Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Through a focus on regional context and internal dynamics, USIP’s work on Israel seeks to comprehensively address the complexities of its conflict with the Palestinians and the broader Arab world through policy relevant analysis, public outreach and innovative programming with partners in the region, all aimed at building support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Mapping Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:00
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30
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Architecture and Planning in Conflict Resolution Panel Discussion and Exhibit

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace invite you to attend a panel discussion and experience an exhibit that explore the role of architects and architecture in conflict resolution.

Most international conflicts are territorial in nature. Resolutions often call for realignment of boundaries and borders, yet all too often without consideration for the existing environment within that space. SAYA Design for Change has developed an approach called "Resolution Planning." Designed to reclaim the centrality of space in conflict negotiations, it focuses on the responsibility of architects to contribute to the negotiation of peace agreements and the sustainable resolution of conflicts.

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Engaging with Identity-Based Differences

This course is for international professionals who wish to increase their awareness of the role that identity plays in fueling conflict and learn new skills for the effective negotiation of identity-based differences in tense environments. Participants in this course will examine how identity-based differences may impact post-conflict stabilization, including aid and development, rule of law, governance, and security reform.

Working Effectively with Interpreters

The success of a project or mission in a cross-cultural, multilingual environment often depends upon effective communication with an audience or local counterpart. Interpreters play a critical role in bridging language and cultural divides, but that depends upon your ability to work with them effectively. Failed interpretation of an important message or concept can easily lead to miscommunication, embarrassment, strained relationships, or even danger. This course offers practical tips to work effectively with interpreters.

Global Religious Engagement

This course is an introduction to a set of “soft skills” for those who will work closely with religious individuals and groups in a foreign environment. It is geared toward practitioners who will need to engage religious peoples for partnerships, programming, and project implementation, and touches on often-contested issues such as gender and women’s voices, religious freedom, discussing personal beliefs in the public sphere, and how to integrate religion and programming.

Engaging with Identity-Based Differences

Tue, 12/17/2013 (All day)
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:59

With a focus on intercultural communication and conflict sensitivity, this course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to work with religious, ethnic, and tribal groups in conflict or post-conflict environments.

This course is for international professionals who wish to increase their awareness of the role that identity plays in fueling conflict and learn new skills for the effective negotiation of identity-based differences in tense environments. Participants in this course will examine how identity-based differences may impact post-conflict stabilization, including aid and development, rule of law, governance, and security reform.

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What Might Persuade Israelis, Palestinians to Back Peace?

A poll conducted in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace provides some illuminating insights. The results and accompanying report were released by the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development and the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland on Dec. 6, and it is easy to focus on the responses that reflect the shared cynicism and pessimism of Palestinians and Israelis towards the current negotiations.

July Prevention Newsletter

The July 2013 Prevention Newsletter features a Q&A with Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and Ambassador Richard S. Williamson on the Responsibility to Protect and highlights the role of no fly zones as a tool for preventive action.

In this Issue

  • PREVENTION IN PRACTICE:
    • Opportunity in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?
    • U.S. Atrocity Prevention Policy
    • The Role of Civil Affairs in Conflict Prevention
    • Elections in Pakistan
  • PREVENTION TOOL IN THE SPOTLIGHT: No Fly Zone
  • Q&A with Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and Ambassador Richard S. Williamson, On the Responsibility to Protect

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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 13:30
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Working Effectively with Interpreters

Wed, 12/11/2013 (All day)
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:59

This course is designed for international professionals who wish to improve their communication skills when working with an interpreter in a cross-cultural context.

The success of a project or mission in a cross-cultural, multilingual environment often depends upon effective communication with an audience or local counterpart. Interpreters play a critical role in bridging language and cultural divides, but that depends upon your ability to work with them effectively. Failed interpretation of an important message or concept can easily lead to miscommunication, embarrassment, strained relationships, or even danger. This course offers practical tips to work effectively with interpreters.

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Global Religious Engagement

Tue, 11/26/2013 (All day)
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:59

This course is intended for international affairs professionals who wish to develop a skill set for interacting with religious stakeholders in political, development, and conflict management settings.

This course is an introduction to a set of “soft skills” for those who will work closely with religious individuals and groups in a foreign environment. It is geared toward practitioners who will need to engage religious peoples for partnerships, programming, and project implementation, and touches on often-contested issues such as gender and women’s voices, religious freedom, discussing personal beliefs in the public sphere, and how to integrate religion and programming.

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Articles & Analysis

December 23, 2013
A poll conducted in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace provides some illuminating insights. The results and accompanying report were released by the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development and the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland on Dec. 6, and it is easy to focus on the responses that reflect the shared cynicism and pessimism of Palestinians and Israelis towards the current negotiations.

Our Work in the Field

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Classroom Courses

Instructor:
Peter Weinberger

After 20 years of a stalled peace process in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, many people might say, "Nothing ever changes. Why bother anymore?" However, USIP's experts have identified a number of new initiatives by actors on the ground that give us hope for the future. Come learn about a range of Israeli and Palestinian civil society–based peacebuilders and conflict resolution efforts.

These initiatives include efforts that are both intra-group (for example, religious and secular Jews in Israel; Palestinians from different political camps) and inter-group (for example, Jewish and

Online Courses

Instructor:
December 17, 2013

With a focus on intercultural communication and conflict sensitivity, this course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to work with religious, ethnic, and tribal groups in conflict or post-conflict environments.

This course is for international professionals who wish to increase their awareness of the role that identity plays in fueling conflict and learn new skills for the effective negotiation of identit
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Publications

The July 2013 Prevention Newsletter features a Q&A with Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and Ambassador Richard S. Williamson on the Responsibility to Protect and highlights the role of no fly zones as a tool for preventive action.
The March 2012 Prevention Newsletter features a spotlight on U.S.-Pakistan Relations: The year 2011 saw a progressive deterioration in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. But despite the fact that mutual mistrust is probably at an all time high, there is no appetite to allow the relationship to rupture.