David speaks with David Weisberg, the Executive Director for Friends of the Arava Institute. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier environmental education and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study and live together for an extended period of time; building networks and developing understanding that will enable future cooperative work and activism in the Middle East and beyond. As Executive Director for Friends of the Arava Institute, Weisberg helps spread the message of the Arava Institute worldwide to those who may be otherwise unfamiliar.
Original Air Date: 03-28-2011