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Center for Israel Studies |  USA, Germany & Israel Conference

“USA, Germany and Israel:
Transatlantic Triangle United by Values and Challenges?”

March 18, 2014

The Center for Israel Studies hosted an all-day conference on the shared values among Germany, Israel and the United States and how these values translate into policy. A keynote address was given by former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch. The conference was co-sponsored with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Audio from the four conference panels is available below. 

Panel 1
Law: The Supreme Court as Guardian of the Rule of Law 

Keynote: Dorit Beinisch, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel
Eckart Klein, University of Potsdam
Marian Blank Horn, US Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C.  
Moderator: Eli Salzberger, University of Haifa  


Panel 2
Economy: Individual Responses to the Global Economic Crisis 

Sharon Kedmi, UN Committee on Economic Cooperation,
Michael Eilfort, Market Economy Foundation, Berlin
Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute, Washington, D.C.  
Moderator: Peter Fischer, German Embassy to the US 


Panel 3
Religion: Between Secularization and Religious Revival  

Fania Oz-Salzberger, University of Haifa
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, University of Munich
Alan Cooperman, Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.  
Moderator: Jacques Berlinerblau, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.   


Panel 4  
Israel: An Outpost of the West in the Middle East?

Amichai Magen, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Diana Pinto, Historian and Publicist, Paris
Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, Chicago
Moderator: Sylke Tempel, DGAP, Berlin

International Conference organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and American University's Center for Israel Studies and presented at the School of International Service Abramson Family Founders Room.

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