Yariv Lapid is Director of the Center for Humanistic Education at the Ghetto Fighters’ Museum Yariv Lapid studied history at the Hebrew University and the University of Hamburg. He worked at Israeli NGO’s specializing on issues of conflict, at YadVashem and at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. From 2007 to 2013 he established and directed the education department at the Mauthausen Memorial in Austria. The focus of Yariv Lapid’s work has been the development of dialogue on the meaning of the Holocaust between societies with differing, and at times contradictory and competing collective memories. An important aspect has been the development of strategies for the reflection of evil actions and motivations as an aspect of normative human behaviour and their incorporation into a moral self-image.
A central challenge of Yariv Lapid’s work has been the integration of critical attitudes into national institutions, such as Yad Vashem in Israel and the MauthausenMemorial in Austria. From 2013 he is director of the Center for Humanistic Education at the Ghetto Fighters House, creating extensive dialogue programs with and for Arabs and Jews.
How to combat prejudice among Jewish and Arab youths in Israel
moderator Sharon Jåma
Peace between Jews and Arabs in Israel – possible?
Framtidens relation mellan judiska och arabiska medborgare i Israel formas redan idag av det samarbete och de mötesplatser som finns mellan barn och ungdomar från olika etniska och religiösa grupper i Israel. I ett samtal med Yariv Lapid och Noha Khatib, The Center for Humanistic Education, Israel, diskuteras möjligheterna till tillit, samarbete och samlevnad mellan araber och judar I framtidens Israel. Samtalsledare Anders Carlberg, språk engelska
Dialogue programs with and for Arab and Jewish pupils
The Center for Humanistic Education (CHE) has been working within Ghetto Fighters’ Museum since 1995, tackling the two most sensitive issues in Israeli society – the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Center engages high-school students and teachers.