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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.


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.


COVID-19: Exploration of Potential Systemic Changes to the Global Order

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Israel Council on Foreign Relations/ Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Israel Essay Contest

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Israel Council on Foreign Relations/Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs /Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Israel Essay Contest on "COVID-19: Exploration of Potential Systemic Changes to the Global Order." We received dozens of entries and are proud to co-present the top three with our partners at ICFR: 1st Place: Moshe Kwiat for his essay "Pandemics, Grey Zone Warfare, and (Inter)National Security" 2nd Place: Rachel Gould and M. Kate Gallagher for their essay "We Can Do Better: Opportunities to Adopt a New Economic Paradigm Thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic" 3rd Place: Natan Chernin (not pictured) for his essay "The Threat of the Bio Lone Wolf on National Security: A Covid-19 Perspective" These three essays will be published in the summer issue of The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. We congratulate the winners and want to thank everyone who took part!

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Populism & Policy

Global Populist Trends applied to Common Policy Problems 

On December 9th, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Israel Democracy Institute will host their third workshop on Populism.

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Russia in the Middle East

Strategic Implications of Russia’s Involvement in the Middle East

The INSS Russia Program, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel,invites you to an international conference Among the conference topics: Russia in the international arena, Russia in the Middle East, and the relationship with Israel Panels open to the public and closed forums with leading experts from Russia,EU, and Israel More details to follow

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The Annual National Security Conference

On November 25-26, 2019 the National Security and Democracy Program at IDI will hold its annual conference in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung

Study and Information Program

SImon Veil Research Centre and KAS Israel: Study Tour of Poland

The study program will focus on Poland as a member of the European Union, its European integration process and current developments in the Polish society such as euro-skepticism, populism and anti-democratization trends. We will discuss the connection between the distant past of Poland, its role in World War II, the communist past, the westward turn, the rise of the right, its approach toward minorities, the place of the Jews, and its connection with Israel.

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Arms Control Conference and Experts Forum

The INSS Arms Control and Regional Security Program, in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, will hold the annual Arms Control Conference and Experts Forum on November 11-12, 2019 at INSS.

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Israeli Diplomacy in the Age of Ascendant Authoritarianism

Together with the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel organizes the conference "Israeli Diplomacy in the Age of Ascendant Authoritarianism" on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem Conference Hall.


The ideological roots of the "price tag" phenomenon

Exploring the subculture of “religiously-motivated racism" in Israel

“Smart Regulation”

The Evolution and the Politics behind the German and European Efforts to Promote Better, Fair and Democratic Regulation

On 3 March 2014, Dr. Johannes Ludewig, Chairman of the German National Regulatory Control Council (NKR) at the Federal Chancellor's Office in Berlin and Member of the EU High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, gave a lecture on “Smart Regulation” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – a subject on which he had held discussions with representatives of the Israeli parliament and the legal service of the Knesset earlier on the same day.

The New Terrorism-Governance Nexus

Areas of Limited Statehood, Non-State Armed Groups and the Transformation of the Middle East

Israel is increasingly surrounded by areas of limited statehood where, to varying degrees, central authorities compete for security, as well as political, economic, and ideational power with a range of armed non-state governors. This was the key issued addressed by a workshop jointly organized by the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) and KAS Israel. The workshop was held at the IDC Herzliya campus, starting with a public lecture event on the evening of the 11th of February 2014, and continuing in a round-table discussion for the next two days.

The Municipal Elections 2013 in the Arab and Druze Sector in Israel

A special issue in the “Arabs in Israel Update” series

This issue is published by the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University. It summarizes the results of the municipal elections in Israel’s Arab and Druze towns held on October and November 2013.

Peace is not utopian

From the “Geneva Initiative” to the two-state solution

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Geneva Initiative partnered together for the hugely successful event: “10 years to the Geneva Initiative: Leading the way to Peace”. The event took place on December 4, 2013 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

A Bridge Under Troubled Water?

Offshore energy discoveries and the geopolitics of the eastern Mediterranean

On the 27th and 28th of November 2013, academics, diplomats and politicians from Israel, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece discussed the opportunities and challenges with regard to the discoveries of large natural gas sources in the eastern Mediterranean. The seminar was organized together with the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the KAS Israel.


A key issue for the protection of the civilian population

On November 24 & 25, 2013 the 8th conference on Humanitarian Law in Jerusalem took place. The importance and success of the conference was shown by the large number of high-ranking experts in attendance. The series of conferences, organized jointly by the Minerva Center for Human Rights, the KAS Israel and the International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) has developed into one of the most important forums for discussion on controversial issues relating to the interpretation and application of Humanitarian Law.

A sustainable future of the Negev Desert

Together with Life and Environment, the umbrella organization for environmental NGOs in Israel, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel organized a meeting of the Environmental and Social Caucus of the Knesset.

Holy Sites in the Holy Land

A test of religious tolerance

On October 30, 2013, top religious leaders and senior officials involved in religious affairs from the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the public presentaion of the “Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites” at a conference entitled “Safeguarding Holy Sites in the Holy Land”.

Israel's Media Landscape Shift

Ein israelisch-deutscher Dialog

On Sunday, October 27, 2013, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung brought together a group of over 20 German journalists to meet with Israeli media experts at the IDI premises in Jerusalem.

The Regional Implications of the Establishment of a Palestinian State

Executive Summary

Ground breaking research performed by Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian researchers examines for the first time the regional implications of the implementation of the two-state solution.