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Fund meets with the Olive Tree Initiative

Published on:  23 May 2017
On 20th May 2017, the International Fund for Ireland met with the Olive Tree Initiative to discuss our peacebuilding work in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties.

The Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) began in the Spring of 2007 at University of California at Irvine (UCI) as a grassroots student and faculty initiative. A diverse group of students, with the support of faculty and community members at UCI, established OTI in response to tensions on campus surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a desire to address them in a constructive and innovative way. 

They then organised and raised funds for a trip to the Middle East to learn about the conflict from those who live in its daily reality. The now annual study visit includes pre-and post-trip coursework, as well as mentorship and leadership development. This year’s trip included the UK and Ireland and a key interest is the role of business and economic advance in a peace process. The work of the Fund was of particular interest.   

Dr Adrian Johnston (Left), is pictured with delegates from the Olive Tree. 

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