Identity-Based Conflict Resolution
Conflicts over collective Identity - including issues of Religion,
Narratives and Culture - abound in our world today. Taught by
leading scholars and practitioners, this unique program offers five
intensive courses focusing on such conflicts and how to creatively
engage them. It is the only Israeli academic summer certificate
program taught in English in the field of conflict resolution.
The program will examine local, national and international conflicts with
a focus on identity-based conflicts. It offers a diverse student
environment, and consists of seminars, workshops, simulations, guest
lectures, and an internship course, providing theoretical insights and
practical policy oriented tools. The Program’s approach is
interdisciplinary, addressing various fields and disciplines such as law,
psychology, religion and culture. It provides a certificate upon completion
and/or graduate credits in conjunction with students' home universities. It
is tailored to holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees and current
graduate students who seek credits in an international setting as well as
to professionals and the general public. The summer credits will be recognized for the international Masters and PhD
tracks in conflict resolution (planned to be opened), or for the current Hebrew-taught Masters and PhD tracks, at BIU.
Courses (each 2 credit hours, for two weeks)
1) From Identity-Based Conflict to Identity-Based Cooperation, 2) Religion and Conflict Resolution, 3) Collective Memory,
Narrative and Conflict, 4) Alternative Dispute Resolution and Culture, 5) Field Work/Internship (3 credits, four weeks) at
leading think tanks and practitioner NGOs as well as guided excursions and meetings. In total – 11 credits.
Applicants (Israeli and non-Israeli citizens) should
hold undergraduate/graduate degrees or
currently be enrolled in graduate programs.
Degrees and studies are recognized from all
disciplines and fields in social sciences, liberal
arts and the humanities.
Applicants can register for any number of the courses for the
graduate credits (without getting a certificate) or do the entire
program (for credits and a certificate). Registration begins
December 25, 2014. For more information, application forms or
inquiries, visit our website (see below) or email Michal Roness or
Galit Dori at [email protected]
Room 308, Building 604 (Katz), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel, Tel: +972.3.5318043,
Fax: +972.3.7384047, Email: [email protected], Website: http://pconfl.biu.ac.il/en.
Why the Conflict Resolution Program at BIU?
Launched in 2000, the Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation Graduate Program,
which is hosting this Summer Program, is the best established Israeli CR program. Its
distinguished faculty merge theory and practice. Its students come from all walks of Israeli
Jewish, Muslim and Christian society. It awards Masters and PhD degrees (in Hebrew),
sponsors research, conflict resolution training and international conferences, operating a
Mediation Center, founded the Israeli Association for Conflict Resolution, launched recently the
Religion and Conflict Resolution Masters Track, and publishes
the International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution.
* Opening of the Program is subject to a minimum number of students. The Program may be subject