Past Events


On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted a closed roundtable discussion with Dr. Alon Levkowitz, Asia Program Coordinator at Bar-Ilan University and Research Fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. An expert on Middle East-Asia relations, Dr. Levkowitz delivered a presentation, titled “Korea and the Middle East: An Israeli Perspective” in which offered a historical overview of Korea’s ties to the Middle East and how it is likely to affect its long-term relationship to the region.

This meeting was conducted off-the-record.

Date / Time: Friday, April 11, 2014 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies


Alon Levkowitz is currently the Asia Program Coordinator at Bar-Ilan University. His PhD dissertation (2005 Hebrew University of Jerusalem) analyzed the defense policies of the United States’ allies in Asia: Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. His research includes security and international relations issues in North East Asia. He published articles on Arms control in Asia, Korea – Middle East relations, United Sates forces in Asia and others. Dr. Levkowitz teaches at Bar-Ilan and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem courses on the foreign and security policies of Asian nations, International Organizations in Asia and Korean politics and history.