Impact

Media Coverage

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The Jerusalem Post: US Mayors Bond with Israel

NY Jewish Life, OpEd by Syracuse (NY) Mayor Stephanie Miner: A Belief in Delivering the Promised Land

Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel: What Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero Learned in Israel

Knoxville Mayor’s Overseas Trip Teaches Strong Lessons; Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero went overseas to Israel with a group of mayors from across the country

Technion and Cornell University Open Joint Campus in New York

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

We are immensely proud to have introduced Cornell’s president to Technion’s in 2010 on the AJC Project Interchange University Presidents seminar. The new joint campus brings together the mastery of Technion, which is synonymous with the “start-up nation,” and Cornell’s long-standing expertise in engineering and computer science. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University inaugurated their joint campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island Sept. 14 as part of their academic partnership, which began six years ago. In 2011, the collaboration was named the winner of then-mayor Mike Bloomberg’s visionary applied sciences competition, the goal of which was diversifying the economy and creating a national hub for tech. The brainchild of this initiative was the Technion-Cornell Institute, a cornerstone of Cornell Tech, which is a graduate school of Cornell University. Read more here.

Alumni Response: Prime Minister Modi Visits Israel

Friday, July 21st, 2017

In early July, Indian Prime Minister Nardendra Modi made an historic first visit to Israel. AJC Project Interchange alumni in the U.S. and India played a role in the visit and are contributing to its ongoing coverage and analysis. Read more.

Alumni Venture Fund Recipient Publishes Article

Monday, June 12th, 2017

2016 Alumni Venture Fund Recipient, Dr. Joshua Sinai (Counter-Terrorism Experts 2002), published his article in The Journal of Counter Terrorism & Homeland Security International, “Israeli United States Cooperation: In Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Benefits to the U.S.”

Dr. Sinai received one of the first grants from AJC Project Interchange’s Alumni Venture Fund, which supports impactful Israel-related projects and programs led by Project interchange alumni.

Media Coverage UNESCO Ambassadors

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

As Israel Opposes UNESCO Jerusalem Resolution, Ambassadors Visit Capital

PI Awards Two Alumni Venture Fund Grants

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Project Interchange is excited to announce the first recipients of Alumni Venture Fund Grants.

Project Interchange provides a limited number of grants of up to $1,000 biannually to support impactful Israel-related projects and programs led by Project interchange alumni.

The venture fund aims to:
• Encourage alumni to develop initiatives inspired by their Project Interchange experience.
• Enable alumni to deepen their relationships with Israel and its people.
• Provide alumni with resources and connections to realize ambitious initiatives.
• Empower alumni to extend the impact of their Israel experience to others.

Congratulations to the first two recipients:

Ronak Desai (Indian American Media and Policy Leaders 2012): Writing a series of articles on the U.S.-India-Israel trilateral relationship





Joshua Sinai (Counter-Terrorism Experts 2002): Writing an in-depth report on Israel’s home front command–best practices for United States emergency preparedness.


The second grant cycle will begin in April.

PI Alumnus Discusses President Rivlin’s Visit to Agra

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Kanchan Gupta (Indian Journalists 2009) discusses Israeli President Rivlin’s decision to visit Agra during his recent trip to India, “CLOSED CIRCLE: How Israel Surprised the World.” Read more.

PI Alumnus Writes About Israeli President’s Visit to India

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Rezaul H. Laskar (Indian Opinion Leaders 2016) writes article for the Hindustan Times regarding Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s visit to India and the effect it will have for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Israel President’s India visit to set stage for PM Modi’s Tel Aviv trip.” Read more.

PI Alumnus Publishes Study About Aligned Interests for Israel and Australia

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Anthony Bergin (Military and Strategic Analysts 2006) published a study with the Begin-Sadat Center of Strategic Studies called “The Wattle and the Olive: A new chapter in Australia and Israel working together.” Read more.

PI Alumnus Publishes Column on the Significance of Shimon Peres

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Carmelo Jordá (European Journalists 2007) wrote a touching opinion piece in Libertad Digital (an online publication based in Madrid), “Lo que Simon Peres significaba para Israel,” translation: “What Shimon Peres meant for Israel.”