Committees, Boards and Partners

The European Forum, its study programs and research centers, is advised and monitored by various committees.

The European Forum has exchange programs with the following strategic partners in Europe:

Freie Universität Berlin

Universität Wien

Diplomatische Akademie Wien

IWM | Institut für die Wissenschaft vom Menschen

Universität Innsbruck

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

Academic Committee

Chair | Prof. Ruth Fine, Department of Romance and Latin American Studies

Prof. Gili S. Drori, Director of the European Forum (ex officio)
Prof. Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Department of Political Science
Prof. Michal Frenkel, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Prof. Tomer Broude, Faculty of Law and the Department of International Relations
Prof. Israel Yuval (emerit.), Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry
Prof. Yitzhak Hen, Academic Director of the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies, Department of History


Advisory Committee


Chair | Prof. Barak Medina, Rector (ex officio)

Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (ex officio)
Prof. Dror Wahrman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities  (ex officio)
Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Dean of the Faculty of Law (ex officio)
Prof. Gili Drori, Director of the European Forum (ex officio)


Beirat of the DAAD Center for German Studies

Chair | Prof. Dr. Barak Medina, Rector, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (ex officio) >>
Prof. Dr. Dan Diner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of History >">>>
Prof. Dr. Michael Karayanni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law >">>>
Prof. Dr. Israel Yuval, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Head of Mandel School for Advanced Studies in Humanities
Dr. Anette Pieper, DAAD, Director of the Projects Department
Prof. Dr. Martin Morlok, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Faculty of Law >">>>
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Soeffner, Emeritus, University of Konstanz, Department of Sociology | Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities >">>>

Freie Universität Berlin

The M.A. program in Contemporary Germany: Politics, Society and Culture offers each year 5 scholarships to study one semester at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Universität Wien

The Center for Austrian Studies offers every year 30 intensive German language course scholarships at the University of Vienna to students of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Diplomatische Akademie Wien

The M.A. program in European Studies offers each year 3 scholarships to study one semester at the Diplomatische Akademie Wien.

IWM | Institut für die Wissenschaft vom Menschen

The European Forum at the Hebrew University and the IWM jointly award six-month Junior Visiting Fellowships to PhD candidates in the humanities or social sciences.

The Junior Visiting Fellow of the academic year 2016/17 will be invited to spend a six-month term between October 2016 and September 2017 at the IWM in Vienna to pursue a research project while working in residence at the Institute as a member of the international, multidisciplinary scholarly community. The fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of € 11,000 to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. Furthermore, the IWM will provide an office, access to the Internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. In addition, the IWM will offer lunch five days a week.
If the fellow chosen is not a student of the European Forums’s teaching programs, his department should co-sponsor 25% of the stipend (€ 2,750).

Candidates for the fellowships

  • must currently pursue a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences at the Hebrew University,

  • their research topic must be broadly related to one of the IWM’s main research fields,

  • must not be older than 35 years.

The application should be submitted electronically and in 5 hard copies and should contain the following documents:

  1. the Application Form

  2. a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, double spaced, A4)

  3. a curriculum vitae

  4. two references (scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work)

Deadline for Application:
The deadline for application was April 17, 2016. The next call will be announced in due time.

Applications should be submitted to:
The Center of Austrian Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus Campus
9190501 Jerusalem

Tel: +972-2-5881969
Fax: +972-2-5881079


Universität Innsbruck

The M.A. program in European Studies offers each year 2 scholarships to study one semester at the Universität Innsbruck.