The Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy


The Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) conducts projects and research on a broad analytical scope, concentrating on identifying emerging issues and trends crucial to Israel’s national policy and decision-making process including: national security and strategy; foreign policy; the Jewish people; and social policy and education. Drawing on its range of networks and convening power, IPS fosters informed dialogue and debate which impact national policy by producing and following the implementation of pragmatic responses, strategic directions and policy solutions.

Israel’s premier global policy gathering, the Annual Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel’s National Security, is the flagship of IPS activities. The Conference exclusively draws together international and Israeli participants from the highest levels of government, business and academia to address the most pressing national, regional and global issues.

The Conference proceedings, reports and recommendations provide leaders with timely and authoritative assessments and policy recommendations needed to guide their organizations through challenging geopolitical, economic and social developments. As strategic, political processes and events emanating from an ever-turbulent Middle East increasingly impact the global arena, the deliberations at Herzliya cover a broad span of issues, ranging from nuclear proliferation and the Middle East peace process to finance, energy security and global warming.

Volunteering at IPS
IPS offers IDC Herzliya students – mainly third-year students in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy – the opportunity to volunteer on the administrative staff of its annual Herzliya Conference and gain exposure to content and events that are a significant part of their studies. For additional information, email

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