Sarah Anne Minkin

Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Foundation for Middle East Peace

Sarah Anne Minkin, PhD, works at the intersection of human and civil rights advocacy, philanthropy, and education, with a special focus on Israel/Palestine. As the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, she works to deepen FMEP’s relationships with existing and potential grantees and build relationships with philanthropic partners. She is an affiliated faculty member at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Right-Wing Studies and was a lecturer at San Francisco University and UC Berkeley. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley for research focusing on the sociology of emotion, nationalism, and Jewish Americans’ relationships with Israel/Palestine. She is a trained community mediator, a chaplain-in-training, and a Board member at B’Tselem USA.
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A case study: Palestine-Israel and bridging across power differences
Israel-Palestine has long been referred to as the center of the world's most intractable conflict, but is it? The case study of Palestine-Israel human rights organizing allows us to consider real world challenges of bridging: How do you bridge for the greater good when there are serious power imbalances between groups or individuals, or when you're up against overwhelming narratives that promote endless conflict? In the work for structures that include all people, what can you gain and what can you lose by bridging? How do people navigate the messiness of long-bridging, and how do group...