Gaga dance teachers will lead 25 EMIS students in an exciting hourlong dance workshop.
About: Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
On Tuesday March 28th, Florida Atlantic University will expand their existing Diplomacy Program within its Peace Justice and Human Rights Initiative to create the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program.
The program will create three Leon Charney Scholarships each fall and spring semester, as well as to create an Undergraduate Honors Delegation of students that will be trained to compete in diplomatic competitions in Washington, D.C. each fall. The program honors the extensive international diplomatic history of Leon Charney, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from FAU in 2015.
Join Professor Aaron Ben-Ze’ev of University of Haifa for this special event.
Compromises are common phenomena in everyday life, but their nature is unclear and their value is disputed. Compromises cannot be avoided even when they violate prevailing values and ideals. This is the case in love, work, politics, and many other realms. Generally, if love and politics are like religion, then they cannot be bought nor can they be compromised. If love and politics are similar to commercial transactions, then they can be bought and can also be compromised and negotiated. Love and politics seem to be similar to both, but identical to neither.
The Charney Resolution Center will host a 24 hours simulation of Peace Talks between Israelis and Palestinians. The participants will be EMIS students, made up of Israelis, Palestinians and international students.
The simulation will be facilitated by Dr. Sapir Hendelman, who facilitates similar activities with the public, as part of Minds of Peace initiative.
Professor Nati Laor, Psychiatrist and Director of the Tel Aviv Community Mental Health Center, will return to the Charney Resolution Center to share his expertise on Anti Stress.
Along with Nati Loar, Danny Hamiel, Ph. D, the Director of the Educational Intervention Unit of the Cohen Harris Resilience Center and the Head of the Cognitive-Behavioral Unit at the Tel Aviv Community Mental Health Center will discuss with the students the combatting stress technique that he developed.
Students are invited for a guided tour by curator Ms. Ruti Director at the Tel Aviv Museum.
Beit Hatfutsot hosted a discussion among scholars titled "The Jewish Bookshelf--The Mystery of the Kaddish and the Battle of the Two Talmuds." The books were written by Leon H. Charney Z"L and Saul Mayzlish and the event was initiated by Tzili Charney in honor of her husband Leon on the occasion of the Hebrew publication of The Two Talmuds.
The annual benefit dinner in honor of Mr. Leon Charney's legacy at the Hilton Tel Aviv. During the event an award presented by Ms. Tzili Charney, in honor of her late husband Mr. Leon Charney, was presented to Ms. Inbal Kreis, Deputy Director at the Israel Aerospace Industries’ Mabat facility.
Award-winning Israeli and international author and playwright Nava Semel will give a lecture on how writing can act as a bridge between cultures.
Professor Aaron Ben Ze'ev from the University of Haifa, will give a lecture on the integration of our intellect and our emotions.
“The heart has its reasons which reason does not understand.” Blaise Pascal
FINAL EXAMS- NO EVENTS
SPRING BREAK- NO EVENTS
Israelis and Palestinians will negotiate solutions to the conflict in the center of Tel Aviv.
Two Congresses will be held simultaneously. One for youth in the Salon Conference Hall at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. One for adults in a large open space outside the ZOA House.
Each congress invites an Israeli delegation and a Palestinian delegation to negotiate solutions to the conflict. The negotiations are conducted in front of an audience which is invited to participate in the peacemaking process.
Peter Yarrow, performer and song writer, of the Peter, Paul and Mary folk trio, will perform and speak of his activism in the fields of tolerance, peace and equality.
Many issues have moved Peter Yarrow to commit his time and talent. Equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education are among the many. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer.
Yael Dayan will lecture on Israeli politics at the Charney Resolution Center.
Yael Dayan, author, journalist and politician, was born in Nahalal, Israel’s first moshavin 1939, the daughter of Moshe Dayan and his wife Ruth. She studied international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and biology at the Open University. Yael Dayan was a Labor MK in the Knesset from 1992 until 2003; deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and chair of the Tel Aviv city council. She is known for her activism for Israel-Palestinian peace, for minority, women’s and gay rights.
The Israeli-Palestinian dispute is an archetypical example of an intractable conflict: a protracted, violent, drawn-out struggle in which generation after generation is socially conditioned to continue fighting. This is a severe social crisis that affects almost any aspect of life in the opposing societies. In order to break the chain of destruction a revolutionary peacemaking process is required.
Nathan Stock, Director of the Carter Center Israel-Palestine Field Office, will discuss the recent history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He will explore U.S. diplomacy and Palestinian expectations of the role the United States would play as the “honest broker” between the two sides. He will conclude with an analysis of how U.S. policy is impacting the conflict today, with a focus on what this means for the PLO leadership.
Prof. Yossi Ben Artzi of Haifa University, and Prof. Amiram Goldblum of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will discuss the Peace Now movement. Both were founders of the movement and they will describe the basic ideological positions of the Peace Now Movement, it's activity and development and it's present organization and core activity.
Dorit Inbar, Director General of the New Fund for Cinema and TV, will give a lecture on the importance of documentary films. Filmmaking is a powerful medium and it’s important that documentary filmmakers continue to use it to talk about social issues, push their agendas, and more. As long as they entertain and inform us they’re doing a service, even if you happen to disagree with what the documentarian is saying. What’s important is that he or she is saying it and hopefully saying it well so that anyone can understand and get behind the point of the film.
Directed by Anat Goren
Twelve-year-old Mussa doesn’t speak, and no one knows why. Refugees from Darfur, he and his parents have been living in Tel Aviv’s worst neighborhood for six years. In a strange stroke of policy, however, he is bussed to an elite private school every day. Leaving behind addicts and prostitutes each morning, he silently navigates an upscale world, befriending privileged kids with gestures, reading and writing in Hebrew, and making a considerable bond with a fellow refugee teacher. Trying to fit in, he wordlessly endures classmates who parrot their parents’ harsh views of immigrants and bravely witnesses fellow students be randomly deported. Little solace is found at home as his largely absent parents work all hours, leaving him even more alone with his voiceless thoughts. When a series of unexpected crises hit, Mussa’s precarious place between two disparate worlds is heartbreakingly revealed in this moving look at the human cost of immigration policy. Myrocia Watamaniuk
Prof. Nati Laor and Danny Hamiel Ph. D., will discuss a process of an emotional immunization that was created to help students first to deal better with current daily stressors (academic, social and other age related stressors) and later on in some possible more challenging situations (even in traumatic events). They will discuss and teach some physiological, cognitive and emotional principles and tools that are part of a broader resilience program, to help students to increase their individual and group resilience.
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Brigadier General (Ret.) Israela Oron will share her negotiation and resolution expertise in a lecture on understanding the past in order to achieve progress in the future.
Brigadier General Oron is presently an analyst and commentator on security and strategic affairs, with special expertise on the Palestinian refugee issue. Oron served as Deputy National Security Advisor at Israel’s National Security Council (NSC). In this role, she was responsible for many of the strategic assessments and the development of strategies and policies regarding the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
THE CULTURE OF COLLABORATION
Drum Cafe leverages the binding power of rhythm to quickly engage any group in an all-inclusive, non-competitive, interactive experience.
Developed originally as a method to unite the multicultural workforce in the New South Africa, Drum Cafe specializes in experiences of inclusion that shift attitudes and effect change.
The Leon Charney Resolution Center library will be named after Dr. Reuven Pedatzur. The Library will hold Dr. Pedatzur's collection of books and articles.
A private Opening Ceremony will be held at the Charney Resolution Center.
Dr. Reuven Pedatzur (1948-2014) , a reserve combat pilot, was one of Israel’s top military analysts. He started working for Haaretz in the 1980s as a military reporter. Throughout the years he wrote many analyses and opinion pieces on military and defense, often taking a critical stance toward the subject matter. He also hosted Retzuat Habitachon, a radio program on the IDF Radio, and was a captain for the Israeli airline Arkia.
Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Leon Charney Resolution Center.
The Leon Charney Resolution Center is a new and innovative space dedicated to both the history and the future of negotiations, peace and learning that are are represented by Mr. Leon Charney. At our center, students and the community surrounding us are welcome to partipate in discussions, screenings and events geared toward the idea of expanding our knowledge of resolution and advancing our ability to put our knowledge out into the world in a meaningful way. The Leon Charney Resolution Center also includes a large digital library with documents, images and movies which will help all visitors expand their knowledge of negotiations, peace and resolution tactics worldwide. In addition to this library and our programing we also hold the full archive of Mr. Leon Charney.
The Leon Charney Resolution Center is located on the campus of the Eastern Mediterranean International School, an international boarding school which focuses on respect towards others, dialogue and the value of peace. With shared goals we have programs available to the students of EMIS as well as the community surrounding.
Juniors from the EMIS school will view a screening of the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Back Door Channels'. Following the screening of the highly appraised film, recounting the efforts to achieve a historical peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, involving extensive behind the scenes diplomacy, the students will have the opportunity to have a discussion with Mr. Leon Charney.
Seniors from the EMIS school will view a screening of Emmy Award winning documentary 'Back Door Channels'. Following the screening of the highly appraised film, recounting the efforts to achieve a historical peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, involving extensive behind the scenes diplomacy, the students will have the opportunity to have a discussion with Mr. Leon Charney.