Charney Center Collaborate with Haifa University and Mind of Peace to host largest Israeli-Palestinian student congress

The University of Haifa hosts largest Israeli-Palestinian student congress ever held in the region in partnership with the Charney Resolution Center. Some 150 Israeli and Palestinian university and high school students gathered on campus this week to ‘negotiate’ peaceful solutions to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. They were greeted by President Ron Robin, Prof. Gad Barzilai, Vice Provost and Head of the International School, and Prof. Jenny Kurman, Dean of Students. Students conducted negotiation role-play simulations to build mutual trust, end violence and come up with creative solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Sapir Handelman, winner of the prestigious Peter Baker Prize for Peace and Conflict Research, led the discussions. The event was initiated by longstanding University supporter Dr. Tzili Charney, founder of the Leon Charney Resolution Center in honor of her late husband Leon H. Charney. The Center aims to motivate individuals, especially the next generation, to pursue peaceful solutions by providing training in the art of negotiation and mediation. The student congress was held in cooperation with Minds of Peace. 

L-R: Sapir Handelman (Research & Simulation Leader), Tzili Charney (Center Founder) and Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa.

L-R: Sapir Handelman (Research & Simulation Leader), Tzili Charney (Center Founder) and Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa.

Read more about it in the Jerusalem Post.

2019 CRC@ EMIS Peace Talks Simulation Photos

Wednesday, February 20 - Day One

Thursday, February 21 - Day Two

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Drum Cafe Session

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expresses his appreciation for the CRC’s Peace Talks Initiative

Tzili Charney, founder of The Leon Charney Resolution Center was part of the delegation of Anwar Sadat’s Congressional Gold Medal Commission on Tuesday, February 19th at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt. She engaged President Sisi in dialogue pertaining to the important mission of the Resolution Center and gave an overview of its various programs. Afterwords, she received some words of encouragement and appreciation from President Sisi about how important the center’s mission is and to continue its ongoing effort to reach regional peace. 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the delegation at the Presidential Palace in Cairo

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the delegation at the Presidential Palace in Cairo

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with Tzili Charney

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with Tzili Charney

Preparing for the 2019 Peace Simulations

Sapir Handelman, CEO of the “Minds of Peace” organisation and negotiation moderator, met up with a group of EMIS students in order to prepare them for the annual Peace Simulation that will be taking place February 21st until February 22nd at the Leon Charney Resolution Center in HaKfar HaYarok, Israel. Throughout this meeting, he explained to them the structure of the simulation, what each stage of the debate is and what they would need to be doing throughout the entire event. Stay tuned to see what resolutions these students will come up with for peace!

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