2012 academic field program in Israel, “Coexistence in the Middle East” (CME), from July 3 to July 31, 2012 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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.
Participants can earn 3-6 academic credits through the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, rated among the world’s top 120 universities. For more information about our program, please refer to the links that appear below.