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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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  • Palestine –  Beyond Neoliberalism, Occupation, and War

    Palestine – Beyond Neoliberalism, Occupation, and War

    As opposed to developments in the Gaza Strip it seems that the West Bank first strategy by western powers as well as Israel is linking together two basic elements: implementing a development agenda that seems to be biased strongly neoliberal and supporting the current political as well as economic elites in Ramallah without guaranteeing an independent Palestinian state.

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  • Umbrüche, Aufstände, Interventionen

    Umbrüche, Aufstände, Interventionen

    Perspektiven der arabischen Epochenwende – Vortrag und Diskussion mit Udo Steinbach

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  • Opening Note

    Watch Mustafa Barghouti’s Video Message to the Conference participants.

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  • State Formation in Palestine – Road to a Failed (Non-)State?

    State Formation in Palestine – Road to a Failed (Non-)State?

    After many years of struggle for a state, facts on the ground in the occupied territories have been changed dramatically by the Israeli state. Huge settlements have been built all over the West Bank, filled with religous settlers and ordinary citizens of Israel who are subsidized by their government. What influence had the Road Map or the Oslo negotiations? The panel discusses the perspectives of a Palestinian state.

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  • Brazil and the New International Order

    Brazil and the New International Order

    While visiting Vienna, Celso Amorim, Brazil’s Foreign Minister since 2003, shares some memories of his years studying in Austria in the 1960s. Mr. Amorim goes on to give some insights into the negotiations between Brazil, Turkey and Iran which led to the “Teheran Declaration”, a joint declaration by the three countries adressing the nuclear development of Iran. Consequently, he reminds the audience of the new international order Brazil is already contributing to, from climate policies to a peaceful and united the South American continent.
    Consequently, he reminds the audience of the new international order Brazil is already contributing to, from climate policies to a peaceful and united the South American continent

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  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Is there a peace process?

    The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Is there a peace process?

    Professor Mohamed Rabie, international political economist, American citizen and Palestinian from a refugee camp in Jericho, explains the history which led to the current situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Due to Dr. Rabie’s personal involvement during the peace process, he is able to present some fascinating insights into the peace talks and the people involved.

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