"Building Shared Society in Israel:
Challenges and Opportunities"
An Intimate Conversation with the Directors of the Givat Haviva Educational Institute
April 11, 2016, 12pm - 2pm
481 University ave, suite 711, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9
Yaniv Sagee has been Executive Director of the Centre for Shared Society at Givat Haviva since September 2012. Over the past decade, he has been an innovator in youth education in Israel, and has developed strong working relationships with education officials, Knesset members, mayors, regional councilors, and Arab municipal leaders.
Born and raised in Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, Yaniv became the youngest person to take the post of General Secretary of the Kibbutz. Yaniv is an experienced teacher and school administrator. He is a recognized leader and has served as Director of Hashomer Hatzair, Chairman of the National Council of Youth Movements, and Central Shaliach for the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation, the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement, and the Kibbutz Movement of North America. Read more
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future. Previously, from 2005-2013 Mohammad served as the Co-Director of the Abraham Fund Initiatives. Before that he served as the Elections Campaign Manager for the Democratic Arab Party and later the United Arab List. Mohammad holds a B.A from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.A. in Public Administration from Hartford University, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management from Haifa University. Mohammad is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations and has presented lectures and papers at the European parliament, NATO Defense College, the World Economic Forum, Club de Madrid, US Congress, the Herzlia Conference, and Israel's Presidential Conference. Read more