2nd degree (Master)
glocal community development studies
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Guy Harpaz
The Glocal Seminar is an annual, compulsory seminar. It will consist of six meetings in each semester. The first semester will be devoted to a number of themes, whereas the second semester will be focused on one theme: immigration and refugees. Most of the sessions will be conducted by guest lecturers: we will meet activists in the realm of development who will share some of their dilemmas, as well as scholars who are engaged in research into development issues. Other sessions will be conducted by Guy Harpaz. Few sessions per semester will be under the responsibility of the students.
The seminar is designed to:
1. Introduce the students to issues of theory, policy and practice and their interface.
2. Enhance the students’ analytical and critical writing and thinking skills. In that respect the Seminar is meant to serve as a stepping stone to the concluding Pears Seminar (Second year).
3. Enable the students to share with their peers their own knowledge and experience in the area of development.
4. Provide the students with cutting-edge knowledge and insights in the area of refugees and immigration, examined from international and Israeli perspectives.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To analyze and comprehend moral and practical dilemmas of development
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
1. 27th October – Guy Harpaz, Introduction
2. 10 November – Steen Jorgensen, Country Director, World Bank, Ramallah,
3. 24 November- Micha Odenheimer, Tevel B'Tzedek, “Dilemmas, Challenges in Post Earthquake Nepal”
4. 22 December - Roundtable of students
5. 5 January - Dr. Jonathan Gezz, “The Afterlife of Failure: Revisiting Israel's Abandoned Development Settlements in Zambia and Tanzania”
6. 19 January – Prof. Avner de Shalit, “Environmental Injustice”.
the reading materials will be distributed in advance by each guest lecturer
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 30 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 70 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %