There is no Democracy without Education for Democracy
Democracy in Israel is in crisis. And if we don’t educate for democracy, it just won’t exist. It’s that simple. The actual teaching of democracy, on the other hand, isn’t so simple. It requires experience, theoretical and practical knowledge and the flexibility to adapt to our ever-changing reality. It starts in preschool, continues through elementary school and middle, high school and beyond. At the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace, we’ve been developing these sorts of programs and teaching them in Hebrew and Arabic for more than thirty years. We’ve broadened our scope and programming to all over Europe and around the world. And we’re stepping up to today’s challenge in our region, and beyond. This campaign is precisely what’s needed to safeguard Israeli democracy—to expand and deepen our activities in the field with new and old population sectors, examine the challenges to democracy and peace, address lurking dangers, and renew and innovate our efforts with intellectual and civic courage.
Our goal is to raise NIS 300,000. Because #WeCareAboutDemocracy
Every donation, big or small, will support our moving forward. You can make a donation through the campaign link or via this link. Please send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your donation to the campaign page manually.
Your support will help us:
- Train educators in the formal and information education
- Cultivate outstanding young democratic leadership
- Promote gender equality across Israeli society and its institutions
- Cultivate a new generation of facilitators skilled in the award-winning “Betzavta- Adam Institute’s group facilitation method” around the globe
- Promote a respectful political civic discourse across Israeli society on the basis of equality
- Develop digital educational materials in Hebrew and Arabic
About Adam Institute
Since the Adam Institute’s establishment in 1987, AI has developed and promoted educational programs for democracy and peace, inculcating a worldview that champions human and civil rights and social action. These activities are geared towards Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, women and men, children, teens and adults, citizens of Israel and residents. The Adam Institute’s programming takes places in preschools, kindergartens, primary, junior high and high schools; social-change organizations, academic institutions and colleges, women’s organizations in Israel and abroad. Thousands of girls and boys, young women and men, students, lecturers and social activists have already studied with us, learning about the importance of democracy and consequently serve as its defenders in other educational frameworks. The Adam Institute’s activities are rooted in a unique, world-renowned method is called “Betzavta – Adam Institute’s group facilitation method”. The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace was established in 1987 in memory of Emil Grunzweig, a researcher and educator from Jerusalem, who was killed in a demonstration in Jerusalem on February 10, 1983, while demonstrating against the Lebanon War.
The Adam Institute is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under Israeli law (No.580115441). It is recognized as a public institute for donations (under Section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance) and every donation is tax deductible.
The number of confirmed executions and frequent disappearances of politicians remind us that in North Korea the rules of social Darwinism apply. Any attempt to limit Kim Jong-un's power may be considered hostile and ruthless.Roman Husarski
The Chinese Influence Campaign can allegedly play a dangerous role at certain Central European universities, as stated in the article ‘Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities’, (...) However, the text does ignore Poland, the country with the largest number of universities and students in the region. And we argue, the situation is much more complex.Patrycja Pendrakowska
Witnessing the recent flurry of political activity amid the accelerating environmental emergency, from the Green New Deal to the UN climate summits to European political initiatives, one could be forgiven for thinking that things are finally moving forward.Dawid Juraszek
Evidence suggests that North Korea stores its high-level nuclear waste (HLW) in liquid form in tanks on the same site where it is made, and has not invested in infrastructure to reduce, dentrify, or vitrify this waste. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, one of many aspects of the North Korean nuclear waste problem.Nicolas Levi
The scale of assistance provided to medics by the Vietnamese community during the 2020 pandemic inspires admiration and gratitude. It stems from the sense of belonging to Poland and deeply rooted in the culture order to help those in need and repay the debt incurred at the time when they themselves needed such help.Ewa Grabowska
Conflict resolution models have been primarily crafted and codified by men. The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace invites you to be part of that much-needed change through an experiential and innovative Online Course "Conflict Resolution in the Context of Gender".
If developments observed in the South China Sea over the recent months are of any indication, it simply means that the situation has worsened. China’s continued aggression towards its neighbors – the Philippines and Vietnam in particular, has continued unabated.Collin Koh
Cognitive operations are becoming an increasingly significant and common element of non-kinetic military operations. States and other political players deliberately manipulate the way their actions, those of their allies and those of their adversaries are perceived by the governments and societies of other international players.Paweł Behrendt
It’s a great pleasure for the Boym Institute to organize an open meeting with dr Uki Maroshek who founded the betzavta method. Betzavta is taught across the globe at the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace in Jerusalem as well as in other institutions in Europe and the Middle East.
North Korea is considered as a secretive state, but, paradoxically, the country is developing last trend technologies. With prohibitions restricting the flow of money, the country is turning to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to finance their programs, instead of coming under new pressure.Nicolas Levi
Ms. Łucja Drabczak - A Polish woman born in Harbin, she spent her childhood in China. She returned to Poland at the age of 10. She is the author of the book 'China... Memories from my childhood'. She contacted us to convey special family memories related to leaving Manchuria in 1949.
What we observe in China is a population reduction strategy paired with the socio-economic transition. In my view it’s not a crisis, but it is a very challenging transition.Lauren Johnston
The aim of the paper is to present the current stage of integration among the Central Asian republics and to analyze directions and dynamics of this process in the nearest future. This study also attempts to identify factors which can either slow down or strengthen the process of integration as well as its causes and consequences.Jerzy Olędzki
Uzbekistan, under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has embarked on a path of reform. Almost daily, the media there report on new initiatives and projects. It is no coincidence that in December 2019 The Economist awarded Uzbekistan the country of the year title.Magdalena Sobańska-Cwalina
Book review of "North Korea’s Cities", written by Rainer Dormels and published byJimoondang Publishing Company in 2014.Nicolas Levi
Environmental problems transcend not only national borders but also historical periods. And yet debates on the necessary measures and timelines are often constrained by considerations of election cycles (or dynastic successions) in any given country.Dawid Juraszek
We would like to inform, that Observer Research Foundation has published article of Patrycja Pendrakowska - the Boym Institute Analyst and President of the Board.Patrycja Pendrakowska
We would like to inform, that Financial Intelligence has published interview for Balkan Development Support with Patrycja Pendrakowska.
Thanks to continuous economic development, Vietnam attracts a record number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The catalyst for such a strong growth of FDI in Vietnam is not only the ongoing trade war between the US and China, but also new international agreements.Jakub Królczyk
Polish women do not often become the heroines of media reports in Central Asia. In February 2020, however, it was different. The story of Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, a journalist, "heated up" the headlines of local news portals. More importantly, "between the lines" she talked a lot about contemporary Uzbekistan and the role of women in politics.Magdalena Sobańska-Cwalina
Interview of Ewelina Horoszkiewicz with prof. Wu Lijuan - Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at Peking University. Her research concentrates on the gender issues and social changes brought about by globalization. She wrote a book “Job Placements and Job Shifts in China: The Effects of Education, Family Background and Gender”.Ewelina Horoszkiewicz
This year’s research project TSRG 2021 as a collaborative initiative between Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin and the Boym Institute continued with a Transcultural Winter School in Zeppelin University, in Friedrichshafen.
The course will be taught via interactive workshops, employing the Adam Institute’s signature “Betzavta – the Adam Institute’s Facilitation Method“, taught by its creator, Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman. The award-winning “Betzavta” method is rooted in an empirical approach to civic education, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
After the darkness of the Cultural Revolution, the times of the Chinese transformation had come. In 1978, Deng Xiaoping realised the need to educate a new generation of leaders: people proficient in science, management and politics. Generous programmes were created that aimed at attracting back to China fresh graduates of foreign universities, young experts, entrepreneurs and professionals.Ewelina Horoszkiewicz