Learn about cross-cultural environmental studies at the Arava Institute, where students from the Middle East and around the world come together to collaborate on environmental solutions. The Dialogue Project brings Arava Institute alumni to speak about their experiences with cross-border environmental cooperation and peace-building.
was born in Russia and made Aliyah to Israel as a child. Illana attended the Arava Institute from August to December of 2015 as an intern on an ecosystem service assessment and a Program Associate. She recently completed her masters in Sustainability and the Environment from Tel Aviv University. She is the co-initiator of the Sustainable Fashion Forum in Israel. She lives a zero waste life, enjoys yoga, cycling and multi-cultural music.
studied at the Arava Institute in the academic year 2010 - 2011. He was born to Jordanian parents in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Following his year at the Arava Institute, he was awarded the Atkin Fellowship for Arab Israeli Peace by the War Studies Department of King's College London, where he published a paper on grassroots community initiatives for renewable energy generation in West Bank villages. Mohammad enjoys running, vegan cooking, and listening to alternative Arabic and Hebrew music.
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