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Faculty-Led: Conflict Resolution in Israel and Palestine
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory; Haifa, Israel; Jaffa, Israel; Jericho, Palestinian Territory; Jerusalem, Israel; Nazareth, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Conflict Resolution in Israel & Palestine
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory; Haifa, Israel; Jaffa, Israel; Jericho, Palestinian Territory; Jerusalem, Israel; Nazareth, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel

Students must complete the College of the Arts and Sciences' pre-application found here:  before they are permitted to use this application.

In addition to completing this application, you must also schedule an interview with Professor Stacher in order to be considered for this program. You can email her at  


Professor Name: Dr. Joshua Stacher
Total Estimated Cost: $4,612.37
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Course: POL 40995
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates:  17 May 2019 - 2 June 2019
Application deadline:  25 January 2019



Course Name and CRN:  POL 40995: Conflict Resolution in Israel and Palestine

Location(s): Various cities in Israel and Palestine

KSU Sponsoring College:  College of Arts and Sciences

Course Description: This study abroad course examines some salient issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  One trip does not allow sufficient time to cover all of the important topics comprehensively (for example, the role of the Arab states, of the USA, and the internal history of Israel or Palestine receive less attention than is desirable). Some prior knowledge of Middle East politics and history is desirable, but not required.  At the end of the course you should be able to articulate the positions of the major parties to the conflict, with the understanding that there is no single, unified Zionist (or Jewish) or Palestinian (or Arab or Muslim/Christian) position. You will understand the theoretical literature such as settler-colonialism as well as understand the effects of the conflict’s occupation on the occupiers and the occupied. Vigorous debate and informed criticism is strongly encouraged.  Criticism and responses expressed in a civil tone is an important way to get a fuller and more truthful picture of something. 

Program Website:
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When: May 17- June 2, 2019

Program highlights/ Itinerary: Meetings and Briefings with various governmental and non-governmental groups in Israel and Palestine. Visits, briefings, and tours of religious and politically significant sites. These include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Church of the Nativity, Dome of the Rock, The Western Wall and the Old City of Jerusalem. We will also visit some major sites (Dead Sea) and museums (Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center). There will also be a focus on university student life, Women’s groups, and LGBT issues Jewish-Palestinian Cooperation.


Requirements: Preference to Juniors and Seniors but open to all; Must meet with faculty leading the program.  To set up an appointment, please see contact information below.
Maximum capacity: 15Stacher Jerusalem food


We will stay in hotels. Most lunches and dinners included although a few optional dinners are scheduled.


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.

PROGRAM FEES                                                                                            

Cost Description Amount Pay To
Online Application Fee $60.00 OGE
GeoBlueHealth Insurance $36.75 CAS
OCDE $25.00 CAS
Program Fee1 $4,490.37 CAS
Estimated Total Cost $4,612.372  
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Tuition: $1368 (In-State) $2475 (Out-of-State)
Estimated personal costs: Estimated Personal Cost (Not Included): Passport ($135), Meals (~$350), and spending money (~$250)
Total Estimated Cost: $5980.37 (In-State) $7087.37 (Out-of-State)
Payment Instructions: Please submit all  deposits and payments through the CAS cashnet site (excluding the $60 application fee). Specific instructions to follow after program acceptance.
Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education and for Arts and Sciences students through the CAS International Programs and Education Abroad Office .


Application deadline: January 25, 2019 

Payment deadlines:
Deposit: $250, February 8, 2019
1st Payment: March 8, 2019
2nd Payment: April 5, 2019
Withdrawal deadline: March 7, 2019


Joshua Stacher |
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Brief Bio:
Joshua Stacher is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science. Stacher’s scholarship focuses on politics, state violence, protests, and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies (NOCMES), which focuses on public education engagement. In 2012-13, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Stacher is currently working on a book project on Egypt's political transition after Mubarak. He is the author of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt & Syria (Stanford UP, 2012) as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a regular contributor to and on the editorial board of MERIP's Middle East Report. Stacher has made media appearances and written commentary for NPR, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, Jadaliyya, and The New York Times, among others.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.