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Sketches of Israel and the Middle East: Environmental issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The third talk in the Adult Education series "Sketches of Israel and the Middle East" is a presentation by Dr. Richard Kool, associate professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University, who will address the topic " 'A land flowing with milk and honey (Ex. 33:3)': Environmental issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories."

Although smaller in area and length than Vancouver Island, Israel is a place that receives far more attention from people around the world. While religion and politics attract global interest primarily, Israel and the Palestinian Territories have significant environmental issues, ones that seem as intractable as the political and religious ones that generate most international concern. This presentation by Dr. Richard Kool, who has participated in various Israeli environmental projects, will look at the serious environmental issues facing those living in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the work that is being done by Israelis and Palestinians   together to improve conditions for all.
 
Dr. Richard Kool is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. He was invited to be part of Israeli environmental projects first in 2003, and then in 2014, where he attended the Batsheva de Rothschild Workshop on Initiatives in Science and Education for Improving the Kidron/Nar Basin and consulted with the management and staff at the Memorial Gardens and Nature Park at Ramat HaNadiv near Zikhron Ya’akov.
 
Cost to Attend: 
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