The Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity explores issues of multiculturalism and diversity on both academic and practical level.
The center supports research and academic discussion investigating questions such as the relationship between national, religious and civic identity, between majority and minority and between multiculturalism and shared society.
Given that the future leadership of Israel is trained within its campuses, the Hebrew University sees as its responsibility to develop our students' multicultural sensitivities and tolerance, to make sure students know their society, are critical towards power relations within it and are aware of the variety of points of view. The center promotes courses and clinics on theories of multiculturalism and their critiques and on Israeli society.
The Center advocates for the provision of a pluralistic campus environment where members of different social and religious groups can get to know and respect each other while they learn, a campus in which all students, faculty and staff feel that they belong.
The Center offers academic events and programs related to the diversity of cultures represented on our campuses. Such activities provide students a chance for increased interaction with students of different backgrounds, create a more welcoming and inclusive university environment overall, and expose students to the concept of diversity as life enhancing.
Academic director: Prof. Michael Karayanni
Executive director: Michal Barak