In November 2022, the Irwin Cotler Fellowship was launched, bringing together 21 of the best and brightest international students, selected from over 80 applicants. The fellows are from diverse academic disciplines – from security and diplomacy to law and conflict resolution, from music to medicine and psychology – and from 18 different countries, including Japan, Canada, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Venezuela, India, Indonesia, the United States, Argentina, Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Colombia, Norway, Mexico, Turkey, Romania and France.

The Program involves lectures and discussions on present-day challenges to democracy, human rights and justice; acquaints fellows with Israeli history and with the historical and human landscapes of the country; and instructs them about the history of racism, and antisemitism specifically, their present-day manifestations and the means to fight them.

Fellows are also equipped with public speaking and grassroots organizational skills so they can deliver workshops on promoting democracy, defending human rights and fighting racism in their language in their home countries.

The fellows engage with a variety of points of view and are encouraged to explore the issues studied independently and originally.

You are welcome to meet our fellows!