The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya 


IDC Herzliya is Israel’s first private Institution for Higher Education. Founded by renowned Israeli Professor Uriel Reichman in 1994, IDC Herzliya is a non-profit organization modeled after Ivy League universities in the U.S.

IDC Herzliya’s success has drawn both international recognition and some of the finest lecturers and researchers from around the world to our doorstep. Our faculty is dedicated to IDC Herzliya’s primary goal: giving our students the tools they need to become leaders in all Social Science fields, both in Israel and abroad.

We at IDC Herzliya believe that leadership and social responsibility are elements that are lacking in the Israeli Higher Education system. These elements, coupled with the constant striving for our students’ academic and personal excellence, underlie our programs and activities. IDC Herzliya is an organization dedicated to improving Israel and Israeli society. In addition to the aforementioned goals, we are committed to dealing with issues of: Israel’s social & moral agenda; constitutional & governmental reconstruction; economic growth based on a free enterprise system; reevaluation of Israel’s diplomatic strategies and policies and more.


Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy was established in 1999 thanks to a contribution by Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder. Originally head by the late Prof. Ehud Sprinzak, the Lauder School of Government is modeled on the world’s leading government schools and aims to educate Israel’s future leaders. The school’s curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to develop effective governmental, administrative and social systems as well as to prepare them to fulfill senior positions in national and local government, the public sector and non-profit organizations.

Since its establishment, the Lauder School has attracted leading academics, including the best of Israel’s scholars in the fields of government, public administration, security and intelligence. The Lauder School, headed by Dean Prof. Alex Mintz, offers M.A. and B.A. degrees in five tracks: Diplomacy and Strategy, Conflict resolution; Public administration and policy; the Middle East; Security and terrorism and Political Marketing. Students work with faculty members and lecturers on research projects that are designed to promote better government and improve Israel’s public administration.

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