T-minus 24 Hours to Global Immersion Israel


Columbia Business School students have begun to arrive in Tel Aviv for the week-long Global Immersion Israel: Leadership and Innovation tour.

Led by Professor Todd Jick, Columbia MBA candidates from across the globe – including the United States, China, Philippines, India, Norway, Germany, Paraguay, and Brazil, among others – will spend the week meeting with Israeli business leaders and public officials.

Few economies can claim to have evolved more rapidly than Israel’s in the seventy years since it declared independence. From its modest socialist beginnings, Israel has solidified its place on the vanguard of technological innovation.

Earlier in the semester, guest lectures by Dan Senor (co-author of “Start-Up Nation”) and Seth Siegel (author of “Let There Be Water”) set the stage for what promises to be a week full of conversations about entrepreneurship, the role of government, and business as a form of diplomacy.

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