Lectures and Keynote Speeches

As a regular lecturer for leadership groups in Israel and Germany. I cover the following topics: the political situation in Israel, perceptions of Israel in Germany, the role of the media, Israeli society, Israeli-German relations, the Middle East conflict.  I am invited yearly to give more than a dozen of lectures in various institutions in Germany and in Israel, but limit myself to less. 

I am a frequent moderator for panels organized by the Goethe-Institute in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv as well as by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Israeli-German chamber of commerce.

Recent invited professional lectures/keynote speeches (partial list)

  1. 10 January 2012, International conference organized by the Society for German Language. Opening lecture about the „Cultural-political relations between Israel and Germany“, Goethe Institut, Tel Aviv.
  2. 25 February 2013, Karlsruhe, City Council, Current Affairs in the Middle East.
  3. 11 March 2013 DAAD, Bonn. Regional Competence Israel, Opening lecture at the DAAD seminar.
  4. 16 April 2013, Münchner Kulturtage, Opening lecture about Israeli cinema.
  5. 24 March 2014 Baden-Baden, German-Israeli Society.Lecture about Israel.
  6. 25 March 2014 Karlsruhe, City Council. Lecture about Israel.
  7. 19 November 2014, University of Pforzheim.  Lecture about Israel and the Middle East.
  8. 30 November 2014, University Tel Aviv Wiener library, DAAD alumni-conference, keynote speech about German-Israeli relations.
  9. 5 June 2015, Kirchentag in Stuttgart, keynote speech about German-Israeli relations.
  10. 15 November 2015, Lecture for German school principals visiting Tel Aviv, Bertelsmann foundation.
  11. 17 February 2016, Lecture about current affairs in Israel and the Middle East, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn.
  12. 10 March 2016, Presentation Jewish Almanach, Goethe-Institute Jerusalem.
  13. 15 March 2016, City Council Wiesbaden, Israel - Domestic and Foreign challenges.
  14. 16 March 2016, Saarbruecken, Current Affairs in Israel, German-Israeli Society and the Regional Agency for Civic Education.
  15. 7 April 2016, Presentation of the Jewish Almanach on Borders, Centrum Judaicum, Berlin.
  16. 19 September 2016, Lecture about Europe and Israel, Schwaebische Gesellschaft, Stuttgart.
  17. 20 October 2016, Presentation of the County report Israel at the book fair in Frankfurt.
  18. 18 June 2017, Keynote speech, “How to convey Israel to the German public”, Konrad Adenauer-Foundation Jerusalem, DAAD Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University. Jerusalem.
  19. 10 November 2017, "Die Sicherheitspolitik Israels", Regionalmächte im Nahen Osten – Wege zu einer dauerhaften Friedensordung, Bundesseminar für Sicherheitspolitik des Reservistenverbandes der Bundeswehr, Darmstadt.


Chair of selected panel discussions

  1. 29 October 2009 Tel Aviv - Berlin: Living and Writing in the Cities - German-Israeli literary days. With Hatice Akyün and Shimon Adaf.
  2. 5 September 2010, International conference in Herzliya, Center for European studies, IDC, the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tel Aviv, the Israel Council on Foreign Relations. What makes a friend of Israel?
  3. 13 October 2010, German-Israeli Networking Forum, Tel Aviv.
  4. 30 November 2010, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The Germans after twenty years of unity, international conference organized by the Richard Koebner Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Israel´s perception of Germany.
  5. 30 November 2011, 50 Years of Turkish Immigration to Germany: Myths and Realities of German Integration Policies. Goethe Institute and Heinrich Boell Foundation, Tel Aviv.
  6. 3 October 2013, Cameri Theatre Tel Aviv, German-Israeli Literary Days, On Belonging -with writers Dea Loher and Assaf Gavron.
  7. 24 May, 2014, Tarbut conference about Israel, Schloss Elmau, Germany. 
  8. 9 June, 2014, EU Parliament Elections: What happened to the European Idea? Panel organized by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, in the frame work of the EU Young Diplomats Forum Monthly Policy Talk.
  9. 16 January 2016, Israel and Germany, The Helmut Schmidt Years, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  10. 16 May 2016, Germany and the refugee crisis, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  11. 24 May, 2016, Can the EU keep it together? Israel Council on Foreign Relations, Tel Aviv.
  12. 4 June, 2016, Tarbut conference about migration, Schloss Elmau, Germany.  
  13. 19 September, 2016, Schwäbische Gesellschaft Stuttgart, „Projection-space Israel: European perception, alienation and rapprochement“.
  14. 17 January, 2017, “From Entebbe to Mogadishu, Terrorism in the 1970s and its History,    Memory and Legacy”. Conference organized by at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  15. 8 January 2018, The Future of the German-French Relations, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  16. 29 May, 2018, Presentation of the Jewish Almanach (Mein Israel), panel discussion at the Leo Baeck-Institute Jerusalem.

Participation in conferences/panels (partial list)

  1. 28 May 2009, International coverage of Israel, Panel on the media, Mediterranean Journalists & Policy Leaders, Project Interchange American Jewish Committee Israel & Middle East office.
  2. 10 September 2009, In the Eye of the Beholder: 60 Years Bundesrepublik - Perceptions in Israel, Hebrew University. Koebner Center for German History. 
  3. 4 May 2010 Young Koenigswinter Alumni Conference in Tel Aviv.
  4. 26 May 2011, Laupheimer Talks on Youth, about childhood in Israel. International Conference at the Museum for Christians and Jews, Germany.
  5. 3 May 2012, Laupheimer Talks on Old Age in Judaism. International Conference at the Museum for Christians and Jews. Germany. 
  6. 6 September 2013, International Literature Festival Berlin. Images of Aging in the Jewish Literature.
  7. 28 February 2015, Berlin, Jewish Youth congress, invited participation for panel on the media.
  8. 16 October 2015, International Bauhaus-Conference in Dessau, 50 years German-Israeli relations.
  9. 4 December 2015, Conference marking fifty years of German Israeli diplomatic relations, by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin.
  10. 26 July 2016, Talkshow “Der Club” in Zurich, Swiss Television, about compulsory army service for women.
  11. 17 January 2016, International Conference at the Hebrew University, about “Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy”.
  12. 31 March 2017, „Die israelische Gegenwart – ein Ausblick“, Hundert Jahre Balfour Deklaration – Der Zionismus von der Idee zur national-staatlichen Idee. Tagung der Bildungsabteilung im Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main.
  13. 1 February 2018  Lecture at the Free University Berlin about the image of Israel in the German media -„Herausforderungen von Auslandskorrespondenz: Das Bild Israels in den deutschen Medien“, Institut für Publizistisk und Kommunikationswissenschaft.
  14. 20 February 2018, ‘70 Years of Reporting about Israel – the image of Israel in the German media across the time’, Mannheim University.
  15. 21 February 2018, ‚Challenges of Foreign Reporting- the case of Israel‘.  Landratsamt Karlsruhe.
  16. 31 July 2018, Opening lecture about German-Israeli Relations at the German Summer University at the Ben Gurion University Beer Sheva.
  17. 8 October, How the Israeli Millenials are being prepared for the Future, Foundation Alte Synagoge Essen.
  18. 9 October, Israel, Europe and the Middle East, Matrix (women association of managers in Germany), Stuttgart.
  19. 23 October 2018, "Bridging the Gap - Wem gehört Jerusalem? Sehnsuchtsort und Pulverfass: Wo liegt die Zukunt?", Die Zeit Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Hamburg.
  20. 25 October, The image of Israel in the German media, Juedische Volkshochschule and Bnei Brith Loge in Berlin.

Invited presentations in scientific conferences

  1. 8 November 2011, Dynamics of images in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Tel Aviv University.
  2. 19 May 2014, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel. Conference about migration research.
  3. 18 June 2014, Boundaries and Nationhood: Discourses and Practises. Interdisciplinary Conference Science Po, Paris.
  4. 23 November 2014, Scholarly and Professional Conference - International Media Coverage of Operation “Protective Edge”, Bar Ilan University.
  5. 30 November 2014, DAAD alumni-meeting, Wiener Library, Tel Aviv University, key note lecture about “German-Israeli Relations”.
  6. 13 May 2015, Symposium, Wiener Library, Tel Aviv University, Israel and Germany - Five Decades of Diplomatic, Scientific and Cultural Relations.
  7. 20 May 2015, International academic conference, German Institute for the History of German Jews, 50 years German-Israeli relations – from Diplomacy to Personal relations, Cologne.
  8. 21 June, 2016, 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, A Western or Eastern Nation? The Case of Israel. "Managing News and Identity of Migrants".
  9. 28 December, 2016, Colloquium of the European Forum at the Hebrew University. “News Media Consumption and Identity Negotiation”.
  10. 17. January, 2017, “News and Terrorism”, International Conference at the Hebrew University, about “Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy”.
  11. 31 March 2017, „Die israelische Gegenwart – ein Ausblick“, Hundert Jahre Balfour Deklaration – Der Zionismus von der Idee zur national-staatlichen Idee. Tagung der Bildungsabteilung im Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main.
  12. 2 July 2017, „Nationalists of All Countries – Reunite”, European Right-Wing Populists and their Views on Islam and Israel, Tel Aviv University.
  13. 27 September 2017, German Elections and their implications for Israel, MITVIM/FES,  Herzliya.
  14. 28 September 2017 Elections in Germany and their implications for Europe and the relations with Israel, INSS, Tel Aviv.
  15. 2 November 2017 “Managing News and Conflicted Identities - The Case of Bicultural Immigrant Citizens in Israel”, Conference on “media and migration” ECREA, Bilbao.
  16. 19 June 2018, ‘Identity Negotiation through News Media by German “Olim” in Israel’ International Symposium Media and Migration, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  17. 17 July 2018, Developments in European Democracies and their Ripple Effects, Netanya Academic College, “Struggling against Anti-Semitism and Islamophobie”.