Scholars, journalists, religious leaders, and political figures from Brazil, Israel, and Palestine gathered for the Sixth International Symposium on Brazil at Hebrew University to discuss the interaction of politics and religion in Brazil, Israel and Palestine and their effects on the search for peace.
The Forum of Female Researchers established three years ago at the Truman Institute organize different events and activities such as meetings with innovative women in the academia, as well as practical workshops with different lecturers. The forum provides a friendly atmosphere and a social framework for the female researchers in purpose to make them integrate better in the academic world.
A delegation of Asian religious leaders visited The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to hold a day of discussions hosted by the Truman Institute. The leaders met with their Israeli counterparts from religion and academia to exchange ideas on issues ranging from the advancement of peace to the protection of environment.
Fifteen Latin American ambassadors visited the Truman Institute and heard reserchers about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Mideast region at a day of lectures hosted by the Latin American Unit. The Ambassadors represented the following countries: Argentina, Republica Dominicana, Chile, Brazil, Panamá, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Honduras and México.
During the last summer, the Truman Institute hosted The Stacey Mandel Palayge and Keith Palayge Program in Middle East Peace for Students of Tulane University, New Orleans. During their stay, the students received lectures from Truman researchers, went on excursions around Israel, met MK memebers, community leaders, and the people trying to promote change in life in Israel.
The latest tour of Madrassah in the Old City of Jerusalem included Muslim, Christians and Jewish students, and together they traveled through the alleys of the Old City and visited it's many sacred sites.
The Rectors from Latin America visited Israel and the Truman Institute on December 2016 for one week and participated in academic conferences and lectures with top researchers in the Truman Institute and Hebrew University. The Rectors met the President of the State of Israel, Ministers and Members of the Knesset, and visited Yad Vashem Museum as well as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
For the first time in Israel and in the Hebrew University, the Truman Institute hosted two Syrian expatriates to present and speak about the current situation in Syria. The two participants addressed the audience and the media that filled the Mexico Auditorium to explain the horrific situation that the Syrian people have been living in for the past six years.