The Irwin Cotler Institute is devoted to instruction, training, and policy-oriented research on human rights, democracy, justice, and the fight against antisemitism and racism at large. The Institute operates the annual Irwin Cotler Fellowship Program, which brings together 20 international students for weekly lectures and projects on human rights and democracy, engages them in discussions about Israeli society, its history, diversity and challenges, organizes field trips to historical sites and communities across the country, and trains participants how to advocate for righteous causes in their home countries in the face of shifting social landscapes.

The Institute also organizes instructional workshops for policymakers, law enforcement officials, media professionals, and educators around the world on the contemporary challenges to democracy, democratization and human rights, and the means to fight racism at large, and antisemitism specifically; convenes research seminars; and supports original policy-oriented research in diverse disciplines.

The Cotler Institute invites applications from governmental ministries, law enforcement agencies, local councils, NGOs, universities, high schools and media organizations to host two-day or one-day training workshops organized by the Institute and featuring leading experts and professionals in the following fields:

  • Fighting antisemitism and racism at large
  • The challenges to democracy in the 21st century
  • The History of Israel

Interested parties are invited to write us at:
All inquiries will be addressed within a week of their submission.