Alumni

The students of the European Forum's study programs acquire extensive and unique tools and knowledge that give them an advantage in their integration into the public sector, the business sector, and the research and teaching system in academic institutions in Israel and abroad.

Our students are employed in the Knesset Research and Information Center, were accepted to the Cadet Course of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Economy, work for the Ministry of Defence, are parliamentary assistants of members of the European Parliament, joined European Union consulting firms in Brussels as lobbyists and employees, and work for the Israeli Delegation to the European Union.

     
Daniel Aschheim 

Aschheim, Daniel

 Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Project TEN, The Jewish Agency
     
Itamar Gelbfish 

Gelbfish, Itamar

 
Attorney at the Criminal Department, State Attorney 
     
Michal Grinberg 

Grinberg, Michal

 Senior Associate at Avisa Partners, a private European Public Affairs Consultancy
     
Victor Gurevich 

Gurevich, Victor

 

Teacher for History and Civic Education at the Johanna Jabotinsky Youth Village High School in Beer Yaakov

     
Marta Kleiman 

Kleiman, Marta

 EU desk at HUJI's Authority for Research and Development
     
Dana Miller 

Miller, Dana

 

GovTech Department at CREATORS

     
Netta Moshe 

Moshe, Netta

 Research and Information Coordinator, Knesset Research and Information Center
     
Avraham Rot

 

Rot, Avraham

 Doctoral Candidate, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
     
Marc Volovici

 

Volovice, Marc

 Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University
     

 

Waldman, Ofer

 Doctoral Candidate, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin

Aschheim, Daniel

 

Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Project TEN

Daniel was born in Jerusalem, where he still lives today.
Daniel holds an MA with honors in European Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He got his BA from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) as part of the Argov Fellows honors program in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy.
Daniel was awarded the Israeli President's Annual Award for his work in the Student Councils field. In the past Daniel Interned at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv as a Social Policy Advisor to Ambassador Gould as well as at the Knesset, dealing with legislation, lobbing and Knesset committees. Daniel also represented Israel in Austria as part of a program of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also worked as Concierge at the King David Hotel and as a Senior Trainer in the business, public and education sectors at Debate-Vayomar Company. Today, Daniel is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jewish Agency's Project TEN. He also serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Politikva Political Leadership course.

 

Gelbfish, Itamar

Itamar Gelbfish received in 2016 an MA in the program Contemporary Germany: Politics, Society and Culture, and in 2006 a BA in Lwas (LL.B), both magna cum laude. At present, he is an attorney at the Criminal Department of the Israeli State Attorney´s Office.

Grinberg, Michal

Following the Master in European Studies, I obtained a traineeship with the European Commission in Brussels which eventually led me to my current position at Avisa Partners, a private European Public Affairs Consultancy. At Avisa I focus on EU grant, health, pharmaceutical and Corporate Social Responsibility policies while also developing business relations with Israel and following Energy geo politics. Avisa has unique niche practice of EU Competition as well as expertise in EU regulations and trainings.

Gurevich, Victor

 

After graduating the German Studies MA in 2012, I have since been teaching history and civics at Johanna Jabotinsky youth village high school in Beer Yaakov.

During the scholarship program in 2012 he was involved with CENTROPA, a nonprofit, Jewish historical institute in Vienna that is dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories by disseminating these stories and photos through films, books and exhibitions.  Since then, Victor has been consistently participating in its summer and winter academies which bring teachers from all over the world together. Moreover, through forming global educational projects by the teachers and their students, in his work he uses its materials, resources and methods to create and facilitate interesting and relevant projects with his high school students.

 

Kleiman, Marta

I completed my MA in European Studies in 2014 with a thesis on “The Influence of the EU Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility”, supervised by Prof. Tomer Broude.
During my MA studies, I was an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where I conducted research on illegal immigration to the EU (especially from Africa). This internship allowed me to experience more practical research.
Currently, I am working at the EU desk at HUJI's Authority for Research and Development, assisting with EU funded research projects and proposals.
Starting September 2017, I will start a PhD program in Canada. My PhD will focus on the process which the local aboriginal population in Canada is going through. 

Miller, Dana

Dana Miller received her MA in European Studies. She manages today the GovTech Department at CREATORS, an IDEAtion Lab that develops innovation and creates startups. Dana leads project within 15 municipalities in order to implement digital tools that will supply solutions for various challenges. In her previous position, Dana worked at the European Department at the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry by promoting the Israeli export to the European market and making BizDev to several Israeli trade missions to Europe. 

Moshe, Netta

I hold a BA in PPE (Philosophy, Economics and Political Science) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in European Studies magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MA in Law Studies cum laude from Bar-Ilan University. Winner of the Rector's and Dean's Prizes. Since 2012, I have been working as a researcher in the Research and Information Center of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). The Research and Information Center of the Knesset provides the Knesset members, committees, and departments with data, research papers, and background studies pertaining to current debates, legislation, and relevant parliamentary activity, on a variety of topics on the Knesset's agenda. My main research areas are: Immigration, Employment, Budget Supervision.

My studies at the European Forum have deepened my knowledge in comparative reviews, especially in familiarity with the mechanism and products of the European Union. This knowledge is critical in my field of work, in which I am often required to examine and present to Knesset members alternatives from the world in policy planning and implementation. In addition, I have gained practical experience in presenting to official forums in Israel and abroad, getting to know and dealing with negotiation management and decision-making processes.

 

Rot, Avraham

About Me

I currently work on issues pertaining to the intersection of phenomenology and psychoanalysis and to the history and philosophy of the emotions.

Academic Background

2011-Present

Doctoral Candidate, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University

2007-2010 M.A. at the DAAD Center for German Studies
2004-2007

BA, Department of History and The Honors Program of the School of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

  • Phenomenology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • History, sociology, psychology and philosophy of the emotions

Scholarships and Grants

2014 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
2009-2010 Graduate Research Award, The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
2009-2010 Junior Visiting Fellowship, The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), Vienna
2008 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Program of the European Union, Free University of Brussels
2007

Dean's Award, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Conference Presentations

  • (2011) “Generalization, Representation and Transmission of Past Knowledge: A Comparison between Generations and Media through the Case of The Tin Drum,” Mediale Transformationen des Holocaust, le Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherche sur l’Allemagne, Paris
  • (2009) “Synchronic versus Diachronic Differentiation in the EU,” New Perspectives in Memory Studies: Rethinking Movement Representation and Materiality, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • (2009) “Walking in a Minefield of Clichés: Collective Memory, Identity and Boredom in Transnational Europe,” Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

Publications

  • “Constructing Identity and Embracing Boredom in United Europe”. In Perspectives on Memory and Identity, eds. B. Marrin and K. Hammerstein, Vienna: IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. 28. 2010.
  • "The Metamorphoses of an Historical Story: ‘The Southern Storms’ Pogroms (1881-2) in the Jewish Historiography”, Hayo Haya: Journal of the School of History, Hebrew University 7 (2009): pp. 58-81 (Hebrew)
  • "The Infantilization of Evil: The Tin Drum and the Intergenerational Dynamics of Remembrance of the Second World War in West Germany”, European Forum Working Papers Series, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009.

Volovice, Marc

About Me

In my dissertation, I examine the image and status of the German language in modern Jewish history. I am particularly interested in the ambiguous role of German in Jewish national discourse since the late 19th century. 

Academic Background

2011-Present

Princeton University, PhD program (History)

2009-2010

Visiting Student, University of Freiburg

2007-2009 Hebrew University, MA (DAAD Center for German Studies)
2004-2007

Hebrew University, BA (General Studies, Political Science)

Research Interests

  • Modern Jewish History
  • Modern European History
  • Intellectual History

Scholarships and Grants

2014-2015 Doctoral Fellowship from the Israel Institute
2014 Lapidus Summer Fellowship for archival research at the Center for Jewish History, New York

Conference Presentations

  • October 2012. “George’s Steiner “Hollow Miracle” and the Contamination of the German Language”, Conference on the German Language in Jewish Culture, Organized by the Simon Dubnow institute in Leipzig and the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Freie Universität, Berlin.
  • June 2009. “Green Politics in the Service of Forming a Common European Identity” (with Michal Goren). International conference on “1989–2009: Taking Stock of East-West EUnification,” European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • April 2009. “‘The Officer Entered the House without Taking his Hat off’: Hermeneutics of Politeness under the Nazi Regime.” The International Graduate Students’ Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

Publications

  • “Theodor Herzl”, “Volksgemeinschaft”, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Stephen Ross (ed.), Routledge Press (forthcoming)
  • “Heroism with an Appeal: On Sophie Scholl: The Last Days, and the Resistance to the Third Reich in German Memory” (in Hebrew), Slil: Online Journal for History, Film and Television, Vol. 3 (Summer 2009): 75–86.

Waldman, Ofer

Academic Background

2014

Guest student at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2014

PhD Candidate at the DAAD Center for German Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2009-2013 M.A. magna cum laude in German Studies from the DAAD Center for German Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2000-2006

Diplom in Orchestral Music (French Horn) from the University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

Research Interests

  • Middle European History
  • Contemporary German Literature
  • Memory Studies

Scholarships and Grants

2014-2015 Student Exchange Scholarship at the Freie Universität Berlin
2013 Research grants from the Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2013 Research grants from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
2011 Recipient of the excellence scholarship of the Dean of social sciences at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2010-2014

Recipient of student scholarships on behalf of the Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1994-2000

Recipient of the "America-Israel cultural foundation" scholarships for outstanding musicians

Conference Presentations

  • Paper presentation at the world convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at the Columbia University, New York, April 2014
  • Paper presentation at the conference "Germany in Israel", the Center for German Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2014
  • Paper presentation at the international workshop "How to define cultural dynamics" at the Dahlem Humanities Center of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2014
  • Paper presentation at the international conference of the centers for Austrian Studies at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, 2013
  • Paper presentation at the yearly workshop of the Israeli forum for German History and Culture, held at the University of Tel Aviv, 2013
  • Paper presentation at the international conference „Competing Histories and Conflicted Spaces: Property, Ethnicity and Contested Memory in Post-War Societies" at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2013
  • Research presentation at the international DAAD conference „Im Auge des Betrachters. Deutschland. Europa. China. Interdisziplinäre Konferenz der DAAD-Zentren für Deutschland- und Europastudien" at the University of Beijing, China, 2012

Publications

  • The Binding Fracture: Memory Activism in the Former Sudetenland, Adenauer Foundation Publications, forthcoming.
  • בין גרמניה לגרמניה. פולמוס וולף - רייך-רניצקי כמקרה מבחן ספרותי-פוליטי בגרמניה המחולקת. טבור – פרסומי מרכז קובנר להסטוריה גרמנית באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, forthcoming
  • 'I wanted to show – we are here!'. Memory Activism in the Former Sudetenland. Austrian Studies Edited Volume, forthcoming.