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Last update: 04/12/2016

In the presence of His Excellency, Mr. Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, President of the State of Israel

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His Excellency

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin

President of the State of Israel

INSS Executive Team 

Amos Yadlin

Amos Yadlin

Director of INSS

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 Frank Lowy AC

Chairman of the Board of Directors, INSS

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Udi Dekel 

Managing Director of INSS

Keynote Speakers

Shlomo Avineri 

Prof. Emeritus of

Political Science,

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Naftali Bennett

Minister of Education

Amir Eshel

The Israeli Air Force Commander 

*Subject to Approval of the IDF Spokesperson

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Yoav Galant

Minister of Construction and Housing

Zehava Gal-On

 Chairwoman of Meretz

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 Isaac Herzog

Member of the Knesset,

 Leader of the Opposition

Yisrael Katz

 Minister of Transportation and Minister of Intelligence

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Yair Lapid 

Member of the Knesset

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Avigdor Liberman

Minister of Defense

Tzipi Livni

 Head of Hatnuah,

Zionist Union

 Ayelet Shaked  

Minister of Justice 

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Moshe Ya'alon

Senior Fellow, INSS


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 John R. Allen  

Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution 

Liran Antebi

Research Fellow, INSS  

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 Moshe Arens

Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ariel University

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Jacob Baime

Executive Director, 

Israel on Campus Coalition

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 Omer Barlev

Member of the Knesset

Isaac Ben-Israel

Chairman, Israel Space Agency; Head of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, TAU

Benedetta Berti

Research Fellow, INSS

Gili Cohen

Military Correspondent, 

Haaretz newspaper

Demetri Dollis 

Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Greece

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Robert Danin

Senior Fellow,

Council on Foreign Relations & Harvard Belfer Center

Meir Elran

 Senior Research Fellow INSS

Oded Eran

Senior Research Fellow, INSS

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder & CEO,

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

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 Philip Gordon

Senior Fellow,

Council on Foreign Relations

 Moshe Halbertal

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

 Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky

 Neubauer Research Associate, INSS

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Hon. Jane Harman

Director, President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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François Heisbourg

Chairman IISS,

Chairman, GCSP,

Special Advisor, FRS

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 David Ignatius

Associate Editor,

The Washington Post

Zipi Israeli 

Research Fellow, INSS


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Jean-David Levitte

Member of the Institut de France

Stephen Joachim Kramer

 President of State Agency for the Protection of the Constitution in Thuringia, Germany

Christina Lin

Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations,

SAIS-Johns Hopkins University

Gallia Lindenstrauss

Research Fellow, INSS

Meir Litvak

Tel Aviv University

Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin

Israeli Arab screenwriter,

film and TV producer,

and media professional

Walter Russell Mead

Distinguished Fellow,

The Hudson Institute

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Amb. Yoshiji Nogami


Japan Institute of International Affairs

Gary North

Vice President for Customer Requirements,
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Assaf Orion

Senior Research Fellow​, INSS

Orit Perlov

Research Fellow, INSS

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 David Petraeus

Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Former US Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Amb. Itamar Rabinovich

President of The Israel Institute, and Vice Chairman of the INSS Board of Directors

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Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Visiting Professor,

Kings College, London

Former UK Foreign Secretary and Minister of Defence 

Moomen Sallam

Editor & Co-Founder, Civic Egypt 

Pnina Sharvit Baruch   

Senior Research Fellow, INSS

David Shedd

CEO, Faith Without Borders, LLC

Former Acting Director,

Defense Intelligence Agency

Gilead Sher

Senior Research Fellow, INSS

 Sima Shine 

Senior Research Fellow, INSS

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Michael Singh

Senior Fellow & Managing

Director, The Washington Institute

for Near East Policy

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Abdullah Sawalha


Center for Israel Studies, Amman

Einat Wilf

Former MK

Ofir Winter

Research Fellow, INSS

Amos Harel

Military Correspondent and Defense Analyst, Haaretz