My Ongoing Transformation

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By Jenna Neulander, Yahel Social Change Program
 
A year ago, I never saw myself here doing what I am doing today. I pretty much "fell into" this program. As I sat in the living room of my parents house I felt like I was on the verge of becoming a complete failure. I had just graduated from college with no steady job waiting or Ivy League graduate programs begging me to apply.
 
 

Hebrew University LL.M Program

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Program Description

The International LL.M. Program is dedicated to the fields of International Law and Human Rights as well as International Business Law and Intellectual Property; two fields in which the HU Law Faculty has long been known for its academic excellence.

 

For the LLM in Human Rights & International Law:

 

The program offers students a rich variety of specialized courses in the main fields of international law – international organizations, conflict resolution, the laws of war, immigration law, international criminal law etc. – and in key areas of human rights law – including multiculturalism, human rights and counter-terrorism and transitional justice. Delivered by a strong faculty, comprised of past and present legal advisors to international organizations, members of international expert bodies, government and NGO lawyers and leading academics from Israel and abroad (including Prof. Malcolm Shaw – author of the world’s leading text book in international law) – and situated in Jerusalem, a city with a rich history of peace and conflict – the program offers a unique experience to would be academics, lawyers and employees in the governmental and non-governmental sector

 

For the LLM in International Business Law & Intellectual Property:

 

The program offers students an introduction into the legal infrastructure of global transactions and business. Situated in Israel – the ‘start up nation’ – and drawing from the rich experience of academics and practitioners from Israel and abroad, the program contains courses, seminars, workshops and internship opportunities in fields such as anti-trust, investment law, trade, global financial regulation, patents etc. It provides students with both practical and academic tools to provide legal services in a globalized knowledge-based economy.

 

The program offers more than 40 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America on a variety of topics.

 

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Jenna Kruger

Jenna Kruger

Real Life Israel
I grew up in Framingham, MA with my parents, older sister, and several pet birds!  My first passion in life is dance.  I have competed nationally and performed internationally with my high school and college dance teams.  My second passion is traveling, and I have visited 22 states and 16 countries and counting.
 
 I attended The University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science.  I have been working in cardiology for the past four years doing stress testing, pacemaker clinics, and for the past three years I have been working at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Vanguard Cardiac Amyloidosis program as clinical research coordinator.  I have collaborated on five abstracts published about the disease.  
 
In Israel I am interning at Hadassah Medical Center in the Cardiology Department.  I am spending time within each of the sub-specialties within cardiology, and I am creating a national database for all of Hadassah’s amyloidosis patients.  I visited Israel with Birthright for the first time this past May and realized I needed to spend more time here.  I applied to the Real Life Israel program to gain a better understanding of the country and what is actually going on in the Middle East.  My main goal is to be able to return to the States and be an informed advocate for Israel.

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A New Year, A New Community

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By Chris Khoury, Michigan State University student, studying abroad at the Rothberg International School – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Rosh Hashanah. The new year. This was the first time that I observed the holiday, and being in Jerusalem made it all the more incredible. The holiday was eerily appropriate, coinciding with the start of my year-long study abroad in Jerusalem—truly the start of very new year for me.
 

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

November 21, 2011

This Thanksgiving, holiday traditions and messages are going farther than the family dinner table. 
In fact, they are going all the way to the Middle East as American young adults spending time abroad will be spreading the message of coexistence throughout diverse communities by recreating the Thanksgiving feast from their childhood. 
 
Masa Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government, sends more than 6,000 young Americans to Israel each year to study, intern, and volunteer, as well as spread a peaceful and harmonious message. Diverse groups of people such as Arabs, Israeli Jews, Palestinians, Europeans, and American peers are all positively affected by the introduction and blending of Thanksgiving traditions.