Directors of Friends of the Earth Middle East Discuss Environmental Peacebuilding on the Jordan River

On Tuesday, October 1, the three co-directors of Ecopeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FOEME) came to American University Washington College of Law to discuss environmental peacebuilding on the Jordan River. FOEME is a tri-national organization headed by three co-directors: Gidon Bromberg (ILSP '94, Israel), Nader al-Khateeb (Palestine), and Munqeth Meyhar (Jordan). The Jordan River is one of the most polluted, revered, and fought over rivers in the world, yet FOEME has turned it into a symbol of peaceful cooperation through their efforts. During their trip to the U.S., the three co-directors spoke at a lunchtime discussion moderated by Professor Ken Conca and co-sponsored by the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law, the Global Environmental Politics Program, the Kay Spiritual Life Center, Middle East Studies@AU, the Center for Israel Studies, and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, and explained the work they have done to help clean-up and preserve the Jordan River. (Photo Credit: Donna Minha)

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