In the summer of 2018, I visited Israel for ten days with the goal of increasing my understanding of Middle Eastern conflict, inter-faith relationships, and the Jewish roots of the Christian religion. In addition to touring both important historical and contemporary sites, such as Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, I heard lectures from diverse speakers on modern issues facing the region. Topics included Jewish-Christian relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, education, and innovation, among others. Read more about the experience here.