The first Clara Marina O'Donnell Fellow, Yehuda Ben-Hur Levy, has today started at the Centre for European Reform.
His work will focus on mis-perceptions in the Israeli-EU bilateral relationship; how populist parties in Europe may influence the foreign policies of mainstream parties; and ‘hybrid warfare’ (e.g. lessons for Europe from Russian involvement in Ukraine, IS in Iraq and Syria, and Israel/Hamas).
As the Clara Marina O'Donnell Fellow, Yehuda will also spend a week in Washington D.C. at the Brookings Institution, and will take part in seminars at King's College London, and the University of Cambridge.
The Clara Marina O’Donnell Fellowship was established in memory of Clara, who died of cancer at the age of 30 in January 2014. Clara took the MPhil in International Relations at POLIS in 2005/2006 having graduated in European Studies from King’s College London. She then worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Reform, mainly covering foreign and defence policy, for seven years. For some of that period she was based at the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC.
The fellowship programme is therefore jointly managed by the Brookings Institution, the University of Cambridge (the Department of Politics and International Studies) and King's College London (the Department of European & International Studies), together with the CER.