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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


German–Israeli Relations: Quo Vadis?

In cooperation with the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR), KAS Israel hosts a special discussion event on German-Israeli relations today in Jerusalem.


III. Transatlantic Cybersecurity Roundtable

Together with the KAS offices in London and Washington, KAS Israel is hosting another expert workshop on cybersecurity. The closed event focusses on the question of international regimes addressing active responses to cyber attacks.


Jerusalem-Nicosia Comparative Learning Project

Israeli-Palestinian Delegation from Jerusalem to Nicosia
Together with IPCRI and under the guidance of Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, KAS Israel organizes a delegation of Israelis and Palestinians from Jerusalem to examine the conflict and reality in Nicosia and to learn about possible solutions for Jerusalem.

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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.

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Are the twain drifting apart?

by Michael Mertes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Energy Efficiency in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

by Evelyn Gaiser

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.

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Having a Closer Look at Israeli-EU Relations

by Nadine Carlson (geb. Mensel)

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.

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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.

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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.