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Meet Our Alumnus of the Month! 

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September 2018 

Stevie Weinberg is the Director of Operations at the International Institute for Counter terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya. At the ICT, Weinberg directs the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism which ended just a few days ago, and where Stevie received a congressional citation from Congressman, Peter King from New York State! Stevie also manages  various large-scale projects for private and public customers - including grants from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Program (with more than 30 partners from academia, business and law enforcement agencies). He leads several initiatives at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy including serving as the first Director of the Shadow Government Program which parallels the actual government and monitors its activities, with students acting as Knesset members and ministers under the guidance of former ministers, member of parliaments and experts. 

Stevie lives in Tel-Aviv with his wife Tai and their two boys Yoni and Tom.


"IDC for me is home - a place where not only I grow professionally and personally under the mentorship of Prof. Boaz Ganor - but even more so, the place where I met Tai during my studies twelve years ago as a freshman at the Lauder School of Government."


Shana Tova!



August 2018

The RRIS has over 500 international love stories.

"It all started in the fall of 2016 when an American and a Swede were studying their Master’s degree at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya.

Back in 2010, Daniel Jacobsson left Europe (Sweden) to proudly serve in the Israeli military. After his service, he continued to the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya where he pursued his Bacherlor’s degree in Government. He decided to continue his education and pursue his Master’s degree in Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security.

In 2012, Liz Iskow went on Taglit and fell in love with Israel. In 2014, Liz graduated from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. After graduation, she moved to Israel to volunteer for MASA Israel Journey and teach English in Rishon LeZion. After her program, she moved back to Miami. But she always felt that she needed to return to Israel. She decided to pursue her Master’s in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at IDC Herzliya.
It was in the fall of 2016 that Daniel and Liz met and fell in love. They met in the class, “American Presidency” and the rest is history.

In June 2018, Daniel and Liz returned to IDC from Washington, D.C. for graduation. The day after they graduated, Daniel proposed to Liz at IDC where they first met."

For more information about the BA in Government contact Sarah Kashani and for more information about the MA in Government contact Karen Yoseph.


Meet Our Alumna of the Month: Adi Eckhouse Barzalai

July 2018

Adi Eckhouse Barzilai is an IDC Computer Science graduate and Zell Alumna with an MBA from Columbia University in NYC. She is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO and marketing executive with more than 10 years of marketing and business development experience from top consumer goods companies (P&G) and large public corporations where she was in charge of business development and marketing, creating brands locally and internationally. She was the founder and CEO of RealFace, a face recognition startup which was acquired by Apple corporation. “For me, IDC is an amazing university and community where I loved being a student and am proud of being an alumna. The opportunity to be at an entrepreneurial university and the amazing Zell program defined my future entrepreneurial path. My time at IDC was not only significant for my career but also one that I look back at as incredibly fun."

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