We had a wonderful time celebrating Cohort 8's achievements at their Graduation Event on Wednesday 13th March 2019 and were so pleased that so many people (including ambassadors, heads of the university, NGOs, families, friends, students) could join us from near and far! Read more about Great Graduation Event for Cohort 8
Please see the article by David Parish on the Ethos Maganize website regarding the ICOseed initiative in Kenya. Masha Vernik, Glocal cohort 8 student, just returned from her internship with the organisation.
Do join us for our Cohort 8's Graduation Event on Wednesday 13th March 2019 with refreshments, TedTalks, roundtable discussions and a keynote speaker!
This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from our graduating students about their recent internships in developing countries, learn more about our program in International Development and welcome our keynote speaker - a Glocal alumnus.
Glocal is happy to update on the upcoming event for the graduation of cohort 8 of our students. The graduation event will take place on Wednesday the 13th March 2019, from 15:00 till 18:30, in Beit Meirsdorf Building in the Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem.We cordially invite all families, alumni, partners and those interested in Glocal to attend. The event will be an occasion to hear from the students about their experiences in the field and congratulate them on finishing their degree. Read more about Save the Date - Cohort 8 Graduation Event
The course focuses on the two-way relationship between major demographic events and societal transitions. Demographic events include epidemics, large-scale migration, and more recently, the dramatic reductions in fertility and mortality. Societal transitions include those related to religious belief and practice, political instability, economic development, as well as to those associated with the "second demographic transition" in contemporary low fertility countries. Read more about Population change: Why it matters?
In the domain of international development, religion has often been regarded as a conservative hindrance to social progress, and religious worldviews have come to be associated with challenges they pose to development in terms of both aims and practice.Read more about Religion and International Development
Using case studies drawn largely but not exclusively from Sub-Saharan Africa, this course explores the challenges and complexities of delivering health in under-resourced settings. Over the past sixty years, various development models and policies have been applied locally and globally. We will critically examine the theory and practice that underlies what has become ‘global health’ within an evolving development framework.Read more about Development and Global Health: A Critical Approach to Theory, Policy and Practice
Gender and development constitutes its own academic sub-field and has proven to be an enduring international policy and planning focus since the 1970s. With this in mind, the foundational questions that underlie this course are: • Why should the issue of gender constitute a legitimate planning tradition in its own right? • Why do the proliferating numbers of policies and plans for action in gender and development often fail to be implemented? • How do transnational relationships shape trends in gender and development? Read more about Gender and International Development
This course explores how qualitative research—characterized as inductive, non-statistical, interpretive and exploratory—constitutes social science research. It walks students through the steps of academic research with a qualitative focus: How to identify a robust research question, choose an appropriate data collection method and research design, address research bias, gain first-hand experience applying methods during a unique, two-day, off-campus research practicum, and finally, transform field data into academic text through preliminary analysis.Read more about Qualitative Research Methods
Social entrepreneurship is a growing field of practice and of academic research. The course will discuss the differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship. Furthermore, it will grapple with the challenge of increasing social value utilizing theories of innovation that were developed in the commercial sector.
This reading course examines the link between spatial planning and social policy. Classroom discussion centers on short articles in English that look at the experience in Israel and internationally, including in developing countries.Read more about Spatial Justice and Cities
This research methods course provides students with intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of program evaluation research with an emphasis on its practical relevance for local community development organizations, national and international agencies, funders from the public, private, third sectors, and other policymakers.Read more about Program Evaluation for Community Development and Social Change