Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu is an adjunct professor at the European Forum and at the Public Policy School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in the European Studies program at Tel Aviv University.
Since 2020 she is the Director of Program on Israel – Europe Relations at Mitvim, The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.
She has a PhD in European Studies and Political Science (Comparative Politics) in the field of differentiated integration, comparing all case studies of opt-outs. She holds a BA in International Relations and MA in Public Policy, Administration and Law, specializing in European Affairs.
Maya won the European Commission Jean Monnet Module competitive grant, was a visiting doctoral student at the Vrije University Brussels and a post-doctoral fellow at the European Forum. In addition, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna and was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu is a member of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI) Executive Committee since 2005, and was it's Co-President between 2016-2021.
I am a senior lecturer at the Department of Political science of Tel Aviv University.
I hold a PhD in International Relations and an MA degree in Economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My research and teaching interests include international political economy, and the political economy of the EU, in particular the single currency and EU-Israeli relations, as well as international institutions and governance structures.
I published a book on Sustaining European Monetary Union and I have published articles and edited special issues in leading academic journals.
In 2013-15 I was Co-President of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration. In 2012-2014 I was head of the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University. In recent years I also held executive positions in the European Union Studies Association and in Israeli Association for International Studies.
Dr. Frédéric Krumbein was a 2019 Taiwan Fellow at the European Union Centre at the National Taiwan University. Previously, he has worked as a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, Germany. SWP is the think tank of the German government. He was also a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and holds a PhD degree in political science from the same university. He obtained his master‘s degree in international relations at the Institute of Political Science (SciencesPo) in Paris, France. His research interests include human rights policies of the European Union, mainland China, and Taiwan, and the philosophy of human rights.
Dr. Jori Breslawski's research lies at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, and primarily engages with topics of governance by non-state armed groups and aid in conflict. Her research uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate a wide array of questions in political violence, leveraging survey experiments, interviews, and statistical analysis. Jori received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her B.A. in Psychology & French from SUNY Buffalo. Prior to joining TAU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs at Brown University and an affiliated fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian studies.