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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

Latino Media Leaders - February 2016

German Political Leaders - February 2016

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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.”

Front Page of JPost "Indonesian delegation to Israel: We are going to retell your story"

On the front page of The Jerusalem Post this week was an article about Project Interchange’s delegation of emergency management and relief experts discussing their impressions of Israel prior to their seminar and how it’s change since their arrival. Read the full story to learn what made one of our participants say to an Israeli speaker: “we want to retell your story.”

Project Interchange Alumna Writes About Israel-Turkey Relations

Leyla Tavsanoglu (Turkish Journalists 2004) met with Jason Isaacson, Director of AJC’s Government and International Affairs, in Istanbul. They discussed a range of Middle East issues, including recent efforts to normalize Turkey-Israel relations, the ongoing security threats to Israel from near and far and the need for a truthful rendering of those threats by international news media, and the current state of Turkey-U.S. ties. Their conversation resulted in an article in Gozlem, “Turkey Does Not Trust Washington DC.”

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Alumni in the News

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PI Alumnus, Named as Stanford's Next President

Congratulations to Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Project Interchange 2013 alumnus and neuroscience pioneer, who has been named Stanford University’s next president: Below is a picture of Marc (back row, 3rd from left) in Jerusalem during his Project Interchange seminar.

Project Interchange Alumnus Discusses BDS in Inside Higher Ed

Mark Yudof, PI alumnus from the 2007 University Presidents delegation and president emeritus of the University of California, writes in “BDS and Campus Politics: A Bad Romance” that campuses should never be “safe” from ideas and disagreement. Full article here

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