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    International Summer Certificate Program:

    Identity-Based Conflict Resolution

    Israel, Bar-Ilan University 

    (July 6 – August 3, 2017)

    This interdisciplinary four-week program (July 6 – August 3, 2017) – that was awarded a special scholarship from the Israeli National Council for Higher Education – offers 8 USA academic credits = 16 European ECTS (four courses, taught in English). Students receive a certificate of participation upon completion of all courses (issued by the University’s Program on Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation). The M.A. level academic credits can be recognized in conjunction with the policy of the students’ home universities. The program provides – through on-site experiential and traditional learning – theoretical and practical insights. Individual courses (5 days each) can also be taken. Admission is open to holders of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students. Our participants come from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (including conflict resolution practitioners, as well as the general public). Studies take place at the main Bar-Ilan University campus in Ramat-Gan, 15 minutes from from Tel Aviv (short video), the lively cultural, academic and business hub of Israel (short video). See the Program’s TestimonialsMedia coverage, and pictures of its activities in the previous years.  The summer program is operated by the Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Graduate Program at Bar-Ilan University. Registration is open. For inquiries contact us or email

    Courses (each: 2 USA credits = 4 European ECTS):

    1) Culture – Conflict and Cooperation: From Cultures of Domination to Cultures of Cooperation

    2) Religion and Peacebuilding: Jewish and Islamic Models in Texts, Theory and Practice

    3) Collective Memory and Narrative in Identity-Based Conflict and Cooperation

    4) From identity-based conflict to identity-based cooperation


    • Full day study tours
    • Seminars • Workshops • Simulations • Guest lectures • Films
    • Rich extracurricular program

    Why the Summer Program at BIU, Israel?

    The Summer Program is operated by the Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Graduate Program, which was launched in 2000. This Graduate Program awards Masters and Ph.D. degrees (in Hebrew), sponsors research, conflict resolution training programs and international conferences, and runs a Mediation Center. The program also publishes the International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution.

    The Graduate and Summer Programs are located at BIU. Established in 1955, it is a diverse and dynamic university with some 30,000 students, including many international students. These students are enrolled in the 8 faculties at BIU that oversee 120 departments and centers, taking over 8,000 courses annually.  

    Israeli universities and BIU enjoy worldwide scholarly prestige, in particular with regard to conflict resolution studies. Moreover, Israel (short video) has so much to offer in terms of history, nature and culture.


    Full Program: Tuition is $2,720 which covers 8 USA credit hours. Each course – $680 – that is, each USA credit hour costs $340. There is an additional $50 non-refundable application fee.  

    Registration *

    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). For more information visit our website or contact us. A flier of the Program is attached below.

    Contact information

    Room 308, Building 604 (Katz), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel, Tel: +972-3-531-8043, Fax: +972-3-738-4047, Email:, Website:

    * Opening of the Summer Program is subject to a minimum number of students. The Program may be subject to changes.





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