The Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ); the Ted Arison Family Foundation (TAFF) and Humanity in Action convened in Israel for the at the 2nd German-American-Israeli Comparative Social Cohesion Forum “Between Cohesion and Coercion”, which took place in February. The first forum found these groups coming together in Berlin in the summer of 2017.
The subject “Between cohesion and social coercion” proved a rich and relevant field for multiple perspectives to be shared collaboratively. Each of the three groups – cohorts from Germany, Israel, and the United States – provided valuable insights from various professional fields and organizations. It sought to encourage thought-leaders and social actors from Germany, Israel, and the US to explore the complex and contested relationship between social cohesion and coercion.
Senior Fellows and Board members of Humanity in Action represented the US cohort this past week in Nazareth. This forum organized by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (Stiftung EVZ), the Ted Arison Family Foundation (TAFF) and Humanity in Action seeks to encourage thought-leaders and social actors from Germany, Israel and the US to explore the complex and contested relationship between social cohesion and coercion. The US delegation was made up of 11 members out of which nine were Senior Fellows, staff members, and/or Humanity in Action Board members:
- Michael Brickner, Ohio State Director of All Voting is Local
- Dr. Judith Goldstein, Humanity in Action, Executive Director and Founder
- David Peyton, Northwestern University
- Claude Grunitzky, TRUE Africa/The Watermill Center
- Antje Scheidler, International Director of European Programs, Humanity in Action
- Aasha Abdill Ph.D, Abdill Consulting
- Dr. Amish Dave, Virginia Mason Medical Center
- Dr. Stephanie J. Hull, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
- Dr. Noam Schimmel, Elliott School of International Affairs/George Washington University