Jul 22

Bedouin Life at BGU


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As the leading university in Israel for Bedouin students, discover what life is like for Bedouins at BGU. Explore BGU outreach and supportive education initiatives. Meet Bedouin faculty and student speaker who will share their experiences.
Dr. Sarah Abu-Kaf
Director, Conflict Management and Resolution Program
Prof. Jihad EL-Sana
Rector's Consultant for Arab Student Affairs and Department of Computer Science
Rahma Abu Srar
First Year, Foreign Literature and Linguistics
Moderated by:
Doug Seserman
Americans for Ben-Gurion University CEO
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT
9:00 a.m. PT


You can join the Zoom webinar by any electronic device or by telephone. Details are provided upon registration.

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Dr. Sarah Abu-Kaf
Conflict Management and Resolution Program

Dr. Sarah Abu-Kaf is a senior lecturer in cross-cultural psychology and the head of the Conflict Management and Resolution Program at Ben-Gurion University. Her work focuses on different sources of stress and the coping resources and strategies to deal with them. She is also an expert researcher on the mental health challenges among different subgroups within the Bedouin Arab society, including students, youth, women, and elders, as well as in other disadvantaged minorities in Israeli society.


Prof. Jihad El-Sana
Rector’s Consultant for Arab Student Affairs and Department of Computer Science

Prof. Jihad El-Sana is a faculty member in BGU’s Department of Computer Science. He heads the department’s Visual Media Lab, which hosts various research projects in computer graphics, image processing, augmented reality, computational geometry, and more. Prof. El-Sana serves as the rector’s advisor on Arab affairs, and represents BGU in recruiting prospective Bedouin students. He is one of the founders of the Academic Association for the Development of the Arab Society in the Negev. Prof. El-Sana also established Ahed High School for Science, which recruits excellent students from all over the Negev and prepares them for academic life in science and engineering.