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Tuesday
Aug022011

Summer course in Israel

It's good to be home!  We just finished up the travel segment of the summer course "Politics, Culture and Security in Israel."    

Our group in front of the Dome of the RockA class session on Mt. Hermon in the Golan Heights, overlooking Israel and Syria

The course brought 16 MA in Global Security Studies and MA in Government students to Israel for a week, giving them a first hand look at the geography, politics and culture of the country.  Through our discussions with Palestinians and Israelis, mayors and average citizens, members of Knesset and taxi drivers, we sought to better understand one of the most intractable and important conflicts of our time.   We analyzed Israeli politics in detail, learning about the secular and religious parties, the multiple cleavages within society, Israel's internal security politics and foreign relations, and above all, the core importance of territory and space.

The course was led by Drs. Ariel Roth and Rameez Abbas (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr. Piki Ish-Shalom (Hebrew University).  Click here for pictures.  And here to download our itinerary.

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