Yiftach Ron

Yiftach Ron

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

Yiftach Ron is a Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a Master's degree from the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University.

His current main interests include processes of intergroup communication, collective and personal narratives, discourse, and media-related aspects of intergroup conflict, dialogue and peace building.

 

Publications

Peer reviewed publications

  • Ron, Y. & Maoz, I. (forthcoming). Dangerous Stories: Encountering narratives of the other in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.
  • Goldberg, T. & Ron, Y. (2013). "Look, each side says something different": The impact of history teaching on Jewish and Palestinian adolescents discussions about the Palestinian refugee problem. Journal of Peace Education. DOI:10.1080/ 17400201.2013.777897
  • Ron, Y., Maoz, I. & Bekerman, Z. (2010). Dialogue and Ideology: The Effect of Continuous Involvement in Jewish-Arab Dialogue Encounters on the Ideological Perspectives of Israeli-Jews. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34(6), 571-579.

Under Review

  • Ron, Y. & Maoz, I. Peacemaking through dialogue? The effects of continuous participation in dialogue workshops on perceptions regarding the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Under review in Journal of Peace Research.

Other Publications

  • Adwan, S., Bar-On, D., Naveh, E., Musallam, A., Steinberg, S., Keren, E., Bader, K., Ron, Y., Alhusseini, M., Cohen, N., Gutkowski, N., Mussalah, R., Miselman, S., Klinhouse, E., Tumaizi, Y., Noy, L., Kedar, N., Vered, N., Yussef, S., Zamir, R. & Maor, S. (2009) Learning Each Other's Historical Narrative: Palestinians and Israelis. Beit Jala: Prime / New York: Free Press.
  • Ron, Y. (2010), Literature review: Handbook on Peace Education. Salomon, G. & Cairns, E. (Eds.) (Hebrew). Political Psychology in Israel Newsletter (2).
  • Ron, Y. (2008), Dialogue Encounters Between Jews and Arabs in Israel and the Perspective of Jewish Facilitators Regarding Israel's Identity as a Jewish and Democratic State. M.A. dissertation (Hebrew). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Conference papers

  • Ron Y. (2013): Conflict Management through dialogue? The effects of continuous participation in conflict management dialogue workshops on perceptions regarding the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). IDC Herzliya.
  • Ron Y. (2013): Encountering narratives of the other in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). IDC Herzliya.
  • Ron Y. (2013): Dangerous Stories: Encountering narratives of the other in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: processes, effects, identity and moral response. Paper presented at the 63nd annual conference of the International Communication Association. London, UK.
  • Ron, Y. (2012). Narratives of National Communities in Conflict: PRIME's Dual Narrative Project "Israelis and Palestinians Learning Each Other's Historical Narrative". Paper presented at the 62nd annual conference of the International Communication Association. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Ron, Y., Maoz, I. & Bekerman, Z. (2012). Narratives in Dialogue: The Effect of Continuous Involvement of Israeli-Jews in Dialogue with members of the Arab-Palestinian Community in Israel. Paper presented at the 62nd annual conference of theInternational Communication Association. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Ron, Y. (2012). Narratives in Dialogue: The Effect of Continuous Involvement of Israeli-Jews in Dialogue with Palestinians in Israel. Paper presented at the Hebrew University - Freie Universitat Berlin Workshop: Politics, Identities and Political Communication. HU Jerusalem.
  • Ron, Y. (2011). Narratives and Discourse in Dialogue Encounters between Jews and Palestinians in Israel: The Perspective of Jewish Facilitators Regarding Israel's Identity as a Jewish and Democratic State. (In Hebrew). A paper presented at the ISCA 15th Annual Conference. Haifa, Israel.
  • Ron, Y. (2009). Ideological Perspectives of Israeli-Jews Involved in Continuous Jewish-Arab Dialogue Encounters Regarding Israel's Character as a Jewish and Democratic State. A paper presented at the Small Group Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology: "Resolving Societal Conflicts and Building Peace: Socio-Psychological Dynamics". Poster Session: IDC Herzeliya.
  • Ron, Y. (2009). Teachers' Perspectives in Prime's Dual Narrative Project: "Learning EachOther's Historical Narrative". A paper presented at Georg-Eckert-Institute. Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Ron, Y. (2008). Prime's Dual Narrative Project: Didectical Principles. A paper presented at the International Seminar: "Reconciliation and multiperspectivity in history teaching". Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary.

 

Recent Activities and Awards

  • Referee, Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival (2013).
  • Referee, Journal of Peace Education (2012).
  • U.S Department of State: International Visitor Leadership Program on Conflict Resolution (2011)
  • Awarded the 2012 Walter Lebach institute Excellence scholarship (Tal Aviv University) for his Doctoral research.
  • The Levi Eshkol Institute Scholarship for doctoral research.
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yad-Ora Scholarship for doctoral research on ethnographic and geopolitical topics related to the Middle-East.
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Department of Communication and Journalism: Scholarship for Doctoral Students.
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Smart Communication Institute: Research Gra