​The seminars were facilitated by Dr. Julia Lerner a​nd Dr. Galia Plotkin Amrami


Seminar: The experiences of second generation immigrants from Argentina who had immigrated to Israel during the military rule in Argentina.

Dr. Sigalit Gal, Post-Doc at the Department of Social Work and the Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Dr. Efraim Davidi, Discussant, Department of Social Work

Presented were preliminary results of a research on inter-generational transition of trauma in immigrant families from Argentina in Israel. These results suggest that the intensification of tensions between the government, the army and the citizens because of the pandemic, triggered the trauma of the dictatorship in Argentina, that has been transferred to second generation immigrants from their parents.



Workshop: Shock, Talk & Exit: Public expression and personal experience under the Russian war in Ukraine.

In collaboration with Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies and  The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, BGU.

Dr. Julia Lerner, Coordinator.

Attachment “Shock​, Talk & Exit"​



Webinar: Middle Eastern Melting Pot: How Immigration Has Shaped Israel Over Time -  for the American Friends of BGU.

Prof. Julia Mirsky

Over 20% of Israelis have been born outside the country and underwent immigration. Many more are children to immigrant parents. A conversation with Professor Julia Mirsky of Ben-Gurion University, moderated by Doug Seserman, CEO of A4BGU examined the history and impact of immigration towards Israel's modern-day demographics and politics.

Attachment “Webinar BGU US – 31.5.2023.​​

November 13 , 2023

Seminar: The educational needs of children of refugees and asylum seekers.

Dr. Mania Kogan, Post Doc., Penn University, USA

Prof. Halleli Pinson, Discussant, Department of Education.

We will address the association between education, children's rights and immigration. We will ask how educational systems deal with immigrant children that have immigrated or became refugees and how do these children and their families adjust to the educational system in their host country. Based on a test case of elementary schools for refugee children in Uganda, we will discuss in global and local perspectives the educational rights of refugee children.