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“Coexistence in the Middle East” is an academic field program in Israel which seeks to promote coexistence by providing future leaders unique opportunities to gain first-hand contact and interaction with different cultures.
This program is aimed at students and alumni from all majors who wish to experience the challenge of human diversity in Israel, where civilizations, religions and cultures converge.
Different options and dates are available to suit the academic field trips and lectures to the participants’ needs and interests. The program is organized in conjunction with the International Institute of Leadership, and offers academic credits at Rothberg International School (RIS) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the top 100 Universities in the world.
The program serves as an introduction to the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel, where civilizations, religions, nations and ideologies converge. The seminar focuses on five major types of coexistence: the confluence of Western and Middle-Eastern civilizations; religious interactions between Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Israel's international relations with Arab and Muslim countries; Palestinian-Israeli relations; and coexistence among individuals, based on "universal" values originated in the Middle East.
The seminar highlights the human dimension of the conflict through meetings with representatives of opposite groups and visits to relevant sites. All topics are analyzed from geopolitical, historical, cultural and human perspectives. Throughout the program, conflict-resolution proposals are assessed and peace initiatives are presented in order to motivate participants to become active in their own countries.
To learn about informative sessions, contacts and scholarships at your campus, please sign up on our website.