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Gathering the right information

Crazy driving. Skewed news. Innovation ideas. Asking for another explanation.

Talking about how to collect information with Gettysburg College students. May 2018.
Speaking to Gettysburg College students in Tel Aviv. May 2018.

These were some of the topics that came up during a panel in Tel Aviv last week, for visiting students from the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College.

It was their last day of a 10-day educational trip around Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas.

“Inside the Middle East doesn’t tell you what to think, ITME teaches you how to think,” reads the tagline of the program.

We talked about the process of conducting research and gathering information. We spoke about media biases. We discussed what it means to take responsibility for one’s own work.

The students were interested and interesting. The conversation was serious but also included some good chuckles.

I am honored to have shared in their learning adventure in Israel.

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