Second Herzliya Conference

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The Second Herzliya Conference took place on 16-18 December 2001.[1]


Sunday, December 16, 2001

17:00 Reception

18:00 Opening Session: Transforming the National Agenda

Address of the President of Israel

The Record of the Balance

A Strategic Look at International Relations, Israel, and the Jewish People

The New Strategic Landscape

19:30 Dinner and Lighting of Hanukkah Candles

Lighting of the Eighth Hanukkah Candle

Musical Interlude

The International System in the Aftermath of September 11

Monday, December 17, 2001

08:30 – 10:30 Second Session: The International System and its Challenges

  • Chair: Prof. Ehud Sprinzak, Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Defense Policy in the Face of Change in the International System

  • Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan, Head of the National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office

The Coming of the Global Leviathan

  • Prof. Yehezkel Dror, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University

'Future Architectures for Israel’s Foreign Relations Task Force Report


11:00 – 13:00 Third Session: The Balance and Future of the Peace Process

  • Chair: Avi Gil, Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

'The Balance Sheet of the Peace Process

Unilateral Disengagement – A Comparative Analysis

The Future of the Arab-Jewish Conflict


13:00 Lunch

The Security Dimension in a Policy of the Jewish People

14:30 – 16:00 Fourth Session: The Jewish World and National Strength

  • Chair: Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University

The Strengthening of the Post-Soviet Jewish Community and its Connection with Israel

The Jewish People as a Strategic Asset – Task Force Report


  • Opened by: Brig. Gen. (Res.) Israela Oron, Deputy Head, National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office;
  • Prof. David Harman, CEO, Teachlink.

16:30 – 18:30 Fifth Session: The Media Environment and its Implications

Media and Policy in the Global Space

  • Prof. Yirmiyahu Yovel, Department of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the New School of Social Research, New York

Target Audiences, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy - A Marketing Perspective

  • Prof. Jerry Wind, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Information Policy in the Information Age – Task Force Report

  • Mr. Nachman Shai, Chair of the Council, Israel Broadcasting Authority


  • 18:45 – Ms. Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor to the President of the United States (live via satellite)

19:30 Dinner

Israeli Diplomacy in an Era of Change

  • MK Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

08:30 – 10:30 Sixth Session: National Security and the War against Terror

Concepts of Security in a Time of Change

Deterrence Capability - Missions and Possibilities – Task Force Report

Deterring Rogue States


11:00 – 13:00 Seventh Session: Changing Security Concepts and Force Structure

  • Chair: Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Yaron, Director-General, Ministry of Defense

'The Balance Sheet of the War

Directions in Security Concepts and Force Structure


  • Opened by: MK Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Chair, Knesset Subcommittee on Strategic Posture and Force Structure

13:00 Lunch

New National Priorities for Israel

14:30 – 16:30 Eighth Session: Foundations of National Security: Society, Education and Governance

'The Social Basis of National Security

  • Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor, Chair, National Security Studies Center, Haifa University

Israel’s Strategic Defense Policy During the Fight Against Terror

  • Mr. Ehud Barak, Former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

Nationalism and Education – Task Force Report


17:00 -19:00 Ninth Session: Economic Viability and National Security

Achieving Economic Strength – National, Political and Social Subsistence, Competitiveness and Accomplishment – Task Force Report

Changes in Market Structure and National Security

The Defense Industry’s Contribution to the Israeli Economy

Pulling the Wagon Out of the Mud Without Breaking the Chain - Technological Change, Recession, and Inequality


19:00 – 19:30 Closing Session and Gala Dinner

Dynamic Defense Strategies in the Current Middle East Reality

Realigning Government


  • Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair and Director, Institute of Policy and Strategy, Lauder School of Government, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.[2]


  1. The 2nd Conference - 2001,, accessed 7 June 2012.
  2. Conference Schedule, The Second Conference - 2001,, accessed 7 June 2012.