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previous Events

March 9, 2022, Panel on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the international order in Europe

The Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies hosted a panel on the occurring events in Ukraine. 

For the panel: click here

April 26, 2018, Lectures on 1968 Germany, and French- EU relations.

The Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies hosted a lecture on the 1968 events in Germany. In this lecture, Dr Silja Behre discussed the memory discourses and memory struggles in Germany.

In addition, as part of the Eurasmus Program, Prof. Frederic Royall from The Limerick University in Ireland lectured to our students about the interesting relations between France and the EU. He presented the complex relations and the way the country represents a founding member of the EU on the one hand, as well as a Eurosceptical player in the citizens popular opinion on the other.

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April 17th, 2018, Greece Ambassador and NATO.

The ambassador to Greece visited us and discussed topics regarding NATO as part of a course tought by Mrs Avivit Bar- Ilan.

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March 21st, 2018, Beginning of a new semester event- European beers.

On Wednesday, the 21st of March, we celebrated the beginning of a new semester. Our Students and staff enjoyed an interesting lecture about the different European beers and their important role in history.

Januray 11th, 2018, Book launch event- Prof. Dani Filc

On Thursday, the 11th of January, we held a book launch event for Professor Dani Filc's book “From Superman to Tintin”. The book discusses the colorful world of comics. It is comprised from rich content that crosses the American made superheroes, and the way comics constitutes a unique space that challenges the difference between “high culture” and “low culture”.

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January 8th, 2018, prof. Barthian Verbeek

On Monday, the 8th of January, prof. Barthian Verbeek from the university Redbaum in Nijmegen, Netherlands came to visit BGU campus. He gave a lecture about "Does such a thing as a distinct populist foreign policy exit"?

November 14 2017, Catalonian Journalist, Sal Amrgi

CSEPS was thrilled to host Catalonian Journalist, Mr. Sal Amrgi, who explained the complexity of the Spain-Catalonia relationship and presented an outline of the current issues and opinions related to the conflict.  

November 13 2017- A Panel on the 2017 German elections 

After the surprising and controversial results of the 2017 German elections, CSEPS hosted a panel on the rise of the far right and the implications for Europe. 

March 27 2017, Lecture by Vera Lengsfeld 

In collaboration with the Center for Austrian and German Studies, we hosted former member of Bundestag, Vera Lengsfeld, of the CDU party. We discussed antisemitism all over Europe and in Germany these days and how it changes according to recent events: immigration, instability, and cultural and demographical changes. Lengsfeld gave a detailed discription of the phenomenon and raised interesting questions regarding the place of antisemitism in Europe today and how should we deal with it.

March 22 2017, Lecture by Journalist Eldad Beck

We were honored to host the journalist Eldad Beck at Ben-Gurion University for a fascinating lecture on his new book: "Chancellor: Merkel, Israel and the Jews". We learned about the German leader's journey: from her childhood all the way to becoming the most influential woman in Europe these days. Through a personal story, an Eastern European narrative and interesting anecdotes on the way, we reached a deeper understanding of Merkel's character, relations with the Jewish community and the State of Israel in particular.

December 5, 2016 "Understanding the path towards Spanish and Portuguese Citizenship" 

On December 5, 2016, the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) in cooperation with the Instituto Cervantes held a conference on the new regulations surrounding Spanish and Portuguese citizenship. The first portion of the conference traced the historical and sociological circumstances which led to a policy change in the Iberian Peninsula at this particular time. The second part of the conference provided a more hands on approach, dealing with the procedural and bureaucratic requirements for acquiring these citizenships. Ultimately, the conference aimed to increase awareness of the subject to different stakeholders in Israel. The conference was conducted in Hebrew.


The conference raised many issues and questions on the subject. We are grateful to the guest speakers and participants for their participation in the vibrant discussion which ensued.


The presentations can be accessed using the following links: 

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