Space is limited; instructor permission to enroll is required. Please see application instructions below.
Applications will be considered as of March 1, 2017, on a rolling basis, until all available spots are filled. At that point, we will create a waiting list.
Key Course Themes
- How does Israel address the contradictions of being both “Jewish” and “democratic”? Some 20% of Israeli citizens are Palestinians; what are the human rights implications of defining a state as the national home of one community, even though many members of other communities are citizens?
- What are the prospects for a two-state, Palestine-Israel, solution? What might a confederal or “one-state solution” look like? How can the human rights of all communities and individuals be respected in these scenarios?
- What are current human rights conditions in the shared Palestinian/Israeli space?
- In what sense are current human rights conditions gender-specific? Are they different for men and women?
- What are the social, political, economic, and legal drivers of human rights abuse?
- Which different political solutions to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are under discussion today, both in the political mainstream and on the political margins? These include the “two state solution,” the “one state solution,” and various combinations thereof.
- What might be the human rights implications of each of these political scenarios?