Application for the Leadership Training Institute
Research Journalism Initiative
Leadership Training Institute
An Najah National University, Nablus
June 21st - July 2nd 2009
The Research Journal Initiative (RJI) and An-Najah National University in Nablus are proud to present the Leadership Training Institute, June 21st - July 2nd 2009. This program is part of RJI’s effort to provide Palestinian university students with opportunities for meaningful international cooperation. The Leadership Training Institute will feature expert presentations on a number of contemporary issues including: regional political geography, the first and second Palestinian uprisings, land and water, Israeli settlement activity, political prisoners and popular resistance to the Apartheid Wall. International and Palestinian university students will visit sites of historical significance in Nablus and other areas of the West Bank, as well as participate in workshops and training seminars designed to empower them to carry on RJI’s mission and facilitate additional activities throughout the year.
A dedicated group of International and Palestinian students will be introduced to RJI’s work; learn about Palestinian culture, history, and political geography; explore methods of journalism and visual anthropology; receive technical and administrative training in the facilitation of Internet videoconferences; and receive professional training in effective, cross-cultural communication and dialogue facilitation.
Throughout the remainder of the summer and the upcoming academic year, this core group of students will cooperate internationally to facilitate RJI’s ongoing educational exchange program at An Najah National University including: videoconferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, multimedia productions and exhibitions.
The Leadership Training Institute is developed by RJI in cooperation with a number of departments of An Najah National University, including the Public Relations Department, Political Sciences Department, Geography Department, Water and Environmental Studies Institute, Faculty of Law, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Democracy and Prof. Yahya Jaber.
Students interested in media development, human rights, education and international exchange are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Mark Turner for more information and to schedule an interview no later than June 12th 2009.
Mark Turner, International Director
Tel: (+979) 09.237.6463 (Nablus)
Tel: (+970) 059.877.1491 (Jawwal)