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Educating for peace in Israel: Obstacles and possibilities, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Monday, 20 June 2011, 18:30-20:00‏

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK)

Invites you for a presentation

Educating for peace in Israel: Obstacles and possibilities

The presenters: our guests from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Dr. Daphna Golan-Agnon, Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kervorkian & Dr. Rachel Busbridge

The Faculty of Law

(Campus-Community Partnership Program)

When? Monday, June 20, 2011 18:30-20:00

Where? The Faculty of Media and Communications, Karadjordjeva 65, Beograd (room #227)

About the presentation:

In this presentation, we explore what it means to educate for peace in Israel in the context of ongoing conflict. Drawing on our experiences of the “Partnership”, a community-engaged set of courses that focus on activism and Jewish-Palestinian interaction, we share our insights and encountered challenges in promoting peace education in Israel.

Educating for peace is, to say the very least, a challenge in Israel: the enduring and deeply-seated Israeli-Palestinian conflict permeates all aspects of life including the academia, and the segregated nature of primary and secondary education means that the first encounter between Jews and Palestinians typically takes place on campus.

The history of mutual mistrust, the pervasiveness of unequal power relations and the construction of Palestinian and Jewish identities as diametrically opposed to each other means that the possibilities for genuine peace education are constrained.