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Call for Applications

December 2017


Understanding, Learning and Teaching the Holy Land – Palestine, Israel, and the Conflict in the Middle East

TEACHING COURSES on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Middle East



The growing demand for courses on conflict resolution and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace process in campuses around the world is an encouraging trend. However, it also presents some challenges. Most universities and colleges do not have on their faculty professors who are experts on the topic and can thus teach such classes in an informed and unbiased manner that meet the most rigorous academic standards. We propose a program that would provide academic institutions with a tool to overcome this problem.



Peace studies and conflict resolution is a growing interdisciplinary field.      Today, 400 academic programs around the world offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees that prepare students for a wide variety of careers such as negotiators, mediators, government officials, educators, and scholars who   focus on conflict studies, peace building, conflict    resolution, environmental protection, international law, and human and economic development.


Target Groups:

1 - University and College Professors

2- Graduate students

3 – Journalists and media professionals

4 - High school teachers

5 - NGO leadership

6 - Interested activists in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

7- Diplomats



Proposed dates: July 1-8\2018

Location: Al-Quds University – Center for Jerusalem Studies in the Old City .


Cost:  $3000 USD  per person that covers tuition, lodging for 8 nights (single rooms , double rooms available), meals during the seminar, and the local field trips. What is not covered is participant’s travel to Jerusalem from his or her current location, other excursions one takes on his own during the seminar, meals outside of seminars meals, and incidentals.


Registration deadline: March 1, 2018


Required Documents:

1 - Letter of interest

2 – Short Bio (one page)


For registration and payment please contact:

Ms. Lana Toukan, Programs Coordinator on CJS at

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Core Team of the Project: Initiated by:

As'ad Ghanem, University Of Haifa (Political Science);

Ilan Pappe, Exeter University (History and Political Science);

Amneh Badran, Al-Quds University (Political Science);

Awad Mansour, Al-Quds University (Political Science);

Arnan Basheer, Al-Quds University (Director of the Center for Jerusalem Studies)