Alumni in the News
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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