AMBASSADOR OPHYR HANAN | Israel
In September, 2018, Ophyr- an alumnus of the first graduating class of EMIS- joined us as a Charney Resolution Center Ambassador in the and coordinator of the Ambassador Program.
One of her accomplishments was participating in a panel organised by EMIS and the non-government organisation “Women Wage Peace” that took place in the Green Village (HaKfar HaYarok) on March 29th, 2019 alongside Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of the inspiring Mahatma Gandhi. The women that participated in the panel are all leaders in promoting change in the region of Israel. Whether through politics, the art of creative writing, or the education of women and the involvement of them in schools. Ophyr then spoke of her goals for the future, her aspirations to bring people together through ways of direct communication and celebrating differences rather than fighting to control them. She also expressed the goals of the ambassador program and how she thinks that by building a network of leaders from around the world, it makes her hopeful towards bringing changes in perspectives and peace.
“I am very excited to be involved with the Charney Center and its mission. Ever since my time at EMIS, it has been difficult to find a platform that supports healthy dialogue and promotes peace on an international spectrum. I feel like with the Ambassador’s program, we have the power to achieve real change. Thanks to our experiences at EMIS and CRC, we can broaden people’s ways of thinking by expressing our perspectives on peace from a personal level. Anyone who has an idea, a project, or a message that he or she would like to present to their community, wherever they are in the world, please do not hesitate to contact me!” -- Ophyr Hanan