In memory of Dr. Sylke Tempel (1963-2017), the Board of the Directors of the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation established the Sylke-Tempel-Fellowship programme.
In the framework of the programme, the Foundation awards research fellowships to young experts exploring foreign policy and socio-political issues that will be relevant in Israel and in Germany also in the future. The results are discussed in expert forums, introduced to the public at conferences and published.
The first year of the fellowship program will focus on the topic “Alienated (or) allies: Russian speaking communities in Germany and Israel and their relations to Russia“ and will be realized in cooperation with the German Association for East European Studies, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and the Center for Liberal Modernity.
Topic for the second year (2020):
„Israel and Germany in the US election year“
As a board member, Dr. Sylke Tempel advised the work of our foundation with wisdom and great commitment. She was an extraordinary voice in German foreign policy, a Middle East correspondent, editor for the “Jüdische Allgemeine”, lecturer at Stanford University, as well as author and editor-in-chief of the journal “Internationale Politik” published by the German Council on Foreign Relations.
We miss Sylke Tempel, her cleverness, her sense for justice, her puns, her ability to look forward with positivity and commitment, her laughter. The gap she left will remain.