Boko Haram

Boko Haram

Welche Ursachen haben zum Entstehen und Wachstum von Boko Haram geführt? Welche politischen Lösungsansätze gibt es?

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Uranium in Africa

Panel talk about Africa’s uranium production and its effects on it’s economy, society and nature in general.

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Beyond Secularism and Islamism – Perspectives for the Arab World

Beyond Secularism and Islamism – Perspectives for the Arab World

With the upheavals in the Arab world tensions have been growing between ‘secular’ and ‘Islamic’ conceptions of society. Both in political confrontations in Tunisia as well as with the recent military coup in Egypt or the war in Syria an unbridgeable separation between Islamic and as secular defined notions and ideas seems to have burned in. Under conditions of extreme poverty, war, and ongoing interventions an existing pluralism of societal designs seems to be obviously no longer negotiable. Basic ideas – be it ‘secular’ or be it ‘Islamic’- are subject to a logic of confrontation and are being used as an important weapon in political debates. Can there still be such a thing as ‘Beyond Secularism and Islamism’ and how could that look like?

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Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia and the Challenge of the Arab Uprisings

Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia and the Challenge of the Arab Uprisings

Prof. Madawi Al-Rasheed critically analyses the different interventions by Saudi Arabia in order to assess to what extent the containment of revolutionary processes by the Kingdom will shape the forms and trends of the development in the Arab countries.

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Mohammed Hasan Alwan: a look at Saudi Arabia’s unknown novelists

Mohammed Hasan Alwan: a look at Saudi Arabia’s unknown novelists

The festival Salam.Orient is proud to welcome an artist from Saudi Arabia for the first time in the festival’s history. After a reading Dr. Martinez-Weinberger and Mr. Alwan discuss Saudi Arabias novelists with the audience.

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