German Political Foundations in the Middle East

Insights from a German Think-tank and Its Effect in North Africa and the Middle East

German Political Foundations in the Middle East

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunche Hall Room 10383
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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 As a unique tool of foreign policy, KAS – with financial support of the German government – operates worldwide and contribute to democracy, the rule of law and civic education. KAS specifically promotes freedom and liberty, peace, and justice. With almost 100 offices around the world, KAS is a leading think-tank that cooperates with political parties, civil society organizations, journalists and economists. In North Africa and the Middle East, the foundation runs 14 country offices and regional programs between Morocco and the Gulf. What can a political foundation achieve in an environment where almost all of the above mentioned objectives are missing? And how does a German organization view trends and developments vis-à-vis current crisis? The talk will shed light on this additional track of Germany’s presence around the world, specifically the Gulf-countries, and will include case studies from the work of KAS and observations of political trends from within.

Speakers will include Thomas Birringer, who has served as the Head of the KAS Middle East and North Africa Team since 2014, and Marc Frings, the current KAS Representative to the Palestinian Territory. 


Tel: 310-983-3983

Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Development