Dr. Steffen Hagemann joined the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Tel Aviv – Israel as Head of Office in December 2018. Prior to joining the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Steffen worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He received his Diploma and his PhD from the Free University Berlin, where he specialized in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations. He has spent time at the University Tel Aviv and as a visiting fellow at the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society. The Middle East, and especially Israel, have been the focus of his work over many years. In addition, Steffen has written articles and books on emotions in politics, German-Israeli relations and US foreign policy in the Middle East.