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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

The 10th annual National Businesswomen's Conference in Haifa

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with CJAED and Jasmine, The Association of Businesswomen in Israel held the 10th annual National Businesswomen's Conference on November 30, 2008 in Haifa. This year's conference entitled "Thinking Big in Business" focused on the thought processes necessary to empower women to grow their businesses and achieve success. More than 300 women participated in the conference alongside leading businesswomen, business coaches, economic advisers, experts and politicians, with total attendance above 350.

Biennial Conference on Human Rights in Israel

In 2004 KAS and the Minerva Center for Human Rights, initiated a new major event in the landscape of human rights education in Israel: a Biennial Conference on Human Rights in Israel, to take place every other December, in conjunction with International Human Rights Day. Designed for academics, policy makers and senior state officials, as well as NGO activists in the field of human rights, the Minerva Biennial Conference serves as a hub for academic activity, debate and publications - encouraging and facilitating review and discussion of current human rights issues in Israel.

From Community Leader to President

KAS IWN leadership courses

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its partner Israel Women Network believes that a process, which allows personal growth and awareness, can serve as a base for deeper trust and understanding and can help create co-existence, inclusion and acceptance. A supportive climate can serve as a base for dialogue and cooperation between Arab and Jewish women in order to implement activities and leadership in many areas of society: communal, public, economic and social. This can all be achieved in spite of the lack of knowledge and understanding and suspicions that surround the unknown.

The Year of Excellence Program in the Engineering Sciences and the Natural Sciences

for Bedouin Students at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is very proud to include the Ben-Gurion-University among its important partners and more specifically the Center for Bedouin Studies and Development. For the last 6 years KAS has cooperated with the Center on projects relevant to the Negev Bedouin citizens such as researches, surveys, conferences and courses. KAS is convinced of the high significance of these projects and continues investing in programs that directly supports Bedouin students and school pupils. Also in 2008 KAS participated in the "Year of Excellence Program in the Engineering Sciences and the Natural Sciences for Bedouin Students at the Ben-Gurion University", which helps integrate more Bedouin students in the scientific faculties of the University.

Sixth Israeli Jordanian Annual Business Meeting

27 October 2008

The Israeli Jordanian business meeting, organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Israel Jordan Chamber of Commerce and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, convened again for the sixth time since 2002. An assembly of 160 Jordanian and Israeli business people as well as public servants and diplomats attended a full day conference which combined lectures, workshops and personal contacts.

“Israel-Palestinian cooperation a decision that makes sense from the economic point of view”

After an 18-month initial phase, the Israeli-Palestinian Business Forum (IPBF) has been able to present the first fruits of its work to 120 visitors at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Centre: a business guide, in Hebrew and Arabic versions, for everyone interested in undertaking cross-border business between Israel and the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.

5-days "Training of Trainers" Workshop in Istanbul

Second phase of EU co-funded project has started

35 teachers and 6 trainers from Israel, the Palestinian Autonomous Territories and Jordan met in Istanbul, Turkey, for a 4-days "Training of Trainers" Workshop.

Criminal Law in Times of Emergency

An International Symposium

The German Constitutional Court recently declared unconstitutional a statute authorising the Minister of Defence to order the shooting down of a passenger plane if it was clear that the plane would be used to attack others. This case highlights some problematic questions about the role of criminal law in a context of prospective terrorist attacks and other grave threats to the lives of innocents. Should an official who without explicit authorisation ordered the shooting down of such a plane be exempt from criminal liability under existing legal doctrines?

Formation and Identification of Customary IHL

KAS/Minerva Lecture

The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the International Committee of the Red Cross, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, continue their ongoing International Humanitarian Law Guest Lecture Series, which for the past three years has been hosting in Jerusalem leading international experts in the field.

Simulation-Workshop on NATO and Energy Security

KAS/HKI Workshop

On June 12, 2008, 26 students of the Hebrew University and two guests from the United Kingdom and Germany participated in a simulation of a NATO North Atlantic Council (NAC) session on energy security. The ambassadors to NATO gathered to consult and deliberate on a possible NATO reaction to terrorist attacks on the Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. The government of Azerbaijan had asked for support from NATO in safeguarding this important pipeline in the common interest of the producers, transit countries and customers.