Expert conference

Annual Conference on National Security and Democracy

November 23–24, 2021 Israel Democracy Institute

Details

IDI's annual conference on National Security and Democracy, held in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Israel office), will convene top officers and academic experts to discuss the changing relations between the IDF and Israeli society

Program 

Tuesday, November 23

9:00–9:45 Registration

9:45–10:00 Greetings

Yohanan Plesner, President, Israel Democracy Institute

Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel.
 

10:00–11:45 How Long will it be a People’s Army?

Moderator: MK Ram Ben Barak, Chair of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
Greetings: Dr. Idit Shafran-Gittleman, Director, Military and Society Program, Israel Democracy Institute

A Model for Optimal Service: Col. (Res.) Dr. Liron Libman, Research Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute

Panelists

MK Alon Schuster, Deputy Minister of Defense
Adv. Itai Ofir, Legal counsel to the Defense Ministry
Amir Reshef, Deputy Director, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance
 

11:45–12:00 Break

12:00–12:15 The IDF and Israeli Society : Survey Findings

Prof. Tamar Hermann, Senior Research Fellow and Academic Director, the Viterbi Family Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research, Israel Democracy Institute; The Open University


12:15–13:30 Which Way is the Fighting Spirit Blowing?

Moderator: Dr. Idit Shafran-Gittleman

Panelists

Ro’i Sharon, Military Affairs Analyst , KAN News
Brig. Gen. (res.) Moshe Tamir, former commander of the Gaza Division
 

13:30–14:15 Lunch break

14:15–16:00 The IDF as Reflected in Israeli Society

Moderator: Yair Ettinger, Correspondent and Analyst, Kan News

Amos Harel, Correspondent, Military Affairs Analyst, Ha’aretz, in conversation with Maj. Gen. (res.) Udi Adam, former Director General, Ministry of Defense


Panelists

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yair Golan, Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry
Naveh Dromi, columnist
Adv. Col. (res.) Sharon Zagagi Pinhas, former Chief Military Prosecutor
Maj. Gen. (res.) Roni Numa
MK Miri Regev, Likud


16:00–16:20 Law and Security

Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute, in conversation with Attorney General, Dr. Avichai Mandelblit

 

Wednesday, November 24

9:45–10:05 Public Trust in the Military


Yohanan Plesner, President, Israel Democracy Institute, in conversation with Matan Kahane, Minister of Religious Services and a member of the Security Cabinet


10:05–10:25

Dr. Idit Shafran-Gittleman in conversation with MK Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin, Labor Party

 

10:25–11:45 From the Periphery to the IDF

Moderator: Dr. Asaf Malhi, Researcher, ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program, Israel Democracy Institute


Dr. Asaf Malhi in conversation with Penina Tamano-Shata, Minister of Immigrant Absorption


Panelists:

Brig. Gen. (res.) Amal Asad, businessman and public figure
Col. (res.) Yael Hess, Director, Mandel Leadership Institute
Yossi Levy, Director, Nezach Yehuda Association


11:45–12:45 Lunch break


12:45–14:00 The Legal System and National Security

Moderator: Adv. Lila Margalit, Senior Researcher, Israel Democracy Institute


Panelists:

Adv. Eli Bahar, former Legal Counsel to the General Security Service
Adv. Geula Cohen, Chair, Security Forum, State Attorney's Office
MK Gaby Lasky, Meretz
Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Senior Fellow, the Israel Democracy Institute


14:00–14:20

Prof. Amichai Cohen in conversation with former Justice Hanan Meltzer, President of the Israel Press Council and former Vice-President of the Supreme Court


14:20–14:30 Break


14:30–14:50 Security Considerations and Democratic Values

Prof. Yuval Shany, Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute, in conversation with Adv. Shai Nitzan, former State Attorney and Deputy Attorney General for special assignments


15:00 Lecture by a senior military officer

 

There may be changes in the program

Live streaming over the Israel Democracy Institute website: www.idi.org.il

Number of places is limited. Participation requires advance registration at the Israel Democracy Institute website and compliance with the Green Badge directives.

 

 

 

Program

Program 21-11-23 National Security and Democracy Conference.pdf
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