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MEDIA ALERT: Western nations expel Syrian diplomats

May 29th, 2012, Media Alerts

Syrians attend to bodies for a mass funeral

SYRIA – Six Western governments announced the expulsion of Syrian diplomats Tuesday responding to the 108 civilian deaths in Houla last week.

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Germany debates the political participation of Muslims

May 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The virulent debate on the appointment of the first Muslim minister in Germany last week – first applauded as a sign for integration and a coup to win Muslim voters, then fiercely criticized – is symptomatic of the current debate regarding political participation of Muslims. In order to keep democratic processes legitimate in a society marked by migration, parties and civic initiatives need to reach out to engage recent newcomers.

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Kevin Clements

Peace and Conflict Studies Chair and Director, The University of Otago

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Australia, Australia, Author/Novelist, Brisbane, Civil Society, English, French, North Africa and Middle East, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Kevin Clements

Professor Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is also Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association.

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Riem Spielhaus

Lecturer, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Civil Society, Copenhagan, Denmark, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Religion, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Riem Spielhaus

Riem Spielhaus is a German researcher in the field of Islamic studies, and teaches at the South Asian department of the Institute for Asian and African studies at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.

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Aiman Mazyek

Secretary-General, Central Council of Muslims in Germany

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Arabic, Cologne, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Germany, Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, Religion

Aiman Mazyek

Aiman A. Mazyek is a German journalist, media consultant and Secretary of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany.

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Dita Vogel

Researcher, Network Migration in Europe and Hamburg Institute of International Economics

February 10th, 2010, Academia, Bremen, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, German, Germany, Hamburg, Migration and Integration

Dita Vogel

Dr. Dita Vogel is a researcher at the Network Migration Group in Europe (Netzwerk Migration in Europa) and has published numerous studies and articles on political, economic and social migration issues.

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