Event: Spend a Day in the Middle East – event at IPC open for everyone

30 March 2019

On the 30th of March you get the chance to visit the Middle East for a day at The International People’s College (IPC) in Helsingør. 

First of all, you will be introduced to two lectures about the current political situation in Israel and Palestine.

Søren Schmidt, Lecturer at Aalborg University, will focus on the role played by the regional and international actors in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Next Anders Jerichow, who is a senior correspondent at the Danish newspaper ‘Politiken’, will talk about the chances for a peaceful development between Israel and Palestine. Anders Jerichow will return from the region the night before the event – fully updated on the present situation and the upcoming Israeli election.

In between the two lectures a Middle Eastern Lunch will be served – including various Middle Eastern specialities for you to try. IPC students from Israel and Palestine will contribute with an installation project called ‘Voices from Israel and Palestine’, and afterwards a numerous of students will facilitate a debate about peace solutions in the Middle East in a case study in environmental peace making. There will also be a small vernissage ‘The IPC Wall of Peace’ for you to see.   

Lastly you will experience a Middle Easterns concert with the artists Nour Amora, a palestinian/syrian wellknown guitarist, Sara Stein, a Danish singer, percussionist & trumpet player, and Simon Ask, a Danish guitarist and producer, prizewinner of Danish music awards in 2015 & 2017.


10.00 – 11.00: Welcome to IPC
Principal Søren Launbjerg

10.15 – 11.45: Which Role did/do the International and Regional States play in the Palestinian – Israeli Conflict?
Søren Schmidt, Lecturer at Aalborg University

11.45 – 12.30: Middle Eastern Lunch
Middle Eastern food prepared by IPC’s international kitchen

12.30 – 14.00: The latest Development and the Peace Process in Israel and Palestine
Anders Jerichow, Middle Eastern Correspondent at ‘Politiken’.

14.00 – 14.10: Coffee break 

14.10 – 15.45: Installation project: ‘Voices from Israel and Palestine’, a debate ‘The Jordan River Valley: A Case Study in Environmental Peace Making in the Middle East’, and a
vernissage ‘The IPC Wall of Peace’
International students at IPC 

15.45 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 16.45: Middle Eastern Concert
Nour Amora, Sara Stein, and Simon Ask

16.45 – 17.00: Closing of the Seminar 

Practical Information

The event takes place on the 30th of March 2019 at The International People’s College, Montebello Allé 1 in Helsingør.

Please sign up for the event before Wednesday the 24th of March 2019 by writing an email to event@ipc.dk 

Attendence fee is 100 DKK for the seminar – including lunch and concert. The fee for students / pensioners is 50 kroner. You can pay at the school before the event – we accept cash and credit cards. The lectures and presentations will happen in English. 

The International People’s College

is a Danish folkehøjskole (eng. Folk High School) in Helsingør. The school was founded in 1921 in the wake of the first World War as a peace initiative. The International People’s College (IPC) has worked to promote peace, intercultural dialogue, and collaboration across borders and between people of all cultures ever since. Read more about the history of IPC here.

Every term, for a duration of 3-6 months, people from more than 30 different countries come to IPC to live and learn together and ultimately develop a mutual understanding for each other and for the challenges that is ahead of all of us in a globalized world. IPC is the only truly international folkehøjskole in Denmark and we specialize in global perspectives, politics, cross-cultural understanding, development studies and global arts. We aim to educate global minds to become active global citizens of the world. Read more about IPC here.


International People’s College
Montebello Allé 1
3000 Helsingør
CVR: 23253410
EAN: 5790002651410

+45 49 21 33 61

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