Intergroup Relations

ALA 228 Conflict and coexistence flyer

Students who enroll in the on-campus Intergroup Conflict and Coexistence course in Fall 2017 will be eligible to participate in a field experience in May 2018 for additional credit.


In Ann Arbor, you will develop dialogue skills and learn more about the role of your own social identities in social change work. You will study examples of social conflict based on religion, ethnicity, and culture. You will also explore current coalition building and coexistence work among various religious, ethnic, and cultural groups, and learn about successful movements towards just and lasting peace.


Students will spend one week traveling to cities like Ramallah, Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv and meet with local activists and organizers. Then students will spend two weeks with Palestinian and Israeli students in developing a dialogue-based project centered on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and focused on education.