Archive for January, 2012

Jan 30 2012

No. 12

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 Take a glance at recent news from the University of Haifa

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Jan 26 2012

New Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies

The University of Haifa’s new Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies to open in the fall of 2012, will be offering students the opportunity to research one of the world’s most formative modern historical events from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will be encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach to many questions that remain unanswered, accessing and studying material from various archives in Israel and other locations around the world, including the newly opened archives in Eastern Europe. The program is intended for students from around the world, the courses being given in English.

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Jan 24 2012

Ambassador Daniel Shapiro discusses U.S.-Israel Relations

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At a special visit to the University of Haifa, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro discusses the partnership between Israel and the U.S. in matters of security and efforts to prevent Iran’s nuclear development; and America’s commitment to helping Israel be a safe, strong and democratic state.

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Jan 23 2012

Israel, U.S. response to social protests

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U.S. Embassy Economic Officer Dewitt Conklin told a panel discussion at the University of Haifa that the economic protests in Israel were impressive both for their size and for the speed with which the government sought to respond. The comment was made in a comparison of the characteristics and results of the social protests that have evolved in Israel and the United States. Continue Reading »

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Jan 22 2012

U.S. Leadership in the Middle East and around the World

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shapiro-image1“I see the United states remaining very much the leader of the International Community - economically, diplomatically, politically, militarily,” says U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in a special interview with Prof. Benny Miller of the University of Haifa, discussing various elements of America’s influence on world politics, economics, security and diplomacy.

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Jan 19 2012

No. 11

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Take a glance at recent news and updates from the University of Haifa

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Jan 16 2012

Winter landscape

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The winter storms of the past weekend decorated the campus with a white carpet of glittering hail. These photos were taken by Nir Ben-Simchon of the Division of Building and Maintenance. If you have photos you’d like to share with the University community and our readers, please send them to us (press@univ.haifa.ac.il).

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Jan 11 2012

No. 10

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Get a glimpse at recent events and news from the University of Haifa

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Jan 08 2012

‘Friend’ request from Al-Qaeda

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Hackers invading databases is just the tip of the iceberg in online terrorist activity: International terrorist organizations have shifted their Internet activity focus to social networks and today a number of Facebook groups are asking users to join and support Hezbollah, Hamas and other armed groups that have been included in the West’s list of declared terror organizations. This has been shown in a new study conducted by Prof. Gabriel Weimann of the University of Haifa. “Today, about 90% of organized terrorism on the Internet is being carried out through the social media. By using these tools, the organizations are able to be active in recruiting new friends without geographical limitations,” says Prof. Weimann. Continue Reading »

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Jan 08 2012

Global memory of the Holocaust

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Researchers from the USA, Germany and Israel gathered at the University for an international conference on “Global Memory of the Holocaust? Memories of the Destruction of European Jews in Global Context”, which was organized by the University’s Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary Germany History and Society. Among other topics, the participants heard lectures relating to how memory of the Holocaust around the world is influenced by various elements of political manipulation.

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