I am writing to ask for your assistance in recruiting for the 2012 program which will be comprised of professionals from the Middle East (please see information below). There are a few rules we must follow:
The applicants must be citizens of Jordan, Egypt, Israel or the Palestinian Territories, and cannot hold dual US citizenship.

We are looking for emerging professionals (roughly an age range of 25-40) and would prefer some professional experience and evidence for advancement in their field.

A successful applicant will have excellent English skills.

Our tentative program dates for 2012 are July 1-July 28, 2012.

The Deadline for applications is October 31, 2012.

The program is fully paid (travel, meals, lodging) for and includes generous book and cultural entertainment allowances.

I hope that you will pass this message along to qualified professionals interested in this wonderful opportunity to network with American experts and scholars. I also ask that you please pass this along to your professional organization and academic institutions, especially those with an international audience.

Please contact me or my colleague Dr. Andrea Lieber, copied here, if there are any questions, and thank you again for your support and assistance.

What’s at stake when communities have to share natural resources? What factors come into play as states compete for essential commodities that are in limited supply? As an Across Borders fellow, you’ll learn why questions like these should be viewed from many different perspectives and solved through interdisciplinary collaboration.

During the summer of 2012 we will investigate these questions and examine many technological and policy issues. We will make a case study of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, a water system shared by six US states, essential to agriculture, tourism, fishing, industry and basic human needs. We’ll explore how environmental, economic, social and political factors come together to influence the way policies are created and implemented.

What happens when we apply lessons learned in our study of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to cases such as the Jordan River Valley and the Red Sea? Our goal will be to take away lessons and ideas that can help improve natural resource management in the Middle East.

Selected participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories will enjoy a rare one-month educational experience in the United States, funded by the US Department of State and hosted by Dickinson College with the cooperation of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Follow this link to apply now!

Bryan Bartosik-Vélez
Administrative Director, Across Borders Fellowship
Office of Global Education
Dickinson College
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
phone: +1-717-245-1341
fax: +1-717-245-1688