International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
IAF Seminars 2023
Please find here the overview about all IAF seminars we offer in 2023
Strategic Planning For Political Parties
The term value of freedom in an open society is the main priority to achieve the real importance of democracy. Respecting human rights needs to be placed human dignity at the noble level. The exchange of ideas and collective bargaining will form a new understanding of human life by applying these values.
“We speak to the people as human beings”
Preaching a liberal Islam and therefore being under constant attack by fellow Muslim believers – that is the reality of the team working at the Ibn Rushd Goethe Mosque. Imam Mohamed El-Kateb openly shared insights from his work with a delegation from Malaysia and Indonesia, who currently visits Berlin as part of an International Visiting Program by the IAF.
Human Rights Defenders 2022
Human rights lawyers will always be at the forefront of the struggle for fundamental and human rights under the rule of law. Lawyers are the most important profession for denouncing human rights violations and defending human rights. This makes it all the more important to consider them as human rights defenders and to support them in their work against governments that are hostile to freedom and have contempt for human rights. In interviews, Human Rights Defenders report on their work and their courageous fight against governments that are hostile to freedom and despise human rights. With a foreword by Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and an outlook by Gerhart Baum.
Inspiring Women 2022
It is not easy and I realised that all over the world, women are facing common challenges that men do not face in the same leadership roles. Our communities expect so much from women but at the same time, they need us to be careful and follow their rules. Our societies think that if a woman becomes a leader or politician, she should not dress in a certain way and she should communicate in a certain way, something that is not expected from men.
Manufacturing Eurekas: Innovating Political Narratives
During crisis situations, populists tend to put intense pressure onto existing structures and look for pragmatic ways to seize power. They fashion themselves as a necessary protagonist that represents drastic change to a decaying system that has failed the people.
#13 Talking about Entrepreneurship
According to Joseph Schumpeter, an entrepreneur is a person who is willing and able to convert a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. But to promote open markets and support the innovating entrepreneurships it needs some preconditions. In our current episode of IAF TALK we are discussing the findings of our last seminar on this topic and explore what policymakers can do to boost and accelerate entrepreneurship in their respective countries.