Chorus Across Conflict

Micah Hendler (Yale College Class of 2012), Founding Director of the Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, discusses how choral music can be used as a bridge between communities in conflict and open up a space for genuine dialogue to take place. Based on his experiences in Jerusalem and his research into the psychology of intergroup encounters, Micah will share what makes a choral-dialogue model so powerful, and explore how such a model might be applied to scale to transform conflict in Jerusalem, the United States, and around the world.