Middle East

Israel Temple Mount

2020 Summer Programs in the Middle East


Middle East Policy and Security Studies

This two-week program features some of the top security and terrorism experts from inside and outside Israel. Learn first-hand how Israelis approach conflict and grapple with terrorism and other security issues. Class lectures will feature a wide range of topics from media and the Middle East to dilemmas in counter-terrorism decision making and the Persian Gulf. In addition to classes and lectures, the course includes a tour of Tel Aviv, day trips to northern Israel and Jerusalem, and other field trips and activities designed to enhance your understanding of Israeli culture. You’ll be expected to complete required reading assignments prior to departure to the course and submit a research paper one month after the course concludes. (3 credits; PSC 400)