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Birthright Israel Outdoors - Free Trips to Israel
Free Trips to Israel - Birthright

Diplomacy in the New Middle East

tel aviv israel tripABOUT THE COURSE

This program is taught at the prestigious Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. All lecturers and guest speakers are either academic experts or practitioners with a specific expertise in their field. All sessions will be held in English, lectures will be led by the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

Participants in this course learn through a combination of theory and practice, giving you on-the-ground insights into modern international relations in the Middle East.

The course outline includes:

Diplomacy – The Nexus between Theory and Practice I – Israel’s multi-faceted diplomacy

  • Israel’s Foreign Policy
  • Media in Conflict Zones
  • Hands-on Negotation Simulation
Diplomacy – The Nexus between Theory and Practice II – Regional challenges

  • Middle East Challenges & Opportunities
  • The return of the Russian front?
  • Public Diplomacy 2.0 – Hands-on Simulation
Networking Opportunities

  • Diplomat at the Bar – An informal session with Amb. Ron Prosor
  • The Next Generation Pitch night & Farewell reception


Cost: $250
Your registration deposit covers the fee of the supplemental programming
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Open to students and young professionals from all backgrounds (ages 18-26)
Cost includes tuition, round trip airfare (from designated group departure airport), hotel accommodations, transportation, at least two meals per day, and other associated land costs.

israel quest sunriseABOUT THE ITINERARY

Combined with our most popular and balanced itinerary, Israel Quest, explore Israel’s natural beauty, epic 3,000-year history, and many colorful cultural traditions. Through the course of this journey you’ll form new cross-cultural friendships with Israeli and American peers, experience all the must-see/must-do highlights of Israel, and return home with a new sense of perspective and wonder.



And once you’re home, there’s still more to discover. Explore your post-trip options.

Israel Outdoors is a part of the family of travel experiences.