In July 2017 Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC, led a seven-strong academic delegation to Beijing, China, including:
Prof. Boaz Ganor , Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Strategy and Diplomacy; Director & Founder of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism
Major General (Ret.) Amos Gilead, Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy and Chair of the Herzliya Conference
Prof. Rafi Melnick, Professor at the Tiomkin School of Economics and the Lauder School of Government, Strategy and Diplomacy; former Provost of IDC and member of the Monetary Committee of the Bank of Israel
Ambassador Ron Prosor, Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy; former Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations (2011 – 2015)
Prof. Yoav Yair, Dean of the School of Sustainability Founded by Israel Corp., ICL & ORL
Dr Eric Zimmerman Director of Research and Global Engagement
The overall outcome of the mission was to stamp IDC’s footprint in China, through high-level roundtable discussions with key institutions; further engagement with existing partners and development of new ones; and meeting the newly appointed H.E. Ambassador Mr Zvi Heifetz.
Core to this mission was a roundtable policy discussion held at the China Central Party School (CCPS) on the topic of Global Crisis Management.
Led by Prof. Wang Dongjing, Vice President of the CCPS, and Prof. Uriel Reichman, the participants shared their views on developing tomorrow’s leaders in order to confront 21st century challenges; Israel in the Geo-Political Arena; the Art of Counter-Terrorism- Countering Local and Global Terrorism Threats; Economic Risks to a Future Economic Downturn; International Diplomacy as an Answer to Global Crises; and Future Regional Climate Change and Natural Disasters in the Middle East.
This form of two-track dialogue is a strong vehicle for bridging peoples and such series of roundtable discussions will continue on a regular basis, convening the next roundtable in Herzliya in 2018.
Other meetings involved: a roundtable discussion on counter terrorism and security (20 attendees), co-hosted by the Ministry of Public Security and the Embassy of the State of Israel; a workshop on economy and sustainability with the Institute of Quantitative & Technical Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (8 attendees); interviews with Caixin Media and Phoenix TV; and a series of individual meetings with the China Scholarships Council (who agreed to provide scholarships to semester abroad students), the Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Tsinghua University (with whom we signed renewal student exchange agreement and agreed to expand relationship to visiting faculty and research); the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) (with whom we agreed to sign a student echange agreement); and the Chief Economist of the People’s Bank of China.