Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • 10 Reasons Why Israelis Should be Concerned about Climate Change

    In addition to the Passover holiday, this Friday, will mark the 46th Earth Day celebrations. This year, April 22nd also marks the opening for signatures on the Climate Change Agreement reached in Paris last year. From April 22nd 2016, until April 21st 2017, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invites ...

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  • An Intern’s View: Spring ’16 Peace-Building Leadership Seminar Trip

    When I came to the Arava Institute as an intern, I did not realize that I would have to participate in any of the classes, and I was a bit disgruntled that my time would not be focused solely on research, but also on campus life and academia. One of ...

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  • Alumni Working in Syrian Refugee Camps

    Countries in the Middle East have experienced decades of conflict and turmoil, from external issues between neighbors to internal conflict within their respective countries. The conflict in Syria is a result of many years of social exclusion, marginalization, and slow economic growth within the country as well as regional issues ...

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  • Arava Institute Finalist of the Billion Acts of Peace Hero Award – VOTE now!

    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies has been nominated for the Billion Acts Hero Award in the category Best University Act. One Billion Acts of Peace is a United Nations supported initiative lead by 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Shirin Ebadi, with the goal of ...

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  • Intimate Concert with Mira Awad and Yair Dalal

    On Saturday, April 2nd, we had the great honor of hosting a special concert with Yair Dalal and Mira Awad, both musicians and peace-activists. The two joined together for the unique show celebrating the multi-ethnic musical environment in the Middle East as a way toward peace-building. In the intimate setting of ...

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  • Friends of the Arava Institute’s 4th Annual Public Forum

    On April 3rd, the Friends of the Arava Institute celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at our Fourth Annual Public Forum in Cambridge, MA. Executive Director of the Arava Institute, David Lehrer shared highlights of major accomplishments of the Arava Institute from the last 20 years ...

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  • 4th Annual North American Arava Alumni Network (NAAAN) Conference

    This past weekend, 28 Arava Institute alumni met in Cambridge, MA for the fourth annual North American Arava Alumni Network (NAAAN) Conference.  Attendees traveled from as far as New Mexico, Washington, Halifax, and even Ecuador to participate in the conference and reconnect with friends and the Arava Institute. The 2016 conference ...

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