There is no better place to study human rights and transitional justice than in the 4000 year old city of Jerusalem. More than any other place on earth, Jerusalem, with its long history of diversity and conflict, offers an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the complexity and nature of those conflicts.
Seeing, touching and breathing the challenges
At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem you need only to look out the window or to step out the door to get the picture. The decades-long tension is inescapably felt through all your senses, allowing Jerusalem to offer a rare vantage point to learn about the impact of long-term struggles on human rights and transitional justice.
The MA program in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the Hebrew University is far from armchair-theory. It is here that rigorous academic excellence links to real life, it is here that the classroom encompasses the entire city and region. Top legal experts, researchers and authorities in the field apply their know-how, skill and experience to the business of finding practical real-time solutions to tangible problems of human rights and justice. Theories are tested in practice and insights from the field enrich the development of more advanced theory. It is here where the rubber meets the road. It’s the ideal platform to gather knowledge, experience and build relationships for a future career.
Albert Einstein, Founding Father of the Hebrew University, once said: "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity". The MA program capitalizes on the rare opportunity to learn from the incessant difficulties experienced in Jerusalem, to live and breathe the ambience of all that lies behind mastering the subject of human rights and transitional justice.
You will be hard-pressed to find another experience like the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to study human rights and transitional justice. It is not just a place in which to "study" but an opportunity that beckons all your senses.