Rabbi Cohen speaks about the ecology and environmental challenges in Israel and the Middle East, and about the efforts of Arava Institute to bring together Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and other students, in order to facilitate communication about and generating solutions for environmental and social problems in the Middle East. Rabbi Michael M. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and was the Rabbi of the Israel Congregation in Manchester Center, Vermont from 1990-2000. Rabbi Cohen was a founding faculty member of The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (www.arava.org) located on Kibbutz Ketura in 1996. Arava Institute brings together graduate and undergraduate students from Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Jordan, Europe and North America to take a regional approach toward environmental challenges. Since 2001 Rabbi Cohen has been the Executive Director of The Arava Institute North America, where he works on Palestinian Student recruitment, development, and other projects. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs and the Aquinnah Fund for Jewish Studies. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
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