Guest Lectures

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Society, Economy and Nasional Security in Israel: July 30, 2015

Guest lecturer: MK Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg

 

 


 

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Twisting the Image of Israel: June 10, 2015

Guest lecturer: Ben-Dror Yemini

 

 


Europe, the Czech Republic and Israel: May 21, 2015

Guest lecturer: Ivo Schwarz, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel.


2015

Society and Economy in a Changinf Middle East: April 30, 2015

Guest lecturer: Prof. Onn Winckler

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Case Histories in Demographic Suicide: Some Strategic Lessons: April 30, 2105

Guest lecturer: David P. Goldman


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Egyptian - Israeli Relations and the Arab Peace Initiative: April 19, 2015

Guest lecturer: Mohammed Mustafa Orfy

 

 


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The Media and National Security: March 30, 2015

Guest lecturer: Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz Newspaper 

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The Middle East in the Eye of the Storm: January 28, 2015

Guest lecturer: General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, former National Security Advisor of Israel

The seminar was held in memory of Nir Regev who was killed at the terrorist attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa. A scholarship was awarded by his family.  

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Russia between Ukraine and the Middle East: December 30, 2014

Guest lecturer: Mr. Zvi Magen, former ambassador to Ukrine and Russia

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Upheaval in the Region and Israel National Security: November 6, 2014

Guest lecturer: Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor and Dr. Dan Schueftan

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National Security 2014: General Assessment: April 8, 2014

Guest lecturer: Major General (res.) Uzi Dayan

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National Security: Practical and Normative Aspects Inspired by David Ben Gurion: February 26, 2014

Guest lecturer: Major General Gershon Hacohen, commander of the IDF Northern Command.

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Challenges in the Navel Arena: January 1, 2014

Guest lecturer: Major General (res.) Eli Marom (Cheney), former Commander of the Israeli Navy.

The seminar was held in memory of Nir Regev who was killed at the terrorist attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa, a scholarship was awarded by his family.

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180614Two Years Later - Events in the Middle East: an Israeli Perspective: June 18, 2013

Guest lecturer, Major General (res.) Ami Ayalon chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of Haifa and former head of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service.

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The Theory of Israel's National Security: A Symposium to mark 25 years to the security studies programs at the University of Haifa: May 21, 2013

 
Speakers, Benny Gantz, Israel's Chief of Staff; Major General (res.) Eyal Ben Reuven; Major General Yossi Beiditch; Major General Gershon Hacohen; Prof' Arnon Sofer; Mr. Amos Shapira, President of the University of Haifa; Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor; Dr. Dan Schueftan.
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Development of Weapons Systems and Technological Innovation: April 17, 2013

Guest lecturer, Major General (res.) Yedidia Yaari, CEO of Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, and former commander of the Israeli Navy

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Israel National Security Challenges: March 19, 2013

Guest lecturer, MajorGeneral.Ido Nehushtan, general in the Israel Defense Forces and former Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force. He is also the former head of the Planning Directorate

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Economy and National Security: February 6, 2013

Guest lecturer, David Brodet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Leumi 

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2013 Security Challenges: December 25, 2012

Guest lecturer, Major General (res.) Amos Yadlin. Opening words by Mr Amos Shapira, president of the University of Haifa.

The seminar was held in memory of Nir Regev who was killed at the terrorist attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa, a scholarship was awarded by his family

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Stratgy at the top: November 27, 2012 

Guest lecturer, Prof. Uzi Arad from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

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The Challenge of the Palestinians in Israel: June 12, 2012

Speakers, Prof. Sammy Smooha and Dr. Dan Schueftan

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Europe Day Celebration:  May 3, 2012

The National Security Study Center hosted the Europe Day Celebrations at Haifa University, together with the Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES) and sponsored by the European Union. The events included a public lecture on the topic of Europe and Israel, guest speakers included Ambassador Andrew Stendley, Ambassador of the European Union to Israel, Ambassador (ret.) Shimon Stein Senior Research Fellow, INSS, former Ambassador to Germany, and Bastiaan Belder, Head of the delegation of the European Parliament to Israel.

Following that a formal reception took place for the European Ambassadors, Haifa dignitaries and honor students. Among those who participated in the reception were Mr. Yona Yahav Mayor of Haifa, Mr. Ami Ayalon, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the University of Haifa, Prof. David Faraggi, Rector of the University of Haifa and several European Ambassadors. After the reception a formal dinner was held at Dan Carmel Hotel in Haifa which included officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Council and the University of Haifa as well as nine European Ambassadors. The participants had a candid debate about Israel-Europe relations.

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A Different Middle East: April 16, 2012 

Guest lecturer, Major General (res.) Amos Gilad, The Director of Political Military and Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Defense


The Transition to Democracya comparative look: March 7, 2012 

Guest lecturer, zech ambassador to Israel, Tomasz Feuer, renown author Amos Oz, and Prof. Shlomo Avineri from the Hebrew University (In memory of the former president of the Czech republic Vaclav Havel)

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A strategic overview: January 23, 2012

Guest lecturer, Gabi Ashkenazi, former Chief of Staff and chairman of Shemen, Oil and Gas Resources.

(The seminar was held in memory of Nir Regev who was killed at the terrorist attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa, a scholarship was awarded by his family)


The “Arab spring”: January 3, 2012

Speakers, Prof. Eyal Zisser, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor, head of the National Security Studies Program, and Dr. Dan Schueftan Head of the National Security Study Center

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War and PeaceWhat Can You Learn from Game Theory? May 31, 2011

The seminar was conducted along with the Executive Program for Negotiating and Decision-Making and the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. Guest lecturer, Prof. Israel Aumann from the Hebrew University (laureate of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics)


National Security in the Regional and Global Arena, an Asian Perspective: May 3, 2011

Guest lecturer, Mr. Peter Ho, the Director of the Defense Ministry of Singapore.


“A New Middle East”? April 12, 2011

Guest lecturer, Prof. Eyal Zisser, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor, head of the National Security Studies Program, and Dr. Dan Schueftan Head of the National Security Study Center


Europe’s Security and the Middle East: February 22, 2011

Guest lecturer General Kersten Lahl, President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy in Germany.


Simulation  the 10th and the 17th of February 2011

The NSSC conducted a Strategic-Political simulation that examined the possibility of a military confrontation at the North front. The simulation examined the policies and behavior of the parties directly involved in the Conflict, Israel, Hezbollah (Lebanon), and Syria. It also examined the reactions and involvement of regional actors, the Arab states, Iran and Turkey, as well as the involvement of the international powers, the U.S., Russia and Europe. At the end of the simulation an extended debate was held with the participation of the audience and the representatives of the parties involved. As part of the debate every group presented the principal policies of the party it represented and explained the actions taken in order to achieve these policies.

The participants that took part in the simulation were: from the NSSC: Dr. Dan Schueftan, head of the NSSC, Major General (res.) Eyal Ben-Reuven, Dr. Israel Feldman, Col.(res.) Amir Yarom, Gadi Sena, Brigadier General (res.) Ruth Yaron (Former IDF spokesperson), Erez Koren. Representing Israel: Tzachi Hanegbi, Brigadier General (res.) Michael (Mike) Herzog, Ilan Mizrahi. Representing the U.S.: Salai Meridor, Israel's ambassador to Washington, Dr. Dov Zakheim, Daniel Fltka. Representing the U.S.: U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis, Dr. Elliott Abrams, Prof. Steven Spiegel. Representing Europe: Dr. Oded Eran, Dr. Mark Heller, Dr. Alexander Jacobson, Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. Representing Russia:Zvi Magen (former Israeli ambassador to Russia), Jacob Kadmi. Representing Egypt and the Arab arena: Zvi Mazel (Israeli Ambassador to Sweden), Prof, Uzi Rabi, Jacob Rosen (ambassador to Jordan). Representing Iran: Prof. Meir Litvak, Dr. Solly Shahvar. Representing Hezbollah and Lebanon: Prof. Martin Kramer, Brigadier General (res.) Dr. Shimon Shapira, Dr. Eitan Azani, Harel Horev. Representing Syria: Prof. Eyal Zisser. Representing Turkey: Prof. Ehud Toledano. The Palestinian Authority: Brigadier General (res.) Shlomo Brom, Arie Shpitzan. Hamas: Michael Milstein. The Media: Dan Williams.

 
Each one of the groups was joined by top graduate students
 
The simulation was conducted by the laboratory strategy experiment
 

 

 
Radical Islam, and Terrorism: December 20, 2010
 
Speakers, Dr. Dan Schueftan, Prof. Meir Litvak from The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Dr. Sergei Korginia from Mascow, and Mr. Vikram Sood Former Intelligence chief in India
 

 

 
War at Home: the characteristics of a possible confrontation at the Northern arena and the home front: November 30, 2010
Guest lecturers, Major General Gadi Eisenkot, commander of the Nprthern Command, Major General Yair Golan (the seminar was conducted by Major General (res.) Eyal Ben-Reuven in memory of the fallen soldiers in the Second Lebanon War)
 
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Israel-India Relations: 15, June, 2010
 
Guest lecturer, Mr. Ntwar Singh, former India's Minister in charge of External Affairs
 
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Israel Security Challenges: November 9, 2010 
 
Guest lecturer, Moshe Ya'alon, Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Strategic Affairs
 
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Israel National Security Challenges:June 9, 2010 
 
Guest lecturer Mr. Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel
 
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Russia, Israel and Radical Islam: May 23, 2010 
 
A joint seminar with the Herzl Institute for Research of Zionism. Participants: Prof. Yoav Gelber, Head of the Herzl Institute, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dr. Sergei Korginia from Mascow, Mr. Jacob Kadmi, Mr. Zvi Magen (former Israeli ambassador to Russia, Prof. Moshe Gammer, Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, Dr. Idan Avinoam, management of natural resources and environment
 

 

 
Relations between the Political and the judicial systems: March 16, 2010 
 
Guest lecturer, Prof. Daniel Friedman, former Minister of Justice
 
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The Oslo Process- Structural deficiencies: January 12, 2010 
 
Speakers, Ofira Seliktar, author of the book, Doomed to Failure? The Politics and Intelligence of the Oslo Peace Process, Dr. Yair Hirschfeld, Department of Middle East History and one of the architects of the Oslo agreement, and Dr. Dan Schueftan, head of the NSSC
 
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Changes in Israel's Political and Security Environment:January 5, 2010 
 
Guest lecturer, Mr. Dan Meridor Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence as well as the Minister in charge of the intelligence services and the Atomic Energy Commission
(The seminar was held in memory of Nir Regev who was killed at the terrorist attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa, a scholarship was awarded by his family)
 
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Strategic Leadership: December 17, 2009 
 
Guest lecturer, Vice Admiral Charles Style, Commandant,the Royal College of Defence Studies
 

 
 
 Towards New Security Challenges: December 8, 2009
 
Guest lecturer, Major General Amir Eshel, head of operations at Air Force headquarters, today air force commader
 

 

 
Security of the Northern Front: November 17, 2009 
 
Guest lecturer Major General Gadi Eisenkot, commander of the Northern Command

 

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