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Spring Break 2011

While Nicole and I usually refrain from blogging when we’re not together, we’re making an exception for this spring break.
This wasn’t initially the case – we had planned for a week down Mexico way, but then duty called in the form of Nicole’s research assistantship. Thus, what was meant as low-key and relaxing Spring Break became two weeks for her on a research project in Ghana.
Left without plans, I jumped at the opportunity to participate in a Kennedy School-sponsored trek to Israel and the West Bank. I’d avoided similar trips in the past, mainly because of cost and focus, but this one seemed particularly interesting. The focus is on Israeli-Palestinian relations and reflecting Harvard’s incredible reach will include meetings with the Palestinian President, Prime Minister, and prominent business leaders.
Given that I consider myself a supporter of Israel, I’m not sure what my reactions will be, but I expect the trip will be incredibly interesting and eye opening at the least. I’ll certainly try to capture some of my thoughts here as the week progresses.

Until then, stay tuned…

Posted by jkirsch 23:32 Archived in United Kingdom

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