CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
"Across Borders: Managing Trans-Boundary Environmental Resources in the Middle East and the United States" is an international exchange program for Emerging Professionals (EPs), sponsored by the US Department of State's office of Citizen Exchanges. This highly selective, 4-week study-abroad program is designed to foster a substantive understanding of how environmental, economic, social and political factors converge to influence policy and practice in the management of trans-boundary environmental resources, with a particular focus on the Middle East and United States. An interdisciplinary program of study, combined with site visits, experiential learning and skill building activities will form the basis of the institute. Participants will work together to complete interdisciplinary group projects on program themes.
Applications are invited for the "Across Borders" Summer 2011 session, which will be hosted by the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) in Israel in partnership with Dickinson College. Focusing on the Negev Desert, Jordan River Valley and Red Sea as areas where competition for scarce resources is entangled with a complex political environment, this program will allow EPs from the United States to examine and evaluate connections between environment and security in the region and at home, and to consider the contributions that environmental studies, economics, history, political science and policy studies can offer to resolving these issues effectively and sustainably.
Emerging Professionals, including both early career academics and practitioners and public servants in the areas of environmental studies and environmental management, policy studies, international affairs and government, as well as EPs from the military and the media, are invited to apply.
All participants selected will receive full funding for the program, including travel, housing, meals, books and materials, limited sickness and accident benefits coverage, and visa processing. This project is funded by the Fulbright-Hays Act under the aegis of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges. Applications must be received by January 15, 2010. More details about the program and application are available here:
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