The experience at the Arava Institute reaffirmed for me that we as human beings are all the same no mater how different our cultures, religions, origins, or nationalities are.

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East.

The Arava Institute Staff

MANAGEMENT

DR. TAREQ ABU HAMED

Executive Director
tareq@arava.org

ELIZA MAYO

Deputy Director
eliza@arava.org

MIRIAM SEGAL

Finance Director
miriam@arava.org

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

EMILY PAZ

Administrative Assistant
emily@arava.org

MAIA EBRAM

Cost Accountant
maia@arava.org

HANNAH KADISH

Communications Associate
aiescomm@arava.org

TALI ADINI

Human Resources Manager
tali@arava.org

YOSSI SPITZ

Technical Services
support@arava.org

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

DIANA SPINRAD

Development Director
diana.spinrad@arava.org

ELLEN ELEND RIF

Development Coordinator
ellen.elend.rif@arava.org

DAGAN BEN ZVI

Hebrew Grant Writer
dagan@arava.org

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEPARTMENT

DR. JESSICA SCHÄCKERMAN

Academic Director
jessica@arava.org

CATHIE GRANIT

Program Director
cathie@arava.org

LAURA SHULTON

Admissions Coordinator
admissions@arava.org

RUTIE KAPLAN-ROTH

Academic Coordinator
rutie.kaplanroth@arava.org

JÓZSEF KÁDÁR

Intern Coordinator
jozsef.kadar@arava.org​

ELIANA FARBER

Middle East Recruitment and Outreach Manager
eliana@arava.org

EMAN ABU SALAH

Middle East Outreach and Communications Associate eman@arava.org

CAMPUS LIFE

AVIV SAAD

Campus Life Director
aviv@arava.org

ALUMNI PROGRAMS

HODA H. BARAKAT

Alumni Coordinator
hodabarakat83@gmail.com

MOHAMMED ATERA

Alumni Coordinator
mohd.atera@gmail.com

BARAK TALMOR

Alumni Coordinator
barak.talmor@gmail.com

CENTER FOR APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL DIPLOMACY

DR. DAVID LEHRER

Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy Director
david@arava.org

EVIE LEVITEN-LAWTON

Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy Manager
evie@arava.org

DR. DEBORAH SANDLER

Track II Environmental Forum Chair
djs@arava.org

LIANA BERLIN-FISCHLER

Track II Environmental Forum Manager
track2ad@arava.org

SHORT PROGRAMS

AVIGAIL BEN YOHANAN

Director of Short Programs
avigailb@arava.org

REUT PARNES

Short Programs Associate
reut@arava.org

GAL NAKDIMON

Israel Ride Director
gal@arava.org

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

AMIT ELIYAHU

Furrows in the Desert Project Director
amit.eliyahu@arava.org

Research Centers

JÓZSEF KÁDÁR

Research and Visitor's Park Manager
jozsef.kadar@arava.org

CENTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY AND RESEARCH

DR. ELISE MACHLINE

Director of Center for Climate Change Policy and Research
elise.machline@arava.org

CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

DR. TALI ZOHAR

Director of Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
tali@adssc.org

JÓZSEF KÁDÁR

Researcher
jozsef.kadar@arava.org

OMAD ABDELSHAKUR

Research Assistant
Omad@arava.org

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

DR. OREN HOFFMAN

Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture
oren@arava.org

NOAH MARTHINSEN

Research Manager
noah@arava.org

DR. ELAINE SOLOWEY

Researcher emerita
elaine.solowey@arava.org

CENTER FOR TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT

DR. CLIVE LIPCHIN

Director of Center for Transboundary Water Management clivearava@gmail.com

FAREED MAHAMEED

Assistant Director
fareedalien4@gmail.com

Friends of the Arava Institute

MIRIAM MAY

Chief Executive Officer
miriam@friendsofarava.org

LILY ANDRULES

University Relations Manager
lily@friendsofarava.org

CAROLYN FLAMMEY

Chief Financial Officer
carolyn@friendsofarava.org

RACHEL KALIKOW

Chief Development Officer rkalikow@friendsofarava.org

RABBI MICHAEL COHEN

Director of Community Relations
rabbimichael@friendsofarava.org

JULIE REEDER

Associate Director of Development julie@friendsofarava.org

CHANDRA MAHABIER-SHEEHY

Financial Accountant
chandra@friendsofarava.org

SARAH MINK

Communications and Development Manager
sarah@friendsofarava.org

ROBERTA SPIVAK

Grants Manager
roberta@friendsofarava.org

JOJO PARKER

Development and Administrative Assistant jojo@friendsofarava.org