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March 30, 2017 | Toward Forming a Shared Society in Israel: How can Israeli Jews and Palestinians Live and Prosper Together?


Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 12 p.m.
Flom Auditorium | Walsh Family Library
Rose Hill Campus

Yaniv Sagee
Executive Director of Givat Haviva

Mohammad Darawshe
Director of the Center for Equality & Shared Society at Givat Haviva

Moderator: Dr. Samuel (Muli) Peleg

Greetings: Rev. Pat Ryan, SJ, The McGinley Chair
Fordham University

Givat Haviva, founded in 1949 as the national education center of the Kibbutz Federation in Israel, is home to the Center for a Shared Society, which aims to build an inclusive society in Israel. They aim to do this by engaging divided communities in collective action toward the advancement of a sustainable, thriving Israeli democracy based on mutual responsibility, civic equality, and a shared vision of the future.

Givat Haviva has been a leader in the field of Jewish-Arab reconciliation and equality efforts since its inception in 1949 as the National Educational Center of the Kibbutz Movement, and has since established itself as a well-recognized and celebrated leader in the field of shared society. Givat Haviva’s successful track record of delivering superior Shared Society programming was officially recognized in 2001 with the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, which celebrated its longstanding work in promoting Jewish-Arab dialogue and reconciliation.

During this lecture, Yaniv Sagee, executive director of Givat Haviva, and Mohammad Darawshe, director of the Center for Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, will discuss their programs and goals. The event will be moderated by Samuel Peleg, Ph.D., who teaches the Democracy, Terrorism, and Modern Life course on the Rose Hill Campus.

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