Congratulations and good luck to all EMIS graduates!
The Moonhug project, led by Tzili Charney from Israel, and the American nonprofit, the Arch Mission Foundation, will grant everyone the opportunity to send their memories and wishes to the moon.
An innovative and historic project named #Moonhug (www.jointhehug.com), led by Tzili Charney from Israel, founder of the Leon Charney Resolution Center, in cooperation with the the Arch Mission Foundation, will provide an opportunity for anyone to land their personal memories to the Moon.
The first test of Moonhug was conducted last week in the SpaceIL Beresheet spacecraft, which carried a time-capsule containing 30 million pages, as well as the personal memories and photos of thousands of people - etched into special nickel discs that last up to billions of years.
By registering at jointhehug.com people will be invited to send their personal memories to the Moon, where they will be preserved for generations to come. Participants will be able to send pictures, personal writings, and even short videos and voice recordings, as part of the Moonhug initiative.
The Arch Mission Foundation has already announced plans to deliver additional installments of the Lunar Library over a series of upcoming Lunar landings by multiple space companies. Moonhug content will fly inside the Lunar Library on these upcoming missions.
The Moonhug content will be added to Lunar Library, which will fly in the Israeli spacecraft "Beresheet 2” and that is set to be launched to the Moon in the coming years. It will also be presented to a number of leading museums around the world. The original logo for the #Moonhug project was created by the Israeli artist, Zoya Cherkassky.
The Lunar Library and the Billion-Year Archive are unprecedented in scale. They are curated by the Arch Mission Foundation in order to backup Earth. The Lunar Library contains more than 30 million pages of history, and is designed to last at least a billion years. It includes human knowledge and history from different civilizations, covering all subjects, cultures, nations, languages, genres, and time periods.
The first installment of the Lunar Library was in the SpaceIL Beresheet spacecraft, on 25 DVD-sized discs containing 200 GB of information, consisting of 30,000 books, a key to 5,000 languages, plus a copy of the English Wikipedia. In spite of the failed landing attempt, the particularly resilient design of the discs, along with the information revealed so far about the crash's intensity, reinforce the hypothesis that the Lunar Library may still be intact on the Moon.
The Leon Charney Resolution Center that was founded by Tzili Charney in honor of her late husband, is a significant partner of the Arch Mission Foundation. The Moonhug project will give the general public an opportunity to take part in the Lunar Library.
Charney became interested in collaborating with the Arch Mission Foundation following her meeting with founder Nova Spivack as part of the Genius 100 event in Los Cabos this winter. Tzili Charney said, "We want to bring the dream offered by the Arch Mission Foundation to every person and enable everyone to be a part of the project to send something personal to the Moon Together we can inspire everyone with this exciting initiative. Moonhug is a giant hug between the people of the world and the Moon. It will connect all people on Earth, each in their own personal way".
Nova Spivack, co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation said, “Initiatives like the Lunar Library and The Billion Year Archive are often perceived as benefitting future civilizations, but Tzili Charney understands the importance of these projects for the people of today — they unite and elevate our spirits, and give each of us inspiration, whenever we look up at the sky and gaze at the Moon".
Additional details regarding the Moonhug initiative and the Lunar Library can be accessed at www.jointhehug.com and www.archmission.org.
On April 17th, EMIS had it's 5th year reunion event. Approximately 30 EMIS alumni attended. Some among them came from the West Bank and the Netherlands especially for the event.
“We talked a lot about our mission of making a change and peace around the world. I talked about the CRC Ambassador Program and a lot of students expressed their ideas for projects in their region that could lead to building bridges between cultures. I believe an alumni networking system should be established because together we have a lot of power, with lots of voices anxious to be heard." - Ophyr, first year EMIS graduate, coordinator of the Ambassador Program, and CRC ambassador in Israel.
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. Thirty FAU undergraduates joined more than 5,000 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 thirty-three 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. FAU will next compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in November where it will defend its first place finish in 2018.
Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy.
Tzili Charney Visited the students at the competition
On February 26th and February 28th, two graduating ceremonies of two groups formulated by the “Aharai (Follow Me)” association and sponsored by the Leon Charney Resolution Center took place. One ceremony was in the City of Lod and the other in Jerusalem. The group in Lod went on a three-day hiking trek from Jerusalem to Lod, only to arrive straight into the auditorium in which their parents and loved ones awaited them with proud and open arms. CRC is happy to support the young students of such an organisation, which promotes communication, social involvement and change, just as our mission brings people together in order to make change and peace.
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.
Read more about it in the Jerusalem Post.