Zafra Lerman is a professor, chemist and peace advocate who dedicates her life to inspiring students, institutions and governments through the collaborative power of scientific endeavor. Lerman’s passion drove her to create Malta Conferences Foundation. For Global Activism, Lerman tells us about the challenges and triumphs of bringing together Jews, Muslims and Christians to create peace in the Middle East, through science.
The UN raised Palestine's flag at its headquarters this week. Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, addressed the UN General Assembly and declared that the PA would no longer stand by agreements, such as the 1993 Oslo Peace accords. We’ll talk about the troubled Middle East Peace process with Dr. Manuel Hassassian, PA envoy to the United Kingdom and Roey Gilad, consul general of Israel to the Midwest.
The Water After Borders summit is taking place at UIC this week where experts on fresh water sustainability discuss issues facing scarce water resources. We set up a panel of experts from the summit to look at the issues facing the Jordan River Valley. Also, we continue our trip to India, this time looking at water sustainability in Rajasthan.
Last week Sweden recognized Palestine as a state. This week, the Israeli government approved plans to build new homes in East Jerusalem.Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, joins us to discuss what the latest developments mean for the peace process.