Symposium

The Germans After Twenty Years Of Unity

KAS-HKI International Conference

Details

13:00-13:30

GREETINGS

  • Dr. Lars Hänsel, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Israel
  • Prof. Bianca Kühnel, Director of the European Forum at the Hebrew University

13:30-14:30

OPENING LECTURE:

Helmut Kohl and the Challenges of European and German Unity

Prof. William Paterson, Aston University

Respondent: Mr. Alan Posener, Die Welt

15:00-16:00

THE GERMAN UNIFICATION AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS

Chair: Prof. Christian Kohlross, Walter Benjamin Chair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • German Unification and the European Project

    Prof. Shlomo Avineri, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Why Has the Israeli Concern Regarding the Reunification of Germany Faded Away?

    Mr. Gad Lior, Yedioth Ahronoth

16:00-17:00

THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF UNIFICATION

Chair: Mr. Lior Herman, The European Forum at the Hebrew University

  • Whither Social Market Economy – The German Success Modelunder Pressure? 20 Years of Economic Convergence and Divergence in East and West Germany

Prof. Bodo Herzog, Reutlingen University

  • The German Social Market Economy Twenty Years On: Path Dependencies and Path Changes after Unification

    Prof. Lothar Funk, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf

17:30-18:30

UNIFICATION AND TRANSNATIONALISM

Chair: Mrs. Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu, The European Forum at the Hebrew University

  • The Transnational Turn in Contemporary German Film

    Prof. Paul Cooke, University of Leeds

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19:00

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:

ISRAEL’S PERCEPTION OF GERMANY TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE REUNIFICATION

Chair: Mrs. Gisela Dachs, Die Zeit

  • Mr. Alan Posener, Die Welt
  • Prof. Moshe Arens, Former Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs
  • Mrs. Colette Avital, Former Member of the Knesset

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Venue

Beit Maiersdorf, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Room 501

Contact

Dr. Lars Hänsel

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Head of the Department Europe and North America

Lars.Haensel@kas.de +49 30 26996-3526 +49 30 26996-53526