Program (Eastern Europe)

The Russian-speaking diaspora in Germany & Israel

On November 4-5, 2019, the first year of the Fellowship Program came to a close with an international conference in Berlin. Highly-respected panelists from Israel, Russia and Germany discussed different topics relating to Russian-speaking immigrants in both countries under the heading “The Russian-speaking diaspora in Germany & Israel”. The areas covered ranged from literature and political participation to visibility in the media and security policy.

The conference was organized by the German-Israeli Future Forum (DIZF), in cooperation with the German Association for East European Studies (DGO), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Center for Liberal Modernity (LibMod). 

The event was held in German, Russian and English. Simultaneous interpreters were provided for all three languages.

Participants included Polina Aronson, Max Czollek, Nelly Elias, Olga Grjasnowa, Alexander Ilichevsky, Hans Joas, Achim Goerres, Maria Knyazeva, Julia Lerner, State Secretary Andreas Michaelis, Jannis Panagiotidis, Ruprecht Polenz, Katharina Raabe, Larissa Remennick, and Shimon Stein.

The research of the Sylke Tempel Fellows was published in the magazine osteuropa together with further contributions by numerous experts. The volume comprises a total of 27 essays and two maps on 448 pages.

Opening event
November 4, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Olga Grjasnowa & Alexander Ilichevsky in conversation with Katharina Raabe
Music: Valentin Butt and Anna Steinkogler

Kalkscheune Berlin
Kalkscheunenstr. 4-5
10117 Berlin

Conference
November 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

DGAP Berlin
Rauchstraße 17, 10787 Berlin