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Decision Making in Times of Crisis: The Asper International Program

Highlights

  • Explore the Canadian and United States legal framework for emergency powers of government and balancing them with civil liberties.
  • Explore Israel as a crucible for decision making in times of crisis. Israel over the years has had to address many crises – wars, invasions, terrorism, massive waves of immigration, economic crises, social divisions. What is the legal, political and social framework for decision making in such a society?

This course will explore the wider question of how individuals, groups and societies make decisions in times of crisis. It will draw on insights that have already had an impact on legal thinking including decision theory, behavioral economics and some of the literature on trauma and resilience.

This course will explore Canadian and US legal frameworks for emergency powers of government and balancing them with civil liberties.

The course will be specifically geared to online study and will make use of advanced educational technologies to maximize student interest and involvement: pre-recorded videos, live discussions, notable guest speakers and more. Students will not only meet cutting-edge thinkers in Israeli law but have a chance to meet and interact with students from across Canada.

Structure

Online lectures will take place as follows:

  • Lectures from Canada are led by Prof. Bryan Schwartz on Mondays to Thursdays from May 2nd – 5th and May 9th-12th at 6PM CT.
  • Lectures from Israel are led by Dr. Daniel Ohana on Mondays to Thursdays from May 16th – 19th and May 23rd-26th at 9AM CT.

Course components:

  • Live discussion
  • Guest speakers
  • Written Essays

Assessment

Students will receive 3 credit hours from the Hebrew University for the basic course, evaluated by submitting 4 reflection papers on themes of the course, to be chosen by the student at the end of each week.

View the syllabus.

Apply by: April 15, 2022

Applications that are incomplete by April 15, 2022, will be charged a late fee of US $150 unless granted special permission from the Rothberg International School.

Please Note: 
The application deadline includes the submission of all application documents.

Online course begins: May 2, 2022
Program length: Four weeks

Application fee: $100 USD
Course Tuition: $1560 USD

Applications that are incomplete by April 15, 2022, will be charged a late fee of US $150 unless granted special permission from the Rothberg International School.

Subsidies Available:

All Canadian participants are eligible for funding for this program.
Please email mlamb@hebrewu.org for details.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available.

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. You must be currently registered at or have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. English-language fluency is also required.

The course will be of potential interest to graduate-level or professional students in many other disciplines, including business administration, political science, economics, psychology, social work, and human rights.

Apply

We’re pleased you’re applying to join us. To apply, please note the following:

  • To apply for the Decision Making in Times of Crisis program, please select “Special Programs” and the academic year “2021-2022” and then “Decision Making in Times of Crisis: The Asper International Program (Online)” on the online application.

Contact

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

For administrative matters
Email Us
Call us: +972 2 588 2602

Moriah Lamb
Canadian Student Affairs Consultant

Fast Facts

Course:

Online Course

Decision Making in Times of Crisis: The Asper International Program (48871)

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Bryan P. Schwartz

Dr. Daniel Ohana

Language of Instruction:

English

Credits/Hours:

Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

May 2 – 26, 2022

Eligibility:

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. You must be currently registered at or have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education.

Application Deadline:

April 15, 2022

Costs:

Application fee: $100 USD
Tuition: $1560 USD

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