Past Events


Past Events

No good options on North Korea?
November 6, 2017
Tel Aviv | Israel

On November 6, the Israel-Asia Center - in partnership with the Israel Council on Foreign Relations - held a high-level discussion with leading Israeli and international experts that explored the regional and international implications of a nuclear North Korea. What are the foreseeable actions of North Korea’s neighbors, and the United States? What is Israel’s perspective given its efforts against the Iranian nuclear agreement? What – if any – are the economic, diplomatic and military options on the table? Are there now really no good options when it comes to North Korea?

The event coincided with President Trump's 12-day visit to North East Asia, where North Korea dominated his talks with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea.

Training India’s 400 Million Millennials
September 10, 2017
Tel Aviv | Israel

India is on track to become the world’s youngest country with the largest workforce. According to Forbes, the country’s more than 400 million millennials—those born after 1982—account for a third of India’s population and 46% of its workforce. And according to Ernst and Young, the Indian workforce will grow to 900 million strong by 2020. However, only 2.3% of its workforce has received any formal skills training. How is India dealing with the challenge of training the world’s largest workforce? And how is this challenge giving rise to new tech opportunities?

NextGen: Israel-Asia – The Asian millennials changing the face of Israel’s future with Asia
June 8, 2017
New York | USA

Israel-Asia Center cocktail reception and interactive panel discussion with Asian millennials changing the face of Israel's future with Asia.

2016-17 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship: Concluding Event
May 21, 2017
Keynote :

Amb. Mark Sofer

Tel Aviv | Israel

Event & cocktail reception marking the conclusion of the 2016-2017 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship. With keynote speaker Ambassador Mark Sofer, Deputy Director-General, Asia and the Pacific, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Israel's Former Ambassador to India.

Israel-Asia 2050: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
March 21, 2016
Keynote :

Rebecca Zeffert - Founder & Executive Director, Israel-Asia Center

Washington, D.C. | United States

Scholars Session at the AIPAC Policy Conference, presented by Founder & Executive Director of the Israel-Asia Center, Rebecca Zeffert.

Shaping An Israel-Asia Future Through Innovation
March 17, 2016
New York | United States

Cocktail reception event at the home of Israeli Consul General to New York, Amb. Ido Aharoni, with presentations by Seth Siegel – Author, Let There Be Water - on 'Hydro-diplomacy: Israel’s use of water technology for Asia engagement', and Rebecca Zeffert – Founder & Executive Director, Israel-Asia Center - on 'Empowering the future leaders of Israel-Asia relations'.

China’s One Belt One Road Policy: How does Israel fit into the bigger picture?
December 6, 2015
Tel Aviv | Israel

On December 6, 2015, the Israel-Asia Center held an event at the 2015 Globes Israel Business Conference on 'China's One Belt One Road Policy: How does Israel fit into the bigger picture?'

Launch of Start-Up Nation in Bahasa Indonesian
November 11, 2015
Jakarta | Indonesia

In November 2015, 2012-13 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship alum – Aryo – who co-published the Start-Up Nation book in Bahasa Indonesian, held a launch event in Jakarta.

Roundtable: How can we position Jerusalem in Asia as a global innovation hub & international study destination?
May 20, 2015
Jerusalem | Israel

In May, 2015, the Israel-Asia Center held a roundtable discussion between the 2014-15 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellows and key figures in the education and innovation arena in Jerusalem to explore how to position Jerusalem in Asia as a global innovation hub and international study destination.

2013 – 2014 Fellowship Graduation Dinner
May 26, 2014
Keynote :

John Medved

Jerusalem | Israel

On May 26th, 2014, an audience that included government officials and business leaders gathered in Jerusalem to attend the graduation dinner of the 2013-14 Israel-Asia Leadership Fellows.

The dinner highlighted the accomplishments of a diverse group of fellows from China, Israel, India, Japan, and South Korea who spent the last eight months studying in Israel, while developing leadership and professional skills, meeting key figures in Israeli society, and building their own individual fellowship projects to promote Israel-Asia relations.