Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Hebrew: המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה Ha-Merkaz ha-Bentehumi Hertseliyya; abbreviated IDC Herzliya) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian research college in Herzliya, Israel. It was founded in 1994 by Uriel Reichman based on the model of the American Ivy League Universities. It is located in Herzliya, in the Tel Aviv District, and is classified as an independent non-budgeted academic institution. It grants undergraduate degrees, post-graduate degrees, and is set to begin awarding PhD degrees.
|Motto||Leadership of the future|
|Colors||Navy, Gold, and White|
IDC Herzliya has 8,000 students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including 2,000 international students from 86 countries around the world (about 36% of which are from Europe and 31% of which are from North America).
In 2014, IDC law graduates achieved the highest passing rate at the national bar examination of all Israeli academic institutions. Moreover, IDC Herzliya ranked first of 66 Israeli academic institutions in terms of student satisfaction for four consecutive years. In addition, IDC Herzliya has been the only academic institution in the world that has won the international Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law competition, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in consecutive years, winning it twice, in 2010 and 2011.
The faculty includes professors who are involved with and hold professorships at various other universities, with a high percentage of Ivy League universities such as Harvard University, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.[not in citation given] IDC Herzliya offers a program in political science, with specialization in diplomacy and counter-terrorism, and hosts the Institute for Counter-Terrorism.
IDC Herzliya was ranked first in a survey that examined the treatment in Israeli academic institutions towards students who serve in the IDF. It was the first academic institution to recognize active reserve service as equivalent to academic credits. In addition, IDC students who serve in the reserve forces enjoy significant assistance during their studies.
The campus is located in Herzliya, six miles north of Tel Aviv, on the grounds of a former Israeli Air Force base that served as the first fighter base during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and then as the main Anti-aircraft warfare school until 1992.
IDC Herzliya has a highly developed Entrepreneurship Club where you can join a start-up accelerator. Herzliya is a major start-up hub in Israel. Fledgling startups and giant multinationals settle down in Herzliya. To name but a few, Apple, Microsoft and IBM are headquartered in Herzliya. The environment for start-ups in Herzliya and Tel-Aviv is more than sufficient to ensure success.
The first class at IDC Herzliya consisted of 360 students. Over the years, leading professors from Israel and the US have joined the faculty, additional schools have been opened and the student body has grown to 6,500. IDC Herzliya was founded on the belief that an independent nonprofit college unfettered by bureaucracy and an external agenda could make a significant contribution to Israeli society and its future leadership. IDC offers innovative interdisciplinary degree programs that employ advanced information technology while providing a solid understanding of the region and its geopolitical relevance in the world.
In 2012, Israel Chemicals helped to found the School of Sustainability, which will focus on environmentally conscious business development and entrepreneurship. Graduates will be awarded a BA in sustainability studies.
The Herzliya Conference, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, is Israel's center stage for the articulation of national policy by its most prominent leaders, including the Israeli President, the Prime Minister, the IDF Chief of General Staff, and the leading contenders for high political office. Among the speakers of Herzliya Conference, Israel’s foremost global policy annual gathering were French president Nicolas Sarkozy, NATO- General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen , US-Secretaries of State, Condoleeza Rice and Dr. Henry Kissinger, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and many more notable participants.
Uriel Reichman, president and founder of IDC Herzliya, holds a JSD from the University of Chicago and is the former dean of the Law Faculty at Tel Aviv University. Rafi Melnick is the provost.Amnon Rubinstein, chairperson of the Appointments Committee, is a former Israeli minister of education. Aharon Barak, president emeritus of the Israeli Supreme Court, is a member of the Higher Academic Committee and a lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law at IDC.
IDC Herzliya offers degrees in law, business, government, computer science, communications, economics and psychology. It consists of the Radzyner Law School, Arison School of Business, Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Sammy Ofer School of Communications, Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Tiomkin School of Economics, School of Sustainability Founded by Israel Corp., ICL & ORL, and the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS).
Raphael Recanati International SchoolEdit
The Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) offers programs in English for overseas students. International students learn side by side with Israelis and are involved in all aspects of campus life. The Raphael Recanati International School has grown significantly and now makes up one-fourth of the student body at IDC Herzliya.
Programs offered by RRIS:
- Business Administration Program (BA & Global MBA);
- Business Administration and Economics (BA double major);
- Government Program (BA & MA);
- Government and Sustainability (BA double major);
- Communications Program (BA);
- Psychology (BA);
- Social Psychology (MA);
- Organizational Behavior and Development (MA);
- Computer Science (BSc);
- Financial Economics (MA);
- Exchange Programs
IDC Herzliya offers a variety of leadership programs:
- Zell Entrepreneurship Program
- Argov Fellows Program in Leadership and Diplomacy
- Rabin Leadership Program
- OFEK Forum for Involvement in Security and Social Issues
- Honors Track in Decision Making and Strategy
- Nevzlin Center for Jewish Peoplehood Studies
- The Israel at Heart Program
- The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies (https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/zmi)
IDC Herzliya is home to 23 research institutes and centers:
- Advanced Reality Lab
- Asper Institute for New Media Diplomacy
- Center for European Studies
- Center for Internet Psychology (CIP)
- Deepness Lab
- Entrepreneurship Center
- Fact Center
- Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute
- Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA)
- IDC Elevator
- IDC Institute for LD and ADHD
- IDC Social Cognition and Psychophysiology Laboratory
- Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
- Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS)
- Maytiv Center
- Media Innovation Lab (miLAB)
- Nevzlin Center for Jewish Peoplehood Studies
- POPDM – Political Psychology and Decision Making
- Program in Applied Decision Analysis (PADA)
- Project for New Governance in Israel
- Program in Political Psychology
- Rothschild Caesarea Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management
- The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies
- Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute
- Unit for Applied Neuroscience
Approximately one quarter of the students on campus hail from outside Israel. IDC Herzliya students come from 83 countries to study at the Raphael Recanati International School. IDC Herzliya students initiate, lead and participate in dozens of activities on behalf of the community, including legal aid clinics to help those of limited financial means; programs to mentor and tutor elementary-school pupils; activities for at-risk youth; the ensemble project in which students teach classical music in an underprivileged neighborhood in the city; and dozens of other volunteer initiatives that students launched on behalf of the weaker sectors of the community. Students are also active in a variety of clubs and performing arts groups.
The Debate Club of the IDC Herzliya is a framework designed to provide the qualifications necessary in the field of speech and rhetoric. In 2012, the debate team of the Raphael Recanati international school won second place in the European championships in Belgrade. It was the only team from Israel to reach the final (in the category of “English as a second language”).
In 2012, IDC Herzliya won first place for women’s basketball, first place for men’s beach volleyball, first place men and women’s windsurf and second place for debate.
|School Name||Programs of Study||Notes|
|Radzyner School of Law||First degree program: LL.B. plus B.A. in business administration or in government;
Second degree program: LL.M.
|First degree program is combined – all students must study to simultaneously earn two different degrees (LL.B. plus B.A.)|
|Arison School of Business||First degree program: B.A. in business administration or in business administration and economics;
Second degree program: M.B.A. in business administration and economics
|The B.A program in Business administration offers three major areas of specialization: Finance, Marketing and Internet.|
|Efi Arazi School of Computer Science||First degree program: B.A. in computer science;||In this specific B.A program there are no majors or minors specialization programs. However, elective courses are possible to be taken by the program's students and those elective courses are designed specially for Computer Science topics.|
|Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy||First degree program: B.A. in government;||A Master's program in government has recently been introduced. The program will be launched in October 2008.|
|Sammy Ofer School of Communications||B.A. in communications||This program offers its students to choose between three major specializations which are Marketing, Visual Content and Interactive Communications. Students are able also to choose a minor program in entrpreneurship, business administration or government in addition to their degree.|
|Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology||First degree programs: B.A. in Psychology;||Possible complementary domains: business administration, government, communications or social thought.|
|Tiomkin School of Economics||B.A. in Economics||Different versions of this program are offered: First option is a double major in Economics with another equal major in Accounting, Business Administration or Sustainability. Second option is to choose a minor studies division in Network Science, Computer Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or Psychology.|
|School of Sustainability||B.A in Sustainabilityoisffered onby the IDC ly together with another main B.A subject as Government or Economics.s[clarification needed]|
|Raphael Recanati International School||B.A. in business administration;Second degree program: MBA in business administration; M.A. in Organizational Behavior and Development||Programs' contents are equal to those of the same programs in other IDC schools, but the language of instruction is, instead, English.|
|Adelson School of Entrepreneurship||Full degree is not offered at the moment but special academic programs are available for relevant applicants. To name a few: IDC Beyond, Zell, CO-OP Startup Experience and more...|
- Alex Mintz, Former dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy
- Zvi Eckstein, dean of the Tiomkin School of Economics and the Arison School of Business, previously served as Deputy Governor Bank of Israel and as a lecturer in leading U.S. universities
- Aharon Barak, former President of the Israeli Supreme Court
- Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, National Security
- Tal Ben-Shahar, author and lecturer on positive psychology
- Boaz Ganor, dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism [ICT]
- Yossi Maaravi, author and lecturer on negotiation, decision making and creativity
- Shavit Matias, former Deputy Attorney General of Israel
- Amnon Rubinstein, former Israeli Minister of communications and education
- Shaul Shay, military historian
- Bruce Hoffman, political analyst
- Ely Karmon, political scientist
- Itzhak Levanon, diplomat, Israel's ambassador to Egypt from 2009 to 2011
- Shaul Mishal, political scientist
- Karine Nahon, information scientist
- Ron Prosor, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015 and Ambassador to the United Kingdom
- Iftach Ian Amit, information security expert
- Yael Arad, Olympic judoka
- Vered Buskila, Olympic sailor
- Roni Duani, singer
- Gal Gadot, actress
- Yoel Hasson, Member of the Knesset (Kadima)
- Orly Levy, Member of the Knesset (independent)
- Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- Tomer Or, Israeli fencer
- Yoel Razvozov, Olympic judoka, Member of the Knesset (Yesh Atid)
- Steven Sotloff, journalist
- Ariel Ze'evi, Olympic judoka
Board of DirectorsEdit
- Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime minister and Minister of Defence
- Yishai Beer, former general in the Israel Defense Forces
- Prof. Boaz Ganor, dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism [ICT]
- Daniel C. Kurtzer, Former Ambassador of the United States to Israel and to Egypt; S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
- Itzhak Levanon,diplomat, Israel's ambassador to Egypt from 2009 to 2011
- Tamir Pardo, Former Head of the Mossad
- Ron Prosor, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015 and Ambassador to the United Kingdom
- Uriel Reichman, Founder and President of IDC Herzliya
- Silvan Shalom, Former Senior Vice Prime-Minister of the State of Israel
- Zalman Shoval, Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States
- Ronald S. Lauder, American businessman, art collector, philanthropist, and political activist
- Zalman Shoval, diplomat, former Israeli ambassador to the United States
- Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Leonid Nevzlin, co-founder of Yukos oil company, Russian-born Israeli businessman and philanthropist
International Advisory BoardEdit
- R. Nicholas Burns, Former US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- Robert Hutchings, Former Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
- Edward N. Luttwak, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International studies (CSIS); Consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force
- Stephen Peter Rosen, Former Director of Political-Military Affairs at the White House National Security Council; Harvard College Professor and the Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University
- Gary Samore, Former President Obama’s White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD);Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- R. James Woolsey Jr., Former Director of CIA; Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
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