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The “AcademiCity” Project: A Unique Learning Experience in Jerusalem
AcademiCity is a unique initiative founded by the Jerusalem Development Authority in cooperation with the Municipality of Jerusalem and the JIIS. The initiative is intended to foster a unique learning experience in Jerusalem, based on cooperation among the various academic institutions in the city as well as between these institutions and the city itself.
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Marking the shloshim
The event will include speeches by the Bar-Siman-Tov family; Prof. Uri Bialer, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ora Ahimeir, founder and former director of JIIS
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Breaking down the barriers to peace
“The untimely death of Prof Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, our colleague, teacher and dear friend, has left many of us with a sense of having been orphaned, and it is leaving a gaping hole,” says Dr. Kobi Michael, who worked with Barsi on numerous projects over the years. Here he recalls their collaboration on a volume edited by Barsi, Barriers to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which was published in 2010 by JIIS and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
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Remembering Barsi
Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, the Head of the Jerusalem Institute since 2003, died suddenly last month. We mourn his loss and want to remember him as we knew him – with warmth, humor and dignity. We dedicate this edition of JIIS Bulletin to him.
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Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, OBM
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Seminar on Urbanism and Sustainability
On Thursday 14 March, 2013 the JIIS held a seminar on Urbanism and Sustainability with speakers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Research Project on the topic of Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem
The Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem are in a way "Terra incognita" to the public but also to the government authorities. This is true despite the fact that Jerusalem holds a central place in the conflict. This new research project deals with a broad range of aspects related to the Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and seeks to expose the social, economic and political characteristics in these areas, and to draw an overview regarding the population's needs and the main obstacles the inhabitants are faced with daily.
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JIIS launches new “Urban Sustainability” project
Following on the heels of the recently completed Israel Sustainability Outlook 2030 (undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection), JIIS has launched a new research project to address the critical state of the environment, “Urban Sustainability.”
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Haredi graduates on the job
After decades of isolation from the broader society, a dramatic rise has been noted in the number of haredi [ultra-orthodox] men and women seeking academic qualifications and, subsequently, a place in the general labor market – the men in particular. The study, completed last month examined the success rate of haredis finding work upon graduation, and market attitudes toward them.
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JIIS publication receives the Haikin Prize of Geostrategy
The Jerusalem Institute congratulates its researcher Prof. Yitzhak Reiter on being awarded the Haikin Prize of Geostrategy for an outstanding research project presented by the Haikin department of Geostrategy at the University of Haifa for the publication of the book "Allah's Safe Haven?The Controversy surrounding the Mamilla Cemetery and the Museum of Tolerance"
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