Israel and the Occupied Territory of Palestine

In July of 2013, SMU will offer a revised version of the Israel/Palestine study abroad course.  This time, instead of looking at trauma and long term conflict, the class will focus on community disputes and “social” disputes at the Track II and local levels on both sides of the border.  The class will meet from July 7-15, 2013, in Jerusalem, Acre, Tel Aviv, and Bethlehem.  I will lead the class, starting with a weekend session at SMU to set the stage for the community mediation centers, mediators, and other dispute resolvers with whom the class will interact in Israel and Palestine.  The attached draft agenda has the tentative schedule and cost, and contact information for the SMU Dispute Resolution program office.  Click here for the tentative schedule:  Israel-Palestine Class.