The Jordan river has inspired countless poems and spirituals, but these days it is hardly recognizable. Partially due to human intervention, the flow of the Jordan has dramatically slowed, and the river is now ecologically endangered. In our December 2013 collaboration with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, an expert in conflict reslolution, is joined by three of her students. They discuss their recent trip to the Jordan river, and talk about the conflicts caused by water shortage in the surrounding areas, which include Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
Monday, December 9, 2013