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.

Southeastern Enlargement of the EU

Simulation-Workshop at the Hebrew University

The subject of enlargement of the European Union is a difficult and, in times of austerity, also a very controversial one. Furthermore, enlargements so far have been conducted according to different rules and procedures at different times.

Are the twain drifting apart?

A European-Jewish perspective on Israel today

Is there a growing alienation between European and Israeli Jews? Does Israel’s economic future lie in Asia rather than in Europe? How does the immigration of Muslims to Europe influence its policy towards the Middle East? These questions were, among others, subject of a lively debate that was triggered by two highly stimulating lectures by Dr. Diana Pinto and Professor Dominique Moïsi.

An Appreciated External Perspective: "Young" European Studies Researchers in Israel

On 20 June 2012, young Israeli researchers gathered for the first time at a European Studies Conference at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer Sheva to present their research projects. In Israel, European studies are getting more and more popular. Because of its uniqueness the European Union is in itself an interesting and, above all, interdisciplinary study object.

A Liberator of German Language

Tuvia Rübner received KAS Literature Award 2012

The Israeli poet and translator Tuvia Rübner has been honored with the Literature Award of the Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung in Weimar, Germany. His poems, written in Hebrew and German, are considered great works of Hebrew modernity. "He is one of the liberators of our language, because he has continued to write in German in the face of the evil and misery of the 20th Century," said Adolf Muschg in his eulogy for the 88-year-old Israeli. Rübner is the 20th laureate of the Literature Prize that was previously given to Herta Müller and Arno Geiger, among others.

New Impetus for the Bologna Process in Europe and Israel

An Educational Roundtrip

How can Israel learn from the Bologna process in Europe? Which of the instruments can be implemented in Israel and what needs to be considered in order to implement them successfully? These questions were discussed in a joint workshop organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) at Ben-Gurion University on May 22, 2012, at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center in Jerusalem.

The Pen as a Writer's Weapon

KAS-Panel Discussion at the 3rd International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

"When a man's world fills with darkness, he reads a book and sees another world," wrote the Israeli Nobel laureate Shai Agnon. The books we read, talk about our lives, our feelings and our experiences. But does a writer only have a role to sweeten our time with stories? Or do writers have another responsibility, holding up a mirror to society to try to influence social and political events?

Energy Efficiency in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

As part of the event series "Sustainability, Climate and Energy", the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited Israeli and Palestinian representatives from the business sector, academia, government and politics to a workshop. The event took place on 22 April 2012 and after an intense working session, recommendations for more energy efficiency in Israel and the Palestinian Territories were developed.

Having a Closer Look at Israeli-EU Relations

A Study Trip to Brussels with Young Israeli Diplomats

What about Europe's role in international politics? What lessons can the European Union draw from the financial and economic crisis? And what is the current state of Israeli-European relations? Those questions were discussed during a five-day study tour to Brussels for a number of young Israeli diplomats from various ministries, the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffo, as well as members from the Polish and the Dutch Embassy, respectively, in late March.

One Year after the "Arab Spring"

European-Arab Youth Congress at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

What do young Europeans think about the Arab countries one year after the "Arab Spring" began? And what perceptions do young people from Arab countries have of Europe and Germany as potential role models? Young people from all over Europe and Arab countries met for two days at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin to discuss what can be learned from other people's point of views on the situation.

A united faith-based message for environmental sustainability

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung co-organized the Interfaith Climate and Energy Conference held on Monday, March 19th, 2012, at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, in Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem. The conference included plenary sessions with prominent religious leaders in the Holy Land, video addresses from world religious leaders, including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and interactive break-out workshops among the participants.