Part II of this Israel Knowledge@Wharton interview with Israeli water experts considers the successful technologies and water management techniques that have been pioneered in Israel, and how they might aid others in coping with the world’s quickly rising problem of water scarcity. Members of the panel include Eilon M. Adar, director of the Institute for Water Research, and Avigad Vonshak, director of desert research, at Ben Gurion University. Joining the discussion is Noam Lior, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Public opinion of Israel’s “nation brand” has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years, with Israel ranking very low on such high-profile surveys as the Anholt-Gfk Roper National Brand Index. While these findings largely reflect negative public perceptions … Continue reading
Over the July 4 holiday in the U.S., the Fox News Twitter account was attacked by hackers who left six tweets saying that President Obama had been shot to death in Iowa. Apple was also attacked over the weekend with … Continue reading
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Aaron Wolf is both a professor of geography at Oregon State University and a trained mediator in conflict resolution — two professions he has melded together when working on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as numerous disputes in central and … Continue reading