 19 young and mid-level experts to discuss the rise of terrorism in Tunisia since 2011.
Category: Tunisia
November 2014 EUMEF Alumni Conference
The MENA Region in Turmoil: Causes and Ways out of the Crises
13/11/2015 - 15/11/2015 | 09:00 - 18:00 Near and Middle East/North Africa
From November 13 to 15, 2014 the DGAP's EUMEF program invited some 120 alumni of its New Faces conferences and summer schools to a reunion and networking event. The debate focused on current political, social, and economic developments in the MENA region as well as the influence and policies of external actors. The Alumni conference was organized with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa).
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
Geopolitical Power Shifts in the Middle East
Panel Discussion
18/09/2015 | 10:00 - 12:30 | DGAP
Geopolitical Power Shifts in the Middle East
How will major geopolitical developments shape the face of the new Middle East? What are their implications for democracy and sustainable stability in the region? What role do regional powers such as Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia play? And what does it mean for German/European foreign policy in the region? These were some of the questions discussed in an expert panel discussion organized by the DGAP’s Middle East and North Africa program in cooperation with FRIDE.
Critical Voices Not Welcome?
EUMEF's 19th New Faces Conference meets in Rabat to address media, politics, and freedom of expression in North Africa
15/11/2013 - 17/11/2013 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Rabat | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Media/Information
Critical Voices Not Welcome?
Twenty young researchers, media practitioners, policy makers, and civil society representatives from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and Europe gathered for the 19th New Faces conference in Rabat on November 15–17, 2013 to discuss current developments in the areas of media and freedom of expression. Four plenary sessions featured experts such as historian Maâti Monjib (Mohammed V University, Rabat) and the journalist and media expert Fatima el-Issawi (LSE).
Category: Media/Information, Near and Middle East/North Africa
North Africa: Back to the Streets, Back to the Drawing Board?
Highlights of EUMEF's 17th International Summer School (August 2013)
29/08/2013 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
North Africa: Back to the Streets, Back to the Drawing Board?
What will become of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Is there still a genuine desire for change in North Africa’s streets, squares, and Internet forums? Will countries take the time they need to craft solid constitutions? Summer School participants from North Africa, Turkey, and Europe took a close look at specific political and economic developments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, and also discussed the geopolitical implications of current events in the region.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
North Africa’s Difficult Transition
EUMEF's 17th Summer School brings Arab and European experts to discuss current political developments in the region
19/08/2013 - 29/08/2013 | 09:00 - 17:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
 North Africa’s Difficult Transition
Some 50 participants and speakers from over ten countries met in Berlin as part of the DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum. During the two-week program, they examined the political restructurings underway in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, discussed the constitution-drafting process and the potential of social participation, and debated the political role of the military and of Islam. They also explored what these upheavals mean for the rest of the region and how external actors should respond.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Egypt and Tunisia in Transition
At EUMEF's 16th Summer School, young scholars and renowned experts developed proposals for the transformation process
27/08/2012 - 07/09/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
Egypt and Tunisia in Transition
Abandoning Western prejudices must be a part of this. Contrary to common perceptions, democracy and Islam suit each other well – this was the conclusion of an event with Tariq Ramadan, Professor for Islamic Studies at Oxford. Egyptian Political scientist Mustafa Kamal Al-Sayyid showed how civil society can be strengthened as source of political inspiration. Around 50 participants and speakers from over ten countries convened at the DGAP EU-Middle East Forum for two weeks in Berlin.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa, Egypt
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)
Joining In: Islamist Political Movements in Electoral Processes
13/03/2012 | 17:00 - 19:00 North Africa, Democratization/System Change
Category: Democratization/System Change, North Africa
A Mental Revolution is Needed!
The 15th New Faces Conference on “Transitions in Egypt and Tunisia through the Prism of Gender Equality”
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 | 19:00 | Kairo | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
A Mental Revolution is Needed!
One year after the toppling of presidents Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, developments regarding gender equality in Tunisia and Egypt are sobering. In Egypt, only two percent of the recently elected members of parliament are female and even liberal, secular parties lacked many female candidates. Ongoing developments, especially the strengthening of Islamist parties, suggest that things will probably get worse before getting better.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
“A revolution is not a democracy”
15th DGAP International Summer School
11/07/2011 - 21/07/2011 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Arab countries, Democratization/System Change
“A revolution is not a democracy”
Although the Western media has already shifting its focus to other topics, the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia are far from over. How will the events in North Africa affect democracy and security in the region? Can the West play a positive role moving forward?
Category: Demography, Economy and Finance, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Germany, France, and the Tunisian Spring
07/07/2011 | 15:30 - 17:00 | DGAP | Arab countries, Democratization/System Change
Germany, France, and the Tunisian Spring
What positions have Germany and France adopted in the light of mass demonstrations and regime change in Tunisia? What is expectated of Germany, France, and the EU by Tunisia and other Arab states during the process of transformation? These questions were discussed at the “German-French Future Dialogue” by Sami Ben Sassi, Internet activist from Tunis, Béligh Nabli, director of research at the French Council on Foreign Relations and Strategy (IRIS) in Paris, and Klemens Semtner, head of the task force on transformation partnership with Tunisia in the German Foreign Office.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Arab countries
After the Arab Spring
Expectations for Summer, Fall, and Winter
01/07/2011 | 10:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Arab countries, Democratization/System Change
After the Arab Spring
How will the Arab world develop after its stormy spring? This was one of the questions that Jack A. Goldstone of George Mason University, Paul Freiherr von Maltzahn, executive vice-president German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and Almut Möller, head of the Alfred von Oppenheim-Center for European Policy Studies at the DGAP discussed.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Arab countries