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.

Peer Leadership Workshop in Ashkelon

An event of our EU-Project "Partners for Regional Leadership"

Our EU-Project “Partners for Regional Leadership” (PRL) started its second round in 2014. The Israeli part of the tri-national program held a workshop concerning identity, for 15 to 17-year old students, on the 25th and 26th of December. The second workshop weekend (23rd – 24th of January 2015) carried out with the Israeli teenagers, put its focus on different forms of leadership.

Partners for Regional Leadership: Strategies and concepts of peer-mediation

A Transnational Training Workshop for Students

From June 17-18, 2014, Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli high school students came together with their teachers to participate in a workshop on strategies and concepts of peer-mediation in Neve Shalom near Jerusalem. The workshop is part of the Partners for Regional Leadership project (PRL) implemented by KAS Israel in the framework of the EU Partnership for Peace Programme.

From ‘Dialogue’ to ‘Protector’ – NATO’s Role in the Middle East

Simulation-Workshop at the European Forum of the Hebrew University

On June 1 2014, 19 students of the Hebrew University participated in a simulation of a NATO North Atlantic Council (NAC) session on the future of the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD). Twenty years after the inauguration of the MD in 1994, ambassadors to NATO gathered to consult and deliberate on future forms and content of cooperation with MENA countries in the run-up to the NATO summit to be held in Cardiff, September 2014.

Passive Observer of Reality or Active Participant?

The writer’s roles and responsibilities in an era of political change

KAS Israel contributed to this year’s “International Writers Festival” in Jerusalem (May 18-23, 2014) by co-organizing the panel: “Passive Observer of Reality or Active Participant? The writer’s roles and responsibilities in an era of political change” on May 19. A numerous audience of visitors interested in literature as well as in politics had been attracted by the top-class composition of the panel and a positive preview in Ha’aretz.

Unholy dispute over holy sites

The road from contestation to dialogue

On May 20th, 2014 – five days before the beginning of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land –, the NGO “Search for Common Ground” and KAS Israel co-organized a conference on “The Trail of Pope Francis – Holy Sites in Jerusalem”.

Approaching Europe: Israel and the Knowledge-Based Society

The Bologna Training Center’s Third International Conference

In the last decade, Europe has developed and launched a strategy towards reaching its goal of establishing a vibrant knowledge-based economy and society. This policy has led to a surge in investment in higher education systems both in terms of infrastructure and research and development.

Energy in the EasternMed

Transcending Geography, Time, and Money

On May 7th and 8th, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at Hebrew University and KAS Israel co-organized an expert workshop on “Energy in the EasternMed: Transcending Geography, Time, and Money”. Its purpose was to investigate the implications of recent offshore energy discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean – discoveries which are widely recognized as a game-changer, in both the global energy arena and in the geopolitics of the Middle East.

From Power Games to Participation

A Partners for Regional Leadership Project

From May 1-3, 2014, Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli high school students came together with their teachers to participate in a workshop on non-violent communication at the Newe Shalom kibbutz in the center of Israel.

Two peoples, two states

Key questions raised by the current peace talks

On April 9, 2014, KAS Israel, the Geneva Initiative and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue at the Netanya Academic College jointly hosted a conference on the key questions of the current peace talks and the regional implications of the establishment of a Palestinian state. More than 230 participants followed the two top-class panel discussions. The demand made by the Netanyahu government – that the Palestinians had to explicitly acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state – played a significant role in the course of the conference.

Is the EU an enemy of Israel?

A conference discloses misconceptions

On March 24, 2014, KAS Israel and the conservative Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) jointly organized an all-day symposium on “Europe and Israel: A New Paradigm”. The symposium revealed considerable prejudices and a lack of information that parts of the right side of the political spectrum in Israel bear towards the EU, such as the misperception that the EU is hostile against Israel and driven by anti-Semitic sentiments.