Gershon Baskin Sharing Insights with Students at Brandeis

Gershon Baskin speaks to Students at Brandeis University

Dr. Gershon Baskin, Co-Chair and Founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Heller Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict. Dr. Baskin explored how his secret back channel negotiations between the Israeli Government and Hamas contributed to the release of the soldier Gilad Schalit and of Palestinian prisoners. He also examined how this little concrete bridge could inform positive ways of furthering peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine.

The Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict (COEX) is designed for early and mid-career professionals who work within governments, international agencies, non-government organizations or related fields, such as security and diplomacy, aid and development, human rights, democracy work, education, civil society and community development. Students are trained in theoretical and practical issues of coexistence in divided societies. The goal is to enhance the capabilities of students to promote coexistence through their work in governmental and non-governmental institutions and provide them with the professional skills to design and implement successful interventions that enable groups, nations and regions to embrace coexistence values.

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