First Annual Conference for Young Researchers in European Studies
June 20 Wednesday
June 20, 2012
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Joint seminar of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society on Israel-EU relations at Ben-Gurion University.
Also available in Deutsch
09:00 – 09:30 Gathering, Registration and Greetings
- Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice President, Tel Aviv University & Head, S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies
- Prof. David Newman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev State Secr. (ret.)
- Michael Mertes, Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel
- Dr. Sharon Pardo, Director, Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
09:30 – 11:00 Panel 1: Normative Power and Discourse in EU Foreign Policy
- Blanc Emmanuelle, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The EU in Motion through Emotions: The Influence of Fear on the European Migration Policy towards the Mediterranean Countries"
- Hila Zahavi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"The discourse of “Otherness” in the EU’ Foreign Relations with Israel"
- Ziv Idov, University of Haifa
"EU’s Foreign Policy: the Case of Belarus"
- Yoav Friedman, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"From Multilateralism to Bilateralism; Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network"
11:00 – 12:15 Panel 2: Islam in Europe: Convergence and Confrontation
- Ari Varon, Tel-Aviv University & Sciences Po
"Europe’s Islamic Awakening Interacting with Secularism"
- Nina Wiedl-Menashe, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Emergence, Development and Missionary Work of Salafi-Network in Germany"
- Yuri Teper, Bar-Ilan University & Dima Course, Bar-Ilan University
"The Muslim Question in Post-Soviet Russia: Locating the Muslim “other” in the Nation building process"
11:00 – 12:15 Panel 3: Diversity and Creativity through the Urban Lens in Europe (W.A. M. Minkoff Senate Building, George Shrut Conference room, 2nd Floor)
- Jonathan Rokem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"The Future of Diversity in Divided Cities: A Comparative Study of Urban Division and Diversity in Stockholm, Berlin & Jerusalem"
- Eitan Bluer, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Economic Empowerment of European Cities: the Role of the Creative Class"
12:30 – 13:30 Keynote Speech
- Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss, Deputy Chair of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung & Prof. of International Politics at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
"How Broad is the Atlantic? Do North Americans and Europeans Need to Adjust their Transatlantic Politics?"
14:45 – 16:15 Panel 4: From Theology to Nation-State Building: Has Western Political Thinking Changed?
- Boaz Ahad-Ha’am, University of Haifa
"The Roots of European Nationalism and their Impact on the Modern Deaf Identity"
- Daniel Rosenberg, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Neo-Conservatism and the European Project"
- Yaron Girsh, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Theology Disguised as Pedagogy: The Educational Philosophy of Nietzsche as a Discourse of Salvation"
14:45 – 16:15 Panel 5: Critical Knowledge Production: The German Question via Science, Education and Museums Europe (W.A. M. Minkoff Senate Building, George Shrut Conference room, 2nd Floor)
- Amir Teicher, Tel-Aviv University
"Social-Mendelism: The Effects of Mendel’s Theorems on the Formation of Human Sciences in Germany, 1900-1936"
- Shamir Yeger, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Ideological Education in the Third Reich: Between Propaganda and Reality"
- Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Between “Alone in Berlin” and “White Rose”, the German Resistance and the Israeli Society – A New Love Story?"
- Jonathan Kaplan, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Nationalism and "The German question" in the GDR Historiography – Territory, Culture and Enemies"
16:30 – 18:00 Panel 6: Rethinking European Identity, Memory and Citizenship
- Lea David, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Constructing Collective Memory in Post-War Serbia"
- Ido Porat, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Third Generation’s Collective Memory of the Holocaust in Germany"
- Anna Novikov, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Identity Construction in the Mirror of European Diplomacy: The Case-Study of Upper Silesia"
- Yossi Harpaz, Princeton University
"Israelis with a European Passport: Dual Citizenship between National Identity and Economic Instrumentality"