Oscar Olivier was forced to flee the Belgian Congo in search of a stable life. His story weaves together the pursuit of freedom and justice, the power of resistance, and embracing of his Jewish past.
Opportunity Grant winner Anat Goldman reflects on the similarities and challenges of national moments of commemoration in Israel and Turkey.
Visiting Bethlehem on Christmas, Stroum Center Graduate Fellow Emily Gade discovers some interesting cultural commingling.
In reflecting on the shrinking Dead Sea, Opportunity Grant winner Emily Gade considers the underbelly of beautiful things.
Doctoral student Oded Oron discusses the plight of African migrants in the state of Israel.
Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.
Manuela Rosero, UW 2016, shared her experience of five months studying abroad in Israel at UW-study abroad exchange partner Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.
Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.