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Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study (SPCR202/48457)

Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study (SPCR202/48457)



Course: Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice (SPCR202/48457)
Teaching Faculty: Dr. Ofer Shinar Levanon

Language of Instruction: English
Academic Hours: 45 | Credits: 3 

Course Dates: July 3-27, 2017 

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background 

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2017
Costs: Tuition: US$ 1,600 | Housing: US$ 775 

Relevant Academic Fields: Conflict resolution, sociology, history, international relations  



  • Examine current theories and practices of conflict resolution with world-renowned experts. 
  • Learn from a diverse range of guest lectures, field trips, film screenings, and discussions.  
  • Gain broad in-country perspective on the Israeli-Arab conflict.  
  • Investigate the history of a variety of peace efforts.  




This course examines the Arab-Israeli conflict in the context of current theories and practices of conflict resolution. Focusing on Israeli society, you’ll gain a broad perspective on this conflict, including academic research and practical experience related to one of the most influential conflicts of our time.



How are societies and peoples influenced by longstanding conflict? In this course, you will explore the violent, unremitting nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it has shaped Israeli society. Together, we will discuss topics such as Jerusalem’s fate, the Palestinian refugees, the settlements, and security concerns.  


Most importantly, we will build a multi-layered perspective on conflict resolution efforts through examination of the Oslo peace process and other past and present activities by the Israeli peace camp.  



This course meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, three hours per day. Educational tours meet during scheduled class times 


Course Components  

  • guest lectures from peace activists and conflict resolution scholars  
  • visit to Yad VaShem, The Holocaust Museum  
  • film screening of Waltz with Bashir (2008) directed by Ari Folman  
  • open-book final exam  


Check the syllabus.



You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips, tours, and activities offered by the Office of Student Life. From a tour of the Old City, to a trip to the Dead Sea, to checking out the local festivals, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel.  


While residing in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, is also there to help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU[A3] .  




Apply by: May 15, 2017 

Arrive on Campus: July 3, 2017 

Program Length: Four weeks 



Course: US$ 1,600
US$ 775


Learn more about fees, cost of living and paying for the program


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.  




We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. See our application guidelines.


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Application Deadline: May 15th, 2017




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.  


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