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“Welcome” is the word you will hear most at EMIS. We will be delighted to answer any of your questions and guide you through the application process. Our application is entirely online. Click on the buttons above whether you want to apply for a place, or if you are simply interested in finding out more information. We are always here to help if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.

As a boarding school, we know that all children are different and would ideally like to meet you and your child, allow you to experience the school, and get to know you all so that we fully understand your needs. However, we have students from over 40 countries already studying with us, so we know that it isn’t always easy to come and visit the school. This is why we have created a process where you can find out everything you need to know about the school from our website.

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We look forward to welcoming you.
Maya Kogan-Elias, Director of Admissions | [email protected]

The Leon Charney
Resolution Center

The Leon Charney Resolution Center is an innovative space dedicated to both the history and the future of diplomacy, embodying the spirit of Mr. Leon Charney, esteemed philanthropist and Middle East negotiator. Our center provides training in the art of negotiation and mediation through lectures, film screenings, and workshops for students in Israel and all around the world. Our vision is to motivate people, mainly youth, to pursue world peace and conflict resolution with the help of tools such as learning to know the needs of others, negotiation processes, and communication through art.

CRC Endeavors

Ambassador’s Program – we strive to serve as a platform for partnerships with young ambassadors from around the world who have or wish to initiate projects in fields that are related to the mission of the center such as: open communication, peace-making processes, exposing voices of minorities and such. 

Some of our current ambassadors include: 

Caterina Barbi: As an alumnus of EMIS (class of 2017) and a current Political Science student in Paris, Caterina initiated and organized “Tales of Expression”— a day of lectures by different speakers whose common goal was to inspire the audience to reach beyond the normal forms of communication.

Khanh Ton: An EMIS graduate of 2018, from Hue, Vietnam who was chosen to represent the center at Florida Atlantic University as a member of the Diplomacy Program and Model United Nations team. Later on, Khanh built a Model UN conference within her hometown in Vietnam aiming to involve the local community and further the message of peace in her region.

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Naka Kerba: As the 2019 scholarship recipient chosen to represent the CRC at Florida Atlantic University, Naka is interested in developing the CRC Ambassador Program to recruit a network of students with a passion for improving their communities. Naka is a refugee from South Sudan and an EMIS graduate of the 2016 inaugural class. Born in Egypt, she grew up between Israel and Uganda and is currently a student at the IDC College in Herzliya, Israel. 

"I am humbled and honoured to take part in this experience of becoming an ambassador for the Charney Center. Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity. By exploring more about the world of diplomacy, I am certain that I can apply the tools that I will learn to my own country and hopefully lead it to change within the eyes of my people.”

—Naka Kerba

Alper Üstüntaşco- On May 6, 2018 Alper organized and spoke as the first Charney Center Ambassador at the ““TEDxGolbasi: Speaking the Unspoken” event in Turkey on his experience and inspiration from EMIS and the Charney Resolution Center. Alper is a 2017 EMIS graduate. His goal was to approach his local community and engage them in topics such as open-mindness and freedom of speech. He wished to break the taboos and prejudices in his society and to have more contribution and involvement from his community in overcoming these issues.

Read more about our Ambassador Program

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Peace Promotion Activities and Projects

Peace Simulation – The peace simulations hosted annually by the Charney Resolution Center is an initiative taken to help introduce the EMIS students to the Palestinian Israeli conflict and give them an insight to all of its complexities. Moreover, it also gives them a chance to be a part of a delegation that will negotiate and brainstorm together different ways the conflict can be solved through tools and a format of negotiation originally invented by Leon Charney during the Camp David Accords. After long sessions of discussions, different resolutions are presented in a closing ceremony. This initiative is very important to EMIS, since it is parallel to the mission of the school, and to many students it’s a particular highlight of their EMIS journey.

Caterina Barbi: As an alumnus of EMIS (class of 2017) and a current Political Science student in Paris, Caterina initiated and organized “Tales of Expression”— a day of lectures by different speakers whose common goal was to inspire the audience to reach beyond the normal forms of communication.

Acharai! – CRC is happy to support the young students of such an organisation, an Israeli gap year program which promotes communication, social involvement and change, just as our mission brings people together in order to make change and peace. In 2019, Acharai! received the Menachem Begin Price for their special contribution to the Israeli society cultivating young leadership with underprivileged youth.

Haifa University Peace Simulation – in cooperation with Minds of Peace, The University of Haifa hosted the largest Israeli-Palestinian student congress ever held in the region in partnership with the Charney Resolution Center. Some 150 Israeli and Palestinian university and high school students gathered on campus to ‘negotiate’ peaceful solutions to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Students conducted negotiation role-play simulations to build mutual trust, end violence and come up with creative solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gevim Mediation Course- “In the light of EMIS’ and the Leon Charney Resolution Center’s mission, it makes sense that the school decided to implement mediation. With the younger generation of Israelis and Palestinians, a demographic that was widely represented in our mediation group, it is imperative that they are exposed to alternative methods of conflict resolution. As of now, we as the students are initiating a mediation service in our school for any of our peers who seek guidance and help. The course was led by Tzurit Yehuda, an extremely knowledgeable and engaging educator. From active listening to guidance, there were many important concepts and techniques that we touched upon. At the end, we were well equipped with all of the techniques that will help us all become successful mediators.”

— Long Hai Tran

Israeli- Palestinian Musical Jam Session – alongside Minds of Peace, CRC organized a musical event hosted by OzenBar in Tel Aviv that consisted of shows by a Palestinian band and an Israeli- Arab band from Jerusalem, and finally a joint jam ensemble open to the public. People from both sides of the region and the conflict shared a mutual passion- their love for music and expression.

CRC Beach Cleaning Day – In April, 2019 EMIS volunteers became spies for sustainability as well as spies of peace as they spent their Friday cleaning up Beit Yanai beach in Israel. All in all there were about 35 volunteers.

Internships – The Charney Resolution center also has offered internships to a limited amount of youth including EMIS alumni who wish to contribute back to Charney Center and collaborate with us on our various endeavors in our office in Israel, located in the EMIS Campus or the headquarters in New York​- The Charney Resolution center also has offered internships to a limited amount of youth including EMIS alumni who wish to contribute back to Charney Center and collaborate with us on our various endeavors in our office in Israel, located in the EMIS Campus or the headquarters in New York

Art Projects

Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery – In January of 2020, twenty EMIS Visual Arts students set out on their last art trip for the year accompanied by their teacher Shlomit Kanfi to Umm Al-Fahem Art Museum. They learned that this museum was one of a kind, and the core of existence lies beneath the fact that there is a lack of art galleries within the Arab community. The students got a tour of the museum, the chance to meet one of the artists that had her art displayed, and lastly they got to get crafty in a clay modeling and a monoprint workshop

Visual Arts class tours to Ein Hod Art Village – In March 2019, The EMIS Visual Arts team went on a day tour of the art village of Ein Hod, learning from the various artists that live there and exploring different techniques of art such as dada, ink, paint printing and ways of expressing thoughts of peace through art

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