JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR
THE LAND IS FULL: ADDRESSING ISRAEL’S POPULATION CHALLENGE
Wells Hall B-342
Serling Visiting Israeli Scholar Alon Tal will speak about one of Israel’s current environmental challenges: overpopulation. His presentation considers the ramifications of this extraordinary demographic growth: from burgeoning pollution and dwindling natural resources to overcrowded classrooms, courtrooms, and roads. Based on extensive fieldwork, including interviews with dozens of experts and individuals from all sectors of Israeli society, this talk examines the origins of Israel’s population policies and describes how they must change to support a sustainable future. Co-sponsored by James Madison College, Lyman Briggs College, The Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, the College of Arts and Letters, the History Department, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and the Asian Studies Center.