About Across Borders
APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2012:
“Across Borders: Managing Trans-Boundary Environmental Resources in the Middle East and the United States” is an international exchange program for Emerging Young Professionals (EYPs), sponsored by the US Department of State’s office of Citizen Exchanges, and delivered by Dickinson College and the cooperation of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
This highly selective, 4-week, fully funded, study-abroad program for citizens from Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories (dual US citizens are ineligible) is designed to foster a substantive understanding of how environmental, economic, social and political factors converge to influence policy and practice in the management of trans-boundary environmental resources, with a particular focus on the Middle East and United States. Tentative dates for the summer 2012 U.S. cohort are July 1- July 28, 2012.
- Israeli Kibbutz uses Robots To Combat Desert Dust that obscures Solar Panels | Informed Comment
- 100 million trees dry, rather than green, the UAE’s western desert | Green Prophet
- Iraq’s first coral reef in cold, polluted water shocks scientists | Green Prophet
- Saudi Arabia to grow world’s largest crescent-shaped Garden of Eden | Green Prophet
- New Ethiopian dam flares tensions over water access | Mada Masr
- Environment Magazine - September/October 2013
Naama Katz, 2012 Across Borders Participant On July 1st I was packing my last belongings, quite happy about the thought of leaving the July-August heat behind, in Israel. This thought […]
Coming from a country where the popular sentiment on the street is very anti-Israeli, I walked into this course with much skepticism and doubt. I felt like we’d be tiptoeing […]
I have taken quite a while to post this, mostly because I have been waiting for enough time to let the experience really sink in. Also, I had planned to […]
The Across Borders Fellowship gave a unique opportunity to 17 emerging professionals and early career academics from different disciplines to strengthen their understanding of the critical issues surrounding managing natural […]
Photo by Adam Wickline – Climbing down Electricity Mountain in the Arava valley Sitting on my front porch swing, I look at the fat drops of rain falling onto my […]
The Across Borders fellowship challenged me on so many levels, both professional and personal. Last year, I started an urban planning master’s program on the vague assumption that I would […]
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Posted on November 2, 2010 | No CommentsDickinson College has been awarded an unprecedented grant from the Department of State to form an international group of professionals who will study water-management issues in the US and Middle East.