China's Rise &
The Global Israel Initiative

8th Annual Conference on Israel's China Policy

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Hybrid Conference

8-11 am

U.S. Eastern

2-5 pm

Central European

3-6 pm


4-7 pm

Abu Dhabi

5:30-8:30 pm

New Delhi

8-11 pm


9 pm-Midnight



Key Themes

  • Introduction to the Global Israel Initiative
  • The First Middle East War in the Era of Great Power Competition – Key Takeaways
  • The View from China: The Global Arena, the Middle East, and Israel
  • Europe and China-U.S. Relations: Should Israel Take Notes?
  • Israel’s Indo-Pacific Future: From Regional to Middle Power on the Global Stage
  • Beijing, Moscow, Teheran: A Tale of Three Cities – What it Means for the World and Israel
  • India-Middle East-Europe Corridor (IMEC): A Regional and/or Global Realignment?


  • Amb. Efraim Halevy, Former Chief of the Mossad
  • Ms. Carice Witte, Founder & Executive Director, SIGNAL Group
  • Mr. Ehud Yaari, Middle East Commentator, Channel 12 News; Lafer International Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Mr. Nitzan Horowitz, Former Minister of Health and Member of the Security Cabinet
  • Dr. Rush Doshi, Former Deputy Senior Director for China and Taiwan Affairs on President Biden’s National Security Council
  • Prof. ZHANG Yuyan, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Amb. Vijay Gokhale, Former Foreign Secretary of India
  • Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Mr. Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Prof. Dima Adamsky, Laudrer School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Reichman University
  • Prof. HUANG Renwei, Executive Vice Dean, Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, Fudan University
  • Prof. Kazuto Suzuki, Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
  • Ms. Abigaël Vasselier, Director Policy & European Affairs/Head of Program Foreign Relations, MERICS
  • Dr. JIN Ling, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)
  • Dr. ZHAO Hai, Director, International Politics Research Department, National Think Tank for Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Prof. HONGDA Fan, Middle East Studies Institute (MESI) of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
  • Brig. Gen. (res.) Dr. Alaa Abu-Rukun, Head of Aerospace & Defense Sector, Deloitte Israel; Former Military Secretary to the President and Former IDF Military Attaché to China