EMIS Student Interviews

As the EMIS school year has drawn to a close and students begin to embark on their summer vacations, several students offered to share their thoughts and feelings on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation, held by the Charney Resolution Center this past March, 2017.

Listen to these students from many different backgrounds reflect on the simulation here.

EMIS student Adee reflects on her experience in the 2017 Peace Talks Simulation

EMIS student Osaid reflects on his experience in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation

EMIS student Olivia reflects on her experience in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONGRESS OF THE WOMEN

On 19 May 2017, two hundred Israeli & Palestinian women convened in Tel Aviv to negotiate solutions to the conflict. Having been the first time only women participated in a public negotiating process, this was a rare and powerful event in the Middle East.

The participants, guided by expert facilitator Sapir Handelman of أفكار السلام מחשבות של שלום-אזרחים עושים שלום Minds of Peace, discussed and negotiated creative ideas to resolve difficult problems. They succeeded in reaching agreements on necessary, practical measures for peace and stability.

The Congress of the Women demonstrated the peacemaking power of Israeli and Palestinian women, and the importance of involving women in any negotiating process.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU received the Best Commissioner Award

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University received the Best Commissioner Award at the Model European Union competition in Bloomington, Indiana. Ashley Amian and Lucia Barnes participated in the diplomatic simulation, the students represented Austria.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which trains students in world affairs, dispute resolution and debate, was established in 1996 and is a unit of the Peace, Justice & Human Rights Program. To date, the program has won twenty national and international awards for academic excellence.

In 2017, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords.  Professor & Foreign Policy Association Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Morton directs the program, which will next compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in November.  Both Ashley and Lucia will lead a delegation of students representing the Russian Federation in the fall competition.

Ashley Amian and Lucia Barnes participated in the diplomatic simulation, the students represented Austria.

Ashley Amian and Lucia Barnes participated in the diplomatic simulation, the students represented Austria.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program received the Distinguished Delegation Award

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City. Twenty-six FAU undergraduates joined more than 5,500 college students from 350 universities in the annual competition where schools represent countries and students step into the shoes of diplomats to solve global problems.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which trains students in world affairs, dispute resolution and debate, was established in 1996 and is a unit of the Peace, Justice & Human Rights Program. To date, the program has won nineteen national and international awards for academic excellence.

In 2017, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords.  Professor & Foreign Policy Association Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Morton directs the program, which will next compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in November. 

Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy

Student delegation in New York with their award

Student delegation in New York with their award