International program

New at the Swiss Center in Collaboration with the Faculty of Law

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) is the first and leading university in Israel (ranked 59 in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities). The Faculty of Law together with The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for its one-year M.A./LL.M in International Law and Conflict Resolution in English:

The program is run in cooperation with the Rothberg International School.

 

 

General Information

 

The Program will provide its students academic and practical expertise in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem-solving and negotiation. The expertise already acquired and disseminated by the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution and by the Faculty of Law becomes even more indispensable in the context of recent political and historical developments, in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The international M.A./LL.M program, which is taught in English, will be open to graduates of programs in relevant fields, such as international relations, law, political science, communications, psychology, conflict settlement, sociology, history and Middle East studies, who have studied in Israel or abroad. The program is devoted to studying the sources and causes of domestic and external conflicts in general and in Israel in particular. It explores the methods, techniques and strategies that can help manage and resolve these conflicts from different disciplinary points of view, including international relations, law, political science, social psychology, communication and media studies and sociology.

Faculty in the program will include leading experts from Israel, as well as leading international experts. It will offer both academic and practical perspectives.

This advanced degree program will provide students with an excellent understanding of both theory and practice in international conflict resolution, international law and their interface, and will equip them with first rate knowledge and skills that will help them develop careers in governmental foreign services and in other governmental offices, in policy think tanks and research centers, in international organizations and NGOs dealing with conflict resolution and reconciliation, in academic institutes and universities, in the media and in other leadership positions.

Degree: M.A./LL.M., in International Law and Conflict Resolution.
Students will receive an M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution. Students who obtained an LL.B. will be able to receive an LL.M. in International Law and Conflict Resolution, provided that they pursue at least 20 credits from the International Law cluster and meet other requirements of the Faculty of Law.

Academic Directors: Prof. Ifat Maoz (Department of Communication and Head, Swiss Center M.A. and Graduate Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution) and Prof. Guy Harpaz (Law Faculty and Department of International Relations).

TUITION

Tuition is $16,000. This includes extracurricular activities and health insurance. Accommodations in the dorms are an additional cost.

Scholarships and stipends are available to qualified students.

For further details Please contact the Program Coordinators and Advisors
Tamar Yakubovitz tamarya@savion.huji.ac.il or Shanie Rabinowitz shaniebe@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

Admission Requirements

 

Minimum B.A. average required – 85 (Israeli students) or the equivalent (non-Israeli students).

Applicants who did not previously study at an educational institution where the language of instruction was English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet –based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

The minimum Amir score required is 220 and the minimum Amiram or Psychometry score required is 120.

The online Application to the Program is done on The Rothberg International School web-site

 

Study Program

Students are to complete 32 credits in 2 semesters (one academic year).

The program requirements are as follows:

Overall - 32 credits

  • Background courses – 6 credits
  • Core mandatory courses – 6-11 credits
  • Interdisciplinary Departmental Seminar – 1 credit
  • Workshops -2-3 credits
  • Seminars – at least 8 credits
  • Elective courses – 3-7 credits

 

Courses

 

The academic program of the International Law and Conflict Resolution MA/LLM degree is constructed of mandatory courses and elective courses in several divisions, and divided to two clusters: Social Sciences Cluster and International Law Cluster

Students are to complete 32 credits in 2 semesters (one academic year): Overall - 32 credits

  1. Mandatory Courses
  • Background Courses - total of six credits, one course from each cluster
  • Core Courses - at least seven credits; two courses from each cluster
  • Interdisciplinary Departmental Seminar - one credit
  • Workshops: Skills and Methodologies for Conflict Transformation and Resolution (at least one credit; one workshop from the two clusters)
  • Seminars  - at least eight credits and two seminars; one from each cluster
    L.LM students will take two seminars from the international law cluster
  1. Elective Courses - at least 4 credits, one course from each cluster
  2. Conflicts in the Middle East/Israel - at least one course from the two clusters recommended

 

Swiss Center -Social Sciences Cluster

Course Number

Course Name

Lecturer Name

54702

 

Psychology and Society in Conflict

 

Prof. Ifat Maoz

 

54717

 

Theories and Research in Conflict Resolution

 

Dr. Yuval Benzimann

 

54743

 

Between Cyber Wars and Internet Governance

 

Dr. Efrat Daskal

 

50518

 

Advanced Approaches to Researching Public and Institutional Discourse and Media in Political Conflict

 

Dr. Christian Baden

 

58892

 

Multinational Corporations in World Politics

 

Dr. Christian Thauer

 

54720

 

Water Policy

 

Prof. Itay Fishhendler

 

50059

 

Propaganda, Persuasion and Attitude Change in Political and Social Conflicts

 

Dr. Christian Baden

 

54708

 

Interdisciplinary Departmental Seminar

Guest Lecturers

 

54714

 

Effective Negotiation, Mediation and
Conflict Resolution  

 

Dr. Yuval Benzimann

 

54718

 

Dialogue, Narratives, Identities and
Conflict Resolution

 

Dr. Yuval Benzimann

 

40858

 

Spatial Justice and Cities

Dr. Emily Silverman

 

50987

 

The Holocaust, Collective Memory and Visual Culture

 

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

 

53661

 

Culture and Inequality

 

Dr. Joshua Guetzkow

 

 

Faculty of Law - International Law Cluster

Course Number

Course Name

Lecturer Name

62383

 

Israel and International Law

Prof. Yuval Shany, Prof. Guy Harpaz, Prof. Malcolm Shaw

 

 

 

International Dispute Settlement

 

 

 

62103

 

Introduction to Transitional Justice

 

Prof. Ruti Teitel

 

62410

 

International Human Rights Law

Prof. Yuval Shany

 

62502

 

The United Nations and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Daphna Shraga

 

62309

 

International Humanitarian Law

 

Dr. Rotem Giladi

 

62585

 

International Criminal Law

Dr. Gilad Noam

 

62532

 

International Regulation of Trade and Investment

 

Prof.  Tomer Broude

 

62242

 

Transitional Justice

Prof. Ruti Teitel

 

62669

 

International Law and Conflict Resolution

Adv. Tal Mimran

 

62221

 

Transitional Justice: Interdisciplinary
Approach

 

Prof. Ruti Teitel

 

62798

 

International Courts

Prof. Yuval Shany

 

62586

 

The Role of Law in Resolving the Middle East Conflict

Prof. Robbie Sabel

 

62544

 

Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

 

Dr. Myriam Feinberg

 

62169

 

Human Rights and the Law of Territory

Prof. Malcolm Shaw

 

62342

 

Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Law

Prof. Ruvi Ziegler

 

62457

 

International Energy Law

Adv. David Kornbluth

 

62655

 

International Arbitration

Dr. Saar Pauker

 

62471

 

Human Dignity in Comparative Perspective

Dr. Doron Shultziner

 

62170

 

The Role of Jurisprudence of the European Court

Prof. Ron Soffer

 

62326

 

The Role of NGOs in Promoting Human
Rights and Transitional Justice

 

Prof. Daphna Golan

 

 

 

International Dispute Resolution: International Law and Affairs

 

 

 

 

Comparative Perspective on Security and Human Rights

 

 

 

62013

 

International Institutions and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Prof Luis Moreno Ocampo