The Iran Deal Revisited


09.30-10.00 Gathering and registration

10.00-10.20 Greetings
  • Dr. Paul Pasch, Director of FES Israel

SESSION I: The Iran Deal Revisited – Consequences of the US withdrawal on EU-Israel relations
Dr. Roby Nathanson, Director, Macro Center for Political Economics, IEPM Coordinator

10.20 – 10.45 Keynote speeches:
  • Dr. Oded Eran, Senior Research Fellow, INSS and former Israel's ambassador to the European union (based on a policy paper)

10.45 – 11.05 Input from EU perspective
  • Dr. Ian Black, former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor of the Guardian newspaper, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science
11.05 – 11.25 Comments from an Israeli perspective
  • Prof. Uzi Arad, Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Studies, served as National Security Advisor to Israel's PM Netanyahu
11.25 – 12.00 Discussion

12.00 – 12.10 Coffee Break

SESSION II: The Future of the Iran Agreement
Chair: Prof. Ruth Maria Hanau Santini, Assistant Professor at Università L'Orientale, Naples

12.10 – 12.30 Input from an US expert

  • Adv. Marc Zell, Vice President of Republicans Overseas International and Chairman of Republicans Overseas in Israel
12.30 – 12.45 Comment from an EU perspective I
  • Dr. Joost Hiltermann, Program Director, Middle East and North Africa, International Crisis Group (based on policy paper)
12.45 – 13.00 Comment from EU perspective II
  • Dr. Tarja Cronberg, Distinguished Associate Fellow, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
13.00 – 13:15 Comment from an Israeli perspective
  • Oren Nahari, Senior Journalist and Foreign correspondent, WALLA News Israel
13.15 – 13.45 Discussion

13.45 – 14.45 Light lunch buffet

Session III: New Challenges for EU-Israeli Relations Following Trump's foreign policy
Chair: Dr. Jan Busse, Bundeswehr University Munich, IEPN Coordinator

14.45 – 15.05 Input from an Israeli perspective
  • Eran Etzion, former Head of Policy Planning Ministry of Foreign Affairs (based on a policy paper)
EU - Israeli perspectives
15.05 – 15.20 Comment from an Israeli perspective I
  • MK Tamar Zandberg, Chair of the Meretz Party
15.20 – 15.35 Comment from a European perspective
  • Eugen Freund, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
15.35 – 15.50 Comment from an Israeli perspective II
  • Prof. Efraim Inbar, President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies

15.50 – 16.15 Discussion and conclusion of the conference