China and the Mid-Med Series

A series of in-depth conversations with leading global voices on China and the Middle East/Mediterranean ("Mid-Med"). A joint project of Tel Aviv University's Department of East Asian Studies and the Moshe Dayan Center, with the ChinaMed research network.



  • Efraim Halevy, former Director of Mossad and Israel’s Ambassador to the EU
  • Deborah Lehr, Vice-Chairman and Executive Director, Paulson Institute
  • Romano Prodi, former President of the EU Commission and Italy PM
  • Justin Lin Yifu, Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University and former Senior Vice President of the World Bank
  • Jia Qingguo, Professor and former Dean, School of International Studies of Peking University
  • Edward Luttwak, contractual advisor, US Department of Defense
  • Michael Pettis, Professor of finance at Peking University


  • Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Enrico Fardella, Director, Chinamed Project; Director, Center for Mediterranean Area Studies, Peking University
  • Dr. Brandon Friedman, Director of Research, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, MDC, Tel Aviv University
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