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Presentations by Dr. Michael Ben-Eli on the work of The Sustainability Laboratory.

Past Speaking Engagements

  • October 16, 2014 | Paris, France | The Pierre Rabhi Endowment Fund

  • August 6-7, 2013 | Limon, Costa Rica | EARTH University

  • May 12, 2013 | Beer Sheva, Israel | TEDxBGU, Michael Ben-Eli presents: "Re-thinking Everything".

  • September 8, 2010 | Thimpu, Bhutan | Royal Thimpu College.

  • September 10, 2010 | Punakha, Bhutan | College of Natural Resources

  • October 23, 2010 | New Bedford, MA | Connecting for Change, Bioneers by the Bay Annual Conference.

  • November 18, 2009 | Limon, Costa Rica | EARTH University

December 7 | Limon, Costa Rica

Sustainability Prize Ceremony, EARTH University

December 1 | Southbury, Connecticut

B’nai Israel Community Event

November 8 | Hura, Israel

Project Wadi Attir Management Forum

October 26 | Prescott, Arizona

Ecosa Institute for Ecological Design

October 5 | Clovis, California

Student Environment Leadership Summit

September 14 | Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University

July 11 | San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador

2nd Annual Galapagos Conservation and Science Symposium

July 7 | San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador

Galapagos Science Center

June 23 | Sarasota, Florida

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

June 22 | Naples, Florida

Temple Shalom

June 22 | Ft. Myers, Florida

Temple Beth El

May 12 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Kuch Arch Group

May 11 | Preisdent's Residence, Jerusalem, Israel

President Reuven Rivlin of Israel and a group of civic and private sector leaders

May 10 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Regional Leaders of Joint Distribution Committee

May 9 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Senior Project Management Team at PWA

April 24 | Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

March 7 | Boulder, Colorado

Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Project

March 6 | Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado at Boulder

February 26 | Weston, Florida

Temple Dor Dorim

February 26 | Parkland, Florida

Congregation Kol Tikvah

February 13 | Zichron Yaacov, Israel

Ramat Hanadiv, The Partnership for Regional Sustainability

February 12 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Volunteer Leadership Group

February 8 | Kfar Hamacabi, Israel

Zevulun Regional Council

February 7 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Project Wadi Attir Management Team

February 6 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

UK Task Force

January 27 | Bologna, Italy

School of Sustainability

December 14 | Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

December 2 | Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University Graduation Ceremony

October 12 | Lugano, Switzerland

Academy of Architecture, University of Italian Switzerland

September 21 | Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

September 18 | New York, New York

JNF National Conference and Expo

September 6 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Road to Hope

June 22 | Limon, Costa Rica

Forum for Innovation and Sustainability, EARTH University

June 6 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

The Society for the Protection of Nature

June 1 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Directors of the Education Department, Association of Israeli Local Councils

May 16 | Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

May 14 | Atlanta, Georgia

Octagon Conference

April 6 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Project Nahal Kidron

January 28 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Asian Sphere Program, Hebrew University and University of Haifa

January 28 | Project Wadi Attir, Hura, Israel

Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence, Wadi Khalil Program

December 9 | Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design

November 17 | New York, New York

Weiler Arnow Management

November 16 | New York, New York

Jewish National Fund, Board of Directors Meeting

October 17 | Herzliya, Israel

PermaGroup

August 19 | Liberia, Costa Rica

Martina Bustos Community

August 15 - August 16 | La Flor, Costa Rica

Global Sustainability Fellows Program

July 15 | Munich, Germany

Sperl Productions

July 11 | Caux, Switzerland

Caux Dialogue

June 1 | Baldegg Kloster, Switzerland

Evultant

May 27 | Hura, Israel

Founding Members of the Wadi Attir Association

May 26 | Nitzana, Israel

Stars of the Desert Program

May 20 | Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design

May 4 | Conway, MA

Conway School of Landscape Design

April 17 | Oxford, UK

3rd Oxford Desert Conference at Oxford University

March 13 | New York, NY

Teaching Towards Sustainability Conference at The Cooper Union

March 4 | Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University

February 2 | Berlin, Germany

Global Shapers

January 27 | Hura, Israel

Dedication for the Agricultural Facilities at Project Wadi Attir.

December 23 - Tubac, Arizona

Hunting Paz.

December 13 - New York, New York

Mega Cities Project, Center for Social Innovation.

December 11 - Washington, D.C.

The Cohen Foundation, Israel Arab Forum.

December 10 - Washington, D.C.

JNF, parlor meeting.

December 9 - Denver, Colorado

JNF, Mountain States Headquarters.

December 8 - Los Angeles, California

Jewish National Fund (JNF), Los Angeles Board.

November 18 - Beersheba, Israel

Deserts, Drylands and Desertification Conference

November 10 - Washington, D.C.

Environmental Protection Agency.

October 16 - Paris, France

The Pierre Rabhi Endowment Fund

October 6 - Austin, Texas

The Jewish Community Center

October 6 - Austin, Texas

SXSW Eco

September 27 - New Delhi, India

Anuvrat International Conference.

September 19 - Rhode Island

Better World By Design Conference, Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

July 6 - Limon, Costa Rica

The Sustainability Laboratory, Global Sustainability Fellows program, pilot session at EARTH University.

May 14 - Provincetown, RI

Rhode Island School Of Design.

April 19 - New York, New York

Jewish National Fund, Greater New York Area staff.

March 21 - Beit Nehemia, Israel

Perma Academy.

March 19 - Hura, Israel

Capacity Building Program for New Municipal Council Heads, Ministry of the Interior and the Hebrew University’s Center for Local Government.

February 27 - Denver, CO

Metro State University, Department of International Studies.

January 8 - Bhinasar-Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Anurvat Movement, 8th ICPNA, valedictory session.

January 7 - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action (8th ICPNA), Anuvrat Global Organization.

January 5 - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action (8th ICPNA), Anuvrat Global Organization.

December 16 - New York, NY

Jewish Funders Network and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

December 10 - New York, NY

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

December 9 - Washington D.C.

Washington Hebrew Congregation.

November 20 - Project Wadi Attir site, Israel

Hebrew Union College (Jerusalem).

November 19 - Israel

Ecology Study Group, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. At Project Wadi Attir site.

November 19 - Hura, Israel

Founding Members of the Wadi Attir Association.

October 24 - New York, New York

Department of Environmental Studies, Pace University.

August 6-7 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

July 23 - Hura, Israel

Founding Members of the Wadi Attir Association.

July 1 - San Cristobal, Ecuador

Galapagos Science Center (San Francisco University, Quito and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill).

May 20 - Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design.

May 12 - Beer Sheva, Israel

TEDxBGU - Ideas Worth Spreading. Michael Ben-Eli presents: "Re-thinking Everything," Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

May 7 - St Gallen, Switzerland

OIKOS Lecture Series, St. Gallen University.

May 3 - New York, NY

Columbia University Medical Center.

April 29 - New york, NY

Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Cooper Union.

April 24 - New York, NY

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Challenge Fellows Program.

April 21 - Tubac, Arizona

Casa del Paz.

April 20 - Tubac, Arizona

Tubac Center for the Arts.

April 17 - Haverford, PA

Harverford College Margaret Gest Program; In collaboration with the Global Dialogue Institute and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

April 16 - Stony Brook, NY

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.

March 25 - New York, NY

Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Cooper Union.

February 25 - New York, NY

Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Cooper Union.

January 17 - Beer Sheva, Israel

The Medical School for International Health (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center), Soroka Medical Center.

November 14 - Sede Boqer, Israel

4th International Conference on Drylannds, Deserts and Desertification. The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

November 1 - Walnut Creek, California

Friendly Favors and Mt. Diablo Peace Center.

October 19 - Manhattan, New York

The Spence School.

September 19 - New Orleans, LA

Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program, Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane University.

September 18 - New Orleans, LA

Sustainability and Globalization Series. School of Architecture, Tulane University.

August 30 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation.

July 7 - Rehovot, Israel

Weitz Center for Development Studies.

June 25-29 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

June 21 - New York, NY

Rio+20 at CU. Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

May 29 - New York, NY

Association of Cable Access Producers.

May 15 - New York, NY

The Buckminster Fuller Institute and Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, the Cooper Union. Watch a video of the event here.

May 3 - Ein Hakerem, Israel

Path of the heart.

March 3 - New York, NY

DIY Day. New School For Social Research.

February 28 - New York, NY

Global Affairs Program, New York University.

February 14 - New York, NY

Jewish National Fund Staff, JNF Headquarters.

February 10 - Bedford, NY

Temple Shaaray Tefila.

February 8 - Pleasonton, CA

Congregation Beth Emek.

February 7 - Austin, TX

Congregation Agudat Achim.

February 6 - Austin, TX

McCombs School of Business, University of Texas.

February 6 - Austin, TX

Center for Middle Eastern Studies. University of Texas.

January 23 - Beer Sheva, Israel

Jewish National Fund, Israel Relations Committee and Finance Committee. Bloomfeld House.

January 17 - Munich, Germany

Sperl Productions.

November 12 - Providence, Rhode Island

Design Science Lab, Rhode Island School of Design.

October 23 - New Bedford, MA

Connecting for Change, Bioneers by the Bay Annual Conference

September 26 - Hura, Israel

The Bet Sha'n Geography Study Group.

August 28 - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Healing Center.

August 11 - East Hampton, New York

Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

July 18-19 - Haifa, Israel

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

June 30-July 1 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

June 28-June 29 - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

May 28 - Munich, Germany

Sperl Productions.

May 25 - Hura, Israel

University of Haifa, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

May 24 - Lotan, Israel

Kibbutz Lotan, Green Apprenticeship Program.

April 4 - Jerusalem, Israel

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, International Program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

March 10 - Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design, Division of Architecture and Design, Re-Box Advanced Studio.

February 28 - Boca Raton, Florida

JNF South Palm Beach Board of Directors, Broken Sound Country Club.

February 27 - Carlsbad, CA

Sages and Scientists Symposium, The Chopra Foundation.

February 24 - Austin, Texas

Congregation Agudat Achim.

February 24 - Austin, Texas

LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas.

January 26 - Haifa, Israel

Department of Environmental Engineering, Water and Agriculture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

December 15 - New York, NY

Project Wadi Attir Special Briefing, UJA Federation.

November 8 - Sede Boqer, Israel

UN Sponsored International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

December 15 - New York, NY

Project Wadi Attir Special Briefing, UJA Federation.

November 8 - Sede Boqer, Israel

UN Sponsored International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

October 29 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Net Impact Conference, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

October 23 - New Bedford, Massachussetts

Connecting for Change, Bioneers by the Bay Annual Conference

September 10 - Punakha, Bhutan

College of Natural Resources.

September 8 - Thimpu, Bhutan

Royal Thimpu College.

July 21 - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. Wilfrid Laurier University.

July 19 - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. Wilfrid Laurier University.

June 17 - Ketura, Israel

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

June 3 - Washington, DC

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge at the American University, School of International Service.

May 10 - San Jose, California

Global Social Entrepreneurship Program (GSEP), Center of Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara University.

March 12 - Jerusalem, Israel

World Economic Forum, Global Leadership Fellows, at the Konrad Adenauer Confernce Center, The Jerusalem Foundation.

March 11 - Shatil Beer Sheva, Israel

Negev Fellows.

February 24 - New York, NY

Marion Insitute, Board of Directors.

February 18 - Atlanta, Georgia

Goizuepa Business School, Emory University.

December 15 - New York, NY

Project Wadi Attir Special Briefing, UJA Federation.

November 8 - Sede Boqer, Israel

UN Sponsored International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification. The Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

October 29 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Net Impact Conference, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

October 23 - New Bedford, Massachussetts

Connecting for Change, Bioneers by the Bay Annual Conference. Watch video of the event here.

September 10 - Punakha, Bhutan

College of Natural Resources.

September 8 - Thimpu, Bhutan

Royal Thimpu College.

July 21 - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University.

July 19 - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University.

June 17 - Ketura, Israel

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

June 3 - Washington, DC

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge at the American University, School of International Service. Watch video of the event here.

May 10 - San Jose, California

Global Social Entrepreneurship Program (GSEP), Center of Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara University.

March 12 - Jerusalem, Israel

World Economic Forum, Global Leadership Fellows, at the Konrad Adenauer Confernce Center, The Jerusalem Foundation.

March 11 - Beer Sheva, Israel

Negev Fellows, Shatil.

February 24 - New York, NY

Marion Insitute, Board of Directors.

February 18 - Atlanta, Georgia

Goizuepa Business School, Emory University.

December 10 - Jerusalem, Israel

Van Lear Institute.

November 18 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

November 14 - Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design, Nature Lab.

October 30 - New York, NY

Buckminster Fuller Institute, at the Pratt Institute.

October 25 - Philadelphia, PA

Jewish National Fund Annual Conference.

October 24 - Bedford, MA

Annual Bioneers by the Bay conference.

September 11 - New York, NY

Institute of General Semantics, Fordham University.

August 17 - Haifa, Israel

Rotary Club.

July 22 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

May 26 - New York, NY

Ben Zion House.

April 21 - Rome, Italy

Reseau Mediterraneen des Ecoles d'Ingenieurs (RMEI), General Assembly, Sapienza University.

April 13 - Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island school of Design.

March 19 - St. Gallen, Switzerland

Cwarel Isaf Institute, Malik Management Center.

February 24-25 - Limon, Costa Rica

EARTH University.

February 4 - Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design.

The World Bank- Washington, D.C.

SustainAbility - London, England

The Global Environment Facility - Washington, D.C.

Key Stone Center, Colorado - At San Jose, Costa Rica

World Bank Institute - Washington, D.C.

MIT, Leadership Forum - Cambridge, MA

The Boeing Leadership Forum - St. Louis, MO

Center for Sustainable Human Development - San Jose, Costa Rica

The Green Building Society - Houston, TX

The Central European University - Budapest, Hungary

The Center for Environmental Economics - St. Gallen University. St. Gallen, Switzerland

Preus-Kune - Miami, FL

The Omega Institute at The Crossing - Austin, TX

The New School University - New York, NY

Nuclear Waste Management Organization - Toronto, Canada

University College London - London, England

EUROMED Marseille, School of Management - Marseille, France

University of Geneva, MBA program - Geneva, Switzerland

EUROMED Marseille, School of Management - Marseille, France

University of Geneva, MBA program - Geneva, Switzerland

Inter-American University - San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Human Forum, Alliance for the New Humanity - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mythic Journeys 06 - Atlanta, GA

The World Wisdom Alliance - Club of Budapest - Toronto, Canada

The Austrian Society for Cybernetics and the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence - Vienna, Austria

SQ Nordic and Quantum Care Center - Copenhagen, Denmark

Urban Design Lab, Columbia University - New York, NY

Yarok 2000 - Ma'ale Zvia, Israel

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - New York, NY

International MBA, University of Geneva - Switzerland

Global Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY

Fellows Program, Earth Institute, Columbia University - New York, NY

Israeli Palestinian Study Group, Van Leer Institute - Jerusalem, Israel

Buckminster Fuller Institute, Design Science Lab, United Nations International School - New York, NY

Foundation China-Europe Dialogue & Exchange for Sustainable Development - Xian, China

International Congress for Modern Architecture, Lecture Series - New York, NY

World Economic Forum, Global Leadership Fellows - New York, NY

World Economic Forum, Global Leadership Fellows - Geneva, Switzerland

International MBA, University of Geneva - Switzerland

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies - Ketura, Israel

The Human Forum, Alliance for the New Humanity - San Jose, Costa Rica

EARTH University - Limon, Costa Rica

Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California

Institute of Noetic Sciences - Petaluma, Californnia

Regional Expert Group on Environment and Sustainability, Van Leer Institute - Jerusalem, Israel

Israelí/ Palestinian Group on Environment and Sustainability, Van Leer Institute - Jerusalem, Israel

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts - Scottsdale, Arizona

Community Forum, Tubac Community Center - Tubac, Arizona

Sustainable Desert Community project. Hura Municipal Council - Hura, Israel

Telus Talks Program - Calgary, Canada

The Graduate Institute, Master of Arts program in Irenic Studies - Meta Center, New York, N.Y.