Honors Program in Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and ConflictThe Honors Program in Peace and Conflict Studies is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, psychological, religious, and social aspects of conflict resolution and peace efforts. The program brings together international students in order to use Israel as a laboratory for examining issues relating to regional and geo-political conflicts, and the pursuit of peace.

Required Curriculum


Fall Semester Honors Seminar


Spring Semester Honors Seminar


ElectivesStudents are required to take one elective course in a related field


Guest Lecturers: As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to hear guest lecturers who will present controversial topics, as well as participate in field trips to specific locations that will provide students with additional insight into actual situations here in Israel.                                                                                                                                                        

Optional Courses 

Students can choose an Internship that relates to peace and conflict management.


Language Study Students have the option to take either Hebrew or Arabic during the semester. 


Admissions and Eligibility.


Admission to the Honors Program in Peace and Conflict Studies is selective and is open to undergraduate students who are currently studying in Departments of Peace and Conflict Studies or related programs at their home universities, as well as students of Political Science, International Relations, Middle East Studies and Law.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a 3.2 grade point average or the equivalent, and must have taken courses in peace and conflict studies and related fields beyond the introductory level. Students are welcome to participate for a semester or a full academic year.


Video from Peace and Conflict Student

     Meet Our Students

Liran Koropitz

     Liran Koropitzer 20, University of Redlands California, USA

     Why Haifa?

      I chose Haifa because I wanted to experience what it meant to live in Israel. As a double major, I was looking for a place that would benefit my studies while allowing myself to immerse in the culture and study abroad experience. Additionally, as an Israeli citizen, I had been to Israel before but had never been to Haifa, a city well-known for it's coexisting communities. I thought I would come spend my fall here to learn and grow as a person.


     What do you like most about Haifa?

      The versatility of the city. I can walk to class enjoying the beautiful ocean view and at night look out my window to the gorgeous cityscape. I've met people from all over the world and the memories we are creating here are (no cliche intended) once in a lifetime opportunities. When else will I get to say that I had the chance to study in the Middle East with students of all ages from all over the world coming from completely different backgrounds?