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Japan Earthquake: What will be the long-term political and economic impact?
April 1, 2011
Prof. Ehud Harari

Two scenarios, optimistic and pessimistic, drawing on different interpretations of Japanese “past experience” and “national character” can be envisaged of the long-term political and economic implications of the triple disaster in Japan. I call them the Isaiah and Jeremiah Visions, respectively.


The struggle of Asian micro-entrepreneurs who have built a future in Israel
March 1, 2011
Amandine Desille & Larry Luxner

Asian micro-entrepreneurs in Israel, their stories, hopes, and concerns.


Q&A with: Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer
September 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
David Zev Harris

Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, on agritech, diplomacy and Bollywood


8 Ways Israel and China Intersect in Clean Energy
July 1, 2010
Maya Keidar

China is investing billions in environmental technologies, and while Israel’s sun always seemed to shine in the West, it’s looking to its new eastern friend to implement ideas and solutions that work.  Maya Keidar takes a look at 8 case studies marking fruitful clean energy cooperation between Israel and China.


Q&A with: Michael Granoff – Head of Oil Independence Policies at Better Place
July 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Rebecca Zeffert

Head of Oil Independence Policies at Better Place – the global provider of electric vehicle networks and services – talks to the Israel-Asia Center about the company’s pilot projects in China and Japan and why he believes China is the tipping point for electric vehicles.

 


China: The Dilemma of Climate Change & Energy Supply
July 18, 2010
Special Israel-Asia Center Report
Dr. Richard Hardiman

China water and energy expert, Dr. Richard Hardiman, provides an in-depth analysis of China’s energy and climate change challenges and what it’s doing to green-up.


Q&A with: Prof. Dorairajan Balasubramanian – President, Indian Academy of Sciences
June 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Yehonathan Tommer

Professor D. Balasubramanian is President of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Director of Research at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in the State of Hyderabad.


Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
May 1, 2010
Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
Interview & Photos: by Rebecca Zeffert & David Zev Harris

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jun on the Shanghai Expo, and challenges of urbanization and sustainability facing China’s growing cities.


Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Israel Consul General to Shanghai, Jackie Eldan
April 2, 2010
Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Israel Consul General to Shanghai, Jackie Eldan
David Harris

Mr. Jackie Eldan is the Consul General of the State of Israel in Shanghai.

Here he talks with the Israel-Asia Center’s David Harris about Israel’s pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai and how Israel’s participation is helping pave better cultural and economic relations with China.


China at 60 Series: Interview with Prof. Joseph Shalhevet
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Prof. Joseph Shalhevet
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

Prof. Joseph Shalhevet became Israel’s first official representative to China prior to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992. “Our presence gradually instilled into the consciousness of the international community, especially in the Middle East, that the normalization of relations between China and Israel is an irreversible process.”