Slifka Program Announces New Master's Students


September 26, 2007

The Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence announces the Class of 2007-08 for the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict. Eleven students representing India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and the United States have begun the 16-month program. The students wilfl 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 2008.

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.