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Sunday, March 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
China-Israel Relations: A New Frontier in Jewish Global Engagement

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China's rising economic influence has begun to impact the geopolitics of the Middle East with significant implications for Israel. Simultaneously, bilateral academic, cultural, and commercial exchanges between Israel and China have just begun to hit their stride. Learn how a handful of leading Jewish foundations stepped beyond traditional models of Israel advocacy to catalyze Sino-Israeli exchange, hear a leading Chinese expert's perspective on Israel and the Middle East, and discover exciting new projects to promote understanding and partnerships between Israel and China.


David Becker

Managing Trustee & Executive Director, Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
David Becker is the managing trustee of the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
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Yiyi Chen

Director--Institute for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Peking University
Chen Yiyi is the director of the Institute for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Peking University. Yiyi is a leading Hebrew Bible scholar in China, and recently has pioneered the field of Middle Eastern Peace Studies at Shanghai Jiaotong University. The author of several books, he also... Read More →
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John Fishel

Consultant, Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation
John Fishel served as a professional in the field of Jewish community service for over 30 years. He was an executive of the Allied Jewish Community Services (Federation) for 10 years in Montréal. From 1992–2009 he served as executive of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater... Read More →

Seth Garz

China Program Advisor, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Seth Garz advises leading Jewish foundations on programs to promote academic, cultural, and policy exchange between China and the Jewish people with an emphasis on Sino-Israeli exchange. Fluent in Mandarin with experience living in China, Seth strives to bring cultural nuance to helping... Read More →
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Tsameret Zohar

Israel-Asia Relations Manager, Council for Higher Education--Israel
Tsameret Zohar is the Israel-Asia academic relations manager of the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE). She oversees the promotion of student exchange programs, joint research and academic collaborations between Israel, China and India. Prior to joining the CHE, Tsameret co-founded... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Maple Room Beverly Hilton

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