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  • Alumna Profile: Shiri Barr

    Shiri Barr (50) studied at the Arava Institute in Fall 2002 and today lives in Haifa with her partner. I arrived at the Arava Institute in the fall of 2002, pretty much straight from the airport, after six years in Australia. Officially I came only to complete my Bachelor's degree, ...

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  • Summer 2018 international MASHAV training program

    From June 10th – June 29th 2018, the Arava Institute held its second MASHAV* training program entitled "Environmental Management of Nature Parks and Reserves – focus on Ecosystem Services". The training program was part of the ongoing work of the Arava Center for Sustainable Development (ACSD). Fifteen women and nine ...

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  • Sustainability Laboratory at the Arava Institute

    The Arava Institute was excited to host the Global Sustainability Fellows (GSF) Program for a three-week summer session in the Southern Arava Region. The GSF Program is a new graduate-level learning experience designed to inspire, mobilize, and prepare future generations of leaders in all sectors of society who are committed to ...

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  • Dennis Ross hosted by Public Council

    Last week the Public Council of the Arava Institute hosted Ambassador Dennis Ross, former Middle East Convoy of the United States for a special salon meeting at the house of Public Council members Oriella Ben Zvi and Daniel Ben Simon. Ambassador Ross presented his view on the current political situation ...

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  • End of Spring 2018 Semester

    Last week we said goodbye to the 53 participants of the spring 2018 semester. After the last final exam on Sunday, the next few days were spent in closing activities and saying farewell after a semester full of learning and making new connections. The highlights of the final week were ...

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  • Interfaith Climate and Energy Conference

    Faith and science can work together to motivate people to make environmentally-minded decisions and to give meaning to those choices. That was the overriding message of the Interfaith Climate Change Conference in Jerusalem last Wednesday, which was co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, the Arava Institute, the Swedish ...

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  • Beyond Borders Tour

    Last week, we completed a successful Beyond Borders Tour during which 18 participants from the United States traveled through Jordan, Israel and Palestine, to experience the culture, politics and environment of the region. The trip began with a festive dinner at the Israeli Ambassador to Jordan’s residence in Amman. Our ...

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  • Biodiversity of Sand Dunes

    During the week before Passover, some of our students participated in a week-long Biodiversity of Sand Dunes workshop with Dr. Uri Shanas in cooperation with Oranim Academic College. Credit goes to Dr. Uri Shanas for the photos & captions below of their research: Stenodactylus dorian or Middle Eastern short fingered ...

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  • Arava Institute Staff Trip to Rawabi

    Last week, the Arava Institute traveled to the Palestinian city of Rawabi. Rawabi, located next to Ramallah, is the first planned city built for and by Palestinians. The staff visited four neighborhoods that are currently built, out of 22 that are being planned, which will hold a population of 25,000. ...

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  • Director’s Blog April 2018: Playing the long game

    It has been a very busy Passover holiday. The plight of the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers has been one of the centers of attention in Israel, and has caught the world’s attention as well. If there was ever an opportunity for Israel to be a light unto the nations, ...

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