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. 


News Pause

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 Herzliya Conference is Israel's foremost global policy annual gathering, drawing together the most senior Israeli and international participants from government, business and academia to address pressing national, regional and global issues. The center stage for Middle East risk assessment and policy analysis, the Conference agenda covers a broad span of issues, ranging from nuclear proliferation and the Middle East peace process to world finance and energy security.(More…)

Previous Conferences


Previous Conferences

The 14th Conference 2014

The 13th Conference 2013

The 12th Conference 2012

The 11th Conference 2011

The 10th Conference 2010

The 9th Conference   2009

The 8th Conference   2008

The 7th Conference  2007

The 6th Conference   2006

The 5th Conference   2004

The 4th Conference   2003

The 3rd Conference   2002

The 2nd Conference  2001

The 1st Conference   2000



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.


Jump to page content