Friday, May 13th, 2016
On May 17, Miami-Dade College’s Idea Center and Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center are partnering together to host the inaugural Startup Nation Conference in Miami. This first of its kind conference is a direct result of last year’s Project Interchange seminar for Miami Entrepreneurs and the MOU between Miami-Dade College and Tel Aviv University that stemmed from Leandro Finol, a participant in the seminar.
Read more about this conference:
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
“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.”
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
“I do have a personal connection to Israel and I wasn’t expecting to walk away with that feeling.”
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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.”
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
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.”
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Texas A&M University announced the launch of its $6 million marine research center that’s expected to contribute to critical projects Israel is pursuing along the Mediterranean Sea. This project, which will open in February in collaboration with the University of Haifa, was guided by Project Interchange alumnus, James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at A&M. Read more about this exciting project in The Times of Israel.
Monday, December 14th, 2015
PI alumnus from September 2015’s delegation of Diplomatic Leadership Simeon Stoilov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago, joined AJC Chicago for a Hanukkah celebration.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
PI Alumnus, Žygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador-at-Large for Europe’s East (Eastern Partnership) Lithuanian MFA, wrote an article about his views of Israel during his Project Interchange seminar.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition gathered photos from AJC Project Interchange’s delegation of Latino Evangelical Leaders and created a slideshow video of their experiences in Israel: https://vimeo.com/143747941.