Monday 23 November
International Master’s in Law
On November 23th, 2015, the Guest Lecture Series, part of the International Master’s Degree programs in Law at RULE, kicked off with a presentation by Mr. Denis Schrey, Country Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Cambodia. Though he will be departing Cambodia next month, Mr. Schrey has been in Cambodia for more than 3 years and has been actively participating in the political life of the Kingdom, organizing, for instance, a series of events gathering representatives from the opposition and ruling parties to enable constructive dialogue.There will be two guest lecturers every month by prestigious local and international legal experts in Cambodia.
Mr Denis Schrey:
Holding two Master Degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Trier in Germany, Denis Schrey studied in Paris, Dublin and Lyon before starting his professional career in 2005 with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the European Office in Brussels, where he was in charge for promoting the role of political foundations in development cooperation and for the communication between KAS Local Partners worldwide and the European Institutions. In 2009 he was promoted to Manage a European Union funded project of KAS Vietnam office in Hanoi to promote people’s participation and public service delivery in Vietnamese cities. In September 2011 Mr. Schrey was again promoted to the position of Country Representative of KAS in Cambodia overseeing projects and programmes in the fields of administrative reforms and decentralisation, political party and parliamentary reform as well as Media Reform and Political Dialogue.
As a member of the CDU in Germany Mr. Schrey is convinced of the important role of efficient and professional political parties in a representative democracy.
Topic of his presentation: “The Social Market Economy: A Model for Cambodia?”
During his talk, Mr. Denis Schrey discussed the development of the Social Market Economy model in Germany in the decades since the Second World War. He noted the flexibility that such a model has provided for Germany and invited students to theorize whether such a model might work for Cambodia.