International Summer Program: Identity-Based Conflict Resolution *Will not take place this year due to Covid restrictions*



Synopsis: This interdisciplinary four-week program (usually during July) - that was awarded a special scholarship from the Israeli National Council for Higher Education - offers 8 academic credits (four courses, taught in English). Students receive a certificate of participation upon completion of all courses (issued by the University’s Faculty of Law). The M.A. level academic credits can be recognized in conjunction with the policy of the students' home universities. The program provides - through on-site experiential and traditional learning - theoretical and practical insights. Admission is open to holders of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students. Our participants come from all disciplines in the social sciences, Law and the humanities (including conflict resolution practitioners, as well as the general public). The summer program is managed by the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University. For inquiries contact us.  


Description of the Summer Program

Conflicts over collective identity - including issues of religion, narratives and culture - abound in our world today. Taught by leading scholars and practitioners, this unique program offers four intensive conflict resolution courses focusing on such conflicts and how to creatively deal with them.

The program examines interpersonal level, national and international conflicts, legal and cultural aspects of conflicts, with a focus on identity-based conflicts and a particular emphasis on conflicts found in Israel. The participants come from diverse backgrounds and the program consists of seminars, workshops, simulations, films and guest lectures. This is an interdisciplinary program that deals with our subjects from a variety of perspectives, including law, psychology, religion and culture. The program also includes various social events such as receptions and educational travels in Israel. Upon completion of the complete program (4 courses), a certificate of participation is awarded by the Faculty of Law. Students can request an official university transcript of their graduate level courses and grades for transfer to other institutions.  


Bar-Ilan University, established in 1955, is a diverse and dynamic university with some 30,000 students, including many international students. The University has 8 faculties, over 120 Departments and Centers, and offers over 8,000 courses. It is located only 15 minutes away from Tel Aviv, 20 minutes from the international airport, and 50 minutes from Jerusalem.

For more information, contact us.


Application and admission process

Preparing for arrival to Israel

Schedule of the 2019 program