Water as Case of Conflict and Source of Peace in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Back by popular demand: Rachel Havrelock, Associate Professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois Chicago, author of River Jordan, The Mythology of a Dividing Line. The Jordan River, holy to monotheistic religions, is also a major border contested by Israelis and Palestinians. Dr. Havrelock will take us through the complex religious and political ideas that shape the current conflict. Afterward, she will sell and sign her book.
Dr. Havrelock spoke at the Center about Lake Michigan and the Freshwater Lab on January 21, 2018, “The Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water,” an interest that followed two decades of study in the Middle East. She is a member of the Cambridge University Middle East Water and Boundaries group and a member of Ecopeace Middle East Advisory Council.