Center for the Study of Human Flourishing

Israeli-Palestinian Pathways to Peace Program

As part of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing, this program focuses on the historical, political, cultural, and religious relationships between Israelis and Palestinians in light of the preferential option for peace in the region.

Student participants study ancient and modern Hebrew thought and culture, including the history and politics of Israel and Palestine. For students who qualify, the program includes a study opportunity in Israel to hear from Jews and Palestinians about the ancient and modern roots of the current political, intellectual, and economic status of the region. The program also includes annual colloquia designed to engage in listening and learning about the contours of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace process. Multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural learning opportunities will be enhanced through off-campus excursions, such as a trip to Israel for students who qualify, a tour of Jewish migration to the New York City, a tour of the United Nations Headquarters, visiting Jewish museums, including a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and so on.