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Policy, Geopolitics and the Middle East

Welcome to Keren Hayesod International Young Leadership new webinar series -InterConnection in partnership with Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy, The Institute for National Security Studies and Charney Forum for New Diplomacy.
Each webinar will host experts from Israel’s leading research institutes to discuss a wide range of topics: geopolitics, security, Middle Eastern affairs, cybersecurity, Iran and more.

Past Webinars
Corona: Past or still Kicking?

A webinar with Prof. Ronni Gamzu, CEO of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

When? July 4th, 2021

Giora Eiland
Exclusive briefing: A Current Update to an Ongoing Conflict, Israel is Under Fire
Major General (Ret.) Giora Eiland

An important and urgent briefing with Major General (Ret.) Giora Eiland about the current and dire situation in Israel.
Major General (Ret.) Giora Eiland is the former Head of the National Security Council of Israel, an office he held following an illustrious career in the Israel Defense Forces, including as Head of Planning Branch and Head of Operational Branch.
When: May 13th at 4:00 PM (Israel time)


Israel Votes
Will Israel have a Government or Election Number Five?

You are invited to join us, just a few days before Israel is set to hold its fourth election in two years, for a conversation with Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post, who will discuss the future of Israel’s government.

When? March 21, 2021 at 21:00 PM

Eugene Kandel
Prof. Eugene Kandel, CEO Start-Up Nation Central

Join our Young Leadership division for an insightful and timely InterConnection webinar where you will have the opportunity to hear from
Professor Eugene Kandel, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, who will discuss what our world will look like post COVID-19 and how innovation will transform our economies and revolutionize our capabilities.

When: Sunday, March 7th, 2021 | 9:00 PM

A conversation between the next generation of leaders from both countries.

Following the historic normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we are thrilled to present you with a unique opportunity to join young leaders from the UAE and Eyal Biram, founder and CEO of Israel-is, for a conversation about the organization that is bridging the gap between young people from the UAE and Israel.

When? Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 18:00 (Israel time)

Orit Wolf
Leaving a Stamp in a Post Corona World
Dr. Orit Wolf

In a post-Corona world, nothing will be the same. The rules are changing, those who survive in the market will be the ones who leave a mark – a personal mark! Join Dr. Orit Wolf, an International pianist, Innovation and Creative, Career & Marketing Mentor for a discussion on highly practical strategies that will enable you to discover your core values and learn how to express them to relevant audiences. This session will provide practical tools that will help you leave your personal mark in a post-Corona world.

When? November 22, 2020

Results of the US Presidential Election & Implications for the US-Israel Relationship
Alon Pinkas

Ambassador Alon Pinkas served as Israel’s Consul General in New York from 2000-2004.

Prior to that, Pinkas served as the Chief of Staff to two foreign ministers and was the adviser on US affairs to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak (1999-2001).

When: November 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Israel time)

Amir Elichai
From a Dream to Reality
Amir Elichai

The Founder & the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carbyne. Amir discussed his journey to entrepreneurial success, something that was once a dream but is now a reality.

When? July 20th, 2020 (9PM Israel time)

Yossi Vardi
“High Tech is Not Everything” – Technology & Innovation as a Tool for Social Change
Yossi Vardi

Israel’s leading entrepreneur and investor, who has founded and helped to build over 70 high-tech companies in a variety of fields, among them are software, energy, internet, mobile, electro-optics, and water technology.

When? June 24, 2020.

Sima Vaknin-Gil
Closing the ׳horse shoe׳! Old and new Antisemitism in the time of COVID-19 – age of delusions! How do we take it from here?
Brig. Gen (Ret.) Sima Vaknin-Gil

Head of Global Combat of Antisemitism Program, Abba Eban Institute; Former, Director General, Ministry of Strategic Affairs

When? May 18, 2020.

Ron Prosor
Israel regional strategic interests in the Middle East
Ambassador Ron Prosor

Chairman, Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy, and the former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and the U.K.

When? Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:00 (Israel time)

Development of the COVID-19 Vaccine
MIGAL Galilee Research Institute

A Webinar with the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute about the development of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
When? Sunday, April 5, 2020

Nadav Eyal
Coronavirus and national security
Nadav Eyal

Chief International Correspondent for Reshet News

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:00 (Israel time)

La conférence en français

Henrique Cymerman, correspondant au Moyen-Orient pour des médias espagnols et portugais débattra de tout ce qui concerne le virus corona et la sécurité nationale.

Quand : le 1er avril à 11h00 (Israël), 10h00 (Europe)

La conferencia es en español
Henrique Cymerman – Corresponsal en Medio Oriente para medios de comunicación en español y portugués


Cuándo? 29 de marzo a las 19:00 (horario Israel)

Palestra em português
Henrique Cymerman – Correspondente no Oriente Médio de meios de comunicação em espanhol e português


Quando? 29 de março ás 16:00 (horário Israel)

Dr. Micha Goodman, author of Catch 67

Topic: “Is it possible to shrink the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? New observations about a very old conflict.”

When: Thursday, March 26 at 11:30 (Israel time)