2018 Faculty Media Development Seminar


July 11-July 24, 2018 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its third Media Development Seminar (MDS) on Palestine hosting 10 to 12 U.S. journalism/film/communications/media U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions; visits to university media departments, local media outlets, and cultural and civil society organizations; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian scholars and members of the Palestinian media community and civil society. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues and institutions. This two-week seminar is limited to U.S. citizens with a demonstrated interest in, but have little travel experience to, Palestine.

Applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens.
Be faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants should be professors in media, journalism, film or other related departments at their universities.
Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page for more information.

PARC will make all arrangements for the program including hotel, site visits, tours, and meetings with Palestinian colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses for in-country group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. International travel and personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member and/or his/her university. In cases of demonstrated need, there is limited funding available to cover partial costs for international travel.