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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

Intelligence & Democracies in Conflict and Peace

KAS/BESA International Conference Bar-Ilan University, October 18–19, 2009

Intelligence has traditionally fulfilled wide ranging and crucial functions in security, diplomacy and statecraft. However, in recent years the role of intelligence in conflict resolution has expanded and now forms a core element of conflict management policies and strategies. The Israeli public requires deeper understanding and knowledge of the roles of intelligence in democracy and the mechanisms of parliamentary oversight, accountability and social responsibility, as well as the potential of intelligence in conflict resolution.

Equal Citizens in a Jewish Democratic State

The Annual Lecture on the Sixth Anniversary of the Publication of the “Or Commission Report”

Six years after the publication of the Or Commission Report, which studied the antecedents of the October 2000 Events, this year’s lecturer of the Annual Or Lecture - organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and its Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Tel Aviv University - was Professor of Law Ruth Gavison.

Presentation of the IWN Report on the Promotion of Gender Equality in the 17th Knesset

Seminar at the Knesset

Following the latest general elections and the opening of the 18th Knesset, the Israel Women’s Network, in cooperation with KAS, decided to organize a seminar with all the women members of Knesset and to discuss the current status of women in Israel in view of the IWN Report on the Promotion of Gender Equality in the 17th Knesset.

“The business community should lead – the Government should support”

In an effort to promote Israel-Palestinian economic cooperation the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with its partner IPCRI organized a 3 day conference from August 23–26, 2009 at the KAS Academy in Cadenabbia. The “Cadenabbia Economic Group” (CEG) has been convening on a yearly basis for several years behind closed doors bringing together officials and businessmen from both sides. By issuing recommendations and setting up relevant ties between the decision makers this group can look back on a series of achievements which facilitated improvements on the ground.

Iran After June 12, 2009, Presidential Election

Implications for Israel and the Middle East

Together with its partner Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel brought together Iran experts for an international conference from August 10–13, 2009 in the Konrad-Adenauer-Academy in Cadenabbia, Italy. Topic of the conference was the current situation in Iran since the elections in June 2009, the implications for Israel and the Middle East and the various aspects of the potential impact on future negotiations.

1989–2009: Taking Stock of East West EUnification

The conference took place at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center and was organized by the Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies, the Center for German Studies and the Center for Austrian Studies of the European Forum at the Hebrew University in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Jasmine – Tools and Strategies for Businesswomen in Israel

120 women entrepreneurs, businesswomen, managers and representatives from organizations involved in Jasmine (e.g. JDC, Sviva Tomechet etc.) – both Jewish and Arab – participated in the launch event “Jasmine Tools and Strategies for Businesswomen in Israel” that took place on May 18, 2009 and was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Center for Jewish Arab Economic Development.

Looking at the Conflict – A Seminar with Rabbis and Political Activists of the Ultra-Orthodox Shas Party

Together with their partner Heskem, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held a two and a half day seminar from April 22–24, 2009 for members of the Shas party on the future of the peace process under the new government. Among the 46 participants were Shas minister’s political advisors, rabbis, the director of El Hama’ayan (Shas’ Torah education school system), editor of the Shas newspaper “Yom LeYom”, members and chairmen of religious councils, the mayor of Beit Shemesh and the assistant to Jerusalem deputy mayor.

"EU External Relations" - General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC)

KAS-HKI Simulation-Workshop

The General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) simulation held in Jerusalem on December 21st 2008 simulated the meeting of the EU Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers. The Simulation, which was held at the European Forum of the Hebrew University in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Israel, brought together graduate students from diverse academic background who specialise in European Studies.

Führungswechsel im Konrad Adenauer Programm für jüdisch-arabische Zusammenarbeit

Dr. Eli Rekhess ausgezeichnet

Der Leiter des Konrad Adenauer Programms für jüdisch-arabische Zusammenarbeit an der Universität Tel Aviv, Dr. Eli Rekhess, geht nach mehr als fünfzehn Jahren im Programm in eine akademischen Auszeit von der Tel Aviv Universität, um für drei Jahre an der Northwest University in Chicago (in U.S.A) zu lehren.