Constructing Inter-Ethnic Coexistence in Divided Societies

On Monday December 16, 2002, the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence sponsored a talk by visiting scholar Dan Bar-On entitled, "Constructing Inter-Ethnic Coexistence in Divided Societies." Bar-On spoke about his work with German and Jewish "children of the Holocaust," as well as his work with Israelis and Palestinians. He emphasized the need for coordinating "top-down" and "bottom-up" processes in building sustainable coexistence in divided societies. Bar-On is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and he is co-founder and co-director of PRIME, the Peace Research Institute in the Middle East.