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.
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?
Israel-Asia Center cocktail reception and interactive panel discussion with Asian millennials changing the face of Israel's future with Asia.
Amb. Mark Sofer
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.
Rebecca Zeffert - Founder & Executive Director, Israel-Asia Center
Scholars Session at the AIPAC Policy Conference, presented by Founder & Executive Director of the Israel-Asia Center, Rebecca Zeffert.
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'.
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?'
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.
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.
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.