Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Alternative Energy Science Field Trip

    At 3 pm on Monday, our Alternative Energy class set out to explore the sustainable energy practices in some of the nearby Kibbutzim, led by our professor, Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed. After learning about the different alternative energy technologies in the classroom, the group was eager to get out in ...

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  • Fall 2017 Alumni Tour

    Arava Institute alumni Eve Tendler and Shadi Shiha spent the past month visiting universities and communities throughout the United States promoting peace-building and environmental cooperation, as part of the Friends of the Arava Institute’s Dialogue Project. The alumni shared personal stories from their time spent at the Arava Institute as ...

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  • An intern’s view on: Fall ’17 Negev Trip

    1. On many moments of the Negev trip, we found ourselves in the same set-up. The nearly fifty of us would sit on floor pillows, elbow-to-elbow, knee-to-knee and accept extra sugary black tea and bitter Bedouin coffee. We made the shape of a long rectangle with the points of our ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Thanksgiving 2017

    To our American friends, supporters and alumni, I would like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. I am currently travelling around the US on an end of the year fundraising trip and will spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family for the first time in 19 years. While ...

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  • Director’s Blog November 2017: Israel Ride 2017

    I was appointed Executive Director of the Arava Institute in September 2001. At the time, the Institute was mainly an academic study program with a nascent research department. Alumni programs had not yet been conceived. As Executive Director, I was involved in many aspects of the Institute but it soon ...

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  • Alternative Energy Science – In the Field

    This blog will view glimpses of Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed's class, Alternative Energy Science. The class studies alternative energy on many levels beginning with a general overview of energy - both the science and policy, progressing to alternative sources including renewables, and culminating in an group research practicum. In their ...

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