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Americans for Ben-Gurion University is creating a community of leaders committed to fulfilling David Ben-Gurion’s vision for Israel’s Negev region.
The Americans for Ben-Gurion University Zin Fellows Leadership Program is an in-depth immersion into the issues involved in the continuing development of the Negev, Israel’s southern desert region.
Each cohort consists of 15 to 20 outstanding current and future community leaders from across the United States, in their 40s to 50s, who are interested in a new and unique opportunity to be engaged in the future of Israel through their connection to the Negev region.
The program is comprised of two in-person gatherings and a week-long seminar in Israel. The program’s teachers are drawn from BGU’s faculty, as well as guest speakers, from a range of disciplines. By exploring the Negev’s history, topography, geography, demography and sustainability, fellows come to understand and appreciate the unique role the Negev plays in the unfolding development of the State of Israel.
Through study and group engagement, the program imparts insights into the challenges that lie ahead for the Negev and the knowledge for how to play a part in surmounting them.
The result will be a connected group of informed leaders who can return to their communities equipped with the tools and excitement to share about Israel and the Negev and inspire continued engagement with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
See below for information about eligibility, applications, cost, and program dates.
The men and women selected to participate as Zin fellows have demonstrated leadership abilities in their personal, professional and/or community lives. They are committed to Israel and its future, and are dedicated to the pursuit of a meaningful educational experience through the program.