b'IDIS GOALSThe Israel Democracy Institute works to bolster the values and institutions of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the spirit of Israels Declaration of Independence. The Institute seeks to improvegovernment performance so as to strengthen public trust in the democratic system and contribute to sustainable economic growth, cultivate social cohesion and solidarity, political participation, shared values, and a common civic denominator among the different communities making up the mosaic of Israeli society.About IDIIDI was established in 1991 by Dr. Arye Carmon, Bernie Marcus and Secretary George Shultz (of blessed memory) as a partnership between Israel and the Diaspora for building a strong, vibrant Jewish and democratic state, The Institute (IDI) is an independent, nonpartisan think and-do tank, dedicated to strengthening theIDI co-founder and International Chair Bernie Marcus,foundations of Israeli democracy.Sec. George Shultz, Charlotte Shultz, President Shimon Peres,IDI Founding President Dr. Arye CarmonThe Institute harnesses rigorous applied research to educate decision makers and help shape policy, legislation and public opinion.Among IDIs many achievements over the years are the establishment of the Knessets Research and Information Center, the creation of the National Economic Council, the governments adoption of a plan devised by IDI experts to boost ultra-Orthodox employment, passage of sweeping criminal justice reform, coordinatinga landmark government plan for Israels transition to a green economy, and creating a Gap Year Program for Arab youth, along with substantial impact on hundreds of pieces of legislation and reform initiatives.MK Isaac Herzog, Sec. George Shultz, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Bernie Marcus, IDI Chair of the Board Amir Elstein, Yohanan Plesner PARTNERS FOR DEMOCRACY AWARD HONOREE'