Alumni in the News

PI Alumnus Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism on Campus

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Richard Herman (University Presidents 2007) published an opinion piece in The Times of Israel, “Free Speech, the Bully Pulpit, and Contemporary Anti-Semitism.” Read More

PI Alumnus and Brazilian Defense Minister Announces Israeli Tech at Rio Olympics

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Raul Jungmann (Brazilian Political Leaders 2015) announced that an Israeli high-resolution imaging satellite is strengthening security during the Olympics and Paralympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

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!

    PI Alumnus Appointed as Brazilian Minister of Defense

    Friday, May 13th, 2016

    Raul Jungmann, PI alumnus from the 2015 delegation of Brazilian Political Leaders, was appointed as Brazil’s Minister of Defense in May 2016. More details of this announcement can be found here.

    Azerbaijani Ambassador Elin Suleymanov Discusses Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and its Effect on Israel’s Region

    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

    Azerbaijani Ambassador to the U.S., Elin Suleymanov, discusses with JNS.org the current conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the possible ripple effects it could have on the Middle East. Full article can be found here.

    French Parliamentarian Alumnus Speaks Out Against BDS

    Monday, April 11th, 2016

    Claude Goasguen, member of the National Assembly of France, President of the Friends of Israel in France, and PI alumnus from the 2012 delegation of French Parliamentarians, spoke out against BDS and the marking of settlement products. Mr. Goasguen is quoted as stating, “Despite the decision of the EU regarding labeling, the French government is trying to test things and still is not in the implementation state. We do not know what will happen, but I think marking products in particular, and the activities of the BDS movement in general, are very problematic. There are other members of parliament trying to fight it.” Read the full Ynet article.

    Azerbaijan Ambassador Quoted in Jerusalem Post

    Thursday, April 7th, 2016

    Alumnus of Project Interchange’s 2015 delegation of Diplomatic Leadership, Azerbaijan Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, recently spoke with The Jerusalem Post about the similarities and differences in the Nagorno-Karabakh and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts as well as Azerbaijan’s relationship with Israel. Read the full article here.

    Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski (alumnus from our 2000 Miami Clergy seminar) received the FANM Lifetime Achievement Award and a key to the city of Miami from Mayor Tomas Regalado. FANM is a non-profit organization empowering Haitian Women of Miami.

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

    Friday, February 5th, 2016

    Congratulations to Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Project Interchange 2013 alumnus and neuroscience pioneer, who has been named Stanford University’s next president: http://stanford.io/20LVWlx. 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

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

    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