Dr. Christian Koch gave a lecture to the Reserve Association of the German Federal Armed Forces during workshop led in Darmstadt, Germany on the topic of “Saudi Arabia as a Regional Power.” On the second day of the meeting, he then participated in a panel discussion with the other workshop speakers on topics related to the security issues in the Middle East and its impact on German and European foreign policy.
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Program Manager – GRC Environmental Security and Sustainability Program, co-directed and spoke at the West Asia Civil Society and Stakeholders meeting of the UN Environment - Regional Office for West Asia from 24-25 September 2017 in Amman, Jordan. The main goal of the meeting was to prepare the West Asia position and statement for the third UN Environment Assembly that will take place in Nairobi in December 2017.
Dr. Christian Koch spoke with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about the recent developments in Saudi Arabia and the events related to the crisis with Qatar. Excerpts can be found under: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/saudi-arabien-wird-muhammad-bin-salman-zu-stabilitaet-fuehren-15071277.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2
Dr. Christian Koch participated in a forum on Qatar organized by the Near and Middle East Forum (NUMOV) in Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Christian Koch participated in a discussion with H.E. Adel Al-Jubair, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held at the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. The minister spoke on the topic of “Foreign Policy Challenges for a country in transition.” Following his talk, a wide-ranging discussion took place.
Dr. Christian Koch participated in the Think 20 Summit on “Global Solution” held in Berlin, Germany as part of Germany’s G-20 presidency. Attended by more than 300 participants from the leading think tanks from throughout the world, the T20 Summit discussed issues such as inclusive growth in a globalized world, migration policy, reconceptualizng transnational governance, climate change, digitization, labor market challenges, social justice, and designing a new economic paradigm for a world in transition.