Events

Expert talk

Great Power Competition in the Mediterranean

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Maritime Policy & Strategy Research Center, University of Haifa cordially invite you to attend a Zoom panel with

Live stream

National Security and Democracy Conference

in partnership with the Israel Democracy Institute

Expert talk

Contending with Relics of an Offensive Past: Between Presentism and Preservation

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and The Israel Council on Foreign Relations, cordially invite you to attend a Zoom conversation

Online-Seminar

Tech2Peace Alumni Social Media Workshop

with Ben Horin and Alexandrovitz, and New Media Team Leader: Sivan Katz

Live stream

Public Opinion Research Briefing: ISRAEL – UAE – BAHRAIN REGIONAL PEACE POLL

Measuring the Attitudes of Citizens in Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, PA, Qatar, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and USA Towards the Israel - UAE - Bahrain Peace Agreement

Expert talk

Gas Wars or Peace Pipelines? Energy and Conflict in the East-Mediterranean Sea

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Maritime Policy & Strategy Research Center, University of Haifa cordially invite you to attend a Zoom panel

From what was once prophesized to be a strong incentive for peace and stability in the region, natural gas discoveries have since become a major flashpoint between the countries of the East Mediterranean Sea. Disagreements over energy exploration rights and maritime borders had escalated in the past two years to involve mutual threats, deployment of warships, new strategic pacts, and increased involvement by foreign powers with contrasting interests. Is it too late to stop the gas wars, and is it really just about the gas? In this panel we will bring experts from Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany and the US to discuss energy and conflict in the East Mediterranean and where it might lead to in the upcoming months and years. The event is co-organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and Maritime Policy & Strategy Research Center at the University of Haifa.

Expert conference

Reimagining Democracy

The Yaron Ezrahi Conference on Democracy

Forum

Syria after the Arab Spring: War, Identity, and Generational Change

You are cordially invite you to attend the third virtual meeting of the KAS/MDC Hiwar Forum for Intra-Regional Dialogue

Syria was often described as the “last bastion of Arab nationalism.” It took an active part in all military confrontations against Israel since 1948 and continues to play a vital rule in the “axis of resistance” that serves as the main link between Iran and Hizballah. How-ever, the Syrian war, which has devastated Syria, has changed Syria’s political dynamics. In our dialogue we will speak with two Syrians who have experienced the Syrian war, the Syrian transition and have found themselves doing their part to create a new dis-course in the region. *This event is being held under the Chatham House Rule.

Live stream

Online Conference- Climate Change and National Security: Implications for Israel and the Middle East

The INSS and KAS Israel are pleased to invite you to an online conference on the impact of climate change on the Middle East and the challenges to national security.

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel (KAS Israel) are pleased to invite you to an online conference on the impact of climate change on the Middle East and the challenges to national security.

Event

Debating Matters to us 2020 Online Tournament

This year, KAS Israel partnered with EcoPeace Middle East, DM2US and the Swedish International Development Agency to build and implement a three-day tournament final focusing on some of the most pressing environmental issues affecting Israel and the region.

COVID19-Multi-Country Study Research Results

The world is changing rapidly. More rapidly than we have ever experienced. Every country is under a similar threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each country is responding differently and the rate of infection and mortality rates differ from country to country. We know what the Governments are doing and this survey helps us understand what people in each country think about it.

Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?

On April 7th, 2020 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) office Israel organized an online panel discussion on “Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?” bringing together experts from Germany, Israel, Hungary, and Poland. The debate focused on perspectives from different countries as to the impact of the current crisis on democracies.

Russia in the Middle East: Ever-Changing Policy in an Ever-Changing Region

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel (KAS) held an international conference that took place on December 3 , 2019, at INSS in Tel Aviv, Israel. Middle Eastern politics changed profoundly in October 2015, when Russia decided to step into the Syrian civil war on the side of President Assad. This added an international dimension to an already complex conflict and created a new strategic situation with international consequences. In this context, the event brought together participants from Russia, Europe and Israel for an in-depth dialogue. The event focused on further understanding on the most pertinent issues and strengthening cooperation in the future.

"Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground"

KAS Israel hosts Cyber Security Roundtable

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Israel hosted a two-day Cyber Security expert round-table in Herzliya which dealt with the topic "Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground" from the 12th to the 14th of November. The round-table was the fourth of its kind as part of a series of events and brought together German, Israeli and US experts from the field of cyber security.

PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century"

visits israel and the palestinian territories

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Israel hosted the KAS PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century" in late October. The purpose of the study trip was to familiarize the fellows with Israel's security challenges. The group met with representatives of civil society, the academy and (former) members of the Israeli security establishment.

Arab society in Israel in light of upheavels in the Arab world

Book presentation: “Left to its Fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring events”

On June 24, 2019, KAS and the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation presented the publication "Left to its fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring" authored by Dr. Yusri Khaizran and Muhammad Khlaile at the Tel Aviv University. The book was edited and published by the Konrad Adenauer Program earlier this year. The conference brought together academics, politicians and journalists to celebrate this important publication and to discuss the topic from different perspectives.

The Israeli periphery as a space of opportunities

One day seminar with the Manof Forum in North of Israel

A one-day seminar in the North of Israel with the Manof Forum focused on entrepreneurship in the geographical periphery of Israel as a tool for inter-cultural inclusiveness and cultural pluralism. On the one hand it is considered to be a periphery, which faces security threats as well as economic and social challenges, on the other hand, the diversity of the population is oftentimes an unexpected engine for an unusual development in different areas.

Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections

On 25 June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Israel Democracy Institute held a conference on "Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections".

KAS Israel

IMPACT Seminar, Caesaria Israel

The ILF aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between the private and public sector by bringing together business leaders and members of government institutions. Together with KAS Israel, the IMPACT Seminar hosted lectures by executives from various sectors which provided input and stimulated discussions. Topics such as opportunities for eGovernment, scientific support for start-ups, personnel planning and the integration of minorities into the labor market were discussed. Through the lectures and group work of the participants, the seminar’s goal was to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors and identity opportunities for cooperation . The ILF seminar works toward four overarching goals. Firstly, in order to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors, bureaucratic hurdles must be removed. Moreover, the innovative thinking of start-ups should be fed into the public sector and other companies. The second target is to reduce the differences in the field of education. Increased youth work contributes to incite interest in entrepreneurship and communicating relevant values. Third, industry and commerce must again be a more attractive field of work to generate new skilled workers. Conclusions from the seminar discussed enhancing cooperation with start-ups and the establishment of a traineeship. Issues were discussed highlighting the inequality of industry between the periphery and the center, affecting Northern Israel in particular. In order to reduce disparities, a proposal of a pilot project empowering residents, local authorities, businesses and organizations in order to help improve the quality of life and work in the North was included. This also creates incentives for companies to settle there. Other challenged discussed in the Seminar included an aging society, disparities in access to health care and dwindling trust in public institutions. In terms of the the forum itself, members discussed that the heterogeneity of the members should be increased. Since the seminar, members of the forum have reconvened in competence clusters with respect to their respective fields of expertise and professional backgrounds.

German-Israel Relations: Quo Vadis?

Gemeinsame Konferenz der KAS Israel und des Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Ende Mai 2019 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel gemeinsam mit dem Israel Council on Foreign Relations eine Konferenz zum Stand der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen. Neben dem Berichterstatter zu Israel im Auswärtigen Ausschuss des Deutschen Bundestages, Roderich Kiesewetter MdB, kamen zudem der bekannte Journalist und Autor David Witzthum, Dr. Gisela Dachs, Dozentin am DAAD Zentrum für Deutschlandstudie und am Forum Europa, Prof. Moshe Zimmermann sowie Dr. Peter Lintl (SWP) zu Wort.