Special Minerva Projects
In recent years, the Minerva Center has introduced a unique set of Faculty-led programs aimed at graduate students, as well as junior and senior scholars working in the field of human rights.
Minerva's special programs are designed to enable researchers from Israel and abroad to meet throughout the academic year in order to discuss and promote research on contemporary human rights issues, as well as encourage international collaborations – both within and outside academia.
The various programs feature a diverse assortment of courses, forums and seminars that are set in an interdisciplinary framework, and chiefly combine comparative, transnational and global perspectives.
There are four different topic-based programs: Law, Globalization and the Transitional Sphere – a program devoted to understating the role of transitional litigation and NGOs in advancing human rights and political freedom around the world; Human Rights and Liberal Justice in Israel – a program that encourages a historical analysis of the country's human rights institutes and organizations; and Human Rights and Transitional Justice – a unique cross-national research program that places the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a focal point for examining the contribution of transitional measures on the condition and nature of the country's legal system. In the years 2015-2016 the Center launched a special project: Family, Human Rights and Globalization.
For more information about the special Minerva programs please contact Dana Magen, the Center's Administrative Coordinator.