Miami-Dade College and Tel Aviv University Host Startup Nation Conference

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:

  • Miami Herald: “Miami Dade College, Tel Aviv University to Host Startup Nation Conference” and “How To Think Big: Israeli Entrepreneurs Show How It’s Done
  • Sun Sentinel: “Miami-Dade College Partnering with Tel Aviv University for Startup Nation Conference” and “Startup Nation Conference Considered a Success
  • Knight Foundation: “Miami, Tel Aviv Exchange Insights on Entrepreneurship with Startup Nation Conference
  • Check out the opening video!

    Video Reflections from African Business Leaders [VIDEO]

    Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

    Andrew Rugasira, Founder and Chief Executive, Good African Coffee, Uganda

    “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.”

    Alumna Writes Op-Ed About India-Israel Relationship

    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.

    Participant Reflections from California Student Leaders [VIDEO]

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

    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”

    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.”

    Project Interchange Alumna Writes About Israel-Turkey Relations

    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.”

    Texas A&M University to Open Research Center in Israel

    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.

    PI Alumnus Attends Hanukkah Celebration in Chicago

    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.

    PI Alumnus Writes About Israel Experience in Prominent Lithuanian Publication

    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.

    Latino Evangelical Leaders - Their Time in Israel [VIDEO]

    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: