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M. A. Program in Government Lauder School of Government Diplomacy & Strategy IDC Herzliya Dean - Prof. Alex Mintz Head, M. A. Program - Prof. Galia Golan M. A. Coordinator – Erga Atad
The MA Program in Government A leading M. A. program in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, and Public Policy Analysis
Our Teaching Philosophy We teach not only theories, concepts and models but also tools that will make you a better analyst/scholar/ practitioner/educator/leader: negotiation, mediation, decision-making, research, leadership, and more.
Our Team Ø We’ve assembled a team of some of the very best Israeli scholars and international experts: Ø Ø Ø Prof. Alex Mintz Prof. Rafi Melnick Prof. Galia Golan Prof. David Nachmias Dr. Boaz Ganor Dr. Eran Halperin Dr. Liza Ireni-Saban Dr. Lesley Terris Prof. Ilai Alon Prof. Amb. Dan Kurtzer Dr. Ely Karmon Prof. Amnon Sella Dr. Maoz Rosenthal Dr. Guy Bechor Dr. Alisa Peled Dr. Asif Efrati Dr. Dima Adamski Dr. Hani Zubida Dr. Assaf Moghadam Dr. Isaac Berzin Dr. Eitan Azani Dr. Isabel Berman
Adjunct Faculty and Experts Ø Prof. Avraham Diskin Ø Dr. Dan Miodovnik Ø Prof. Nancy Snow Ø Prof. Nathan Lerner Ø Mr. Shabbtai Shavit Ø Dr. Shaul Shay Ø Adv. Lior Lotan Ø Prof. Jan-Erik Lane Ø Dr. Gilead Hirshberger Prof. Ron Kraybill Prof. Edy Kaufman Dr. Uri Ullman Prof. David Deri Prof. Edy Kaufman Dr. Amichai magen Dr. Tamar Saguy Adv. Daniel Reisner Dr. Yitzhak Aharon
: Lauder School Centers and Institutes Ø The Institute for Policy and Strategy (Herzliya Conference) Ø The Institute for Counter-Terrorism (the ICT Global Terrorism Conference) Ø The Center for European Studies Ø The GLORIA Center Ø The Program in Applied Decision Analysis Ø The Program in Political Psychology
Internships and Student Exchanges • Exchange Program with the Maxwell School, Syracuse University • Internships at the U. S. -Israeli Chamber of Commerce • Internships at NGOs and Institutes in Israel • Project at the Prime Minister’s Office • NATO program –study trip to NATO HQ, Brussels • Exchange Program with Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University • Washington D. C. Program for Leadership
Diplomas: M. A. Tracks q M. A. in Government with Thesis q M. A. in Government with Specialization in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies q M. A. in Government with Specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies q M. A. in Government with Specialization in Public Policy and Administration (Hebrew)
Length of Study • • • The M. A. with Thesis is a two-year, foursemester program. M. A. Specialization Tracks (in Counter. Terrorism and Homeland Security; Diplomacy and Conflict Studies; or Public Policy and Administration) are one year, three-semester programs. It is possible to extend these to a fourth semester. An average of 80 is required to pass to the last semester.
Classes Ø Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday (14: 0021: 00) for the Diplomacy and Conflict Studies Track. Ø Classes are held on Thursday (14: 00 -21: 00) and Friday (08: 30 -13: 30) for the Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security and for the Public Policy and Administration Tracks. Ø Some electives are given on Wednesday (15: 4521: 00) Ø Summer classes are held 6. 5 weeks (4 July-19 August 2010) four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 14: 00 -21: 00 and Friday 08: 30 -13: 30).
Types of Courses Core courses: all courses are mandatory Basic courses: students choose 3 or 4 (depending on the M. A. track) out of a list of basic courses. Specialization: all courses are mandatory Electives: chosen from among all of the courses offered in the M. A. Program in Government and all M. A. -level courses of the IDC (subject to prerequisites). Final project: exam or extended paper in one of the Government courses. In addition, selected workshops, internships, and other activities may be taken for credit as electives.
Program of Studies • Schedule of Classes
Reading Material • Journal articles – may be accessed from a PC anywhere including your residence. • Other reading materials – have been uploaded to the course websites, available until the end of each semester. • A session regarding Library services will be held today at 11: 30.
Exemptions from courses • There is no waiver of M. A. courses for a similar course taken at the B. A. level. • Transfer students may receive credits and exemptions for M. A. level courses taken elsewhere (within the last 5 years). Forms are available and such requests will be reviewed by the Head of the M. A. Program.
Pre-requisites • The pre-requisite courses in English and Hebrew are offered throughout the year. Please make sure that you have registered for those courses if you have been instructed to do so in your acceptance letter. • The pre-requisite course in Research Methods must be completed by the end of the first semester. • There is an additional payment for pre-requisites, with reduced tuition (50%) for the third and fourth pre-requisite course.
Communication Information about course schedule, registration, announcements, etc. will be posted during the year on the M. A. Program in Government website: IDC Homepage (www. idc. ac. il) Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy Academic Programs Graduate Program Academic Updates. In addition, you will receive information to your IDC e-mail account and by SMS to your cell phone. A session regarding the Computer Services will be held today from 12: 45.
Student ID Cards will be issued on Sunday, 3 October and Tuesday 5 October 2010, between 16: 00 – 18: 00 on the IDC campus (Library building – the exact room number will be posted at the entrance to the building). Be sure to bring with a personal identification card.
Immediate Matters • Students interested in taking Beginning Arabic – Reading and Spoken (not for credit) must let us know immediately. • Please select two representatives from each Track, on the first days of classes. • Reception and Faculty Panel: “Challenges Facing Israeli Society” – Wednesday 5 Oct. at 18: 30
On-line Registration for classes will be held from Sunday 3 October at 19: 00 until Sunday 17 October at 6: 00 am. The Registration hours will be posted on "My IDC" beginning October 3, 2010.
Logistical Support • For information about housing, student visa, health insurance, contact: Hadas Yanai (Thesis Track) hadas. [email protected] com, 052 -4742303 Shira Porat (Counter Terrorism track) [email protected] com, 050 -3786393 Idan Munchik (Diplomacy track) [email protected] com, 054 -5424646
Logistical Support • For assistance with online registration and any logistical support, contact: Stevie Weinberg , [email protected] org. il, 09 -9527634 (Counter-Terrorism Track) David Topel , [email protected] ac. il, 09 -9527685. (Diplomacy Track) Asaf Begerano, begerano. [email protected] idc. ac. il, 052 -5238303 (Public Policy Track) Micha Staszewski, [email protected] com, 054 -2105467 (from October 10)
Contact Persons • For information on courses, schedules, logistical support, please contact us at: shiller. [email protected] ac. il [email protected] ac. il Your student advisors, Stevie, David and Asaf will help you with on-line registration.
M. A. Program Staff • Coordinator: Erga Atad • Administrator, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies: Tali Baram-Shimshi • Administrator, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Track and Public Policy Track: Gili Shiller • Faculty support: Sarit Ben Shabat • Student advisors: David Topol, Stevie Weinberg, Asaf Begerano (orientation week); Micha Staszevski • Social services advisor: Hadas Yanai, Shira Porat, Micha Staszewski