The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a prestigious one-year MA program taught in English.
The program allows students to explore the fields of conflict transformation, resolution, problem-solving and negotiations. Students are exposed to theories and practices of managing and resolving domestic and external conflicts in general, and in Israel in particular. The methods, techniques, and strategies that can help manage and resolve conflicts are studied from different disciplinary points of view, including political science, international relations, social psychology, international law, communication, digital media, sociology and Israel studies. The program includes theoretical and methodological courses and seminars, as well as workshops through which students acquire skills for conflict management and resolution, and lectures of leading academics and professionals in the field. Through its unique setting and location, the program also offers ‘hands-on’ experiential learning - encountering and following the tracks of conflict and diversity, through study tours, practical ‘on-site’ training, and meetings with key people, including policymakers, political leaders, activists and more.
Studying conflict resolution in Israel and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides a unique opportunity for those interested in the field and a diverse environment that includes students from different nationalities and religions. In the first year that the program has been running, we have had students from different academic backgrounds who came from Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Spain, South Africa, East Jerusalem, and the USA.
Students are to complete 36 credits in 2 semesters (one academic year).
As part of the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution Masters Studies program, we offer our students the opportunity to participate in an internship program. Its aim is to enrich the participants' knowledge in management and resolution of conflicts, to increase their exposure to work in the social and public sector, and mainly to enable them to acquire proper skills in those fields.
Participation in the internship program involves a selection process, and only outstanding students are accepted. The Internship program is conducted for almost a decade in a framework of a larger project at the Hebrew University Faculty of Social Science. The Swiss Center is pioneering in applying this program to outstanding Masters students.
Dr. Maya De Vries supervised our students during the Internship and wrote a summary about the experience:
This year we were able to integrate our students in excellent internships such as The Knesset, the Israeli Central Statistics Bureau, the Knesset TV channel, The Strategic Dept. within the office of the President of the State of Israel, the Jerusalem Municipality and more.
As part of the internship, the students are obliged to participate in an academic course that is divided into class meetings and 'one-on-one' meetings. Alongside their practical work, the students are expected to hand in a final paper relating directly to their internship. Hence, throughout the course the students were exposed to various research methods, focusing on qualitative methods. In this manner, the students worked intensively, throughout the year finding a research question, choosing a proper method and creating the research outline.
At the end of the academic year, the students presented their research outlined in the format of a poster as part of a formal graduation ceremony.
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