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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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Upcoming Seminars

EU Officials - May 2016

Indian Opinion Leaders - May 2016

University Presidents and Chancellors - May 2016

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Video Reflections from African Business Leaders [VIDEO]

Andrew Rugasira, Founder and Chief Executive, Good African Coffee, Uganda

“At a personal level it’s been a real mind-opener. From the things we’ve learned about the realities on the ground and also the historical context of the Holocaust. Seeing Yad Vashem was a touching finale to the trip. I’m going back home more informed, more enthusiastic, and more equipped.”

Alumna Writes Op-Ed About India-Israel Relationship

Alumna from Project Interchange’s 2013 Indian Opinion Leaders, Tanvi Madan, wrote an op-ed for Brookings about the state of India’s relationship with Israel, the Modi government’s approach toward that country, and its attempt to de-hyphenate India’s relations with the Israelis and Palestinians.

Participant Reflections from California Student Leaders [VIDEO]

Jordyn Holman, University of Southern California

“I do have a personal connection to Israel and I wasn’t expecting to walk away with that feeling.”

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Alumni in the News

French Parliamentarian Alumnus Speaks Out Against BDS

Claude Goasguen, member of the National Assembly of France, President of the Friends of Israel in France, and PI alumnus from the 2012 delegation of French Parliamentarians, spoke out against BDS and the marking of settlement products. Mr. Goasguen is quoted as stating, “Despite the decision of the EU regarding labeling, the French government is trying to test things and still is not in the implementation state. We do not know what will happen, but I think marking products in particular, and the activities of the BDS movement in general, are very problematic. There are other members of parliament trying to fight it.” Read the full Ynet article.

Azerbaijan Ambassador Quoted in Jerusalem Post

Alumnus of Project Interchange’s 2015 delegation of Diplomatic Leadership, Azerbaijan Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, recently spoke with The Jerusalem Post about the similarities and differences in the Nagorno-Karabakh and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts as well as Azerbaijan’s relationship with Israel. Read the full article here.

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