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“Will the Environment Survive a Renewed Middle East Peace Process? A Blueprint for Progress”
February 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC Hillel presents Dr. Alon Tal, UNC alumnus, founder of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Professor, Department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Because of its modest size, Israel’s environmental problems are largely transboundary. Without cooperation with its neighbors, progress in areas from stream restoration to species repatriation will be modest at best. This lecture reviews over twenty years of “below the radar” environmental cooperation in the region and considers the present peace process and how it might be leveraged to ensure an ecological dividend for the region.
Co-sponsored by UNC Global, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, A Drink for Tomorrow, UNC Student Government, and the Curriculum in Global Studies.