Sociology lecturer uses social media to converse with Israeli-Palestinian citizens

Sociology lecturer uses social media to converse with Israeli-Palestinian citizens

Laurie Mulvey teaches a sociology class with a twist. She wanted to give her students a firm understanding of what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was about, but wanted the story to be told free of input from news media and government public relations efforts. She decided to operate outside of the box. She got several Israeli and Palestinian citizens to agree to have open and honest discussions -- separately -- with her class. They would be "no holds barred" conversations. Skype, the interactive media platform, allows her small class to have face-to-face meetings with people from around the world, shrinking the distance between them while increasing the amount of understanding.