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Reimagining Democracy

The Yaron Ezrahi Conference on Democracy


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.

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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!

Expert conference

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.

Expert conference

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.

Promoting Young Political Activists

Seminar with the Manof Forum

Observations of the political landscape of Israel indicate that in the long run the Israeli public opinion and the political decision-making process will be significantly influenced by political powers of the center and right of the center. However, this camp does not form a closed unit. It consists of political parties such as Kadima, Israel Beiteinu, Yesh Atid, HaTnua and HaBayit Yehudit. However, the Likud, the oldest and biggest party of the conservative spectrum, takes the center stage.

Simulation Workshop: The German Legislative Process

Decision Making in the German Bundestag

The Simulation Workshop, directed by Tamir Sinai, has been organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies / European Forum at the Hebrew University. This special exercise brought together graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds who specialize in European Studies.

Political Parties as Pillars in a Democracy: Internal Structure and Agenda-setting

Study and Dialogue Program in Germany for Young Political Activists from Israel

A group of six Israeli young political activists and consultants, representing the Likud, Kadima and Yesh Atid parties, took part in a study program in Germany from April 14-20. The study program focused on the promotion of young politicians, the development of election campaigns, the tasks of different constitutional bodies, and the recent German history of the peaceful revolution and reunification.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Tenth meeting of the Israeli-Vatican Bilateral Commission in Jerusalem

Supported by KAS Israel, the Bilateral Commission dedicated the first day of its meeting (April 29) to celebrating the memory of Pope John XXIII on the 50th anniversary of his death, and the second day (April 30) to discussing the importance of educating their respective communities about the nature, substance and significance of the changes initiated by the declaration Nostra Aetate of the Second Vatican Council.

Women in Israel: Between Theory and Reality

Presentation of the 2012 IWN Data Book

Following the joint publication of the 2012 Data Book “Women in Israel: Between Theory and Reality”, which covers wide areas and touches on almost every aspect of women’s lives in Israel, the Israel Women’s Network and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a conference on April 18th, 2013 at Tel Aviv University to introduce to an audience of professionals, public and media representatives, data from selected chapters of the book and anylase them with the help of professional experts from other organizations and researchers who participated in gathering the data.

Partners for Regional Leadership

A promising start

KAS Israel, the EU, and their Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian partners came together on April 2, 2013 to welcome the launch of the newly funded EU project “Partners for Regional Leadership” (PRL) which will bring conflict resolution tools to the classroom in Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.

The Two State Solution

Lofty dreams vs. realistic perspectives

KAS Israel, the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Israel Council on Foreign Relations came together in Jerusalem on March 19, 2013 for a panel discussion on the occasion of the publication of The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, edited by Joel Peters and David Newman.

Citizenship in Germany and Israel

Creating loyalty through inclusion

On March 5, 2013 the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and KAS Israel came together to present the public symposium: Citizenship in Germany and Israel - A comparative retrospective. The event was attended by participants from an international conference marking the 200th Anniversary (1812-2012) of the Prussian Emancipation Edict for the Jews and a broader Israeli audience.

Arab and Jewish businesswomen in Israel

The success story continues

On the 19th of February 2013, the 12th annual Jasmine Conference commenced in Ramat Gan attracting over 300 participants. The conference brought together Jewish and Arab small and medium sized business owners to help them gain perspective in the business field. “Jasmine” is a joint project of KAS Israel and the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development. The annual conference offers participants alternating themes, the focus of this year’s conference was on the market power of female-run businesses as suppliers.

The Role of Rwanda’s Media in inciting Genocide and contemporary local Responses

Guest lecture on the topic of the Rwandan media before and during the 1994 genocide

On 20 January 2013, the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University Jerusalem together with KAS Israel organised a guest lecture on the topic of the Rwandan media before and during the 1994 genocide. Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman (George Washington University) spoke about the topic and the concept of “Social entrepreneurship” as a contemporary response. The lecture offered an example of this concept in the newly inaugurated Kigali Public Library. Dr. Kaufman – himself a social entrepreneur – serves on its Board of Trustees.