Meet the 2006-07 Class of the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict

August 31, 2006

The Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence welcomes the Class of 2006-07 to the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict. Fifteen students representing Croatia, Latvia, Malawi, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and the United States have begun the 16-month program. The students will spend an academic year in residence at Brandeis (September–May), followed by a three-month field placement and completion of a master's paper by December 2007.

The program is designed for early and mid-career professionals who work or aspire to work within governments, international agencies, or business. It also helps professionals working in related fields such as security and diplomacy, aid and development, human rights, education, and the promotion of democracy and civil society. The program provides a solid grounding in both the theories of contemporary coexistence work and the professional skills to design and implement successful interventions that enable divided peoples to live together more equitably, respectfully, and peacefully.

Click here to read the students' bios and to learn more about the program.


Back Row: Borislava Manojlovic, Seung Yeo, Ashad Sentongo, Andrew Ginsberg, Romain Rurangirwa, Sophia Robbana, and Sarah Stanlick
Middle Row: Slifka Program Executive Director Cynthia Cohen, Inga Sarsune, Nedaa Taweel, and Master's Program Director Mari Fitzduff
Front Row: Yulianna Hilajeva, Coexistence International Program Coordinator Kristin Williams, Slifka Program Administrator Jennifer Burke, and Slava Madorsky
(Not Pictured: Moussokoro Kane, Aejaz Karim, Madhawa Palihapitiya, and Judith van Raalten)