Scholars as Bridge Builders Seminars
Scholars as Bridge Builders: NYC and Jerusalem Exploring Practices and Policies of Urban Justice
In January 2019 we held our first workshop in Jerusalem, collaborating and partnering with the Hebrew University, particularly the Urban Clinic. This workshop focused on policies of Urban Justice, and consisted of two days of intensive knowledge-sharing, and two days of touring Israel. The participants were limited to Faculty Engagement Program alumni, and each participant had to pay for their own flight to Israel, typically coming from their university’s travel funds, while JCRC-NY and the Hebrew University covered all ground costs.
During the workshop days, there were multiple sessions discussing the cross-section between society, politics, and space. Additionally, the participants had time to meet one-on-one with their Israeli counterparts to provide and gain guidance and insight.
The group then toured Jericho (the most ancient city of the world), the Golan Heights, Nazareth, and Haifa (including meetings at Haifa University).