Wednesday, 11 April 2012 02:15

Harvard Students Trek, March 10th - March 18th, 2012

Image A delegation from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government visited Palestine, organized by the Palestine Caucus at that school.
The 53-strong delegation was comprised of alumni from the Kennedy School, the Business School, and the Law School, together with Harvard College former missionaries.

The group, which included many well-established professionals who had gained their post-graduate degrees at Harvard, came to Palestine to improve their understanding of the situation on the ground.

Some 14 different nationalities were represented, including Canadians, Americans, Indians, Pakistanis, Russians, French, and Nepalese.

Supported by the Siraj Center, the group visited East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and some Palestinian towns inside the 1948 territories.

Along the way they met with local organizations and civil society groups to learn more about grassroots activism in Palestine, and to discuss the challenges that people here face. 

The journey ended with a farewell dinner, organized by the Siraj Center, in The Tent restaurant in Beit Sahour, where a local dance group performed a traditional dabkeh for the group as an expression of Palestinian tradition and hospitality.

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