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Project Interchange

Since 1982, AJC Project Interchange has brought approximately 6,000 of the world’s most influential voices to Israel from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

Through its week-long seminars, Project Interchange exposes diverse leaders of today and tomorrow to the complex issues facing Israeli society.

An educational institute of AJC, Project Interchange relies on donors who support its unique purpose and the measurable results its programs yield.

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Alumni Venture Fund Recipient Publishes Article

2016 Alumni Venture Fund Recipient, Dr. Joshua Sinai (Counter-Terrorism Experts 2002), published his article in The Journal of Counter Terrorism & Homeland Security International, “Israeli United States Cooperation: In Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Benefits to the U.S.”

Dr. Sinai received one of the first grants from AJC Project Interchange’s Alumni Venture Fund, which supports impactful Israel-related projects and programs led by Project interchange alumni.

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PI Awards Two Alumni Venture Fund Grants

Project Interchange is excited to announce the first recipients of Alumni Venture Fund Grants.

Project Interchange provides a limited number of grants of up to $1,000 biannually to support impactful Israel-related projects and programs led by Project interchange alumni.

The venture fund aims to:
• Encourage alumni to develop initiatives inspired by their Project Interchange experience.
• Enable alumni to deepen their relationships with Israel and its people.
• Provide alumni with resources and connections to realize ambitious initiatives.
• Empower alumni to extend the impact of their Israel experience to others.

Congratulations to the first two recipients:

Ronak Desai (Indian American Media and Policy Leaders 2012): Writing a series of articles on the U.S.-India-Israel trilateral relationship

Joshua Sinai (Counter-Terrorism Experts 2002): Writing an in-depth report on Israel’s home front command–best practices for United States emergency preparedness.

The second grant cycle will begin in April.

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Alumni in the News

PI Alumna Honored by AJC Berlin Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations

AJC Project Interchange alumna Düzen Tekkal received the AJC Berlin Ramer Award for Courage in the Defense of Democracy. She was honored “for her passion to protect democracy and human rights through her unremitting efforts to document the horrors of the ISIS genocide against the Yazidi people.”

PI Alumnus Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism on Campus

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

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