The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya 

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, founded over a decade ago by Prof. Uriel Reichman, is one of the leading and most prestigious academic institutions in Israel today. Modeled on distinguished private universities in the United States, IDC is a non-profit corporate entity, receiving no direct government subsidies, and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research and education.

IDC seeks to train the future leaders of Israel and to nurture the business, political, and judicial leadership of the highest caliber.  In order to achieve these goals, the IDC provides a unique and innovative interdisciplinary education, combining academic study with practical training.  Since its inception in 1994, world-class faculty from leading universities in Israel and around the world have contributed their rich experience to research, develop, enhance, and teach at the IDC. 

 

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya offers undergraduate programs in diplomacy and strategy, public administration and policy, homeland security and counter-terrorism, Middle Eastern studies, and international conflict resolution. Undergraduate programs are offered both in Hebrew and English. 

The school also offers a master's degree program that allows students to choose one of two tracks: M.A. with thesis or M.A. with specializations. Students who opt for the M.A. with specializations may choose one of three areas of specialization: Diplomacy and Conflict Studies (in English), Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies (in English) or Public Policy and Administration (in Hebrew). Each program prepares students for an academic career and provides students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to improving government and the analytic tools for a career in both the public and private sectors.

The Lauder School's research centers and institutes include the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA), the Program in Applied Decision Analysis (PADA), the Center for European Studies, the Institute for Eurasian Studies, and the Project on Improving Government in Israel.