Message from IPS Director

In September 2009, I accepted the offer of Prof. Uriel Reichman and of Mr. Israel Makov to assume the position of Director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) and Chairman of the Annual Herzliya Conference Series. Over the years, the IPS and its flagship event, the Herzliya Conference, have become internationally renowned for addressing national, regional and global pressing issues. The Herzliya Conference is a center stage for policy and through its deliberations, it frames critical issues, facilitates informed debates, and yields concrete and applicable strategies. 


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The 2011 Herzliya Assessment
Critical Junctures for Israel – World and Middle East in Turmoil, May 2011 Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Rothschild and Tommy Steiner
The Eleventh Annual Herzliya Conference
February 6-9, 2011
Herzliya Roundtable Sessions
(By Invitation only)


The 11th Conference - 2011

The 11th Annual Herzliya Conference – 2011 

February 6-9, 2011 

Campus of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel. 


The 2011 Herzliya Assessment 


Working Papers, Presentations & Documents


2011 Photos Gallery  


VOD from the eleventh conference  


2011 was a critical juncture of game-changing developments that required international decision-making regarding a broad and daunting array of issues to include strategic directions of the key regional actors, the Middle East Peace Process, the future of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, domestic political stability in the Middle East, energy and natural resource security and geopolitics, regional and global economic governance, as well as new forms of cyber and missile warfare and the attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. Shaping regional and international policy debates, the deliberations at Herzliya also addressed Israeli responses to these challenges and strategies to pro-actively confront the "soft war" launched against the legitimacy of Israel's right to self-defense, its inherent obligation to vigorously pursue its national interests, and even its very existence as a Jewish state.


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