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Reichman, Uriel (Prof.)

Founder & President , the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya, served in the paratroopers of the Israel Defense Forces from 1960 to 1963, earning the rank of lieutenant.

As a commander in the IDF Reserves, he fought in the Six Day War, War of Attrition and Yom Kippur War.

Prof. Reichman received both LL.B. and LL.M. (1967) degrees with honors from the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his doctoral degree in law (J.S.D.) at the University of Chicago Law School.

From 1985 to 1990, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. In 1990, he founded Ramot Mishpat Law School, the first private college of its kind in Israel not subsidized by the government.

In the mid-1980s, Prof. Reichman initiated and led the team that formulated a proposal for an Israeli constitution, and subsequently chaired the Movement for a Constitution in Israel. As a result, the Knesset passed legislation in 1992 that turned part of the proposed constitution into Basic Laws.

In 1994, Prof. Reichman founded the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, the first non-profit private institution of higher education in Israel. He has served as its president from its establishment to date.

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Prof. Uriel Reichman-ICT16


The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Professor Reichman discussed the positive aspects of the globalization process, lifting borders between states, but noted that globalization also emphasized a “greater impact of the darkest side of human nature". He claimed that greater international cooperation is needed to put an end to terrorism.

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