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Expert conference

Transitions in/to Democracy: Contemporary Chances and Challenges

Joint Conference of KAS Israel and the Minerva Center or Human Rights

The discourse on transitional justice in Israel is still in its infancy, and this conference is intended to make a significant contribution with both local and global implications.


"The Destruction of the European Jews"

International Day Symposium in cooperation with Yad Vashem, marking the Hebrew publication of the standard work by Prof. Raul Hilberg


Palestinian-Israeli Joint Initiatives for Peace

Past, Present and Future Perspectives

The event honors the decades-long efforts Dr. Gershon Baskin and Mr. Hanna Siniora in their work with IPCRI and presents the new perspectives of Mrs. Riman Barakat and Mr. Dan Goldenblatt, who form the new leadership of IPCRI.

Expert conference

The Crisis of Governance in the Middle East

Implications for Democracy, Development, and Security

Since the advent of the Arab revolts in early 2011, debates are underway whether the region will see greater political openness or new forms of authoritarianism. The guiding question is therefore: what government is emerging in the Middle East?


Changes in Jewish-Christian Relations in the West

What do they mean for Jewish-Christian Relations in the Holy Land?

Public symposium on interreligious relations

Book presentation

Germany and Germans in Jerusalem

A Conference at Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Joint conference of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Israel, the Konrad Adenauer conference center, the Jerusalem Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel on the role and the impact of Germany and Germans in Jerusalem


A European Jewish Perspective on Israel Today

Joint workshop of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society at Ben-Gurion University with guest lecturers Dr. Diana Pinto and Dr. Dominique Moïsi.

Expert conference

First Annual Conference for Young Researchers in European Studies

KAS-BGU-TAU Conference

Joint seminar of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society on Israel-EU relations at Ben-Gurion University.


Europe’s South Eastern Enlargement

Closed Simulation Workshop

Joint workshop of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies, European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The simulation is conducted by Mr. Tamir Sinai, Political Consultant, Munich.


Bologna Process

From Europe to Israel and Back

Joint workshop of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Ben-Gurion University and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society at Ben-Gurion University - not open to the public.

Democracy, Trust and Mistrust

On October 27-28, 2021 KAS Israel held in cooperation with the IDI - Israel Democracy Institute  and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem it’s second online Yaron Ezrahi Conference on the topic: 'Democracy, Trust and Mistrust'

COVID19-Multi-Country Study Research Results

The world is changing rapidly. More rapidly than we have ever experienced. Every country is under a similar threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each country is responding differently and the rate of infection and mortality rates differ from country to country. We know what the Governments are doing and this survey helps us understand what people in each country think about it.

Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?

On April 7th, 2020 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) office Israel organized an online panel discussion on “Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?” bringing together experts from Germany, Israel, Hungary, and Poland. The debate focused on perspectives from different countries as to the impact of the current crisis on democracies.

Russia in the Middle East: Ever-Changing Policy in an Ever-Changing Region

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel (KAS) held an international conference that took place on December 3 , 2019, at INSS in Tel Aviv, Israel. Middle Eastern politics changed profoundly in October 2015, when Russia decided to step into the Syrian civil war on the side of President Assad. This added an international dimension to an already complex conflict and created a new strategic situation with international consequences. In this context, the event brought together participants from Russia, Europe and Israel for an in-depth dialogue. The event focused on further understanding on the most pertinent issues and strengthening cooperation in the future.

"Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground"

KAS Israel hosts Cyber Security Roundtable

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Israel hosted a two-day Cyber Security expert round-table in Herzliya which dealt with the topic "Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground" from the 12th to the 14th of November. The round-table was the fourth of its kind as part of a series of events and brought together German, Israeli and US experts from the field of cyber security.

PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century"

visits israel and the palestinian territories

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Israel hosted the KAS PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century" in late October. The purpose of the study trip was to familiarize the fellows with Israel's security challenges. The group met with representatives of civil society, the academy and (former) members of the Israeli security establishment.

Arab society in Israel in light of upheavels in the Arab world

Book presentation: “Left to its Fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring events”

On June 24, 2019, KAS and the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation presented the publication "Left to its fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring" authored by Dr. Yusri Khaizran and Muhammad Khlaile at the Tel Aviv University. The book was edited and published by the Konrad Adenauer Program earlier this year. The conference brought together academics, politicians and journalists to celebrate this important publication and to discuss the topic from different perspectives.

The Israeli periphery as a space of opportunities

One day seminar with the Manof Forum in North of Israel

A one-day seminar in the North of Israel with the Manof Forum focused on entrepreneurship in the geographical periphery of Israel as a tool for inter-cultural inclusiveness and cultural pluralism. On the one hand it is considered to be a periphery, which faces security threats as well as economic and social challenges, on the other hand, the diversity of the population is oftentimes an unexpected engine for an unusual development in different areas.

Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections

On 25 June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Israel Democracy Institute held a conference on "Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections".

KAS Israel

IMPACT Seminar, Caesaria Israel

The ILF aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between the private and public sector by bringing together business leaders and members of government institutions. Together with KAS Israel, the IMPACT Seminar hosted lectures by executives from various sectors which provided input and stimulated discussions. Topics such as opportunities for eGovernment, scientific support for start-ups, personnel planning and the integration of minorities into the labor market were discussed. Through the lectures and group work of the participants, the seminar’s goal was to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors and identity opportunities for cooperation . The ILF seminar works toward four overarching goals. Firstly, in order to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors, bureaucratic hurdles must be removed. Moreover, the innovative thinking of start-ups should be fed into the public sector and other companies. The second target is to reduce the differences in the field of education. Increased youth work contributes to incite interest in entrepreneurship and communicating relevant values. Third, industry and commerce must again be a more attractive field of work to generate new skilled workers. Conclusions from the seminar discussed enhancing cooperation with start-ups and the establishment of a traineeship. Issues were discussed highlighting the inequality of industry between the periphery and the center, affecting Northern Israel in particular. In order to reduce disparities, a proposal of a pilot project empowering residents, local authorities, businesses and organizations in order to help improve the quality of life and work in the North was included. This also creates incentives for companies to settle there. Other challenged discussed in the Seminar included an aging society, disparities in access to health care and dwindling trust in public institutions. In terms of the the forum itself, members discussed that the heterogeneity of the members should be increased. Since the seminar, members of the forum have reconvened in competence clusters with respect to their respective fields of expertise and professional backgrounds.