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.

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal meets with Dr. Hans-Gert Poettering

The Patriarch’s discussion with KAS Chairman Dr. Hans-Gert Poettering focused on the difficult situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East and emphasized on current developments in Syria.

Knesset Speaker Edelstein acknowledges the work of the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung in Israel

KAS Chairman, Dr. Hans-Gert Poettering, visits Israel and the Palestinian Territories

The International Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, met with the Speaker of the Knesset, MK Yuli Edelstein. Edelstein welcomed the former President of the European Parliament and showed gratitude for the long-standing commitment Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has invested in Israel.

The Unites States’ and Germany’s shared interest in Israel and the Middle East

A Transatlantic study and dialogue seminar in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

From July 13-19, 2013 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the American Jewish Committee hosted a joint study and dialogue seminar entitled “Israel at 65: Between domestic change and regional instability. The goal of the program was to bring together twelve young leaders from Germany and the U.S to create a deeper understanding of Israel and its neighbors for the transatlantic relations.

Paying tribute to Schalom Ben-Chorin

“He was an architect of dialogue”

Many more vistors than expected came to KAS Israel’s symposium on Schalom Ben Chorin (1913-1999) on July 3rd – an event by which we paid tribute to Ben-Chorin’s eminent role in advancing Jewish-Christian and Israeli-German dialogue. His 100th birthday will be celebrated on July 20th.

The Rule of Law Facing New Challenges

Dissolution of states, terrorism, and piracy: does the balance of security and freedom need to be adjusted?

From June 30th to July 2nd 2013, KAS Israel co-organized a well attended conference on the topic of “Law and Security: Perspectives from the Field and Beyond” along with the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, IDC Herzliya, and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University.

The social and environmental responsibility of corporations

“Corporate Social Responsibility” in Israel and Germany

In collaboration with the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan, KAS Israel hosted on June 24th a symposium on “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) in Germany and Israel. Participants benefitted from a thorough exchange of experiences from professionals in Israel and Germany. Throughout the day, it became apparent that CSR in Germany is strongly embedded in the concept of the Social Market Economy, whereas in Israel it is understood and used primarily as an engine of social innovation.%%%Translation by Nicole Herbert

Israel and the European Higher Education Area

Towards a joint system of higher education for the 21st century

On June 16, the Bologna Training Center held its 2nd annual international conference in Jerusalem. The conference theme, “Non-EU OECD countries’ Responses to the Bologna Process”, was intended to offer participants with an international perspective on various national reactions to the Bologna Process in particular and to internationalization of higher education in general. The conference also aimed to trigger a discussion among participants and invited speakers regarding Israel’s place in the European Higher Education Area.

Strategies to adapt to climate change – the legislature's role

Die Rolle der Legislative in Israel

For many years, environmental organizations in Israel under the supervision of the umbrella organization Life & Environment (L&E) have been involved in a coherent climate policy. According to the environmentalists, the legislation has some gaps and ambiguities. Furthermore, the implementation of the National Plan for reducing environmentally harmful emissions is lagging behind the objectives. According to L&E, the most urgent need of action is in the fields of transportation, renewable energies, planning and construction as well as in a behavioural change in the population.

Young Israeli Researchers in European Studies

Shaping the future relations between Israel and Europe

The Second Annual Conference of Young Israeli Researchers in European Studies took place at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on 29 and 30 May. Following the success of the first conference in 2012, the selection committee invited a larger number of Israeli students from different universities to present their researches on a wide range of subjects related to Europe. The two-day conference was organized by the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to Israel.

The Jewish Contribution to the European Integration Project

Outcomes of an international workshop at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

On May 7, 2013 - between Council of Europe’s and the EU’s “Europe Days” on May 5 and May 9, respectively - KAS Israel and the Centre for the Studies of European Politics and Society at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) organised an international workshop on the Jewish contribution to the European integration project. The issue was discussed in all its temporal dimensions - past, present and future. As a result, it became clear how much Europe and Israel are interrelated.