Will the Environment Survive a Renewed Middle East Peace Process? A Blueprint for Progress

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:30pm

Miguel Hall, Room 311 - Rodriguez Room 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Bronx, NY 10471

Dr. Alon Tal is a professor at Ben Gurion University’s Blaustein Institute of Desert Research. He founded the Israel Union for Environmental Defense and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.  His most recent book is “All the Trees of the Forest: Israel’s Woodlands from the Bible to the Present.”

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.

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CURES, Holocaust Center, International Studies, School of Arts, Campus Ministry & Social Action


Students (all), Faculty/Staff, Public (open to local Riverdale community)

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