2017 Symposium Program



Bruce Carruthers, Director of The Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University

Aaron Packman, Director of The Northwestern Center for Water Research and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

Elie Rekhess, Associate Director for Israel Studies, The Crown Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Northwestern University

9:45 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION ONE

Jean Cahan, Director/Chair, Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Explaining and Resolving Water Security Tensions in the Middle East: What Can the Humanities Contribute?”

Hussein Amery, Director of the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies & Associate Professor of International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

“Threats to Water Security in the Gulf Arab States”

Yoram Cohen, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

“Advances in Water Treatment and Desalination Technology in Israel: Regional Global Benefits and Challenges”

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BREAK

1:15 PM – 3:45 PM SESSION TWO

Naftali Lazarovitch, Associate Professor, Wyler Department for Dryland Agriculture, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

“Irrigation Studies in Arid Environments: From Measurements and Models Towards Sustainable Crop Production”

Neda Zawahri, Associate Professor, Political Science, Cleveland State University

“Adapting to Climate Change in the Middle East”

Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

“The State of Technology for Producing Clean Water”

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM   Q & A


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