Thanks to the generosity of the Atkin Foundation, ICSR offers young leaders from Israel and the Arab world the opportunity to come to London for a period of four months, producing a research paper as the result of their work. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide young leaders from Israel and the Arab world with an opportunity to develop their ideas on how to further peace and understanding in the Middle East through research, debate and constructive dialogue in a neutral political environment..
Eyal Brindt Shavit was the Israeli Atkin Fellow for Spring 2014 . Eyal is the Founder and Chairman of EduAction Forum. Through this Forum Eyal aims to bring about social change by educational entrepreneurship. Eyal has previously worked at Haaretz, first as a journalist and editor and then as Marketing Director.
Eyal’s paper focused on how the role of education can solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with a focus on creating successful co-existence. Through researching both Israeli and Palestinian history textbooks Eyal offers a unique perspective on how a change in curriculum could bring about lasting peace and trust on both sides.