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M.A. Peace and Conflict Management at University of Haifa

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What is the anatomy of a conflict? How do conflicts begin and evolve into serious societal problems? The Faculty of Social Sciences offers an intensive 1-year program in Peace and Conflict Management, where students will examine the conceptual, practical, and comparative aspects of conflict management in the Middle East and globally.

Coursework will equip students with the advanced knowledge and understanding of how conflicts develop from a grassroots level and eventually affect government and the international community. Israel serves as a first-rate laboratory; promoting rich field study opportunities for helping students understand how to manage conflicts and promote coexistence and peace processes among warring factions. They will also examine ongoing conflicts in the region, most specifically their successes and failures to achieve peace. The program is interdisciplinary and covers subject matter like international relations, psychology, political science, communications, sociology, history, and regional studies.

Students will have the opportunity to take field trips throughout Israel for a close-up, in-person experience with certain aspects of local conflicts. Additionally, the program includes a practicum component with NGOs that is directly related to peace-making and conflict management. This includes realistic simulations of negotiations, conflict management, and decision-making processes. Participants in the program will enjoy guest lectures delivered by top practitioners, activists, diplomats, politicians, academics, and former military officials.


Duration: 1 year

Age Group: Post College

Location: Haifa

Accommodation: No

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - $9,780


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