The BIU Center for International Communication (CIC)

Organization profile

organization profile

CIC is the only center in Israel and abroad that extensively conducts diverse activities mostly on Israel’s global image and public diplomacy. It investigates the challenges Israel is facing in the international area, and effective means to cope with them. The challenges are mostly the deligitimization and dehumanization of Israel, the questioning of its right to exist, the biased Western media coverage of its policies and the BDS movement.   

CIC conducts activities in Israel and abroad. They include training, dialogues, policy oriented conferences and research, academic public diplomacy, and on-line activities. CIC offers basic and advanced workshops in public diplomacy to diverse audiences that represent or speak on behalf of Israel including politicians, officials, diplomats, military and police officers, NGOs heads, faculty and students from all Israeli universities and colleges, mayors, and young ambassadors from high schools.

CIC has also trained Israeli faculty going on Sabbatical abroad, post-doc researchers and students going to graduate studies on how to combat the BDS movement on campus. It also teaches student journalists from all over the world who come to study firsthand about Israel and the Middle East. CIC often hosts visiting delegations from abroad to dialogues on selected issues.