Webinar on the Summer 2018 Fieldwork Course: Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East

Webinar with Professors Joshua Fisher and Shahar Sadeh: Study Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East in Summer 2018

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please RSVP!

This summer, current students across Columbia University will have the opportunity to visit Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories, to experience firsthand the social and political challenges facing policymakers and practitioners in the region.

Applications of interest are being accepted through March 9, 2018. Preference will be given to graduate students with a demonstrated interest in environmental conflict resolution and sustainability. Exceptional upper level undergraduates will also be considered.

The course provides an ideal opportunity to learn about:

  • the ways in which natural resource and environmental issues span geographical boundaries;
  • how political conflicts may create, sustain, and escalate these resource problems; and
  • the role the environment can play in future negotiations toward constructive, peaceful, and sustainable outcomes.

During this webinar, Professors Josh Fisher and Shahar Sadeh will discuss the course expectations and learning outcomes, as well as enrollment, travel, and administrative details.

Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East (NECR PS5260) is a fieldwork course developed and run in partnership with Columbia’s Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, The Earth Institute, and Tel Aviv University’s Porter School of Environmental Studies.

Program Dates:

June 11, 13 & 14 – Pre departure preparation
July 1 – 14 – Field course

Additional information on the course can be found here:

Photos taken and provided by Professor Joshua Fisher.

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