Shared Society

Developing the Next-Generation of Shared Society Theory and Practices

In order to overcome identity-based divisions and inter-group conflicts, the five year program brings together leading professional organizations and academic institutions from five countries that face challenges in establishing a Shared Society among different groups, with the goal to share knowledge and conduct innovative research.



Interview with Dr. Ran Kuttner

Ran Kuttner is an Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution (expert track) at the University of Haifa, where he teaches in the International Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies. He also serves as an academic advisor to Givat Haviva, an organization that aims at building a shared society and dialogue among Jews and Arabs in Israel. Prior to his return to Israel, he was an Associate Professor of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the Werner Institute, Creighton University (USA) and preceding his arrival at Creighton, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School for three years. He is a certified mediator and mediation teacher in Israel and consults to organizations and community mediation centers that work towards a more dialogic Israeli society in implementing collaborative conflict engagement approaches.  He teaches courses on dialogue, group facilitation, leadership and conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation and peace building strategies.

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