The 14th Annual Herzliya Conference will focus on the future of the Middle East and its implications for Israel’s national security and resilience. The tectonic motions resulting from the global geopolitical and economic shifts and from the Middle East regional turmoil have yet to settle. These transformative trends warrant a reflection on the future of the Middle East and an assessment of risks and opportunities for Israel and the world.

Positioned in the eye of these storms, Israel must re-examine its national security doctrine and foreign policy and also engage in strategic thinking that will explore possible ways to revive societal resilience and to reinforce solidarity and social entrepreneurship.  

Convening shortly after the nine-month timeframe of the US-led Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and just ahead of the six-month timeframe of the P5+1-Iran negotiations, the 2014 Herzliya Conference will be particularly timely to assess the future of the Middle East and its possible implications for Israel. Thus, the Conference will portray plausible scenarios and game-changing trends, explore risks and opportunities, assess alternative courses for managing the challenges, and develop new strategic directions. 

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation and reflecting its heritage and contribution, the Conference will also address topical issues on Israel’s national agenda, including education, economy, and how to revive its spirit of pioneering and philanthropy.

 Herzliya 2014 will feature Israeli and world leaders of government, business, military, academia, social society, and media. Specially-commissioned senior taskforces will address the principal themes in the Conference agenda and develop concrete policy recommendations. At the Conference, high-level moderated plenary sessions and Herzliya Roundtable discussions (some of which attended by special invitation only) will deliberate the taskforce reports.


The 2014 Herzliya Conference program will officially commence on the afternoon of Sunday, June 8, and conclude on Tuesday evening, June 10. The program will include both plenary and "Herzliya Roundtable" sessions. Several "Herzliya Roundtable" sessions will be open only to EXECUTIVE or GOLD EXECUTIVE PARTICIPANTS or by personal and separate invitation. International participants are invited to join the Herzliya Conference’s field trip in cooperation with IDF to be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.


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