All posts by Andrea Schneider

Israel Reflections 2015 (and some April Fools Fun): The Kibbutz

One of the ways we learned about Israeli society was to spend a few nights at a kibbutz.  A kibbutz is a collective community, traditionally based in agriculture, that was the way many Israelis used to live. Even though the kibbutz life was outside the comfort zones of some students initially, hanging out in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015 (and some April Fools Fun): The Kibbutz

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem

In one of the more emotional and difficult tours on the trip, we visited Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum and home to the International Institute of Holocaust Research. The museum itself houses hours of historical footage, video interviews, and artifacts, including the famous Hall of Names, a memorial dedicated to remembering each and every person killed … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Three: Yad Vashem

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called it, “the perfect way to end.” The rest of Kelsey’s recap follows: … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi Kluger, an expert in listening. (and the title of this blog … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I am planning on interspersing blogs about our more academic visits with blogs about our wonderful sightseeing.  The student visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre turned out to be more amazing than expected, as our students were asked to participate in the mass! Student Lauren Maddente shared her reflections here: On the second morning of our … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration

I’m linking here to a wonderful blog post from FOB Susan Franck about her latest article on investment treaty arbitration (ITA).  Contrary to recent press about the evils of ITA for developing countries, she has found: The available data did not support notions that the average final ITA outcome was either in favor of investors or awarded … Continue reading Conflating Politics and Development in Investment Treaty Arbitration

Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

We have met with the Parent’s Circle each time we have gone to Israel for an amazing meeting,  and this time did not disappoint either.  My favorite part was how they ended–“Do not be Pro-Israel; Do Not be Pro-Palestine; Be Pro-Peace.” From student Jennifer Sosa: Prior to going to Israel, I never quite understood how much … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle