Prof. Alfred Tovias
Professor Emeritus of the Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University. Former Chairman of the same Department from 2010 through 2012. Former Director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the same University (2005-2010). Holds also the EU-sponsored Jean Monnet Chair on External Economic Relations of the EU. Recently functioning as Visiting Professor at the IESE and at the IBEI, both based in Barcelona(Spain).
Dr. Maya Sion Tzidkiyahu
Dr. Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu is the Co-President of the European Association for the Study of European Integration. She is an adjunct professor both at the European Studies MA Program, the European Forum at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the European Union Studies BA program at Tel Aviv University. She teaches about the European Union integration process, EU – Israel relations and comparative politics. Dr. Sion-Tzidkiyahu is also an adjunct professor at the Executive and Senior Public Servants Programs at the Federmann School for Public Policy, the Hebrew University, where in addition to the courses she teaches, she is the academic coordinator of field trips courses to Europe.
Maya has a PhD in European Studies and Political Science (Comparative Politics) in the field of differentiated integration, comparing all case studies of Member States with formal and informal opt-outs.
Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu won the European Commission Jean Monnet Module competitive grant, was a Junior Research Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna. In addition, she was a visiting fellow at the Vrije University Brussels. Her recent publication, "Comparing Opt-Outs: How Different is Differentiated Integration," was published in an edited volume on Differentiated Integration by Nomos.
She appeared numerous times in TV and Radio news and programs on European Union related issues