Rotem Nagar

 

Email: rotem.nagar@mail.huji.ac.il

Rotem Nagar is a Ph.D Candidate at the Department of Communication, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her B.A. degree with honors in Communication and Sociology (Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2008) and completed an M.A degree with honors in Conflict Resolution and Sociology (Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2011). Since 2007, Rotem has been a research assistant at the Joint Israeli Palestinian Polls (JIPP) project, a joint initiative of Prof. Jacob Shamir and Prof. Ifat Maoz, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Department of Communication and Journalism, and of Prof. Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR). Rotem is also a qualified mediator and a Vice-Director at the Mosaica Conflict Resolution Center, which develops models and paradigms of conflict resolution and communication at the grassroots level as well as at the theoretical micro level.






Her M.A thesis concerned symbolic and concrete demands in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting that the relationship between symbolic and concrete demands can serve as a tool for achieving conflict resolution – not only by compensating for symbolic demands with concrete demands and vice versa but also by balancing between the symbolic and the concrete aspects within the same demand. Her Ph.D research concerned the role of demands for recognition in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an example of Identity-Based-Conflict. Her research interests are communication aspects in international processes of conflict resolution and conflict transformation, including discourse and linguistically related trade-offs.
Publications:
  • Nagar, Rotem and and Ifat, Maoz. (In press). Predicting Jewish-Israeli recognition of palestinian pain and suffering. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • Nagar, Rotem and Shani, Orna. (2014). Accessible cultural mediation in labor disputes: A practice of culturally sensitive mediation between the Ethiopian community contract workers and employers . In Orna Shemer & Orit Yulzary (Eds.),When Practice, Learning and Knowledge Meet: Practice Wisdom Collection of Articles from Community Mediation and Dialogue Centers, p. 10-26. Ministry of Social Affairs and JDC-Israel. (In Hebrew).
  • Nagar, Rotem and Ifat Maoz. (2014). (Non)Acknowledgment of Rights as a Barrier toConflict Resolution: Predicting Jewish-Israeli Attitudes towards the Palestinian Demand to National Self-Determination. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide 7(3):150-164.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17467586.2014.980281
  • Nagar, Rotem and Jacob Shamir. (2013). "Symbolic and concrete aspects in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."Peace and Conflict Studies (2)20 : 211-223.http://shss.nova.edu/pcs/curjournal.htm
  • Nagar, Rotem. (2013). “Better a Close Neighbor than a Distant Brother: A Multi-Sided Mediation and Consensus Building at Condominiums”. In Community Mediation and Dialogue Centers: Social Innovation through Community Initiatives, pp. 145-157. Ministry of Social Affairs and JDC-Israel.
  • Nagar, Rotem and Jacob Shamir. (In press). "Symbolic and concrete aspects in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Peace and Conflict Studies.
Presentations and Conference Papers
  • Nagar, Rotem and Kleinberger, Ido. The social crises of urban renewal. Deal with it. Paper presented at the InternationalConference ‘Bridging Theory and Practice of Creative Conflict Engagement’, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, January 2015.
  • Nagar, Rotem. Evaluation of success and failure conflict resolution: Cultural accessibility of mediation between employee and employer. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ethiopian Jewish Studies Association, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 2013.
  • Nagar, Rotem and Shani, Orna. "When practice, learning and knowledge meet: Practice wisdom of multi-cultural mediation”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Israel Mediation National Program, Israel, November 2013.
  • Nagar, Rotem. “Multi-sided and multi-cultural mediation: Learning from success method”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Israel Mediation National Program, Israel, June 2012.
  • Nagar, Rotem and Shimony, David. “Who's there? Making mediation culturally accessible”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Israel Mediation National Program, Israel, June 2011.
  • Nagar, Rotem and Dr. David Shimony. (2011). Who's there? Making Mediation Culturally Accessible. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Gishurim program (Israel Mediation National program operated under the Community Work Service, the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services).
  • Nagar, Rotem. (2012). Mediation in the Public Sphere. Paper presented at an Israeli professional seminar for the employees of the public complaints commissioner's office.
  • Nagar, Rotem. (2012). Multi-Sided and Multi-Cultural Mediation: Learning from
  • Success Method. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Gishurim program (Israel
  • Mediation National program operated under the Community Work Service, the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services).
  • Nagar, Rotem. (2013). Evaluation of success and failure Conflict Resolution: Cultural Accessibility of Mediation between Employee and Employer. Paper presented at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

  • The Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll: Research Grant, 2009-2014.

  • The Rudin Excellence Scholarship, 2009-2010.

  • The Department of Communication Fellowship for Conference participation, 2013.