Cohort 9 (2018-2019)

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Glocal Annual Event 2019 : Development & The Environment

5 May, 2019

Glocal, the Hebrew University MA program in International Development, is very happy to invite you to our 2019 annual event.

The event, dedicated this year to Development & The Environment, will be an occasion to learn more about the impact and relations between international development and environmental sustainability. The event will include a talk by our keynote speaker, Prof.Alon Tal, a panel discussion of contributors to our annual magazine (dedicated this year to Development and Sustainability) and a party!

The event is free, and will take place on Sunday 5th May 2019 from 17:30 onward in the Urban Place, Shalom Building, Tel-Aviv.

Please RSVP on the link provided

The Glocal Team

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Glocal Magazine 2019 Event Launch

5 May, 2019

Every year Glocal produces a magazine centered around a chosen theme, that is relevant to the field of International Development. In 2019 the magazine focused on the relations between Development and the Environment, the content throughout the event explored this topic from various angles. Our honored keynote speaker was Prof. Alon Tal (Tel-Aviv University) which discussed the tension between Development and the Environment from a more macro level, through elaborating on environmental policies. We had two short presentation from two alumni Alon Cohen Lifshitz and Hannah Reinl with stories from the field. We ended with a panel discussion that focused on environment and sustainability looking from local knowledge systems while exploring community development through environmental projects. The panel was moderated by Rina Kedem who worked over the last years with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) on environmental projects across the region with a focus on the nexus between community empowerment, environment and regional cooperation.

Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice

Semester: 
Yearly
Offered: 
2020

Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework.

Gender and International Development

Semester: 
2nd semester
Offered: 
2020

Gender and development constitutes its own academic sub-field and has proven to be an enduring international policy and planning focus since the 1970s. With this in mind, the foundational questions that underlie this course are: 
• Why should the issue of gender constitute a legitimate planning tradition in its own right? 
• Why do the proliferating numbers of policies and plans for action in gender and development often fail to be implemented? 
• How do transnational relationships shape trends in gender and development? 

Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Semester: 
2nd semester
Offered: 
2020

Social entrepreneurship is a growing field of practice and of academic research. The course will discuss the differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it will grapple with the challenge of increasing social value utilizing theories of innovation that were developed in the commercial sector.

The course is taught by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis

Annual Program Seminar

Semester: 
Offered: 
2019

The Glocal Seminar is an annual, compulsory seminar. It will consist of six-seven meetings each semester. The first semester will be devoted to the theme related to International Development. Some of the sessions will be conducted by guest lecturers: we will meet activists in the realm of development who will share some of their dilemmas, as well as scholars who are engaged in research into these issues.

Annual Pre-Internship Course: First steps for professionalism in the field

Semester: 
Offered: 
2019

This is a practical course (taught in two parts) designed to guide students in creating and preparing for their internship. The first section of the course (first semester), takes the format of a workshop, and is held every other week. The workshop's role is to prepare students for choosing their placements and applying for their internships. The workshop begins by introducing students to the world of development, through providing an overview of the global framework for aid allocation, and highlighting the main actors and professional areas within the field.

Gender and Feminism – Theory and Practice

Semester: 
Yearly
Offered: 
2019

The course will introduce feminist theories from the global South and North, and explore the role of gender in social, cultural and economic processes. We will consider gendered social constructions, and the relationship between ideology and disenfranchising practices in everyday lives. The course will begin with an introduction to the field of gender, sexuality and feminist thought, following we will examine matrixes of oppression in the South and gender and globalization.