Senior Research Associates
Orly Idan is a lecturer in psycholinguistics, language in the context of conflict, and academic research at Reichman University (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya) and a senior associate researcher at the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was a postdoctoral associate at the Salutogenic Research Center and the Conflict Management Program at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, focusing on salutogenic interventions in conflictual settings. Her PhD dissertation from Tel Aviv University focused on resilience sources, socio-emotional self-perceptions, family climate and hopeful thinking among students. She completed her M.A degree in psycholinguistics at Tel Aviv University. Her current research interests and teaching domains focus on the role of linguistic cues in inducing emotions, in particular within the context of intractable conflicts and negotiations; discourse and narrative analysis in the context of conflict and health; a comparison of native and foreign language use relating to conflict, in particular Hebrew and Arabic; and, attitude change in the context of intractable conflicts.
Ben-David, Y., & Idan, O. (2020). Eyes wide shut: Political ideology as a tool of discursive
avoidance among Israeli-Jewish students in the context of escalating conflict. Political Psychology. doi: 10.1111/pops.12702.
Hameiri, B., Idan, O., Nabet, E., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2020). The paradoxical thinking ‘sweet spot’: The role of recipients’ latitude of rejection in the effectiveness of paradoxical thinking messages targeting anti-refugee attitudes in Israel. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8(1), 266-283.
Idan, O., Halperin, E., Hameiri, B. & Reifen Tagar, M. (2018). A rose by any other name: Subtle linguistic cues reduce anger and increase support for conciliatory policies. Psychological Science, 29(6), 972-983.
Oded Adomi Leshem
I am a Senior Research Associate at the PICR lab and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Truman Center for Peace. My research is located at the nexus of political psychology and conflict resolution with a specialization in protracted conflicts. I study hope, fear, and perceptions of competition among citizens engulfed in conflicts with the aim of revealing how these emotions and beliefs affect the dynamics of violent intergroup conflict. My main areas of interests are international and intranational conflicts, the formation and transformation of political attitudes and ideologies, and conflict and the media. Apart from my focus on advancing theories in conflict resolution and political psychology, a key aspect of my research agenda is to design and test conflict interventions aimed at transforming violent conflicts. [Personal Page]
Leshem & Halperin (2021) "Threatened by the Worst and Hoping for the Best: Unraveling the Relationship Between Threat, Hope, and Public Opinion during Conflict" Political Behavior
Leshem & Halperin (2020), "Lay Theories of Peace and their Influence on Policy Preference during Violent Conflict," Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
Leshem & Halperin (2020), “Hoping for Peace in Protracted Conflict: Citizens’ Hope is Based on Inaccurate Appraisals of their Rivals’ Hope for Peace” Journal of Conflict Resolution
Leshem (2019), “The Pivotal Role of the Enemy in Inducing Hope for Peace” Political Studies
I received a Ph.D. in psychology (summa cum laude) from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2017 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola University Chicago (with Prof. Robyn Mallett, 2017-2018). Since 2018, I have been working as a post-doctoral fellow at Carleton University in Ottawa (with prof. Michael Wohl) and in 2020 joined the PICR Lab as a part-time post-doctoral fellow. My work is in the area of social psychology of intergroup relations. In my research, I focus on: (1) reduction of intergroup bias through direct and indirect intergroup contact; (2) the role of collective emotions and ways in which people relate to the history of their social groups in shaping current intergroup attitudes; and (3) the psychological underpinnings of negative and positive intergroup behavior, e.g., hate crime, collective violence, and collective action.
Stefaniak, A. & Wohl, M.J.A. (2021). In time we will simply disappear: Racial demographic shift undermines privileged group members’ support for marginalized social groups via collective angst. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
Stefaniak, A., Wohl, M.J.A., Sedikides, C., Smeekes, A., & Wildschut, T. (2021). Different pasts for different political folk: Political orientation predicts collective nostalgia content. Frontiers in Political Science: Elections and Representation.
Stefaniak, A., Wohl, M.J.A., & Bilewicz, M. (2021). Pro-diversity intervention improves Poles’ intergroup attitudes by increasing collective nostalgia for more open Polish society. Affective Science.
I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin and Prof. Maya Tamir. My main areas of interest are emotions and emotion regulation in intergroup relations. My current research focuses on the instrumental motives that lead people to regulate their empathy in social contexts and particularly in intergroup conflicts.
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Stanford University, working with Prof. Eran Halperin and Prof. Robb Willer. I was a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Groningen and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem supervised by Eran Halperin, Tamar Saguy, and Martijn van Zomeren.
My research interests intersect collective action, emotions, intergroup relations, and intergroup conflict. I investigate the psychological processes that (de)motivate disadvantaged group members to engage in collective action. My dissertation examined why and when historically disadvantaged groups are (un)willing to collaborate with advantaged group members to promote social change.
Hasan-Aslih, S.*, Shuman, E.*, Pliskin, R., Saguy, T., van Zomeren, Halperin, E. (2020). With or Without You: The Role of Identification in Predicting Joint and Ingroup Collective Action in Intergroup Conflict. European Journal of Social Psychology.
Hasan-Aslih, S.*, Shuman, E.*, Goldenberg, A., Pliskin, R., Van Zomeren, M., Halperin, E. (2020). The quest for hope: Disadvantaged group members can fulfill their desire to feel hope, but only when they believe in their power. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 11(7), 879-888. View
Hasan-Aslih, S., Pliskin, R., Van Zomeren, M., Halperin, E., Saguy, T. (2018). A darker side of hope: harmony-based hope ironically decreases collective action intentions among the disadvantaged. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(2) 209–223.
Dr. Itschak Trachtingot, serves as Head of the Department of Jewish Education at Herzog College, Lecturer in Psychology and Special Education at the Hebrew University, Herzog College and Jerusalem College. Researcher on issues related to identity, social affiliation, acculturation and conflict resolution.
a research fellow for a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab, and conducts research on the position of the ultra-Orthodox regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, under the supervision of Prof. Eran Halperin. The study examine the attitudes and behaviors that cause from conflict between the position of ultra-orthodox as not Zionists, and practice that most of them express hawkish positions against arabs.
my doctorat work dealt with the development of a psychological concept known as "minority consciousness" as a psychological factor concerning aspects of identity structure among populations from a psychological-social point of view.
Trachtengot, I. (2014). Going out to work among ultra-Orthodox yeshiva members: the reasons, fears of it and perceptions towards it. Journal of the Study of Haredi Society, 1, 43-65 .(in Hebrew).
Maytles, R., Bergman, Y. S., & Trachtengot, I. (2021). Caregiving burden and depressive symptoms among ultra‐orthodox Jews: The moderating role of sense of community. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2514
Black, S., Trachtengot, I. & Horenczyk, G. (2022). Community Post Traumatic Growth: Israeli Haredim Coping with Corona Virus. Contemporary Jewry.
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the PICR Lab working under the guidance of Prof. Eran Halperin at the Hebrew University, and at Harvard Business School (NOM), under the guidance of Prof. Amit Goldenberg.
My work is in the area of social-personality-clinical psychology. My main area of interest focuses on how social interactions contribute to emotional regulation and wellbeing. Specifically, I study the psychology of conversation – what makes a conversation good, healthy, or helpful? Can it be one and not the others? – and how emotions shape how we think and interact with others, and vice versa. I am particularly interested in developing machine learning algorithms able to detect high-quality 1-on-1 and group conversations.
I received my B.A. In psychology and Amirim (An interdisciplinary honors program in the humanities) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and my M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology (clinical track) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In my Ph.D. I focused on implicit assessment of beliefs about the self (mainly, self-criticism and self-esteem), and on interactions and discrepancies of implicit and explicit beliefs about the self.
I am currently a PhD student at the Hebrew university and Leiden university under the supervision of Prof. Eran Halperin, Prof. Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn, and Dr. Ruthie Pliskin. I received my BA in Philosophy and Political Science, as well as my MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, from Tel-Aviv University. Motivated by the search of means to enlarge the well-being of individuals and societies invovled in intractable conflicts, I seek to better understand the impact of repeated exposure to conflict-related violence on intergroup empathy and find means to promote intergroup empathy.
Pliskin, R., Ruhrman, A. & Halperin, E. (2020). Proposing a multi-dimensional, context-sensitive approach to the study of ideological (A)Symmetry in emotion. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 34:75–80.
Halperin, E., & Ruhrman, A. (2016). Hatred. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. K Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Difference (pp. 1-4). Springer.
I am currently a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), under the supervision of Prof. Martijn van Zomeren, Prof. Ernestine Gordijn, Dr. Michal Reifen-Tagar and Prof. Eran Halperin. My research broadly examines the social and psychological antecedents and consequences of moralization, as applied to a (cultural) diversity of issues and contexts (of intergroup relations). I received my BA in psychological sciences from University of Coimbra (Portugal), and my MSc in social psychology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Additionally, I worked for several NGOs and schools in developing countries for two years, where I developed and implemented intervention programs in women’s empowerment, education and healthcare.
I am a PhD student of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degree at Leuven University. My research concerns the antecedents and the consequents of emotional similarity for groups.
I am a Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University and Aalto University, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin (HUJI) and Dr. Yoni Levi (IDC & Aalto University).
After completing my BA in psychology and biology and my MA in clinical psychology, I worked as a researcher in high-tech companies before going back to academy.
My main interest lies in the field of psyche-soma relations in intergroup contexts. I'm passionate about exploring how physical and neural markers can shed new light on psychological and social processes and vice versa. In my current research, I'm using neuroimaging (Magnetoencephalography; MEG) to assess interventions for intergroup conflicts attenuation by allowing people to change their perspective.
Adler, E., Hebel, S., Adomi Leshem, O., Levy, J., & Halperin, E., (under review). A Social Virus: Intergroup Dehumanization and Unwillingness to Aid Amidst COVID-19 - Who are the main targets? International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Hebel, S., Stefaniak, A., Vandermeulen, D., Adler, E., Hameiri, B., & Halperin, E., (under review). Are Societies in conflict more susceptible to believe in COVID-19 conspiracy theories? A 67 Nation Study. Science Advances.
Zebarjadi, N., Adler, E., Kluge, A., Jääskeläinen, I. P., Sams, M. E., & Levy, J., (2021). Rhythmic neural patterns during empathy to vicarious pain: Beyond the affective-cognitive empathy dichotomy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 380.
I am a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Groningen supervised by Eran Halperin, Tamar Saguy, and Martijn van Zomeren. I received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Global Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2014, and recently completed my M.A. in Social Psychology at the IDC Herzliya. My research interests include collective action and emotions, and power relations in conflict. In particular, I am interested in different types of collective action (e.g. nonviolent, nonnormative, violent). My research examines psychological factors that promote support for these types of action, but also the effects and effectiveness of these types of action at motivating the high power group to address inequality and pursue conflict resolution.
Shuman, E., Hasan-Aslih, S., van Zomeren, M., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2022). Protest movements involving limited violence can sometimes be effective: Evidence from the 2020 BlackLivesMatter protests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(14).
Pauls, I.*, Shuman, E*., van Zomeren, M., Saguy, T., Halperin, E. (In Press). No Matter the Means: Moral Violations Trigger Increase in Moral Convictions that Justify Nonnormative Action. European Journal of Social Psychology.
Shuman, E., Saguy, T., van Zomeren, M., Halperin, E. (2020). Disrupting the System Constructively:
Testing the Effectiveness of Nonnormative Nonviolent Collective Action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Shuman, E., Johnson, D., Saguy, T., Halperin, E. (2018). Threat to the Group's Image Can Motivate High Identifiers to take Action Against Ingroup Transgressions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
* Indicates both authors contributed equally, and order was determined alphabetically.
I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland, supervised by Prof. Laurent Goetschel as well as Prof. Eran Halperin. My main areas of interest are emotions and emotion regulation in intergroup conflict. My current research focuses on the impact of conflict related events on emotions.
I am social psychologist and a PhD student, under the supervision of Prof. Eran Halperin and Dr. Roni Porat, at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I received my BA in Psychology and Political Science from Ben-Gurion University and my MA in Social Psychology from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). My main research interest concerns with developing and experimentally testing interventions in the field that aim to promote equality and tolerance between different social groups. Specifically, I am interested in the influence of interventions at the institution level and their normative influence on disadvantaged and advantaged group members.
Goldenberg, A., Endevelt, K., Ran, S., Dweck, C. S., Gross, J. J., & Halperin, E. (2017). Making intergroup contact more fruitful: Enhancing cooperation between Palestinian and Jewish Israeli adolescents by fostering beliefs about group malleability. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(1), 3-10.
Endevelt, K., Schori-Eyal, N., & Halperin, E. (2021). Everyone should get the same, but we should get more: Group entitlement and intergroup moral double standard. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 24(3), 350-370.
Patricia Cernadas Curotto
I graduated from the University of Geneva with a Master of Science in Affective and Clinical Psychology. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA) in Geneva financed by a Doc.CH grant (Swiss National Science Foundation). I am supervised by Prof. David Sander (CISA), Prof. Eran Halperin, and Dr. Olga Klimecki (CISA). The aim of my thesis is to test the impact of compassion training on conflict resolution. More specifically, I plan to conduct four studies in a variety of situations, ranging from interpersonal conflicts in romantic couples to intergroup conflicts occurring within Switzerland and Israel.
Cernadas Curotto, P., Halperin, E., Sander, D., & Klimecki-Lenz, O. M. (2019). Emotions in attacker-defender conflicts. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, e120.
I am a PhD student supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin, Prof. Carsten K.W. De Dreu (Leiden University), and Dr. Ruthie Pliskin (Leiden University). My current research examines the psychological underpinnings of group legitimization processes in varying social and political contexts. I recevied my Honours BA in Political Science and IR from the University of British Columbia and MA in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution from Hebrew University.
Social and Political Psychologist.
Nir, N. & Halperin, E. (2019). Effects of humor on intergroup communication in intractable conflicts: Using humor in an intergroup appeal facilitates stronger agreement between groups and a greater willingness to compromise. Political Psychology, 40(3), 467-485.
Nir, N. & Halperin, E (2019). Intergroup Hate in Conflict: The case of the Korean Conflict. In J. Park, M. Lee, H. Choi, Y. Kwon, S. Sloman, & E. Halperin(Eds.). 2019 Annual Reports of Attitude of Koreans toward Peace and Reconciliation. Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification.
Nir, N. & Halperin, E (2020). The Dual Effects of COVID-19 on Intergroup Conflict: The case of the Korean Peninsula. In J. Park, M. Lee, H. Choi, Y. Kwon, S. Sloman, & E. Halperin(Eds.). 2020 Annual Reports of Attitude of Koreans toward Peace and Reconciliation. Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification.
I am a PhD student in social psychology supervised by Eran Halperin, Michal Reifen Tagar and Thomas Kessler. I received my undergraduate degree in International Relations and Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Tel Aviv University.
I'm interested in developing psychological interventions to improve intergroup relations. I'm also interested in various topics within moral psychology, including understanding motivations for moral behavior, moral hypocrisy, and the defensiveness strategies individuals use when their personal or group image is under threat.
I am a Ph.D student at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Meital Balmas and Eran Halperin. I received my B.A. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Communication and Journalism and Political Science, and her M.A. in political communication, with a minor in Gender Studies at the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies.
I am interested in the way stereotypes may change. Specifically, I am looking into people who highly disconfirm their group stereotype, and the potential that they would encourage stereotype change among observers/outgroup members.
I am Nur Kassem, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Anat Perry and Prof. Eran Halperin. I finished my studies in Clinical Psychology at the Hebrew University, and I have earlier received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English Literature. My research investigates the interplay of language and emotions in conflict regions. Moreover, I intend to examine the behavioral, physiological, and neural mechanisms concerning empathetic accuracy among groups in power relations.
Tal Orian Harel
I am currently a Ph.D student in the department of Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Ifat Maoz and Prof. Eran Halperin. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Middle Eastern studies as well as my M.A. in Conflict resolution from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My main areas of interest are psychological aspects of political polarization and intergroup relations.
Orian Harel, T., Maoz, I. & Halperin, E. (2020). A conflict within a conflict: intragroup ideological polarization and intergroup intractable conflict. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 52-57.
Orian Harel, T., Katz Jameson, J. & Maoz, I. (2020). The normalization of hatred: Identity, affective polarization, and dehumanization on Facebook in the context of intractable, political conflict. Social Media + Society.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Shahar Ayal and Prof. Eran Halperin. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy as well as my M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from Tel Aviv University. I seek better understanding of the ways in which the sense of power and efficacy (or lack of) affect social behavior. My main interests are the roles that feeling and communicating sadness (a low power emotion) play in intergroup conflicts.
Maaravi, Y., Levy, A., Gur, T., Confino, D., Segal, S. (2021). “The tragedy of the commons”: How individualism and collectivism affected the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health,9,37. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.627559
Maaravi, Y., Hameiri, B., & Gur, T. (2020). Fighting Coronavirus one personality at a time: Need for closure, Trait victimhood and adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3344. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.576450
Gur, T., Halperin, E., & Ayal., S. (2020). A Bright Side of Sadness: The Depolarizing Role of Sadness in Intergroup Conflicts. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2715
Tammy (Tamar) Avichail
I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Eran Halperin and Maya Tamir. I received my B.A. from Haifa University in Occupational therapy and my M.A. in Clinical social work. My main area of interest is emotions and emotion regulation in intergroup conflict. My current research focuses on advantaged group members' reactions to power disparity information with the disadvantaged group and the ways emotions and emotion regulation influence their behavior.
I am a PhD student supervised by Eran Halperin, Julia Elad-Strenger and Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my MA in Social Psychology and intergroup relations from Reichman University. My main areas of interest are intergroup relations and conflicts. In particular, I am interested in the underlying psychological processes (emotions, motivations and cognitions) of these intergroup tensions. My current research focuses on the emotional underpinning of the political divide, also known as "Affective Polarization". I am also part of the "Motivated Helplessness" project, along with Dr. Uri Lifshin and Prof. Mario Mikulincer examining the psychological protective function of perceived helplessness in handling threats.
I’m Shira, a Ph.D. Social-Psychology Student at the HUJI. I see myself as a Multidisciplinary person, who lives among groups. I am interested in researching relationships among different groups in the Israeli and worldwide population, And the question of openness to other groups. I am a member of a Zionist-religious forum that deals with the status of Israeli Arabs and their situation and relations with them. In the past, I studied industrial-design at the Bezalel Academy of art and design in Jerusalem. Today I am an interior designer in parallel to my studies.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in the direct Ph.D. program at the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin and Dr. Boaz Hameiri (Tel Aviv University). I received my BA in Psychology and International Relations from the Hebrew University. My main research interest is the personalisation of psychological interventions, and in my thesis I focus on interventions to increase support in inequality reducing actions. I'm also a co-lab manager.
Adler, E.*, Hebel-Sela, S.*, Adomi Leshem, O., Levy, J., & Halperin, E. (2022). A Social Virus: Intergroup Dehumanization and Unwillingness to Aid Amidst COVID-19 - Who are the Main Targets? International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Hebel-Sela, S., Stefaniak, A., Vandermeulen, D., Adler, E., Hameiri, B., & Halperin, E. (Under Review). Are Societies in Conflict More Susceptible to in Conspiracy Theories? A 65 Nation Study.
Shuman, E., Hebel-Sela. S., Hameiri,B., Halperin, E. (Under Review). Self-Affirmation Interventions in a Real-World Political Campaign to Advance Intergroup Equality.
* Indicates both authors contributed equally, and order was determined alphabetically.
Noa Cohen Eick
I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Eran Halperin. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Counseling and Human Development from the University of Haifa. I recently completed my master's studies in Applied Neuropsychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My main research interest is understanding the psychological factors that underlie participation in collective action and its practical implications.
I am also a co-lab manager.
Dana Fahn Luzon
I’m an MA student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin. I graduated with a B.A in Psychology from the Open University and with a B.A in Communications and Economics from Tel Aviv University. In my MA I will focus on collective action, and will try to combine psychology and behavioural economics. I like to integrate and look at things creatively.
Currently a master student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I am supervised under Prof. Eran Halperin. Previously, I graduated from Tel Aviv University with a B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies, and now I’m enrolled as a M.A. student in Clinical Psychology. My main interest and area of research is, the role emotions play in social changes in intractable conflicts.
I'm an M.A. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Political Science & International Relation from the Open University. My research investigates the effect of threat perception on supporting political violence. Currently working as a communication consultant.
I'm an M.A student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Eran Halperin. I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology from the Open University.
My main area of interest is the role emotions play in intractable conflicts and their resolution.
I’m a master student at the Hebrew University, supervised by Professor Eran Halperin.
I graduated with my B.A. in psychology and management from the Open University.
I’m an Ultra-orthodox, and I want to examine and investigate the processes inside the community I grew up in, which related to relationships between different groups inside the community, and relationships between the community and external groups in society.
Artist In Residence
I am a visual artist, researcher and educator. Having received my BA in Fine Art from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, and my MA in Art Education from ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, I went on to found art science and education collective SimanChe Alama (meaning 'sign' in Hebrew and Arabic). Our work is about bridging cultural and societal abysses through collaborative art and education projects. At the PICR lab, my main focus is on completely re-thinking what the visual environments of schools could look like, especially in areas of protracted conflict.
Adam Uriel Ruff