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International Education Week 2021 Series for K-12 Educators: “Water in the Middle East: Significance, Survival, and Sustainability” (virtual)

November 17, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Now more than ever, we live in an interconnected world of limited resources and limitless possibility. In celebration of International Education Week, the Duke-UNC area studies centers and the NC Department of Public Instruction will host a series of events for educators to explore issues related to food, water, and sustainability. Throughout the series, we will explore the interconnectedness of agriculture, water, community health and well-being, culture, sustainable development, and climate.


Each session will highlight content and resources related to a different world region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Russia. Teachers can attend one session to learn about a specific area, or attend all sessions to gain a broader understanding of our global environment. Attending educators will receive content and resources to equip students with the critical thinking skills and global perspective necessary to solve the sustainability challenges of the future.


Participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 PD hours for each event attended.

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+Wednesday, Nov. 17: “Water in the Middle East: Significance, Survival, and Sustainability”

Featuring Dr. Sarah Shields, Department of History, UNC
Hosted by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
Water is essential for life everywhere. Although that seems a simple enough statement, its implications are overwhelming, especially for an arid zone like the Middle East. This webinar will offer a historian’s views on this crucial environmental resource as it has influenced the history of the region.


Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.


UNC-Chapel Hill


November 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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UNC-Chapel Hill
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