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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 80 countries.

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

Rhodes Scholars - March 2015

UN African Leaders - March 2015

Miami Entrepreneurs - March 2015

South Florida Journalists - April 2015

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Impact

PI Seminar in Israel for Water Experts Leads to IDE Water Technologies Office in Texas

IDE, an Israeli company and world leader in water treatment solutions, including desalination, announced the opening of a new office in Texas.

The importance? Texas and national experts in Israel on a PI seminar for water experts met with IDE Technologies and formed strong partnerships to help provide Israel’s cutting-edge technologies to Texas, which has been dealing with severe droughts.

What’s more, PI alumnus Mark Ellison, formerly manager of strategic water initiatives for TX Governor Rick Perry, has joined this new endeavor.

Read more here.

PI Alumni writes of bilateral ties with India and Israel

Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, an alumnus from our 2009 Indian American Leaders seminar, writes of India-Israel bilaterial ties in this piece in The Economic Times

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Alumni in the News

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

Aycan Demirel ('06) featured in Ha'aretz: "Fighting 'the same old anti-Semitism’ among German Muslims"

BERLIN – Working with youths in his largely Turkish and Arab neighborhood of Berlin, Aycan Demirel was shocked by the anti-Semitic sentiments he heard mixed with criticism of Israel.

Some 10 years ago Demirel, of Turkish background, co-founded the Kreuzberg Initiative Against Anti-Semitism. It was around the time of the second intifada.

Since then, out of offices on Oranienstrasse, a main drag in the hip Kreuzberg neighborhood, the organization has run pedagogical projects with youths from Turkish and Arab backgrounds, but also with adults. In 2012, the group even took Turkish and Arab teenagers to Israel and the West Bank. The aim was to challenge anti-Semitic attitudes. (Read full article here)

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