Peter Larson regularly visits Israel/Palestine. Top left: in conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons. Top right: visiting the site on the Jordan River where John baptized Christ. Bottom: discussing with University students in Gaza. A new session of his popular course in the Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University begins March 13. Registration opens on February 12 @ 9 a.m. Read more.
Understanding the complex and emotional issue of Israel and the Palestinians has been the subject of a popular course taught in the Learning in Retirement program at Carleton university for the last several years.
The 6 week daytime course (6 two hour lectures over a six week period) usually sells out (55 maximum enrolment) within a few hours of the opening of registration. This year registration opens on February 12. Most years there has been a substantial waiting list.
Course description: Israel/Palestine: Will it ever end?
Over the last 70 years, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has cost
thousands of lives and imposed misery on many innocent people. To many Canadians,
the issue appears unsolvable. It is difficult to have a calm discussion about it, as
emotions are high on all sides. This lecture series will examine the Israeli and
Palestinian narratives and compare them to the historical record and current reality. We
will also look at whether Canada’s current policies are likely to help bring about a
Lectures, discussions, visual presentations, and film clips
For a complete course outline click HERE.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on February 12th. To register click HERE.
Canada Talks Israel Palestine (CTIP) encourages a thoughtful discussion among Canadians on the Israel/Palestine issue, including a well informed and sensitive discussion of Zionism itself. CTIP accepts guest columnists and encourages brief comments (under 100 words) from serious readers. To learn more about what we do, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.