Mediation memories.

So today, at the real estate contract-signing (and last-minute negotiation) in a law office in Tel Aviv, my memories of my Masters degree education were revived. Two years after finishing my course in Conflict Management and Negotiation at Bar Ilan University, I found myself on one side of a glossy wood table, glass pitcher of water... Continue Reading →

Conflict management.

It's probably only appropriate that at the graduation ceremony for Bar Ilan University's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I witnessed my first Israeli-Arab walkout. I studied in the program the same years as a secularish Arab girl from around Uhm Al Fahm. She's probably around my age, with an assertive nature and a big, warn... Continue Reading →

Graduation.

On the day of my 'graduation ceremony' from Bar Ilan's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I must note that five years ago,when I started, I wasn't planning to still be at the job that was supposed to pay my way through university. Yet here I am. So, the degree was a bit of a disappointment.... Continue Reading →

A degree in degree-getting.

So a couple weeks ago I shared the latest Bar Ilan update that standing between me and my diploma was a ptur in English. One moment; allow me to rephrase that... Approximately one fortnight ago, yours truly revealed an update on the outstanding situation regarding the university of Bar Ilan, where the accomplishment of a... Continue Reading →

Israeli life on paper.

I'm covered in dust as I write this from the depths of old documents, yellowed papers, stacks of ancient bills. Call it spring cleaning, call it nesting, call it what you will but I have managed to set aside three cartonim of dead trees to recycle.  What's super fun about doing something like this -... Continue Reading →

The final final.

I don't want to make promises, because you just never know over here... But I'm %99.99 sure that I just finished my last ever final at Bar Ilan University... ...And I totally rocked it. Take that, Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation! Here's a portrait of the calm before the final: It's not the end of my... Continue Reading →

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