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SEP
19
What Happens When the Middle East Gets Even Hotter? Israel's Response to the Global Climate Crisis
Date:
Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Virtual registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kndVsFdJS6Sspnwhd-AjUQ
Department:
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
refugees.
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