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Join the Arava Institute virtually to learn more about the environment from our leaders and faculty. These quick, 30-minute mini-classes are broadcast live on the Arava Institute Facebook page


Dr. Shmuel Brenner and Eliza Mayo: “Environmental Peace Negoations from Oslo and Beyond”

Dr. Clive Lipchin: “Bringing Recycled Wastewater to Israeli Bedouin and Palestinian Communities”


Dr. Tali Zohar: “Agrivoltaics: Harnessing Land for Farming and Renewable Energy”

Fareed Mahameed: “Recycling Water to Empower Bedouin Communities”


Dr. Elli Groner: “Desert Ecology Management”

Dr. Jessica Shäckermann: “The Flying Squad: How Bats and Birds Protect Desert Agriculture from Pest Insects”

Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed: “Climate Change as a Catalyst for Regional Cooperation”

David Lehrer: “Applied Environmental Diplomacy”

Fall 2020: 

David Lehrer: “Environmental Cooperation, One Step at a Time”

Prof. Dan Rabinowitz: “The Power of Deserts: Will 200 Arab Men Save the World from Climate Chaos?”

Dr. Shimrit Maman: “Nano-Satellites in Climate Change Research”

Dr. Clive Lipchin: “Sampling of COVID-19 in Wastewater”

Dr. Suleiman Halasah & Rina Kedem: “Community Development as a Bridge for Peace-Building along the Israeli-Jordanian Border”

Spring 2020:

David Lehrer, “Coronavirus and the Environment”

Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, “COVID-19’s Impact on the Future of Renewable Energy”

Dr. Yael Teff-Seker, “Mediation as a Tool for Resolving Environmental Conflict”

Dr. Maya Negev, “A Tale of Two Public Health Crises: Coronavirus and Climate Change”

Dr. Miri Lavi-Neeman, “Contesting Green Lines and Social Boundaries: Research in the Negev Highland”

Rabbi Michael Cohen, “The Bible, the Environment, and Our Times”