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2010: Environmental Challenges in Canada, Israel and Beyond

The term “environment” encompasses the physical, ecological, social, legal, economic, cultural, political, institutional, technological, and the personal — to name a few. And from June 28 to July 1, 2010, scholars from Canada, Israel, India, Japan, China, Poland, Russia, the United States, Brazil, and Australia gathered at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to share knowledge and perspectives on “Environmental Challenges in Canada, Israel and Beyond.” That was the theme of the13th...

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2008: Responding to the Challenge of Diversity in Canada, Israel and Beyond

In a city that is the spiritual home to several of the world’s major religions, in a country often challenged by the demands and seemingly competing needs of its various populations, it seemed highly appropriate that, from June 16 to 19, 2008, more than 80 academics, representing 11 countries, gathered to discuss the theme of the 12th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies: “Responding to the Challenge of Diversity: Canada, Israel, and Beyond.”

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2006: Conflict Management & Resolution

Conflict management and resolution” was the theme of the 11th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, which took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in July 2006. In her keynote address, "Is getting to ‘no' a good idea in conflict resolution?”, the distinguished Prof. Janice Stein (University of Toronto) challenged us all to move beyond tired ways of thinking about the structure and language of resolution. Many subsequent presentations referred back to the...

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2004: Societies Coping with Crisis - The Canadian and Israeli Responses

The Israel Association for Canadian Studies together with its partner the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held their 10th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies from June 27 until July 1, 2004. The conference centred around the theme: "Societies Coping with Crisis: The Israeli and Canadian Responses". Most sessions focused on aspects of this theme from different perspectives, including: public policy, international relations and...

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