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.