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Cooperation on Climate is Emerging in the Middle East
January 14, 2023 | The New York Times - David Kaufman
After the Abraham Accords, partnerships between companies in Israel and Arab countries have led to the kinds of initiatives that will be on the Davos agenda.
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UConn Abrahamic Programs Hosts Initial Joseph I. Lieberman Abrahamic Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Workshop
June 29, 2022 | UConn Today - Matthew Larson
The long-term mission of The Lieberman Program is to integrate universities more fully into the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
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Saving Historic Songs, and a Jewish Culture in Morocco
June 19, 2022 | The New York Times - Aida Alami
For centuries after the expulsion from Spain, Morocco's Sephardic Jewish women sang of love, loss and identity. Now, they're almost all gone.
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UConn’s Abrahamic Programs Build on Efforts Toward Peace, Regional Integration in Middle East and North Africa
April 27, 2022 | UConn Today - Stephanie Reitz
The non-denominational initiative builds on the intellectual foundations of Abrahamic thought and the Middle East and North African region’s three monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Moroccan King Orders Restoration of Hundreds of Jewish Sites
December 13, 2021 | The Algemeiner - Israel Hayom
King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently introduced an initiative to restore hundreds of historical Jewish sites in the kingdom, according to Arab media reports.
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Abraham Accords critical in opening region to full potential, US official says
December 12, 2021 | The National News - Mina Aldroubi
UAE and Israel's relationship 'shows what can be gained by building ties'
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Middle East Activists Say that Climate Can Trump Politics
November 8, 2021 | The Economist - Gidon Bromberg, Nada Majdalani and Yana Abu Taleb
These Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian co-directors of EcoPeace Middle East propose a "green-blue deal" for the region.
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Biden and Mother Nature Have Reshaped the Middle East
October 26, 2021 | The New York Times - Thomas L. Friedman
Internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist details EcoPeace Middle East's "Green Blue Deal."
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UAE-Israel Peace is More Than an Agreement. It's a Way of Life.
July 1, 2021 | The National News - Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Yair Lapid
The world expected our differences to define us. One of us is a Jew, the other a Muslim. One of us is Israeli, the other Arab. Not only have these characteristics shaped us as human beings, they have also presented an enduring question: Does the past determine the future, or is our fate in our own hands? Doing things differently means defying expectations, write Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Yair Lapid.
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New US-born MK aims to fix ties with 'alienated progressive Jewish world'
June 16, 2021 | The Jerusalem Post - Gil Hoffman
Read more from The Jerusalem Post about how he will contribute to preserving Israel's environment.
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A Call for Peace
May 19, 2021 | UConn Abrahamic Programs
UConn Abrahamic Programs serves as an innovative academic umbrella that fosters cross-border research collaboration, intercultural communication, and community engagement to explore emerging trends and issues of critical importance in the Middle East and North Africa.
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The Best Way for Palestinians to Become Winners from the Abraham Accords
May 19, 2021 | Emirates Policy Center - Ebtesam Al-Ketbi
In the latest brief from Emirates Policy Center, its President Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi explains that the spirit of the Abraham Accords is based on the importance of diplomatic solutions, de-escalation of conflicts, and the adoption of pacification to create an environment of stability and engagement in development instead of wars and conflicts.
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A Decade After the Arab Spring, These Activists Are Finding New Ways to Fight for Progress
January 12, 2021 | Time Magazine - Joseph Hincks
EcoPeace Middle East Palestinian Director Nada Majdalani and other activists share their reflections in Time Magazine. “I see our region like the Titanic,” Majdalani says. “There are people sitting in first class with the champagne and the ballrooms, and people who are at the bottom of the ship. But once the iceberg hits: everybody sinks.”
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Shared Principles of Acceptance and Inclusion
2021 | UAE USA United
Values of inclusion, mutual respect and freedom of worship have been ingrained in the UAE's DNA since the country's founding in 1971 based on a long-held belief that diversity makes society stronger.
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Contemporary Shifts in UAE Foreign Policy: From the Liberation of Kuwait to the Abraham Accords
November 19, 2020 | Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs (Volume 14, Issue 3) - Ebtesam Al Ketbi
The Emirates Policy Center (EPC) President Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi's explains that the rapid shifts that have occurred both in the Middle East and the broader international environment in the past two decades have made greater regional and international engagement an essential pursuit for the United Arab Emirates. And, consequently brought about an evolution of UAE policy that has been marked by a change in emphasis from diplomatic solutions and soft power to greater intervention, participation and action.
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Webinar - Emirati-Israeli Peace Treaty
September 2, 2020 | Emirates Policy Center
The Emirates Policy Center (EPC) Organized a Webinar on The Emirati-Israeli Treaty: Implications and Potential Strategic Shifts.
20:00 - 21:30 UAE local time. View the Webinar

Podcast - The Environmental Impact of COVID-19
June 9, 2020 | Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan Podcast (Episode 7) 
Narratives around the Environmental Impact of the Pandemic Featuring: Dr. Adil Najam
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Faith-based organizations can help the transition to a more sustainable post-COVID-19 world
May 4, 2020 | United Nations Environment Programme
UN Faith for Earth and Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology join forces.
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