US Alumni Events

Israel Unwrapped: Startup Nation - Understanding Israeli Innovation

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Jonathan Medved on Startup Nation: On May 10, 2016, venture capitalist Jonathan Medved, the co-founder and CEO of Ourcrowd, an equity crowdfunding platform for Israel startup companies, discussed Israel’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped Alumni Briefing: Integration

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Fentahun Assefa Dawit on the Integration of Ethiopian Israelis: On March 15, 2016, the director of Tebeka, an organization that works for justice and equality for Ethiopian Israelis, discussed the successes and challenges of the integration of Ethiopian immigrants into Israeli society.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped Alumni Briefing: Israel and Global Terror

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Amichai Magen on Israel and Global Terror: On January 13, 2016, counterterrorism expert Amichai Magen discussed the global fight against violent extremism, highlighting the methods Israel is using to reduce terrorism within its own borders.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped Alumni Briefing: Future of Christianity in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Rabbi David Rosen on the Future of Christianity in the Middle East: On February 18, 2016, Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, discussed existential threats to the survival of Christianity in the Middle East, especially the at-risk populations in Syria and Iraq.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped: Implications and Outcomes of President Obama’s Visit to Israel featuring Aluf Benn

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Aluff Benn, editor-at-large for Haaretz, discusses the the outcome of President Obama’s historic visit to Israel in this frank and timely brief to our Project Interchange alumni on March 22nd.  Of particular note is the breaking news that occurs mid conference call, discussing the call from Israel to Turkey, which took place that morning.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped: Israel Voted–Now What? featuring Gil Hoffman

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Shortly after the Israeli Elections in January 2013, Project Interchange convened an alumni conference call on February 6th featuring Gil Hoffman.  Mr. Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post and discussed the impact of the Israeli elections with alumni. Mr. Hoffman spent considerable time discussing the come-from-no-where, second place showing by the newcomer Yesh Atid party headed by former news anchor Yair Lapid.

The full conference call can be heard here:

Israel Unwrapped: Playing Israeli Politics with Dr. Reuven Hazan

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Dr. Reuven Hazan, professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, delivers a sweeping overview of the Israeli political system.  In this recording of a conference call to PI Alumni on December 18th, 2012, Dr. Hazan tells who is what, what is what, and why does it matter.  Hear the full call here:

Israel Unwrapped: Situation in Israel and Gaza with Dr. Jonathan Spyer

Monday, November 19th, 2012

On November 16th, 2012, Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), discussed the situation in Gaza and Israel in a conference call to Project Interchange Alumni. The call occured midway through what is now known as Operation Pillar of Defense.  Hear the full call here:

Israel Unwrapped: Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout with David Makovsky

Friday, October 19th, 2012

David Makovsky, Senior Fellow and Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process, was the featured speaker of a PI Alumni conference call on October 17th, 2012.  You can hear a recording of the call here.

Israel Unwrapped: Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On October 17th, 2012, PI hosted a David Makovsky briefing entitled “Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout”.   A recording of the event can be found below.

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