Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program as they host David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, to discuss his work of the Institute in ecology management, environmental issues, and working across cultures in a region fraught with numerous cross-border environmental problems.
A light lunch will be served before the presentation at 12:45 pm.
About Mr. Lehrer
Located deep in the Negev Desert, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the only institute in the region convening students from varied political, cultural, and religious backgrounds to live, study, and learn from one another in the context of environmental issues affecting the region, including water scarcity, pollution, and climate change.
Mr. Lehrer holds a joint Master's Degree in Management Science from Boston University and Ben Gurion University and has been the Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies since 2001. He has also worked as a business consultant for kibbutzim, small businesses, the Hevel Eilot Regional Council, and the United Kibbutz Movement and has twice served as an emissary for the Jewish Agency for Israel in the United States. Among Mr. Lehrer's other activities are the founding of the Green Kibbutz Association and the founding of the Alliance for Peace in the Middle East organization. His research includes studies on the effectiveness of the ISO 14001 environmental management system and sustainable development in the Dead Sea basin. Mr. Lehrer is presently pursuing a doctorate at Ben-Gurion University's Department of Geography researching the cost of nature protection in Israel.