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100 Years Since the Balfour Declaration

KAS Israel and the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs (JCPA) dedicated their mutual annual conference on the 28th of January to a special date – the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. more…

Event Reports | March 16, 2017

Immigration - Where do we go now?

Conference of Young Researchers in European Studies and African Studies in Israel

In cooperation with The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung co-hosted on January 16 the sixth annual Conference of Young Researchers in European Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This year the conference was organized as a joint initiative together with the Tamar Golan Africa Centre, as the focus of the conference this year was on immigration. The aim of this conference was to reflect together on African and European Studies and through exchange of knowledge, to enhance the research and study capacities in this field. more…

Stas Linchevsky | Event Reports | March 8, 2017

From Storytelling to Activism

On February 24-25th the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel held a two-day seminar. More than fifty Palestinian and Israeli high-school students participated in it. The seminar aimed to enable the students to emerge from their personal and national narratives in order to find a common ground between the two peoples and eventually to become more active in their communities. more…

Event Reports | March 6, 2017

Left behind or Poor by choice?

The Working and the Poor Conference

Together with the Economics and Society Program at the Van Leer Institute, The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted a conference on the "Working Poor". This growing phenomenon was discussed in the conference in depth from varying and contradicting perspectives. Possible solutions were presented by experts in the field and decision makers, including our keynote speaker Prof. Ronnie Schöb from the Freie Universität Berlin. While no clear cut answer was agreed upon, the conference brought up some very important issues regarding labor policy, education, wages and government responsibility. more…

Stas Linchevsky | Event Reports | February 27, 2017

Be frutiful and multiply!

Israel and its growing minorities

Since Israel was founded in 1948, it has defined itself simultaneously as both a Jewish and a democratic state. It is home to secular as well as ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze. However, due to diverging growth rates in the different populations, domestic and religious tensions have been developing which could undermine the secular and Zionist founding ethos of the Jewish State. more…

January 15, 2017