Invited Keynotes, Public Lectures and Conference Presentations

Invited Keynotes and Public Lectures (partial list)

  • 7 April 2021, Exibition Opening "Gurs 1940" at the French Embassy Berlin. "Antisemitismus und Shoah im Spiegel der deutsch-französischen Beziehungen nach 1945", discussion with Deborah Hartmann, Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz.
  • 4 March 2020 „Quo Vadis Israel? Ein Land streitet um seine Identität“, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung Jerusalem in Kooperation mit vhs wissen live- Das digitale Wissenschaftsprogramm und Büro des Freistaats Bayern für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Technologie, Bildung und Jugendaustausch in Israel, Bayrische Landesvertretung, Tel Aviv.
  • 24 October 2019, “The Refugee Crisis in Germany“, Israel National Defense College, Herzliya.
  • 25 October 2018, “The Image of Israel in the German Media”, Jüdische Volkshochschule and Bnei Brith Loge, Berlin.
  • 9 October 2018, “Israel, Europe and the Middle East”, Matrix (Association of Women Leadership), Stuttgart.
  • 8 October 2018, “How Israeli Millennials are Getting Prepared for the Future”, Foundation Alte Synagoge Essen.
  • 31 July 2018, “Ungewöhnlich bis intensiv – Zur Geschichte der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen“, International Summer University at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.
  • 20 February 2018, “70 Years of Reporting about Israel – the Image of Israel in the German Media across the Time”, Mannheim University.
  • 1 February 2018, “Herausforderungen von Auslandskorrespondenz: Das Bild Israels in den deutschen Medien“, Institut für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, FU Berlin.
  • 10 November 2017, “Israel, Regionalmächte im Nahen Osten – Wege zueiner dauerhaften Friedensordnung“, Bundesseminar für Sicherheitspolitik des deutschen Reservistenverbands, Darmstadt.
  • 18 June 2017, “How to Convey Israel to the German Public”, DAAD Center for German Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and KAS-Foundation Jerusalem.
  • 20 October 2016, Presentation of the Länderbericht Israel (ed. Gisela Dachs),International Book Fair Frankfurt.
  • 19 September 2016, „Projection-Space Israel: European Perception, Alienation and Rapprochement“, Schwäbische Gesellschaft, Stuttgart.
  • 15 March 2016, “Israel - Domestic and Foreign challenges”, City Council Wiesbaden.
  • 17 February 2016, “Current Affairs in Israel and the Middle East”, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn.
  • 30 November 2014, “German-Israeli Relations”, DAAD Alumni Conference, Wiener Library, Tel Aviv University.
  • 13 November 2014,“Israel und der Nahe Osten“, Hochschule Pforzheim.
  • 16 April 2013, “Der israelische Film – eine ´späte` Erfolgsgeschichte“, Jüdische Kulturtage, München.
  • 11 March 2013, “Regional Competence Israel”, International DAAD Academy, Bonn.
  • 10 January 2012, “Cultural-political Relations between Israel and Germany“, International conference organized by the Society for German Language, Tel Aviv.

 

Recent Panel Chairs/Moderations and Presentations at Conferences (Partial list)

  • 11 March 2021, "Testing the Strength of Eurosceptics after Covid-19 and Brexit", Bar-Ilan University, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and IASEI
  • 17 December 2020, "Implications of an Unchanging EU Policy on Israel: 1980-2020", Israel Association for the Study of European Integration, online
  • 26 November 2020, "Because of the War: Verbindendes and Trennendes einer deutsch-israelischen Freundschaft", book presentation of Jüdischer Almanach, Evangelische Akademie zu Berlin and Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem, online. 
  • 4 October 2020, "´Salonfähig`? The Developments of Far-right Discourse in Today´s Germany", DAAD-Center round table discussion, GSA Conference, Washington and online.
  • 9 September 2020, "Deutsch - eine jüdische Sprache? Die deutsche Sprache in der jüdischen Kulturgeschichte und in Israel", moderation of round table discussion with the German Ambassador to Israel, Leo Baeck Institute, Israel.
  • 30 July 2020, “Desinformation und digitale Aufklärung in der Corona-Krise“, participation in the live streamed round table discussion with the German minister of digitalization, University Würzburg, Germany.
  • 4 October 2019 “Virtual belongings of German/Austrian Jews in Israel”, paper in the session “Transnational Heimat: No Place like Home”, Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, USA.
  • 4 October 2019, chair of the session “Contemporary German/American Politics”, Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, USA.
  • 30 May 2019, discussant at the symposium “German-Israeli Relations: Quo Vadis?” KAS-Stiftung Israel and the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, Jerusalem.
  • 15 May 2019, “Fake News as a Threat to Democracies and Beyond” moderator of the concluding round table discussion at the conference “Fake news and Desinformation in/about Europe and the EU”, the European Forum at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 27 March 2019, “Logiken, Zwänge und Konformismus der deutschen Auslandsberichterstattung am Beispiel Israel/Nahost”, paper at the conference: “History, Staff, and Format: The Evolution of the Print Media in Germany during the Twentieth Century”, Trier University, Germany.
  • 8 December 2018, moderator of the closing debate “Sustainability, Work, Markets: Global Visions of the Future” at the DAAD Centers Conference “Envisioning the Future for Germany and Europe, Berlin.
  • 5 December 2018 “New consumption of immigrants and belonging”, paper at the joint workshop “Media, Migration, Identities: Chances and Risks in a Turbulent World. Researching and Teaching in Contemporary Germany in Jerusalem,” Hebrew University and Free University, Berlin.
  • 19 November 2018, participation in the roundtable discussion “Media Freedom and Democracy” at the conference “Media, Freedom of Speech and Democracy: Contemporary Conflicts and Tensions in the EU and Beyond”, Tel Aviv University.
  • 4 November 2018, moderator of the opening panel “Remembering Austria from Israel  -Presentations of Interviews from the Austrian Heritage Center”, at the conference "Nach dem  Anschluss – Remembering Austria's 1938", organized by the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and the Center for Austrian Studies at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 23 October 2018, participation in the debate “Wem gehört Jersusalem? Sehnsuchtsort und Pulverfass: Wo liegt die Zukunft?”, Dialogreihe Bridging the Gap, Zeit-Foundation, Buceris Law School, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 17 July 2018, discussant in the panel “Struggling Against Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”, at the conference “Developments in European Democracies and their Ripple Effects”, Netanya Academic College.
  • 19 June 2018, “Identity Negotiation through News Media by German ´Olim´ in Israel”, paper at the International Symposium “Media and Migration”, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 8 January, 2018, Moderator of the roundtable “From Merkelism to Macronism: Socio-political perspectives on both sides of the Rhine”, at the conference “the Future of Franco-German Relations”, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 2 November 2017, “Managing News and Conflicted Identities - The Case of Bicultural Immigrant Citizens in Israel”, paper at the conference on “media and migration” by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ecrea), Bilbao, Spain.
  • 28 September 2017, discussant at the panel “Elections in Germany and their implications for Europe and the relations with Israel”, INSS, Tel Aviv University.
  • 27 September 2017, discussant at the panel “German Elections and their implications for Israel”, MITVIM/FES, Herzliya.
  • 2 July 2017, “Nationalists of All Countries – Reunite”, paper at the conference “European Right-Wing Populists and their Views on Islam and Israel”, Tel Aviv University.
  • 31 March 2017, „Die israelische Gegenwart – ein Ausblick“, paper at the conference „Hundert Jahre Balfour Deklaration – Der Zionismus von der Idee zur national-staatlichen Idee“, Bildungsabteilung im Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • 16 January 2017, moderator of the panel discussion “Memories from Entebbe and Mogadishu” at the conference “From Entebbe to Mogadishu: Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy”, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 16 January 2017, “Conversation with Dieter Fox (Germany), Special Mission Team Leader and Deputy Unit Leader of the German Counter-terrorist Unit GSG 9”, at the conference “From Entebbe to Mogadishu: Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy”, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 21 June, 2016, “News Management and Identity-Negotiation among Immigrants”, paper, Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, “A Western or Eastern Nation? The Case of Israel”, Jerusalem.
  • 4 June 2016, moderator of the panel discussion „Israel 2016: who are the new Israelis?“, Neunter Jüdischer Kulturkongress „Juden auf Wanderschaft: Migration in der jüdischen Geschichte und Gegenwart“, Tarbut-Tagung, Schloss Elmau, Germany.
  • 24 May, 2016, moderator of the discussion panel “Can the EU keep it together?” Israel Council on Foreign Relations, Tel Aviv.
  • 16 May 2016, moderator of the international round table “Germany and the refugee crisis”, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  • 16 January 2016, moderator of the international round table “Israel and Germany, The Helmut Schmidt years”, DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem.
  • 4 December 2015, discussant at the conference marking fifty years of German Israeli diplomatic relations, by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin.
  • 16 October 2015, “Building for the Community - Bauhaus and Tel Aviv”, paper, symposium of the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Germany.
  • 5 June 2015, discussant at the panel “Verletzt, kompliziert, vielschichtig. 50 Jahre deutsch-israelische Beziehungen”, Evangelischer Kirchentag, Stuttgart.
  • 20 May 2015, “50 years German-Israeli relations – from Diplomacy to Personal relations”, paper, joint conference of the Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg, the University of Wuppertal and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Cologne.
  • 13 May 2015, discussant at the panel “Israel and Germany -Five Decades of Diplomatic, Scientific and Cultural Relations” Symposium at the Wiener Library, Tel Aviv University.
  • 23 November 2014, discussant at the symposium “ International Media Coverage of Operation “Protective Edge”, Bar Ilan University.
  • 18 June 2014, “Boundaries : imaginary spaces ?” paper at the Conference “Boundaries and Nationhood: Discourses and practices”, Doctoral School Sciences Politiques, Paris.
  • 9 June 2014, moderator of the round table discussion “EU Parliament Elections: What happened to the European Idea?” Israel Council on Foreign Relations, in the framework of the EU Young Diplomats Forum Monthly Policy Talk.
  • 19 May 2014, “News, immigrants and belonging”, paper at the networking conference of the Migration and Demographic Community at the Sociological Association, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel.