Mr. Zalman Gordon received his Master's in Social Work from Columbia University in 1962. Since moving to Israel in 1963, Gordon has held many positions, including lecturer at the University of Haifa's School of Social Work, mental health officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, as social worker for the Big Brother/Big Sister Association of Haifa, and served as a lay judge on the parole board of the Israel Prison Service. Gordon has been working at the International School as a lecturer as well as Coordinator for the Internship and Volunteer Programs since 1992. He has also been working at the Galilee College since 2002 teaching courses in Human Relations Management, and leading workshops on this topic in Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, Ghana, Nepal, Malawi, Namibia, Barbados, Jamaica, Singapore, Lesotho, and South Africa.
Course: "Intercultural Encounters: Through an Anthropological Lens"
Dr. Anat Hecht received her PhD in Social Antropology from University College London following her BA studies in Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology, at the University of Haifa. She has taught at Westminster University and University College London, as a visiting lecturer, and as a member of staff at Western Galilee College and the University of Haifa. She has worked as a Qualitative Research Adviser at both University College London and the University of Haifa. Her main research interests include the Anthropological study of Narratives and Material Culture; Identity & Belonging; Intercultural Encounters; Migration; Tourism; Leisure; Consumption; Communication; Education; Museums; History & Heritage. Her forthcoming publication (2019) "Pasts, Places & People: Museums & Cultural Change" examines the production, perception and consumptions of history museums and their role within the changing cultures of leisure, education and identity.
Rabbi Dr. Avi Kadish earned his PhD at the University of Haifa (2006) in medieval Jewish philosophy. He previously studied at Yeshiva University, NY, where he earned two masters' degrees in Bible and in Jewish Education, as well as his rabbinical ordination. His areas of research are the medieval reactions to Maimonides and the ethical literature of Judaism. Dr. Kadish has taught Jewish studies in American Jewish day schools, in the Israeli public school system, and in the education corps of the IDF. He currently teaches medieval Jewish history, philosophy and Bible at Oranim Teacher's College in Kiryat Tivon, as well as adult Israeli Jewish education through the Schechter Institute.
Dr. Yosef Leibowitz received his rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. from the University of California in Berkeley. He made aliyah to Israel in 1984. Dr. Leibowitz taught at the Pardes school from 1984-1998 and served there as the Chairman of the Faculty. He now heads the Yad Yaakov Fund for Jewish Education.
Benjamin Miller is a Full Professor of International Relations at the University of Haifa. In the years 2000-2002 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science at Duke University. Before that he was a tenured member of the department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley and he was a Research Fellow at Harvard, MIT and Princeton University.
A second and expanded edition of Miller’s book, When Opponents Cooperate: Great Power Conflict and Collaboration in World Politics (Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press) was published in 2002. He also published numerous articles on international relations theory and international and regional security. His current work focuses on constructing a theory of regional war and peace and applying it to the Balkans, South America, Western Europe and the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries. The title of his forthcoming book is States, Nations, and the Great Powers: The Sources of Regional War and Peace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2007). The book focuses on the effects of nationalism and the great powers on regional variations in war and peace both among different regions and also over time—from the l9th century to the 21 century.