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July Session

The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem
You’ll explore the contours of the city, its ethnic makeup, and the political developments that shaped it, gaining a better understanding of the dilemmas and struggles that affect contemporary city planning and urban design. (SPGE201/48882)

Understanding Identities: Immigration & Cultural Diversity from the Israeli Experience
You will learn about the history and politics of immigration in Israel in order to understand how a diverse and multicultural society deals with influxes of new immigrant groups over time.

Collective Memory & Cultural Myths in Contemporary Israel
While exploring foundational theories on collective memory, you’ll analyze various case studies emerging from Jerusalem and Israel. (SPSI201/48877)

Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examine classic studies on conflict resolution, social and clinical psychology, and law. (SPCR202/48457)

The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel
You’ll learn about the emergence of the State of Israel, from the late nineteenth century to today. Through various field trips, you’ll explore key issues of nation-state building; the triangular conflict between the Zionists, British, and Arabs; and the emergence of religious, ethnic, and national tensions. (SPIS201/48775)

The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
You’ll explore pivotal events in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the early twentieth century to the present, looking at the evolution of the conflict between Arab states, the Palestinians, and the Zionist movement; the Arab-Israeli wars; and peace negotiations and treaties between Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. (SPCR205/48499)

Between Hamas & ISIS: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
You’ll examine major contemporary Islamist movements in the Middle East, focusing on their ideologies and motivations, their relationship to traditional Islamic thought, and how they interact with modernity. (SPME2011/48782)

The Palestinians: Modern History & Society
In this course, you’ll survey the history, politics, and society of the Palestinians in the twentieth century, focusing on the rise and development of Palestinian nationalism and the changing nature of the Palestinian population and leadership since World War I. (SPIH2011/48890)

Uncovering Jerusalem: A Historical & Archaeological Survey
Through numerous field trips to sites throughout Jerusalem, you’ll explore the city in its various stages of development: from Biblical times to the Middle Ages, and onward to the present. (SPAR202/48794)

The Body in Jewish Thought
You’ll explore the unique and sometimes controversial viewpoints of Judaism on the human body, from Biblical times to the present. Topics of discussion include issues related to physicality, spirituality, gender, and God, from historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives and Jewish mystical traditions. (SPJT205/48892)

Israel & the Post-Arab Spring: An Interactive View of the New Middle East
You’ll get a first-hand perspective on the rising challenges and opportunities of coexistence in a post-Arab Spring Middle East. You’ll go on fascinating field trips and engage in dialogue with regional players, helping you gain personal insight into the religious, cultural, and political forces shaping the changing reality of the region. (SPME2010/48795)

Narratives & Realities: Inside the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
You’ll gain insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through exposure to a wide range of narratives, realities, and initiatives. By visiting key sites and engaging with government officials, religious experts, and political and NGO activists, you’ll acquire a broader understanding of the conflict. (SPME209/48779)

Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future
In this course, you’ll explore how burgeoning technologies could impact our lives, industries, and society in the next 5-15 years. You’ll also meet researchers and inventors who have developed some of the latest breakthrough technologies in Israel. (SPEC203/48788)

Start-Ups & Innovation: The Israeli Model
You’ll master the essentials of entrepreneurship and innovation via the first-hand experience of successful Israeli innovators. Meet with serial start-up founders, industry specialists, and senior personnel from innovative R&D centers, and learn practical models, tools, and methodologies for launching start-up companies. (SPEC202/48787)

Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience
In this course on trauma & resilience, you’ll engage with both theoretical literature and real-world case studies to learn the fundamentals of the field: consequences of trauma, healthy coping processes, possible pathological consequences, and the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. An optional third week of clinical training is offered for professionals interested in developing skills in the field. (48530 & 48531)

International Summer Program in Economics Education (ISEE)
Designed for international undergraduate and M.A. students with a background in economics, this program helps students explore the various branches of economics and gain research skills needed for advanced graduate studies in economics. (SPEC201/48789)

Archaeological Field Schools
Spend your summer participating in important archaeological excavations throughout Israel, and earn credit at the same time. You can choose from archaeological digs from a variety of different periods in Israel’s history.

Israel & the Middle East: Graduate Summer ProgramThis intensive summer semester program offers a complex, interdisciplinary overview of Israel’s relationships with its Middle East neighbors.

Languages
Choose from Biblical Hebrew, Arabic Immersion, Modern Hebrew, and Literary Arabic (Literary Arabic for graduate students only).

Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia): The Jerusalem Project
In this hands-on program, developed in cooperation with ieiMedia, you’ll go beyond the headlines to get the real story on Israel. Learn how to develop sources, conduct interviews, work with an interpreter, and report on the city around you, publishing your work on a professional-quality website. (SPCM3010/48797)

International Summer Program in Economics Education (ISEE)Designed for international undergraduate and M.A. students with a background in economics, this program helps students explore the various branches of economics and gain research skills needed for advanced graduate studies in economics. (SPEC201/48789)

Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs: Graduate Program
The Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs summer program is specially designed for you as a graduate student in the field of nonprofit leadership. This program will help you refine your management abilities and set yourself apart with specialized training.

August Session

Archaeology of the New Testament
This specially designed course reviews and analyzes the archaeological record of Christian activity in the Holy Land, from the time of Jesus to the Crusades. You’ll participate in field trips to Jerusalem, the Galilee, and the Judean Desert. (SPAR201/48784)

Transboundary Water Cooperation
In this course, you will examine the distribution of available water resources among different consumers within Israel and beyond its borders. Through excursions to the Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin, the world’s largest desalination plant, and a cutting-edge grey water treatment plant, you’ll explore sustainable water resource management. (SPCR2010/48526)

Religion in the Holy Land: Faith’s Role in Peace & Conflict
This course illuminates the contribution of religion to peace and conflict in the Holy Land. Meeting with religious leaders and interfaith activists and visiting holy sites, you’ll learn about the role of faith in promoting and impeding opportunities for peace. (SPRL201/48891)

Israel & the Middle East: Graduate Summer ProgramThis intensive summer semester program offers a complex, interdisciplinary overview of Israel’s relationships with its Middle East neighbors.

Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs: Graduate Program
The Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs Summer Program is specially designed for you as a graduate student in the field of nonprofit leadership. This program will help you refine your management abilities and set yourself apart with specialized training.

Languages
Choose from Modern Hebrew or Literary Arabic. (Literary Arabic is for graduate students only.)

Winter Session

Coexistence in the Middle East
This program offers you a unique opportunity to understand the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel: the Holy Land for Christians, Jews, and Muslims; a key point of interest and dispute for the international community; and the homeland shared and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Through extensive field trips and first-hand interaction with leading representatives of different disciplines, you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives, and perspectives. The program is made up of three independent courses that you can choose from.

Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions (Hamline University)
Israel is a diverse society – religiously, politically, and culturally. This blend of cultures inspires a search for both traditional and novel ways of resolving disputes between individuals and communities. As a participant, you’ll be introduced to law and conflict resolution in Jerusalem, provided with a fresh perspective on the interaction of law and religion, and challenged to reexamine your assumptions and beliefs.

Israeli & International Law: Mishpatim Seminar
This course introduces students to the Israeli legal system, while focusing on current issues at the core of the Israeli legal debate. As a participant, you’ll examine key questions related to the identity of the Israeli state, including Jerusalem, the interaction with the Palestinian population in Israel and in the Occupied Territories, and the status of refugees. You’ll learn in both an academic environment and via several field trips, allowing you to experience first-hand the workings of the Israeli legal system.

Biblical Archaeology in Israel
The Bible remains the best-selling book of all time and a source of inspiration, devotion, and history. But how does it stack up against the archaeological record? This course uncovers the rich history of Israel and the ancient Near East from settlement in Canaan to the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, with a fascinating mix of lectures and field trips.

Other Summer Programs

Transdisciplinary Innovation Program (TIP)
The Transdisciplinary Innovation Program (TIP) is a new, cutting-edge international program that provides an intense educational experience that integrates computer vision, big data/cyber, and bioengineering. The program offers an unprecedented opportunity to personally interact with Nobel laureates, to work in heterogeneous teams under the mentorship of leading scientists and entrepreneurs, and to pitch ideas to investors. (SPSC201/48885)

HUJI Science Internship Program
This summer internship program offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain cutting-edge research experience in a wide variety of scientific fields while earning academic credit. Participants will work in a state-of-the-art laboratory under the guidance of leading Hebrew University scientists participating in the program.

Archaeological Field Schools
Spend your summer participating in important archaeological excavations throughout Israel, and earn credit at the same time. You can choose from archaeological digs from a variety of different periods in Israel’s history.

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