DAFG, Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

DAFG-Roundtable mit S.E. Khaled Abdelhamid

Die Arabische Republik Ägypten und die Bundesrepublik Deutschland verbinden eine starke Partnerschaft und über 70 Jahre

DAFG, Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

Saudischer Investitionsminister Al-Falih besucht Deutschland

DAFG organisiert hochkarätiges Programm in München

München, 6. März 2023

Der saudische Investitionsminister, S.E.


Interview mit Prof. Udo Steinbach

DAFG-Vorstandsmitglied Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach, Leiter des  MENA-Study Center der Maecenata Stiftung, gab Journalistin

DAFG, Kultur, Bildung & Wissenschaft

Topografien von Flucht und Vertreibung

Das verheerende Erdbeben im türkisch-syrischen Grenzgebiet hat einmal mehr auch die Situation und Schicksale von


Spendenaufruf für Erdbebenopfer in Syrien

Wir sind zutiefst schockiert von der verheerenden Erdbebenkatastrophe in Syrien und der Türkei. Unser tiefstes Mitgefühl


Migrant Dreams. Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States

26 October 2020, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Book presentation by Samuli Schielke (ZMO).

What kind of dreams for a good or better life drives labor migrants? What does being a migrant worker do to one’s hopes and ambitions? How does the experience of migration to the Gulf, with its attendant economic and legal precarities, shape migrants’ particular dreams of a better life? What do those dreams—be they realistic and productive, or fantastic and unlikely—do to the social worlds of the people who pursue them, and to their families and communities back home upon their return?

Based on ten years of ethnographic fieldwork and conversations with Egyptian men from mostly low-income rural backgrounds who migrated as workers to the Gulf, returned home, and migrated again over a period of about a decade, this fine-grained study explores and engages with these questions and more, as the men reflect on their strivings and the dreams they hope to fulfill. Throughout the book, Samuli Schielke highlights the story of one man, Tawfiq, who is particularly gifted at analyzing his own situation and struggles, resulting in a richly nuanced account that will appeal not only to Middle East scholars, but to anyone interested in the lived lives of labor migrants and what their experiences ultimately mean to them.

Samuli Schielke has been working as a research fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) since 2009. From 2008 to 2014 he worked together with the artist and curator Daniela Swarowsky on the documentary films “Messages from Paradise” #1 and #2 that questions the dream of a better life away from home. Since this year, Schielke works on the research project “The Search for a Normal Life”, funded by the Fritz Thyssen foundation. This project addresses a key paradox of globalisation: the possibility of a stable, normal life at home relies on destabilising processes of growth, expansion, and mobility. Central to his research are the trajectories of men from rural regions in northern Egypt, that stretch along translocal migration networks in Egypt to Western Europe and the Gulf states.

This event is part of the ZMO-lecture series: Book presentation series 2020

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14. ALFILM – Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin

26. April bis 2. Mai 2023
Kino Arsenal, City Kino Wedding, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, Sinema Transtopia

Die 14. Ausgabe des ALFILM - Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin präsentiert in über 40 Spiel-, Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmen künstlerisch anspruchsvolles Kino sowie ergänzende Veranstaltungen in den drei Sektionen ALFILM Selection, ALFILM Spotlight und ALFILM Atelier.




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DAFG, Berlin

Wiederaufbau nach Krieg und Erdbeben – Rettungspläne für die Altstadt Aleppos

29. März 2023, 18:30 Uhr
DAFG-Geschäftsstelle, Friedrichstraße 185, 10117 Berlin

Das katastrophale


AHK Legal Webinar: An Overview of the UAE Corporate Tax Law & it's likely Impact on Taxation in the EU

21 March 2023, 12:00 PM (GST) & 09:00 AM (CET)

Meyer-Reumann & Partners is pleased to invite you to