Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers
Address: 96 Bialik .St, Ramat-Gan 52536, Israel.

Tel: 972-3-6133045
Fax: 972- 775410701
Cell: 972-52-3904981
Email: levko@smile.net.il 

 

Higher Education

 2014 Ph.D dissertation at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 July 1994 Korean language course at the Academy of Korean Studies.
1992 B.A. studies at the International Relations Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Reserch Interest
Korean society, culture, history, security and politics; Japanese foreign and Security policy; Asian civil society; Asian regional and international organizations; Asian foreign and security policies, Asian relations with the Middle East, Israel – relation with Asia.

 

Academic experience

  • Bar-Ilan University (2011-2015 ):
    Adjunct Lecturer and the Coordinator of the South and South East Asia Program at Bar-Ilan University.
    Courses taught at Bar-Ilan University: Culture society and conflict through introduction to Korean Culture and Thought, Foreign and Security Polices of Asian Nations, Korea: Law, society and politics, Foreign and Security polices of the Korean Peninsula, Mystery and Government in North Korea.
  • The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (2013-Present)
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
    Adjunct Lecturer at the International Relations and Asia Departments (2005-2015).

    Courses taught at the Hebrew University: Foreign and Security Polices in Asia, Introduction to Traditional and Modern Korean History, Asia: International Organizations, Seminar: East Asia at the Global world.
  • Hanyang University (Seoul-South Korea):
    Adjunct Lecturer (2007)

    Course taught at Hanyang University: International Relations in East Asia.
  • Haifa University:
    Adjunct Lecturer at the Asia and Political Science Departments (2010-2014).

    Courses taught at the Haifa University (2004-2007): Foreign and Security Policies of the Korean Peninsula, Seminar: East Asia at the Global world, Introduction to Traditional Korean History, Introduction to Modern Korean History, Korea-China and Japan: Historical, political and economic triangle.
  • Beit-Berl College:
    Adjunct Lecturer at the Social Science Department (2010-2015).

    Courses taught at Beit-Berl College (1997-2007 ): Introduction to Israeli Politics, Democracy and Democratization, Democracy and National Security in Israel.
  • Tel-Aviv University:
    Adjunct Lecturer at the East Asian Department (2003-2010).

    Courses taught at Tel-Aviv University: Introduction to Traditional Korean History, Introduction to Modern Korean History, Seminar: The Foreign, Security and Economic Policies of the Korean Peninsula.
  • Open University:
    Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University (1997 – 2004).

    Courses taught at Open University: War and Strategy, Democracy and National Security in Israel.
  • Reviewer: Pacific Affairs; International Peacekeeping; The North Korea Review; Asian Politics & Policy; Journal Innovative Research in Japanese Studies; Zmanin.  
     

Grants and Fellowships

2014 BESA Center Research Grant.
2013 BESA Center Research Grant.
2002 The Jacob Hertzog Award, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2001-2002 The Leonard Davis Research Scholarship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2001-2002 The Shaul Eisenberg Chair for East Asian Affairs, Tel-Aviv University scholarship.
1998 The Korean Foundation Research Scholarship.
1994 Scholarship from the East Asian Department at the Hebrew University.
1992-1995 Scholarship from the International Relation Department at the Hebrew University.
1990 Variety  Award.

 

 Awards and Recognitions

2013-2014 Golda Meir Fellowship Lectureship Awards, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2013 Nominee for the Womyn’s Center Woman of the Year Award, Wittenberg University, Ohio.

 

Apoinments and Fellowships

1998 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Canada.
1998 Fellow at the Center for International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

 

Selected Publications:

  • Books:
    2003 –    Korea: Politics and History. Tel Aviv University Press (Hebrew).

  • Edited Books:
    Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Nissim Otmazgin and Alon Levkowitz (eds.)
    Japanese Democracy: A Multilayered Approach. Lexington Books.

  • Articles in refereed journals (English):
    Sigal Ben-Refael Galanti and Alon Levkowitz – “Attitudes towards judicial review in Japan and the South of Korea: indications for the existence of a liberal-democratic civic culture,” International Review of Sociology.

    Irina Lyan and Alon Levkowitz “From Holy Land to ‘Hallyu Land’: The Symbolic Journey Following the Korean Wave in Israel,” Fandom Studies, Vol.3,No.1.

    “South Korea’s Middle East policy: Balancing between global and local interests and the “Arab Spring” Middle East and Policy Studies, No.106.

    “Korea’s Wartime Command – Sovereignty, Security and Independence” Military & Strategic Affairs, Vol.2,No.5 (17pp).

    “Korea and the Middle East Turmoil: A Reassessment of South Korea Middle East Relations” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol.24, No.2,(13pp).

    “The Republic of Korea and the Middle East: Economics, Diplomacy, and Security” KEI Academic Paper Series, Vol.5, No.6 (9pp).

    “Evaluating Strategic Arms Limitation Agreements, with Applications to the Israeli-Syrian and the North vs. the South Korean Conflicts” Kobi Kagan, Alon Levkowitz, Asher Tishler, Avi Weiss Defense and Peac Economics, Vol.20, No.2, (26pp).

    “Changes in Threat perceptions in Korea: Why?” Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies, Vol.12, No.2 (13pp).

    “The 7th Withdrawal – Has the U.S. forces’ journey back home from Korea begun?” International Relations of the Asia Pacific,Vol.8,No.2 (17pp).

    “Why Do We Not Understand the DPRK?” North Korean Review, Vol.3,No.2.

    “Where is the King Buried? Legitimacy Struggles on the Korean Peninsula” Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies, Vol.10.

    “Korea: Playing Between The Regional Powers,” Harvard Asia QuarterlyVol.5,No.3.

  • Articles in non-refereed journals (English)

    “Israel Joins New Asia Bank Opposed by US,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper, No. 295 (2pp).

    “Negotiating with Iran: Lessons from America’s Failed Nuclear Accord with North Korea,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper, No. 274.

    “Upgrading Israeli-South Korean relations: Can Seoul tilt in favor of Jerusalem?” The Middle East-Asia Project.

    “Iran and North Korea military cooperation: A partnership within the “Axis of Evil” Iran Pulse,No.10.

    “The Security Aspect of Kim Dae-jung’s Policy : the TMD Case” in Korea 2000: the Kim Dae-jung Government After Two Years in Office

    (Conference volume) Heidelberg: Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Heidelberg.

  • Chapters in books in English (refereed):
    “Seoul-Washington Alliance: The beginning of independence?” In American Foreign Policy and Standing in the 21st Century. Efraim Inbar and Jonathan Rynhold (eds.). Routledge.

    “The Sunshine Policy: Between Cold War and Normal Peace,” in Carmela Lutmar and Benjamin Miller (eds.) Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution. Routledge.

    Irina Lyan and Levkowitz, Alon “Consuming the Other: Israeli Hallyu Case Study.” In Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media. Ed. by Sangjoon Lee. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

    Nissim Otmazgin, Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti and Alon Levkowitz “Introduction.” In Japanese Democracy: A Multilayered Approach Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Nissim Otmazgin and Alon         Levkowitz (eds.) Lexington Books.

    Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti and Alon Levkowitz ” Judicial Review in Israel and Japan as Agents of Democratization” in Special Issue: Japanese Studies in Israel as Micro-cosmos of Japanese Studies in Other Parts of the World. Edited by Helena Grinshpun, Shalmit Bejarano and Nissim Otmazgin. The Israeli Association for Japanese Studies. Forthcoming in (http://www.japan-studies.org).

    “Where is the King Buried? Legitimacy Struggles on the Korean Peninsula” in J.E. Hoare and Susan Pares (eds). Korea: The Past and the Present. Leiden: Global Oriental Publishers.

    “The disparity between South Korea’s engagement and security policies towards North Korea: The Realist-Liberal pendulum” in Rüdiger Frank, James E. Hoare, Patrick Köllner and Susan Pares (eds). Korea Yearbook, Volume 2. Leiden: Brill.

  • Articles in Hebrew refereed Journals:
    “Korea’s Wartime Command – Sovereignty, Security and Independence” Military & Strategic Affairs, Vol.2,No.5.

    “Kim Il-sung and Mao Zedong – “Brothers in Arm” Zmanim, No.101.

  • Chapters in books in Hebrew refereed:
    Sigal Ben-Refael Galanti and Alon Levkowitz “Roots of social protest in high school civics books that are taught in Israel,” in Hani Zbida and David Mekelberg (eds). What will happen after the social protest of summer 2011. Yezreel Valley College Press.

    Sigal Ben-Refael Galanti and Alon Levkowitz “Checks and Balances between the terms of “Jewish State” and “Democracy” in Civic Studies High School Textbooks,” in Nissan Navaeh and Yigal Harel (eds). The Civics Studies Guard keepers: Voices of Educators. Reches Educational Projects.

  • Chapters in books in Hebrew non-refereed:
    “Epilogue: Israel and the Korean Peninsula” at the Hebrew translation of the Demick Barbara (2010). Nothing to envy: Ordinary lives in North Korea.– The Hebrew translation. Jerusalem: Carmel Press.

  • Work in progress:
    Alon Levkowitz – North Korea’s Middle East policy.

    Alon Levkowitz – Dancing the Waltz with the Six-Party Talks.

    Alon Levkowitz – South Korea – Persian Gulf relations: The Korean style of balancing between local and global interests.

    Alon Levkowitz – Can Hallyu heal the world? South Korean popular culture as a confidence building measure (CBM)(IJFA)

    Alon Levkowitz – Cultural diplomacy and nation branding Korea (KJIS)
    Pablo Utin and Alon Levkowitz – ‘The humanistic turn: A comparative analysis of South Korean and Israeli cinemas of conflicts”.

  • Book reviews:
    Midford, Paul, Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? H-US-Japan, H-Net Reviews. April, 2012.

    Michael J. Green and  Bates Gill (eds.)  Asia’s New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Competition, and the Search for Community. H-US-Japan,  H-Net Reviews. September, 2009.

    Hyung Gu Lynn (2007) BIPOLAR ORDERS: The Two Koreas Since 1989. Pacific Affairs, Vol.81,No.1,p.133.

    Timothy R Tangherlini and Sallie Yea (eds.). Sitings: Critical Approaches to Korean Geography. Acta Koreana, Vol.11,No.2,p.245.

    Son Key-young (2006) South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea: Identities, Norms and the Sunshine Policy. Acta Koreana, Vol.10, No. 1.

    Feffer, John. (Ed.) (2006), The Future of US-Korean Relations: The Imbalance of Power. BAKS Newsletter, July 2006.

    Edwards, Paul M. (2003), The Korean War: A Historical Dictionary. BAKS Newsletter, April 2005.

    Martin Hart-Landsberg, Korea:  Division, Reunification, & U.S. Foreign Policy (1999). Korean Studies Review, no. 4.

    Son Chu-hwan (ed), Koreana – Korean Cultural Heritage Vol. I: Fine Arts.  Painting /Handcrafts/ Arcitecture.(1994) and Kim Joungwon (ed), Koreana – Korean Cultural Heritage Vol. II: Thought & Religion. The Korea  Foundation.  Mizrach Hachadash (The New East) Vol.38.

    Song Ki-Joong(ed), Basic Glossary of Korean Studies. The Academy of  Korean Studies(1993). Mizrach Hachadash (The New East) Vol.36.

  • Papers presented:
    “Dancing the Waltz with Pyongyang and Tehran in the Six and 5+1 Party Talks”. The 1st North Korean Review Conference on North Koean Studies: Trends, Perceptions and Realities. Seoul, South Korea, Octoer 2015.

    “Japanese Defense Policy in a “Brown Bag”. The Third B-Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for Japanese Studies (IAJS), Tel-Aviv University, Israel. May 12-13, 2015.

    “Should we allow politics in teachers colleges?”. Annual Political Science Association Conference, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel. May 7, 2015.

    “Stairways to heaven – State Branding” Seminar lecture at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. April 1, 2015.

    “North Korea and the Middle East and the new Israeli elections”. Seminar lecture at Asian Institute, Seoul, South Korea, 30 March, 2015.

    “Republic of Korea use of popular culture in nation-branding” Workshop: Popular Culture and International Conflicts – Management, Entrenchment, Resolution and Reconciliation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 15-16 March 2015.

    “Seoul-Washington Alliance: The beginning of independence? International Conference: America’s Standing in the World, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, December 8-9, 2014.

    “Cultural Diplomacy and Nation Branding in Israel” Workshop on Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 25 May 2014.

    “Deterrence in East Asia: The Challenge of North Korea in the Six Party Context ” 2014 Annual Arms Control Conference: Complex Nonconventional Deterrence Equations, Institute for National Security Studies, Israel, May 21-22, 2014

    “Can Hallyu Heal the World? South Korean Popular Culture as Confidence Building Measure (CBM)”Cultural Geography of the Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture The Second Middle East  WAHS Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, May 13-15, 2014

    “Korea and the Middle East”. Seminar lecture at East Asia Institute, Seoul,  South Korea, 14 April, 2014. “Korea and the Middle East”. Seminar lecture at Asan Institute, Seoul, South Korea, 11 April, 2014.

    “Seoul searching for direction in the new world of “Old and New” threats.” The 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel 2014, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 25-26 May 2013.

    “The balancing between independence and dependence on the Americans: The South Korean case “The second annual conference of the military-society researchers in Israel, Kinneret College, Israel, 11-12 December, 2013.

    “Korea’s Middle East Policy: Tilting between Soft and Hard Power” Presented 
    Perspectives from the Middle East, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 7-9 May, 2013.

    Pablo Utin and Alon Levkowitz “The Humanistic Turn: A Comparison between Israel’s and South Korea’s Cinemas of Conflict” Presented at a Workshop – The ‘Miracle, Narrative of the Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 7-9 May, 2013.

    Irina Lyan and Alon Levkowitz “From Holy Land to ‘Hallyu Land’ and Back: The Journey Following the Korean Wave in Israel” Presented at a Workshop –

    The ‘Miracle, Narrative of the Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 7-9 May, 2013.

    “South Korea – Persian Gulf relations – Korean style of balancing between Local and global interests”  The fifth annual conference of Persian Gulf Studies in Israel, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 21 April, 2013.

    “Should Israel bombard Iran’s nuclear sites and should South Korea do the same?” Presented at a Seminar at the Sejong Institute, Korea, 26 March, 2013.

    “Korean Pilgrims Tourists to the Holy Land” International workshop – Religions in Korea: A Korean-Israeli Dialog on Trends and Influences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, February 18-19, 2013.

    “Korea: A Middle Power between the Super Powers or A Shrimp amongst Whales” International Workshop on the International Security Challenges in Asia, Begin-Sadat Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, January 7, 2013.

    “Multiple Asian Challenges for the Man in the White House” International Conference on the US Foreign Policy after the Elections, Begin-Sadat Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel Bar-Ilan University, November 21, 2012.

    “Dancing the Waltz with the Six Party Talks” New York Conference on Asian Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, September 28-29, 2012. 

    “Israel – Asia Relations: From a Side Player to a U.S. Balancer” International Conference – Future History: Civil Society vs. State from a Traditional and Modern Perspective, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 24th 2012.

    “Christianity in Korea: From antagonist and marginal to the center stage player” The 4th Annual Conference for the study of Contemporary Spiritualities, The Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, March 19-20, 2012. 

    “Sports and Politics in the Korean Peninsula” Conference – From Israel to Korea and Japan: Sports, Society and Politics and Asia, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, January 9, 2012.

    Sigal Ben-Rafael-Galanti and Alon Levkowitz. “Civics Studies in Israel” UNESCO First Workshop “From Shoa to Human Rights”, Beit-Berl, Israel, January 30 – February 4, 2011.

    Sigal Ben-Rafael-Galanti and Alon Levkowitz. “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state according to civics textbooks” Education and Politics Conference, Beit-Berl, Israel, February 23, 2011.

    “The Six Party Talks in a transition period” Military developments in the 21st Century in Asia Conference, Haifa University. Haifa, Israel, March 14, 2011.

    “Christianity in Korea: History and Politics” Korea and Israel: Christianity, The Bible and Judaism Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, May 3, 2011. 

    “Jewish and Democratic state according to civil studies textbooks”. Annual Political Science Association Conference, Beer Sheva University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. May 12, 2011.

    “Security and Nationalism – Shall the Two Walk Hand in Hand in Korea” Tenth Annual Israeli Asian Studies Conference, Hebrew University, Jerusalem of Israel, 24-26 May 2011.

    “Threat perception between Seoul & Jerusalem” Presented at a Seminar at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. June 23, 2011.

    “Korea and the Middle East turmoil: Revaluation of South Korea – Middle East relations” Seminar at Sejong Institute, South Korea, 27 June, 2011.

    “ASEAN institutionalization under question” International Workshop on Southeast Asia, “Regions”, and Social Theory, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 3-4 March 2010.

    “North and South Korean appears on the South Korean cinema screen, who looks prettier?” Eight Annual Israeli Asian Studies Conference, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 26-27 April 2010.

    “Changes in Presidential elections patterns in South Korea?” Annual Political Science Association Conference, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, 6 May  2010. “The Korean War Pandora’s boxes” 60 years to the Korean War Conference, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 21 June 2010. 

    “The Republic of Korea and the Middle East” Seminar at the Korea Economic Institute, Washington DC, 04 August 2010. 

    “Christianity in Korea: From Marginal to Center Stage Player in Korean Politics” International Conference on Monotheism in Asia: Inter-Religious Issues, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 17-18 March 2009.

    “The Korean Command issue: Who is in charge and when?” Eight Annual Israeli Asian Studies Conference, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 3-4 June 2009.

    “North Korea: The Father, the Son and the nuclear missiles” Seminar at The Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2 December 2009.

    “The 7th withdrawal: Has the U.S. forces’ journey back home from Kore begun?” Seminar at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 28 February 2008.

    ““The one who should be obeyed?” Japan and South Korea in Iraq”International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2007. 

    “The Development of Civic Culture in the non-Western World: Attitudes towards the Judicial Review Mechanism in Japan and ROK”,Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti., Alon Levkowitz., and Moriko Oyamada Hori, the UNESCO Conference on ‘The Effect of Globalization on Center, Periphery and Multiculturalism’, Beit Berl Academic College , Israel, February 5-8, 2007.

    “The Economic Sunshine and Korean Security” International Conference on the Link between Economics and Security-Conceptual, Regional and Practical Dimensions, Hebrew University of Jerusalem of Jerusalem, April 25-26, 2007. 

    “Why don’t we understand the DPRK?” Six Annual Israeli Asian Studies Conference, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 11-12 June 2007.

    “South Korean and Japanese Forces in Iraq: The United States Inc” Fifth Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of International Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 6 June 2006. 

    “The Defense Policy of South Korea and Japan: Is Japan Still the Enemy?” Fifth Annual Israeli Asian Studies Conference, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 11-12 June 2006.

    “Threat Perceptions in Korea: Generation or Political Change?” British Association for Korean Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, UK, 6-7 September 2006.

    “Mao: View from North Korea” Leader Under fire: Thirty years after Mao Zedong, Conference at Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 6 November 2006.

    “Asia Policy Towards Japan’s Bid to the Security Council and the Changes in its Defense Policy” Conference – International Standing in Historical Perspective, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 28 November 2006.

    “The Regional Approach to North Korea: A Road to Nowhere?” Second Annual Arms Control Conference: New Trends in WMD Arms Control, Ma’ale Hachamisha, Israel, 8-9 February 2005.

    “Japan’s defense policy: The North Korean Contribution to the Japanese Realism” Fourth Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of International Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 18 April 2005. 

    “The constitution court: An important player in democratization process in Asia” Fourth Annual Israeli East Asian Studies Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 29 May 2004 (With Dr. Sigal Ben Rafael Galanti).

    “Democratization in Korea” Third Annual Israeli East Asian Studies Conference, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 2 February 2004.

    “Here Lies the King? Legitimation Battles in the Korean Peninsula” Third Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of International Studies, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 2 May 2004. 

    “In the Fight for Legitimacy – Where the King is Buried Lies the Problem” The Joint East Asian Conference, Leeds University, Wakefield, UK, 6-8 September 2004.

    “Strategic Matureness of South Korea in a Nuclear Crisis” The Second Annual Israeli East Asian Studies Conference, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 20 January 2003.

    “The Fourth Withdrawal from Korea: Why Now?” Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of International Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 6 April 2003. 

    “The Korean Perspective” Workshop – In the Aftermath of the War in Iraq: Asian Perspectives, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 12 May 2003.

    “Korea-Israel Relations” Workshop on Korean Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 17 November 2003.

    “The End of Political Assassinations in Korea?” Workshop – In the Aftermat of the War in Iraq: Asian Perspectives, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, 23 November 2003.

    ”Ballistic Missile Policy: Between Dependence and Independence” The First Israeli Association of International Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 20-21 February 2002. “Kim Dae Jung: Between Independence and Dependence” The First Annual Israeli East Asian Studies Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 24 February 2002.

    ““The Empire Strikes Again?” or Does it Not: Will the Bush Administration Entrap the Asian Allies with BMD?” The CISS/ISA Third International Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, June 25-26, 2001,.

    “D.J.’s Missile Policy: Working Between the Internal and External” “Korea 2000: The Kim Dae-Jung Government After Two Years in Office” Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 30 May 2000.

    “Japan’s security independence: the BMD Case” The “8th Annual Japan Politics Colloquium” Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, University of Warwick, UK. 5-7 September 2000.

    “TMD: is it the Right Solution for South Korea?”  The “Regional Stability and Instability a Decade After the Cold War” ISSS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 11-13 November, 1999.

 

 

Other Academic Activities:

2013 Organizer of the Religions in Korea: An International Korean-Israeli Dialog workshop, Bar-Ilan University, 18-19 February 2013.
2010-Present Articles at Maariv, Ynet, Globes, Israel Defense, Walla, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, Korean Newspapers and other foreign media. Interviews at the Israeli channels 1,2, 10, i24 and the Israeli and foreign radio channels on Korean issues.
2010 Co-organizer of the 60 years to the Korean War conference, Tel-Aviv University, 21 June 2010.
2009 Organizer of Korean Film Hub at the Tel-Aviv University – The Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
2008 “Korea – business culture” Invited speaker at the “Cross-Culture Management Course – International MBA” November 2008, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
2007 “International Alliances” lecture at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, May 2007, Open University.
2007 “Korea – Culture,” Invited speaker at the study day: ‘Land of the Morning Calm – Korea: Characteristics, Trends and Business Opportunities’ at the Open Enrollment Program for Executives, Businessmen and Decision Makers, January 2007, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

 

Memberships and Services

Membership in Scientific Groups and Professional Societies: Association of Asian Studies (AAS), International Political Science Association (IPSA), The Israeli Association for Political Science, Israeli Association for Japanese Studies.
Member of PhD Committees:
Kim Young-ji : “International Refugee Law and Refugee Policy: The North Korean Refugee case”. Advisors: Prof. Yuval Shany and Prof. Moshe Hirsch. Members of the PhD Committee: Prof. Tomer Broude, Prof. Arie M Kacowiz and Dr. Alon Levkowitz.

Lyan Irina: “Cross-Cultural Encounter in International R&D Collaborations between Israeli firms and Korean Business Groups” Advisors: Dr. Micahl Frenkel and Prof. Gili Drori. Members of the PhD Committee: Prof. Lilach Sagiv, Dr. Galit Ailon and Dr. Alon Levkowitz.

Nadav Solomonovich: “The Effect of the Turkish Involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953) on Turkish Politics and Society” Advisors: Dr. Eyal Ginio and Dr. Umut Uzer. Members of the PhD Committee: Prof. Oren Barak, Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla and Dr. Alon Levkowitz.

Yiftach Govreen: “Japan, U.S. and Network of Security: Transnational Policy in Bilateral Security Treaties ” Advisors: Dr. Galia Press-Barnathan and Dr. Nissim Otmazgin. Members of the PhD Committee: Prof. Oren Barak, Dr. Alon Levkowitz.