Dr. Amir Lupovici is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. He received his PhD from the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which was awarded the best PhD dissertation (2008) by the Israeli Political Science Association. Prior to moving to Tel Aviv University Dr. Lupovici was a postdoctoral fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and at the Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University. His research interests include International Relations Theory, Constructivism, Cyberspace, Securitization, and Deterrence. His book The Power of Deterrence is forthcoming in Cambridge University Press. His previous publications have appeared in, among others, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Dr. Lupovici recently received two grants from ICRC – Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center for projects in the area of cyber security.
Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu specializes in the European integration process from historical, theoretical, political, institutional, decision- and policy-making, economic and legal perspectives. Her general specialization is in contemporary history and politics of the European Union (EU) and Europe, EU-Israeli relations, comparative politics and decision-making theories.
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 from different European integration policy fields (e.g., EMU, Schengen). She holds a BA in International Relations and MA in Public Policy, Administration and Law.
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 a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
She is currently an adjunct professor at the European Forum, the Political Science Department, the International Relation Department and the Public Policy School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in the European Studies program at Tel Aviv University.
Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu is a member of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI) Executive Committee since 2005.
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.