Magazine events

Glocal 2020 Magazine Launch: Cities and International Development

18 June, 2020

On Thursday June 18th, 2020, the Glocal Program launched its Annual Magazine, written and edited by Glocal alumni and students.

This year, the Magazine focuses on international development in the context of cities, urban renewal, urban migration and city lives. The different perspectives from the field present a complex picture, of inequality and poverty, but also one of opportunities, for public participation in decision making; shared space and cultural exchange; and channels for urban renewal and peacebuilding. 


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


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.

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The event was organized as a partnership between the Glocal Program, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and SID Israel and sponsored by Urban Place.

This exciting event brought together around 110 professional development workers, activists, students, researchers and those interested in the field to have fun and explore the annual theme! 

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Glocal's Magazine 2018 on the issue of Gender & Development - great launch and discussion

26 February, 2018

The Glocal Magazine was launched in Tel-Aviv on Friday the 16th February 2018. This year’s magazine’s topic was about a Gender Approach in Development. The successful event saw presentations by magazine writers about their work and a panel discussion on the various approaches to recognize and acknowledge gender  related issues in the context of social and international development. In the discussion, Dr. Nira Kaplansky from the Women's Courtyard, Helen Gebremehdin from the Eritren Women Community center and our alumna N’aama Gorodischer from Israaid presented their ongoing work in relation to gender issues in different contexts.

Discussion in the panel, as well as the thought provoking questions from the public highlighted how separated spaces are important to allow women, in particular, to enjoy more fully development initiatives. This issue of separated spaces, where women can feel free and safer, was a clear thread-line experienced in different developing situations. It was interesting to see how this approach was used both in Israel and in developing countries or humanitarian contexts.  In addition, the debate showed how very often “gender” and “women” are taken to be identical, and why this is a problematic confusion.

The event, organised in the colourful and international setting of the Abraham Hostel and drew a crowd of students, alumni, activitists, academics and even tourists from the hostel.  

The Glocal programme has for ambition to continue being a focal point for both development work and academic research in Israel, and the programme’s magazine is the best example of the programme mission and success.


Glocal Magazine Launch 2017 - The Role of Development in Areas of Conflict

27 January, 2017

On January 27th, 2017 we launched our annual magazine in an event taking place at Yeffet 83, Jaffa's young adults community center. Nearly 50 participants gathered to discuss the role of development in areas of conflict, and to learn different perspectives of academics, and professional speakers from the field.  

We thank Mr. Ariel Dloomy, Ms. Nivine Sandouka and Ms. Yalee Azani for speaking and to our dear guests for attending and presenting their views on the topic. 

This event was made possible with the help of SID Israel.