Restoring the Jordan: A Pathway to Peace
|Venue:||FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1000|
Address by Former Senator Richard Stone and Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel Discussion
March 22, 2012 | 6:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | RDB 1000
Senator Richard Stone served as the US Senator for Florida from 1975 to 1981 and was a Presidential Special Envoy for Central American Affairs under President Reagan. He served as the US Ambassador to Denmark from 1991 to 1993 and co-authored the Taiwan Relations Act.
As Florida’s Secretary of State, Senator Stone led a successful initiative to clean up the polluted Miami River. The Senator’s interest in the Jordan River helped lead to the passage of US Senate Resolution 387, which urged the governments of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work in concert to reverse the river’s degradation.
Senator Stone’s speech will be followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion featuring FIU faculty members Shlomi Dinar, associate professor of politics and international relations; Whitney Bauman, assistant professor of religious studies; Bruce Harvey, associate professor of English and associate director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society; and Alberto Tejada, executive officer of the USAID Global Waters for Sustainability Program and former director of the UNESCO Division of Water Sciences.
The panel will be followed by a kosher wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the attached flyer or call 305-348-7266.
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