Julius conducts research on the topic of reducing social tensions and preventing religious radicalization through integration. His research focuses on the Israeli experience at incorporating its Palestinian minority population with the aim of extracting policy insights for Germany in the context of increased migration from Muslim majority countries.
His research explores both the successes and failures of Israeli policy surrounding the cultural, economic and political integration of the Palestinian minority. A specific emphasis is placed on which policies are conducive to increasing social cohesion, creating affinity with the state and to reducing ideological radicalization. Insights into Israeli policy are then assessed for their transferabillity to the German context.
Thus, the aim of the research is to harness the Israeli experience to extract policy recommendations for the German government, to enable it to better address the challenge of integrating increased numbers of migrants from Muslim majority countries. In addition, the research seeks to explore further avenues for increased cooperation between Israel and Germany.
This findings shall inform a PhD research project on the so called "Refugee Crisis" in Europe, and in particular Germany's policy response to this perceived crisis.
Julius is a visiting Fellow at the IPPI in the framework of the institute's program: "Rethinking Security in the 21st Century - German-Israeli Perspectives". The program takes place in cooperation with the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Israel (HBS Israel).
Julius Rogenhofer holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge and has previously completed an LLB in Law and Business at the University of Warwick. He is a solicitor of the courts of England and Wales. His research interests include democratization, democratic reversal and the role of migration and integration for conceptions of security and human rights.