International activities

The Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P) at the University of Munich, Germany: The Adam Institute has worked with CAP for two decades, and the Center has adopted the Adam’s “Betzavta Method” for training facilitators who work in institutions across Europe. In the past year, courses were held in conjunction with the publication of the German version of More than One Democracy. Participants were facilitators who work with the Center on multiculturalism and democracy, a topic that is very relevant to contemporary German society.

Gustav Stresemann Institut (GSI), Bad Bevensen, Germany: This was the third year that the Adam Institute collaborated with the GSI, conducting courses for groups in Germany and Israel. The GSI works with the David Yellin College of Education, bringing together and fostering collaborations between German and Israeli educators. The Adam Institute’s Educational Director, Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, was invited to facilitate the encounter that took place in Jerusalem in March 2017.

In May 2017, Dr. Marshek-Klarman traveled to GSI in Germany, where she taught an advanced facilitation course on the freedom of expression and incitement. Additional courses will take place during the 2017-18 school year.

Geschäftsbereichsleiter Forum Politische Bildung Hattingen, Germany: The professional association in Hattingen, Germany established a professional forum for political education, whose goals include empowering and providing skills to its members. Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman was invited to conduct a training, which took place in December 2016. The course focused on equality between individuals and between groups, and taught the Betzavta Method. Participants included teachers, social workers, psychologists, civic society activists, refugee center employees, and others. The diverse group included native-born Germans and immigrants from Turkey, Poland, the FSU, and elsewhere. The Adam Institute has been invited to conduct additional training courses during the 2017-18 school year.

The Massuah Institute for Holocaust Studies, Israel: The Adam Institute’s Educational Director, Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, was invited to deliver a lecture and facilitate an encounter for researchers and educators from the Massuah Institute and Wannsee House, Germany. The goal was to introduce them to “Betzavta Method” and the Adam Institute’s programs on multi-culturalism.