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Project Interchange

Since 1982, Project Interchange has brought over 6,000 of the world’s most influential voices to Israel from more than 85 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

Through its weeklong seminars, Project Interchange exposes diverse leaders of today and tomorrow to the complex issues facing Israeli society.

An educational institute of AJC, Project Interchange relies on donors who support its unique purpose and the measurable results its programs yield.

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Recent Seminars

Law School Students - May 2015

Diplomatic Leadership - May 2015

Latino Media Leaders - April 2015

Miami Entrepreneurs - March 2015

Rhodes Scholars - March 2015

Upcoming Seminars

African Business Leaders - July 2015

European Journalists - July 2015

Argentine Opinion Leaders - August 2015

Chilean Opinion Leaders - August 2015

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Impact

PI Alumnus Consul General for Lithuanian Pledges Support and Security for Jewish Cemeteries

PI alumnus (Diplomatic Leadership 2015) and Lithuanian Consul General, Hon. Julius Pranevicius, hosted a group of Jewish Rabbis and leaders to discuss the preservation of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Lithuania. Consul General Pranevicius reaffirmed his pledge to protect the security of Jewish cemeteries in his country. Read the full story here.

Miami Herald OpEd Features Project Interchange and Miami Entrepreneur Delegation

The Miami Herald featured an OpEd by AJC Miami’s Brian Siegal and Knight Foundation’s Matt Haggman about their experiences, lessons learned, and perspectives from Israel as a result of the AJC Project Interchange delegation of high tech Miami-based entrepreneurs. One of the best practices cited was Israel’s emphasis “building an entrepreneurial eco-system” as a path to success. Read more here.

AJC’s Juan Dircie Publishes a Spanish-Language Op-Ed About The Vatican’s Decision To Recognize the Palestinian State

Following Project Interchange’s recent delegation of Latino Media Leaders to Israel, Juan Dircie, Associate Director-Miami, AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, published an article in Dario Las Americas about the recent decision by the Vatican in recognizing the Palestinian State. Juan led the delegation and was invited by PI alumnus and Latino Media Leaders seminar participant, Manuel Aguilera, Executive Director of Dario Las Americas, to write an article about the announcement from the Vatican and what it means for Israelis and the Jewish State. Read the full article here.

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Alumni in the News

Donna Shalala, Project Interchange alumna, University of Miami President and Former U.S. Cabinet Official Selected to Lead Clinton Foundation

Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been tapped to run the Clinton Foundation. Former President Bill Clinton selected Shalala, describing her “combination of policy knowledge and concern, political skills, personal touch with people, [and] a sense of innate fairness.” In 2010, as University of Miami President, Shalala participated in a Project Interchange delegation to Israel of US university presidents. Read more about her Israel experience: 2010 article from The Jerusalem Post and check out the below picture of Donna Shalala meeting with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Emmy AwardTM for PI Alumna Soledad Cedro Series on Israel

Congratulations to PI alumna Soledad Cedro for winning a Suncoast EmmyTM Award for a news series as a result of her PI Israel trip last year!

The 5-part Spanish-language news series, “Israel: Mucho Más Que Una Guerra” (Israel: Much More than a War) was aired during primetime news in Florida.

Each series installment featured a different aspect of Israel, below:

Jerusalem: the Shuk

The Christian and Jewish Holy sites in Jerusalem

Coexistence: The work of United Hatzalah (which she visited during the seminar) and Yaffo

Latin Flavor in Israel

Nightlife in Tel Aviv

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