Israeli political reality between internal and international challenges

During the 16th -17th of May 2016, the Center for Israeli Studies (CISs) at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), together with the Embassy of State of Israel to Romania  has organized the conference: “Israeli political reality between internal and international challenges”. The lecturers are members of the academic community of well-known universities in Israel and Romania. 

The opening session has taken place with the participation of Prof. Remus Pricopie, Rector of the SNSPA, Assoc. Prof. Liliana Popescu, Vice Rector of SNSPA, Prof. Andrei Taranu, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, within the SNSPA,, Prof. Liviu Rotman, Head of the Center for Israeli Studies, within the SNSPA. 

The keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Dan Korn, Beit Berl College - Israel, Honorary Professor at SNSPA. His presentation, entitled  “The Forgotten Peace Process: The Impact of the ‘New’ Middle East on Israeli Politics”, have appproached fundamental issues for Israeli politics.

The first session included three presentation: Ely Karmon, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzlyia – “Shifting Alliances in the Middle East and Their Impact on Global Terrorism”, Mihail E. Ionescu, SNSPA – “The Syrian Civil War. 2016: Alternative Scenarios of Evolution” and Edward Iosiper, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Ambassador of Romania in Israel – “Israel: Facing Asymmetric Security Threats and De-legitimization Attempts”.

The second session of the second day of the conference included two presentation: Robert Reisz, West University of Timișoara - “Higher Education in Israel. Old Goals, New Policies” and Lucian Dîrdală, A. I. Cuza University, Iași – “Strong Men(and Women) in charge: Political Leadership in the Israeli Democracy”