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What Happens When the Middle East Gets Even Hotter? Israel's Response to the Global Climate Crisis
Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual registration:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

Climate change is expected to be particularly severe in the Middle East. Israel and its neighbors
are already seeing statistically significant changes in the weather. This lecture constitutes a
briefing of the present situation and what changes are projected ahead. It will also consider
the geopolitical implications associated with extreme weather events, droughts and climate
Dr. Alon Tal is a Serling Visiting Israeli Scholar teaching at James Madison College in MSU for the
seventh time during the Fall 2021 semester. Dr. Alon Tal [Sc.D., Harvard University; Ll.B., Hebrew
University] founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a graduate studies center
in which students join Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmentalists to study common
environmental challenges and solutions. Dr. Tal founded and served as the co-chair of Israel's
Green Party. He also established Adam Teva V'din, The Israel Union for Environmental Defense.
He is the author or editor of eleven books, including most recently a co-edited book, Climate
Change, Environment and National Security, A New Front (2021) and The Land Is Full: Addressing
Overpopulation in Israel, New Haven, Yale University Press, (2016).

Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science, James Madison College, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Center
for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and the Asian Studies Center