“All the Trees of the Forest: Israel’s Extraordinary Woodlands, from the Bible to the Present”
January 13 at 7:00 pm at the UW Thomson Hall Room 101
Prof. Alon Tal of Ben Gurion University is one of Israel’s leading environmental scholars and activists and teaches at Ben Gurion University and is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Prof. Tal founded the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel’s leading green advocacy organization, and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a regional center for Arabs and Israelis. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as chair of Israel’s Green Party. Haaretz newspaper selected him as the country’s most effective environmental leader and Israel’s Ministry of Environment gave him a lifetime achievement award at age 48. In 2005 he was the winner of the prestigious Bronfman prize, a humanitarian award for young Jewish leaders.
Prof. Tal’s talk at UW is co-sponsored by Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Temple Beth Am, UW Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, and Latin and Caribbean Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies.