Conferences

Conflict and Moral Concern: Media, Psychology, Rationality and Emotion

An international workshop was held in by the Swiss Center, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Collaboration with The Center for Study of Rationality, the Smart Communications Institute and with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The conference was held on June 6-7, 2012. It was aimed at identifying the most important theoretical and empirical work that is relevant for understanding dynamics that initiate conflict as well as dynamics that resolve conflict and bring reconciliation.

The Gatekeepers

"The Gatekeepers" conference was held on December 29-30, 2014, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This conference was organized and conducted as a joint project of the Swiss Center for Conflict Research with the Smart Family Institute of Communication, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Department of Communication and Journalism.

Chairmen, managers and organizers of the conference were: Prof. Raya Morag, Prof. Ifat Maoz, Prof.Esther Schely-Newman, Professor Menahem Blondheim and Tal Shenhav.

Joint Conferences with the Department of Communication and Journalism

In cooperation with the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Smart Family Institute of Communication at the Hebrew University we held two international conferences

A. Conference Title: Political Communication, Conflict, Journalism, Public Opinion, Discourse and Psychological Perspectives

In cooperation with the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Smart Family Institute of Communication at the Hebrew University and with the support of the Social Science Faculty and the Eshkol Institute at the Faculty of Social Science.

Israel under the Shadow of Conflict: A Reappraisal of Current Processes and of Future Repercussions

In cooperation with the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University.

The workshop discussed different aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict such as Ethical and Public Opinion; Decision Making; Regional Dimensions; Population Management and Political Violence. The program consisted of lectures and panels on various topics including:

Lecture I: How Ethical is the Palestinian Refusal to Recognize Israel as a Jewish State? - Prof. Amal Jamal, Tel Aviv University