Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Crash Course for NY based Faculty "Israel: Balance and Complexity"

I'm happy to share that we are offering for the third time the 4-days Crash Course for NY based Faculty "Israel: Balance and Complexity". It will take place during the upcoming Winter Break January 9-12, 2018 in NY. The course is done in collaboration with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and features the best scholars in the field of Israel Studies. Attached please find a flyer invitation and you can read all about it HERE and Apply here. Please share with relevant faculty members or apply yourself! For more information, please contact Dr. Shahar Sadeh at 


New Graduate Program (MA) at Tel Aviv University
Migration Studies – Global Migration and Policy

The M.A. program in Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy. The program is designed for passionate students with strong educational backgrounds, professional drive and, preferably, previous professional or activist experience. Led by scholars and practitioners in the field of migration, this program provides students with the theories, tools, and first-hand experience to pursue careers in a variety of fields ranging from public policy, international affairs, politics, research, academia, and non-profit work. , Students graduate with gain in a deep understanding and tools for of research and professional work in a range of contexts that deal with the world of migration.


- Expose students to a variety of disciplinary approaches to global migration, such as the legal, cultural, economic and the socio-political.
- Provide a comprehensive look into global and local issues of migration and in-depth understanding of the key issues animating current debates on migration.
- Introduce students to cutting-edge theoretical perspectives and to a wide variety of research methodologies in social sciences.
- Expose students to professional work carried out in the field of migration. Students are required to take up internships that will enable them to gain hands-on experience in the field and specialize in areas of migration according to their personal preferences.
- This international program, which is taught in English, is an opportunity to be part of a diverse student body and gain exposure to international visiting scholars teaching in the program. The international orientation of the program provides a platform for knowledge acquisition and the convergence of experiences, fostering a unique and dynamic learning environment and forging social and professional networks.
- Facilitate students’ exchange. Students in the program can participate for one semester in one of the several exchange programs in universities abroad affiliated to TAU.

- Further information can be found at


Israel Institute Doctoral Fellowships

The Israel Institute offers fellowships for up to two years to Ph.D. candidates who are researching and writing dissertations about modern Israel or incorporating Israel as a case study, and who plan to pursue a career in Israel Studies outside of Israel. Doctoral Fellowships are available to Ph.D. students who are enrolled at top-tier programs and have passed their comprehensive exams. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit:


CfA: Bar-Ilan University (Israel) 2017 International Summer Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution

The Bar-Ilan University interdisciplinary summer program in conflict resolution offers students the opportunity to earn 8 academic credits (4 courses) in a period of four weeks (July 6 – August 3, 2017) and get a certificate. Individual courses (5 days each), all taught in English, are also possible. All this, learning in an experiential way, on-site, in a country involved in an intractable conflict. Applications are open to holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees, current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students worldwide, from all disciplines in the social sciences, the liberal arts and the humanities. Professionals are also welcome. Here is information about the Curriculum and Courses of the program, its Admissions (including its affordable tuition – 340 USD per credit hour; various scholarships are available), FAQ, Testimonials, Media coverage, Picture Gallery and flyer.  
The summer program is operated by the 16-year Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
For information visit us at, contact us or email Dr. Rafi Nets at


Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Full and partial fellowships supporting doctoral students whose research focuses on Israel. Candidates must be accepted into Brandeis University graduate school programs of Anthropology, History, Literature, Middle East Studies, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Politics or Sociology. Living stipend of up to $25,000 per year with generous health care benefits. Renewable for up to five years. Deadlines vary by department. Learn more at


Seminar for a group of Central European and Israeli Doctorate students 

Centre for International Cooperation in the framework of Theodor Herzl Distinguished Chair at
Masaryk University organizes a seminar for a group of five Central European and five Israeli Doctorate
students in Telč from 10-14 July 2016.
All the expanses, including the travel from the home institution, accommodation, meals, rich cultural
program, are paid by the organizers.
The main theme of the seminar is the legacy of Tomas Masaryk and Theodor Herzl, i.e. creation of a
nation, nationalism, state building, leadership, national identities, but also the links that develop and
connect the legacies with the issues today - growth of radicalism, extremism, national and ethnic
haters, global and local conflicts, but also ideas of humanism, human rights and democracy. Direct
references to the great personalities of Masaryk and Herzl do not have to be included in the proposal,
nor in the actual paper.
Above all, the seminar aims to attract intelligent and open Ph.D. candidates with interest beyond their
own respective fields, who want to share their research findings with the like-minded peers from the
Central Europe and Israel.
Application requirements are:
•The following nationalities are eligible: Israel, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria,
Hungary and Germany
•Enrolment at one of universities in the country listed above.
•Each application has to be annexed by a short paper on the given theme
•A letter of support should be provided
The application deadline is on 20 April 2016. The applications and further information is available at
The program from seminars hosted in 2014 and 2015 (the one in 2016 will have a similar format) is and
Contact details: Martin Glogar,, +420 549 49 3076


I.L.L.I Initiatives: Israel/Palestine: A View from Within
July 10-25, 2016

Join us this summer for an intensive immersion experience in Israel/Palestine, as we examine realities on the ground as experienced by Palestinians and Israelis.  The program will focus on internal dynamics within Israel, specifically the predicament and identity of Palestinian citizens of Israel and other marginalized groups, intercommunal relations within the state, and the ways in which these relate to the broader Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflict.  The program includes visits and home hospitality, and meetings with leaders and activists, policy-makers, peacebuilders, academics, professionals, and other community members.  It will also include a number of excursions to the West Bank and, of course, visits to East and West Jerusalem. An extra 3-4 day excursion to Jordan is also optional.
The trip offers a perfect opportunity for students conducting research projects in the region, as well as for anyone interested in an in-depth exploration of the country's history and current affairs. 
Cost: $5900 (a limited number of small scholarships may be available).  The fee covers lodging (double or triple-occupancy rooms for 15 nights), 2 meals per day, in-country ground transportation, cultural excursions, entrance fees, and speaker/resource people and facilitator fees.  The fee does not include airfare.
Possible variations:
*The program can be take as an Independent Study for credit (tuition fees apply). 
*Participants may join for less than the program’s entire duration (appropriate fees apply).
*Those interested can stay in the region longer and be placed in an internship and/or language study program.
*The program can be taken in conjunction with our trip to Morocco July 31-August 14.
For more information or to apply, email, or visit


Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

I am pleased to once again invite you and the students of your institution to Coexistence in the Middle East (CME), an intercultural academic field program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. Through an extensive series of field trips and encounters, CME offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to engage different national, religious, and ideological groups and learn first-hand about the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel, a crossroads of humanity. Last year we had the privilege of attending the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, invited by the White House. We are thrilled to announce that in response to this challenge, we will offer a new course as part of CME’s summer program: Religion in the Holy Land: Faith’s Role in Peace and Conflict. As before, we would be very grateful if you would forward the invitation e-mail below to students and contacts who might be interested in participating in or advancing this initiative. We would also appreciate if you would publish the link to the invitation on any relevant website, blog, or social media outlet:
We hope that with your help, students and colleagues from your institution will join us in experiencing the challenge of human diversity, as participants from across 6 continents have already done.
 Best regards from Jerusalem,
 Javier Gelbwaser
Executive Director,
 Coexistence in the Middle East
Intercultural Academic Field Program in Israel
Experience the challenge of human diversity...


CFA: Bar-Ilan University (Israel) 2016 Summer Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution

The BIU interdisciplinary summer program in conflict resolution offers students the opportunity to earn 10 academic credits (5 courses, including an internship in peace NGOs and leading think tanks) in a period of four weeks (June 30 – July 28, 2016) and get a certificate. Individual courses (12 days each), all taught in English, are also possible. All this, learning in an experiential way, on-site, in a country involved in an intractable conflict. Applications are open to holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees, current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students worldwide, from all disciplines in the social sciences, the liberal arts and the humanities. Professionals are also welcome. Here is information about the Curriculum and Courses of the program, its Admissions (including its affordable tuition - $320/$288 per credit hour; various scholarships are available), FAQ, Testimonials, Media coverage, Picture Gallery and flier.
The summer program is operated by the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

For more information email Dr. Rafi Nets at or visit us at


Case Study Jerusalem
An academic Summer Program taught in English
June 26-July 24, 2014

Case Study Jerusalem offers a deep understanding of Jerusalem’s complex fabric while allowing participants to experience the vibrancy of everyday life in this world capital, sacred to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Hadassah Academic College (HAC) Jerusalem is an internationally recognized fully accredited institution of higher learning located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem.
HAC specializes in career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Health and Life Sciences, Government and Social Sciences, Design and Communication and Computer Sciences. The HAC Campus is located in Jerusalem’s downtown district, minutes walking distance from Jerusalem’s historic Old City and City Hall. HAC attracts students from all parts of Israel who choose the College in recognition of its highly rated level of instruction, variety of degree-granting programs, personal attention provided by a caring faculty and student-friendly multicultural campus.
Courses – The program offers 3 courses.  Students can earn up to 8 credits
a) Israel: Society, Culture and Politics, 4 credits. Required for all students
b) The Sociology of Tourism and the Host-Guest Dynamics – Jerusalem as Case Study, 4 credits
c) Capturing Jerusalem - The Land and the People through Photojournalism, 4 credits
Each 4 credit course includes 45 hours of instruction and site visits in and around Jerusalem.
  • Academic credits: Students should consult their home institution. Hadassah Academic College will provide all documentation necessary to ensure a smooth credit transfer.
  • Fees: The cost is US $4,200. This includes courses, site visits, tours, one overnight out of town excursion, cultural events, extra-curricular activities and 24 hour support.
    The cost does not include: airfare, insurance, housing, meals.
    Optional weekend tours around Israel will also be offered at additional cost.
  • Dormitory housing: Accommodations are offered at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Student Village on Mount Scopus. Cost is estimated at $700 for the program period and does not include board.
  • Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships will be available to qualified students.
  • How to apply: Application is on-line at
    Website information includes application fee, payment method, and refund policies.
  • Contact: Hadassah Academic College Summer Program. E-mail:
    Tel: (972)2-629-1976 • Fax: (972)2-629-2676 

Raphael Recanati International School
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
MA Program in Government

There are currently three specializations in the MA program. The length of the program is one year (3 semesters, including summer).
Students may select a specialization in:
• Diplomacy and Conflict Studies
• Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies
• Public Policy and Administration (in Hebrew only)
Each of these specializations is designed to equip the next generation of leaders of the public sector in Israel with the means to address future challenges. Students can also choose an MA with thesis option which requires two years of study.
Program Highlights
Study with a renowned, international faculty. Professors in the Lauder School earned their degrees from Princeton University, the London School of Economics, Harvard University, Northwestern University, Columbia University and New York University.
Network with policymakers and students from dozens of countries around the world.
Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge, with the opportunity for hands-on work experience.
Associate with two of the most highly regarded research institutes in the world, located at the IDC Herzliya: the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), which organize seminars, workshops and forums, including the prestigious annual Herzliya Conference.
Earn a valuable MA in one year at an affordable price.
Benefit from social, logistical and personal support, carefully designed to help you adjust to life in Israel. Members of IDC Herzliya are there to guide you every step of the way.
For more information visit us on the web at:
For all questions and comments please contact our Academic Coordinator:

Raphael Recanati International School
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Global MBA Programs

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya offers executives from Israel and abroad the unique opportunity to pursue a Global MBA in English at one of Israel's most prestigious academic institutions. 
The Global MBA degree at the Arison School of Business prepares students to function in the international business world. Studying in a program with executives from around the world gives IDC's graduates a significant advantage in networking and in creating opportunities in the global business arena.
Students can follow two distinct programs: Global Management (GMBA) or Global Entrepreneurship (GEMBA). Both MBA programs include dynamic coursework, directed hands-on experience, and competitive networking opportunities. Business students also have the rare and exciting opportunity to participate in a student exchange program with The Wharton School of Business. 
The GMBA Program was designed to provide its students with the tools needed to conduct business in the global arena. The GEMBA program endows students with wide-ranging theoretical knowledge and practical tools vital to entrepreneurship.
Global MBA classes are scheduled for two days a week to allow students the flexibility to work while pursuing their degrees.  The program's outstanding faculty boasts teaching experience from leading business schools including Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, Cornell, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Harvard and others. With personalized employment and career counseling, and an emphasis on networking, students graduate from the Global MBA programs fully equipped to succeed in the international business world.
For more information visit us on the web at:
For all questions and comments please contact our Academic Coordinator:

Department of Politics and Government
Ben-Gurion University

The Politics of Conflict
International M.A. program

The Politics of Conflict is a one-year M.A. program offered by the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University.  The program offers rigorous academic courses, taught in English, that focus on Israel and the Middle East and is suitable for those who want to pursue an academic career and/or for people who are interested in working for governmental or non-governmental organizations.
• Students in this program will learn about:
The politics of space and territory as a site of conflict both internally and between Israel, the Palestinians and several neighboring countries
• The nature of different social and political identities within Israeli society, and how these identities have become sites of contestation
• Welfare policies and the growing socio-economic inequality as a site of conflict
Migrant workers, Palestinian laborers, and the construction of multiple borders within Israeli cities
• Israel's democratic institutions and the ongoing struggle to maintain human and civic rights
• Language and cultural rights as ongoing sites of struggle
The program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of politics that best reflects the complex and global nature of politics today.  The Department sponsors several social justice activities in the Negev, and numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to the community at large.
For more information, please see the program website:
Or contact us at:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Rothberg International School

Master's Degree Programs

The Rothberg International School offers a variety of programs for North American and International Students; from a few short weeks to a whole year studying in Israel.  They can choose to spend a semester or year at RIS taking courses taught in English, learning the Hebrew language and joining fellow students in excursions around the city.  The undergraduate program is expanding its array of courses this year to include Environmental and Brain and Behavioral Sciences, capitalizing on strengths of Hebrew University’s departments.  We are very pleased to announce that beginning this spring, our Spring in Jerusalem Program, a joint initiative with Harvard University, will allow for academically promising undergraduates to take a number of courses taught in English or in Hebrew at The Hebrew University Faculties. Students can take classes alongside Israeli students within Hebrew University departments, while at the same time enrolling in courses at the Rothberg International School. Students can also join the social activities, community internships and Hebrew classes which are all offered at RIS. It is also possible to spend a summer at the Rothberg International School and learn Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, or participate in an archaeological dig.  You may not know that RIS even offers graduate level study – students can enroll for a semester or year, or complete a Master’s Degree in one of seven different areas (Israeli Society & Politics, Community Leadership & Philanthropy Studies, The Bible & Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and Jewish Education).
RIS is also pleased to announce a new track within the Master’s Degree Israeli Society and Politics.  The new track entitled “The Study of Political Violence and Terrorism” will debut in the fall of 2010.    The new track will focus on the Middle East, with special attention given to a comparative analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Participating students will be required to take mandatory and elective courses from the program on Israeli Society and Politics, for a total of approximately 16-18 credits; and the remaining approximately 24-26 credits in courses designed for the concentration in Political Violence and Terrorism.  Those with a sufficient level of Hebrew will be able to take courses from related fields at the Hebrew University. 
While our school is in Israel, our office is in New York, and we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our website is and our toll free number is (800) 404-8622 or if you're calling from abroad reach us at (212) 607.8520. 
Janet F. Alperstein, Ph.D
Office of Academic Affairs
Rothberg International School
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (800) 404-8622; 212-607-8520
Fax: 212-809-4183

Tel Aviv University


International MA in Political Science & Political Communication at Tel Aviv University.

We have opened the application for the MA in Political Science & Political Communication Program for the next academic year (class of 2014-2015).
This Program is a one-year (3 semester, October-August) graduate program that provides students with a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics and complexities of politics in the global age. The program grants an M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University.
Our Political Science Department stands out in the study of political theories, political leadership, political communication, electoral systems and behavior and is the home of the Israel National Election Studies.
In addition, the program provides students with advanced knowledge, understanding and tools of analysis in a world characterized by growing fusion between communication and politics, allowing a broad comparative perspective of the challenges of leaders in the communicative age. Educational tours guided by top specialists are incorporated into the curriculum. Students are meeting with political leaders, prominent journalists and election specialists while visiting Israel's governmental, parliamentary and media institutions among other sites of interest.
Students come to study in the Political Science & Political Communication program from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internship and other extra-curricular activities during an exciting year stay in Israel.
In order to apply students are asked to complete our on-line application form available here. You are invited to watch a short video about the program and visit our site that includes detailed information.

International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

We are pleased to present the new International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University’s one-year English-language MA. It has been created following the success of the Hebrew-taught Evens Program's MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation that started six years ago and already has an outstanding reputation in Israeli Academia.
This three semester program aims to offer students around the world the opportunity to study the fundamentals of international conflict resolution at its core. In response to the ever-increasing recognition in the academic world of the importance of conflict resolution, both as a credible research field and a field of practice, we intend to equip our students with the necessary academic and practical tools to address the assessment, management, and resolution of conflicts.
We are striving to attract a diverse student body from all around the world, to create a dynamic and diverse environment comprised of a spectrum of experiences and perspectives.
We put together an interdisciplinary curriculum that will expose the students to a comprehensive study of conflicts and their resolution from diverse perspectives; ranging from international law to psychological and economic perspectives, every relevant field will be incorporated during the first semester. During the second and third semesters, students will be able to choose from a variety of classes according to their interests. During the studies special focus will be placed on combining practical experience to the theoretical knowledge through simulations and workshops. The students will be guided throughout their studies by the negotiation and mediation skills that they will gradually cultivate. In addition, we are planning to offer a workshop on the UN and the Middle East: during the entire year, different UN representatives will introduce our students to their office’s role and goals, giving them insight about what happens “in the real world.” This collaboration will both enrich classroom dialogue and complement the students’ experience and in–depth research.
The faculty is comprised of outstanding lecturers from Tel Aviv University and other prestigious universities and expert practitioners, who will provide our students with the extensive knowledge and tools needed for venturing into the field of conflict resolution. Many of our faculty members have been engaged in historical and present Middle East negotiations, and are committed to sharing with our students the intricacies of their hands on experience.
Our program has taken particular interest in encouraging and facilitating students to enrol in internships during their studies that correspond to their interests. Israel is home to an array of organizations committed to achieving conflict resolution at different levels. We believe the students’ involvement in their dynamic and innovative projects will add a unique dimension to their academic experience.
Please visit our website for further program information at:
For all questions and comments please contact our Academic Coordinator Maureen Meyer at:

International LL.M. Program, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

The International LL.M. program at Tel Aviv University attracts outstanding law students to study and collaborate with Israel's elite legal academia, students and legal professionals.
Through a wide range of classes taught by world-renowned professors, international students have the opportunity to study for their advanced academic law degree at Israel's leading law faculty.
The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students analytical tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights. Almost 50 classes, taught entirely in English, explore contemporary challenges to law that stemming from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation." The 10-month program provides numerous opportunities for networking and professional development.
LL.M. candidates will be eligible to apply for conditional admittance to the PhD Program at the Faculty of Law, following the successful completion of the LL.M. degree.
Substantial fellowships will be offered to promising candidates according to needs and academic qualifications, and in order to promote diversity.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are being accepted on a rolling basis. Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
Please visit our website to learn more:
Contact Jessica Rozental at for application information.

Koret-Milken Institute Fellowship 

Koret-Milken Institute Fellows explore market-based solutions to social, environmental, economic and business policy issues. During their year of fellowship, fellows receive a $2000 per month stipend. The fellows enjoy intensive academic and professional training, including a course at the Hebrew University’s School of Business and weekly meetings with leading business entrepreneurs, regulators and experts.
Fellows intern with Members of Knesset (usually on the Finance or Economics Committee, we are non-partisan and had interns with Knesset members from Shas, Hadash, Likud, Avoda and more) or in important Ministerial assignments (this year's postings included research internships at the Knesset, Bank of Israel, Finance Ministry, and Israel Securities Authority).
Simultaneously, fellows write an applied research paper. Their research projects are presented at our annual research conference for discussion and distribution. In the past, Fellows have contributed to important assessment and development on issues of financial reform, community economic development, small business finance, agricultural policy, and other important issues linking social and economic objectives for program and policy development.
We target excellent candidates who pursue advanced degrees as well as third year BA students who will graduate by the end of August 2009 and have a point average of at least 85. The program is very intensive and fellows are expected to be available for interning and researching at least 5 days a week.
Our on-line application and additional information (in Hebrew and English) is available at: Information in Hebrew is attached.
We will highly appreciate your bringing this important career opportunity to the attention of promising candidates. 
Alma Gadot Perez | MPP | Project Manager, Israel Center, Milken Institute | Santa Monica Office (310) 570-4648

University of Haifa

MA Program in Israel Studies
School of History, Faculty of Humanities
Department of Israel Studies, Department of Jewish History

The University of Haifa is excited to announce the opening of the International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies in the Fall of 2013. The program offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora.
The Israel Studies Department at the University of Haifa, known for its academic excellence, has developed a challenging, interdisciplinary course of study. The campus is a living laboratory where Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Bedouin and Bahá'ís study side by side. Students will experience a dynamic, cultural mosaic where students of all ethnic backgrounds encounter and engage, becoming acquainted with each other and, even if they do not agree, learn to understand and respect each other. In this setting, students will experience in real life the relevant issues of a multicultural, multiethnic society.
The Academic Program
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth of scholarly interest in Israeli history, politics, society and culture. The program is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the Israeli experience from a wide perspective, and see it against the larger backdrop of twentieth century Jewish history, and Middle Eastern politics and society.
Taught in English over three semesters, the program will examine Israeli society from a variety of perspectives, including aliyah and migration, economics, politics, culture and religion, and the ties between Israel and Jewish communities abroad.
The multidisciplinary curriculum will include courses in history, international relations, sociology, political science and religious studies, in addition to weekly meetings with representatives from different sectors of Israeli society.
Courses will be subdivided into the following three academic categories:
• History of Zionism and the State of Israel, 1881-1967
• Jewish Diasporas in the 20th Century: A Transnational Perspective
• Contemporary Israel: Sociology, Minorities, Law and Culture
The field campus is one of the highlights of the program at the University of Haifa. Students, together with academic program staff, will spend three days and two nights in one of the country's historically rich regions. Possible locations include the Lower and Upper Galilee, the Negev, Jordan Valley, Beit She’an Valley, Jerusalem and its surroundings. Students will be able to explore the areas' complexities in the past and present, and meet public figures and Israeli citizens with the aim to develop dialogue and familiarity with Israeli society.
For more information, please see our website:
For any questions, please be in touch with us at

MA Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Exceptional students looking to make a difference in the world are invited to come to the University of Haifa and use Israel as their living classroom in the innovative one-year master's degree program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies. This full-degree program, taught in English, combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies.
The interdisciplinary program is based primarily on theoretical and practical frameworks in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, communications, history, law, philosophy, and education. These perspectives will enrich the students' understanding of conflicts within and among societies and nations. The curriculum also examines specific case studies of conflict and uses the Middle East and Israel as a living classroom for empirical learning.
This unique program includes a mandatory practicum/internship, which increases students' experience in grassroots initiatives in the field. It furnishes exposure to NGO's working toward Arab-Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli coexistence and Middle East peace processes. 
Field trips give students a first-hand acquaintance with the reality of government agencies and non-government organizations that are dealing with conflict management issues on a daily basis.
 The University of Haifa is known for faculty expertise in the fields of coexistence, conflict-settlement and peace processes and is a center for research of these areas in Israel. The University has three research centers relevant to the program: The Center for Research on Peace Education; The Jewish-Arab Center; The Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research. Due to its multicultural orientation and the daily coexistence between Arab and Jewish citizens on campus, the University of Haifa is an ideal location for this unique curriculum. As one of the few mixed Jewish-Arab cities in Israel, Haifa has achieved a high level of normalcy and cooperation among its diverse residents. Jews (both native Israelis and newer immigrants), Christian Arabs, Muslim Arabs, Druze and Baha'i all live and work together in the city – and study together on campus. Each year, close to 700 international students from around the world join this academic community adding to its diversity and cultural richness.
For more information, please see our website:
For any questions, please be in touch with us at

MA Program in Diplomacy Studies
School of Political Sciences
Division of International Relations

The dynamics of the contemporary, complex, interconnected and highly-charged international environment present new challenges for scholars, policy analysts and decision makers, both at the international level and in the context of the Middle East. Against this backdrop, the new MA Program in Diplomacy Studies is intended to elucidate the role of diplomacy as a main vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing the broad cluster of issues that impinge upon the entire region, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.

The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with insights derived from concepts and analytical tools taken from the disciplines of international relations theory, as well as from the fields of strategic studies, international economics and other related areas.

The program is intended to enable students to identify effective solutions to a broad range of political, cultural and economic problems with which they will be faced and be continuously involved (both regionally and globally) as bureaucrats, officials and decision makers, in the context of an array of complex negotiating situations and points of decision.

The one-year program is taught over three consecutive semesters from October through August. The language of instruction is English.

Program Outline

All courses are required and will be completed over three consecutive semesters, each of which will comprise 12 hours of studies:
1. Semester A: Introductory courses in diplomatic studies, and diplomacy and communication.
2. Semester B: Three advanced seminars, which will apply the theoretical concepts and tools introduced and developed in the first semester.
3. Semester C: Implementation of the insights, concepts, theories and data provided in the first two semesters as the platform and springboard for simulating the actual dynamics of multilateral diplomacy. Emphasis will be placed on the role of diplomatic methods and strategies in the quest for conflict resolution and regional stability. This semester will include a workshop on the practice of public diplomacy, which will involve both practitioners and diplomats as an integral part of the workshop.

An important element of the program will be the simulated analysis of concrete diplomatic decision games and action games. In the course of this simulation, the students will experiment with a range of diplomatic (and strategic) concepts, techniques and scenarios in a controlled and structured effort to emulate real-time crisis situations, with emphasis on the mechanisms and tools for mitigating and defusing them.
For more information, please see our website:
For any questions, please be in touch with us at

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies
Faculty of Humanities

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers an academic program unlike any other in the world. It provides students with more than just an academic program; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.
Taught in English over three semesters, the one-year master's degree program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, in collaboration with Yad Vahsem and the Ghetto Fighters’ House, is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators.
An internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives and the Diaspora Museum.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors
Students receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with the International Hillel Foundation. Within this framework, students donate their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors, leading workshops or organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students will be required to record their activities in a journal or blog.
Study Tours to Archives in Israel, Poland and Germany
As part of the experiential learning, students participate in study tours throughout the academic year to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Visits to sites such as Yad Vashem, the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and the Atlit detainee camp provide students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real-life example, by seeing actual archives, historical records and documentation.
One of the highlights of the course is the study tours to historical sites in Europe relevant to the study of the Holocaust where students will visit historical archives and meet local students and researchers.
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