Courses by instructor: Asaf Ron
Asaf Ron was born in Haifa, Israel. He holds a B.A in Education and in Israel Studies, and an M.P.A in Public Administration from Haifa University. Between 2000 and 2003, Asaf served as a community Emissary (shaliach) in the Greater Hartford community in Connecticut. From 2006 Asaf directed the education department of the Gilboa Regional Council, 40 percent of whose residents are Arab. During that time he guided the Gilboa School Principals Forum, which was comprised of seven Arab schools and six Jewish schools, and initiated activities for stimulating mutual acquaintanceship. Asaf has served as director of Beit HaGefen – Arab-Jewish Cultural Center in Haifa since June 2010. In this capacity, Asaf is responsible for directing initiatives for coexistent life in Haifa together with the municipal council and the Mayor, and works with community leaders and the city's prominent clergy members.